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Artificial Intelligence Research Scientist

Job Location: CA - San Francisco

Regional Description: West

Job Number: 00674893

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Role: Artificial Intelligence Research Scientist
Location: San Jose, CA
 
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 425,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.

People in the Innovation & Thought Leadership career track drive asset innovation and marketplace reputation within a specific area of expertise. They grow into thought leadership roles, by increasing the depth of their expertise and reputation as an expert or innovator, and can progress either in role, laterally, or upward.

Job Description
Accenture’s Research & Development (R&D) team within Operations follows a multi-pronged approach for project execution; from adapting existing assets like Accenture Cognitive Engine to Operations use cases, exploring third party and open source solutions for speed to execution and for specific use cases, to engaging in fundamental research to develop novel solutions.  The team also leverages the vast global network for Accenture to collaborate and with Accenture Tech Labs, Accenture Open Innovation and Accenture Analytics for creating solutions.

As a Research Scientist, your responsibilities include:
  • Working as part of a R&D Lead’s team and collaborating with platform engineers, business subject matter experts and technology delivery teams to deliver strategic cognitive computing research projects from design to execution
  • Working on the entire lifecycle of a research project developing the design with the R&D Lead
  • Collaborating with business experts for business understanding as well as working with other Research Scientists and Platform Engineers for solutions and with Technology teams for prototyping and client pilot implementations

Basic Qualifications
  • Master’s degree OR Ph.D. completed by end of June 2019 (Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics or Engineering are highly preferred)
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in machine learning, machine reasoning, natural language processing, or data mining unstructured data analytics in corporate or academic research environments
  • Prior experience in cognitive computing product development is an advantage
  • Proven programming skills to enable rapid prototyping and implementation of solutions
  • Ability to understand business context and integrate cognitive and advanced analytics levers for solutions
  • Ability to articulate and clearly communicate the solution scope, timeline and benefits with clients
  • Ability to communicate tough messages in a professional manner to clients
  • Experience eliciting high-level business requirements and creating detailed functional specs as well as other documentation, such as requirement traceability matrices, work-flow diagrams and use-cases
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with all relevant parties, particularly at the senior management level
  • Strong academic credentials with publications in journals and conferences
  • Ability to work in a global collaborative team environment
  • Proficient verbal and written English communication skills
 
 
Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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