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The Accenture Technology Labs is the dedicated global R&D organization for Accenture.

This talented team of researchers, technology evangelists, software engineers, and designers drives innovation for Accenture by validating cutting-edge technologies through research and cross-industry pilots. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, the Tech Labs also serves as a bridge between our Global 2000 clients and the startup ecosystem with its Open Innovation program.

You are:

A Robotics and Intelligent Systems- Applied Scientist

The researcher’s primary responsibility is to work as part of the Systems & Platforms team to conduct research in cutting edge research areas including but not limited to Robotics, Distributed Task Allocation, Motion Planning, Human-Robot Interactions, Robot-Fleet Simulation and AI and Machine Learning. The role’s responsibilities include:

  • Define, design, build, execute, and deploy prototypes (simulation and/or actual hardware) on topics in distributed task allocation, motion planning, and human-robot interactions

  • Be able to lead other junior and senior members to define and scope successful projects within a multidisciplinary research agenda: Robotics, Optimization and Machine Learning

  • Present results to business, internal/external clients, other team members or cross-team collaborators.

  • Publish applied research materials in Conferences, Peer-reviewed journals, and submit government patents.

Having in-depth knowledge on frameworks on human-robot interactions, large-scale simulation and optimization of multi-agent systems, hardware and electrical engineering, multi-disciplinary research expertise within applied engineering and hardware/software systems. This role promises experience developing with cutting-edge technology in real enterprise settings. The candidate must have strong independent research and development skills.

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Here's what you need:

  • PhD in STEM fields such as Electrical Engineering, Computer Science (Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Operation Research, or similar fields)
  • Building hardware & software systems using motors, sensors, and on edge-software/firmware
  • 2+ years of application development with experience using 2 or more programming languages, such as Python or C/C++

Bonus Points if:

  • Familiar with Linux shell programming and other scripting languages such as python.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to formulate and solve problems during the research process.
  • General understanding of Machine Learning and Optimization
  • Proven publication record at refereed conferences and journal
  • Technology related development of research prototypes
  • Manage and define a research program along with associated team members
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead a high-performance team of junior and senior researchers
  • Deployment of  applications on Edge or cloud architectures

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