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Accenture
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Edinburgh, London, Manchester

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Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. With our thought leadership and culture of innovation, we apply industry expertise, diverse skill sets and next-generation technology to each business challenge.

We believe in inclusion and diversity and supporting the whole person. Our core values comprise of Stewardship, Best People, Client Value Creation, One Global Network, Respect for the Individual and Integrity. Year after year, Accenture is recognized worldwide not just for business performance but for inclusion and diversity too.

“Across the globe, one thing is universally true of the people of Accenture: We care deeply about what we do and the impact we have with our clients and with the communities in which we work and live. It is personal to all of us.” – Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO

As a team:

The Data and AI revolution is changing everything. It’s everywhere – transforming how we work and play. Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. Accenture Applied Intelligence is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate with the ecosystem, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

Accenture’s Applied Intelligence practice covers the range of Data and AI skills, from Strategy, Data Science, Data Architecture, AI Engineering and Visual Insights. When combined with Accenture’s broader Strategy and Consulting practice, we are able to bring together the unique ability to drive end to end business change through the application of Data and AI.

You'll learn, grow and advance in an innovative culture that thrives on shared success, diverse ways of thinking and enables boundaryless opportunities that can drive your career in new and exciting ways

If you’re looking for a challenging career working in a vibrant environment with access to training and a global network of experts, this could be the role for you. As part of our global team, you'll be working with cutting-edge technologies and will have the opportunity to develop a wide range of new skills on the job.

In our team you will learn:

At the forefront of the industry, you’ll create, own and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises.
Become an integral part of our Applied Intelligence team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on.
You will be working with famous brands and household names – no worrying about how to explain what you do to your family again!

In this role you will:

Lead, motivate and inspire teams of Data Scientists
Create bespoke machine learning solutions to model/solve problems and to help develop the team
Solve challenging business problems using advanced machine learning methods such as Deep Learning and quantitative analytics
Understand business requirements and support the development of business cases
Run discovery analytics to identify new and innovative opportunities
Partner with developers and engineers to deploy, embed and scale machine learning models to deliver complex/critical projects
Devise reusable assets, solutions and develop best practices for current and future business problems
Lead analytical discussions and influence analytical direction of client's teams
Communicate and provide guidance to senior client leadership and teams
Contribute data science expertise to new sales activities

We are looking for experience in the following skills:

Relevant work experience in data science, machine learning, and business analytics
Practical experience in coding languages eg. Python, R, Scala, etc.(Python preferred)
Strong proficiency in database technologies eg. SQL, ETL, No-SQL, DW, and Big Data technologies eg. pySpark, Hive, etc.
Experienced working with structured and also unstructured data eg. Text, PDFs, jpgs, call recordings, video, etc.
Knowledge of machine learning modelling techniques and how to fine-tune those models eg. XGBoost, Deep Neural Networks, Transformers, ResNets, VAEs, GANs, Markov chains, etc.
Experience using specialized machine learning libraries eg. Fastai, Keras, Tensorflow, pytorch, sci-kit learn, huggingface, etc.
Must demonstrate the capacity of reading, understanding and implementing new techniques in the field of machine learning as they emerge.
Experience of using Cloud technologies eg. AWS, GCP or Azure
Specialised visualisation techniques eg. D3.js, ggplot etc.
Strong verbal/written communication & data presentation skills;

Set yourself apart:

Ability to lead large projects and drive through to completion
Mastery of problem solving and solutioning
Proven history and background in statistics/mathematics/macroeconomics

What’s In It For You

At Accenture in addition to a competitive basic salary, you will also have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidy, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!

Flexibility and mobility are required to deliver this role as there will be requirements to spend time onsite with our clients and partners to enable delivery of the first-class services we are known for.

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services in strategy and consulting, interactive, technology and operations, with digital capabilities across all of these services. We combine unmatched experience and specialized capabilities across more than 40 industries — powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. With 509,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture brings continuous innovation to help clients improve their performance and create lasting value across their enterprises. Visit us at www.accenture.com

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity, or any other basis as protected by applicable law.

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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