Accenture Labs is the applied R&D arm of Accenture. We are technologists, inventors, and visionaries that specialize in bridging the enterprise gap between the latest technologies and the needs of G2000 companies. With close ties to startups, universities, and enterprise teams, our work involves identifying the latest technology trends and deriving real value that goes beyond buzzwords. We actively create a proof of concepts showing how to apply to improve a new technology, file patents, publish papers to conferences, and work on first of its kind deployments with clients.
Researchers in Accenture Labs are called upon to:
Track a broad range of emerging technologies and become a deep expert in some of these.
Dive deeply into application areas that are relevant to Accenture and our clients, to understand where the most critical challenges, and most promising opportunities lie.
Envision, prototype, and communicate the value of new solutions to these challenges by learning and applying technical skills.
Explore and define new projects within the research agenda.
Build on ideas provided by stakeholders and leaders to produce high quality deliverables.
Execute projects through some combination of prototype development, empirical research and thought leadership.
Within Labs, the Future Technologies R&D group focuses on emerging technologies that combine physical sciences with computation, such as smart materials, neuromorphic computing, biotechnology, and emerging energy solutions. Our team works closely with academic collaborators and industry stakeholders and integrates this approach into every one of our projects. We seek an experienced, well-rounded, interdisciplinary researcher with experience in emerging technologies including smart materials and intelligent edge computing to help execute and grow our research agenda in San Francisco. This researcher will be developing new proofs of concept using emerging technologies for client-relevant use cases, building relationships with external and internal partners and stakeholders, and helping the team position their research to maximize their impact.
Influence and execute R&D agenda by pursuing research projects agreed upon with R&D leadership and building prototypes that bring concepts to initial implementations.
Manage research collaborations with universities, non-profits and other industry research labs.
Act as a Subject Matter Expert in area of expertise by discussing issues or trends to raise client and/or Accenture awareness, and acting as a contributor in medium critical situations, either internally for Accenture or at client engagement(s).
Contribute to assets/offerings and thought leadership and publish and present research papers in top tier conferences, workshops, and journals.
Enhance Accenture’s marketplace reputation by building deep relationships with researchers from academia and other research labs, and actively contributing to the technology community.
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Here's what you need:
PhD or M.S. in an area relevant to emerging technologies including but not limited to intelligent edge computing, neuromorphic computing, human-computer interaction, sustainable energy, biotechnology, or materials science and engineering.
Experience with the planning and execution of research projects.
Bonus Points if:
Record of communicating the impact of your research at conferences or in peer-reviewed publications.
Strong communication (written and oral) and presentation skills with the ability to distill and map high level requirements to concrete technical features.
Professional work experience with any of the following: neuromorphic computing, edge computing, smart materials, bio-design, HCI, energy harvesting & storage technologies for low power autonomous devices.
Strong knowledge of the energy or edge computing vendor landscape across multiple industries.
Demonstrated ability to promote your research through excellence in teaching, STEM outreach, science twitter, web publications, etc.
Ability to analyze trends in emerging technology and how they impact client industries.
Proven inventor with experience filing patents to protect intellectual property.
Ability to travel based on project needs (up to 25%).
Proven ability to collaborate and work in a team-oriented environment.
Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment.
As required by Colorado law under the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $97,632 - $161,200 and information on benefits offered is here.
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