Lead Data Scientist

Accenture, Ontario - Toronto, Canada

Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

Basic Qualifications:
•Minimum of Bachelor's Degree required in related field; strong preference for fields of study in mathematics, computer science, data science, statistics, economics
•Minimum of 5 years of increasing experience in management consulting or industry 
•Minimum of 3+ years delivery experience in advanced modeling environment in production
•Strong understanding of statistical concepts and predictive modeling. (e.g., AI neural networks, multi-scalar dimensional models, logistic regression techniques, machine-based learning, etc.) 
•Minimum of 3+ years of experience with advanced statistical tools which may include at least two applications from R, Python, Scala, SAS, Spark, SPSS
•Minimum of 3+ years of SQL and database experience
•Contributions to research communities and/or efforts, including publishing papers in machine learning venues (e.g: JMLR, ICLR, NIPS, ICML, ACL and CVPR)
•Ability to convey complex concepts, technology, and business value propositions to senior stakeholders, including presenting to small and large audiences

Travel as required: up to 80%

Preferred Skills:
•Masters or PhD (Statistics or Mathematics or Computer Science or other quantitative disciplines) or MBA 
•First-author publications at peer-reviewed AI conferences (e.g. NIPS, ICLR, CVPR, ICML, ICCV, and ACL)
•Strong publication record 
•Experience in Natural Language Understanding, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Algorithmic Foundations of Optimization, Data Mining or Machine Intelligence (Artificial Intelligence).
•Specific working and conceptual knowledge with cloud (e.g. AWS, Google, Azure, etc.) and devOps (e.g. Git, Jenkins, Docker, etc.) technologies 
•Experience with large data sets and distributed computing
•Experience with evolving approaches and technologies such as Deep Learning, Reinforcement Learning, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cognitive Systems, and other corresponding contributions to advancing analytics maturity for clients
•Experience with conducting data science in production-systems
•Strong working and conceptual knowledge translating business requirements into quick prototypes integration services (from data ingestion to storage to processing/analysis to servicing)

Professional Skills:
•Passionate about helping the clients realize the potential of implementation and evolution into an analytical and data-driven culture
•Proven ability to build, manage and foster a team-oriented environment 
•Proven ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem-solving environment 
•Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate complex technical processes to non-technical people
•Excellent leadership and management skills

All of our consulting professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You’ll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with teammates. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.  

About Accenture

Work where you’re inspired to explore your passions, where your talents are nurtured and cultivated. Innovate with leading-edge technologies on some of the coolest projects you can imagine. And get the tools you need to keep learning and growing so you stay continually ahead of the game while making a difference in the world. With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives.

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