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Responsible AI - Data Science Manager

Business and Financial Operations


Full Time


San Jose, California, United States

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Excited by the fast-moving world of Data Science? We certainly are. Our Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers work with leading organizations to transform data into actionable insights using advanced machine learning methods powered by world-class technology.

But it’s not good enough just to do all this great work in isolation – we must make sure we use the tremendous power of AI responsibly - by designing, building, and deploying AI in a manner that empowers people and businesses, and that fairly impacts customers and society.

You are:

We’re looking to grow our Responsible AI team and if you’re an experienced Data Scientist with a Responsible AI background, we’d love to hear from you.

As a Responsible AI Data Science Manager, you’ll be highly experienced in building state of the art models to solve difficult business challenges and you’ll be growing your team leadership and mentoring skills. But you’ll also have at least two years’ experience looking at responsible aspects such as AI model Fairness, Transparency, Explainability, Robustness, Soundness and Privacy – preferably gained in a client-facing environment.

You’ll be a problem solver who is passionate about all things data. You’ll be excited by difficult modelling challenges, and you’ll enjoy working with like-minded people who thrive on pushing the boundaries of the possible. You’ll be an inspirational and motivational technical specialist with the strong communication skills needed to liaise with client teams.

At the forefront of the industry, you’ll help make our Responsible AI vision a reality for clients looking to better serve their customers and operate always-on enterprises. We’re not just focused on increasing revenues – our technologies and innovations are making millions of lives easier and more comfortable. But above all, we’re doing this responsibly and inclusively – to make sure AI technology is used equitably and in a way that is both ethically and technically sound.

The work:

You’ll be a key player helping to deliver outstanding work for our Responsible AI clients. Some of the areas you’ll be working in include:

  • Leading teams delivering client projects relating to Responsible AI
  • Supporting client sales conversations and proposal preparation
  • Providing Subject Matter Expert input into Accenture leadership conversations and decisions
  • Helping define, build and roll-out our internal Responsible AI tools and assets
  • Supporting the development of thought leadership and Points of View on Responsible AI
  • Helping with the development and delivery of Responsible AI technical training
  • Supporting the evaluation of third-party Responsible AI tools and frameworks
  • Communicating with, and providing guidance to, Accenture leadership and client teams
  • Supervising and line managing staff up to and including Consultant level.

Here’s What you Need:

  • Minimum of 6 years’ general experience in client-facing Data Science work, including analytical techniques drawn from the following:
    • Programming languages (Python, R, Spark, SQL etc.)
    • Statistics and Probability Theory
    • Regression Modelling
    • Clustering Methods
    • Deep Learning
    • Neural Networks
    • Natural Language Processing
    • Text Mining
    • Computer Vision
    • Image Recognition
    • Time Series Forecasting
    • Machine Learning Visualization Tools
    • Tree Ensembles
  • Minimum of 3 years’ specialist experience in advanced machine learning modeling techniques, fine-tuning and assessing the performance of models such as XGBoost, Transformers, ResNets, VAEs, GANs, LSTMs Markov chains, etc. and using specialized machine learning libraries (Fastai, Keras, Tensorflow, pytorch, sci-kit learn, Hugging Face, etc.)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience with database technologies (ETL, NoSQL, DW), Big Data technologies (pySpark, Hive, etc.) and in working with structured and unstructured data (text, PDFs, jpgs, call recordings, video)
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience using Cloud technologies such as AWS, GCP or Azure
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in leading project teams and driving work through completion
  • Minimum of 2 year work experience in Responsible AI, including hands-on experience in technical Responsible AI areas (such as model Fairness, Transparency, Explainability, Robustness, Soundness and Privacy)

Bonus Points If:

  • Experience of using specialized visualization techniques (D3.js, ggplot etc.)
  • Linguistic proficiency (to a reasonable business level) in a language other than English
  • Has supported the publication of academic papers, white papers, or related thought leadership in the field of Responsible AI, or closely related areas
  • Experience in delivering training to both technical and non-technical audiences

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