Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Scientist- Knowledge Graphs

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Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services-all powered by the world's largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities. Visit us atwww.accenture.com.

In today's business environment, growth isn't just about building value-it's fundamental to long-term business survival. So how do organizations sustain themselves? The key is a new operating model-one that's anchored around the customer and propelled by intelligence to deliver exceptional experiences across the enterprise at speed and at scale. You will deliver breakthrough business outcomes for clients-by harnessing talent, data and intelligence to revolutionize their operating models.

Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture -the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.

Job Description:

The Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Scientist- Knowledge Graphs role entails end to end design and development of a functional components of an AI solution within the Artificial Intelligence, Insights and Intelligence group. Active collaboration with clients/client teams and broader AI, business, product, engineering, testing, and deployment teams within Accenture is expected.

About the Team:

Artificial Intelligence team focuses on building scalable enterprise AI solutions that augment the humans/agents' capabilities. The focus is to make the business processes more efficient thereby enhancing the overall end user experience and delivery metrics. The team works with clients across diverse domains such as Finance and Accounting, Customer Engagement, Marketing, Talent and HR, Procurement, Content Moderation spanning across industries among many others.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Analyze data and prepare it to build AI models
  • Design and prototype novel Knowledge Graph-based systems for applications in finance, social media, healthcare, HR, among others.
  • Use graph inference algorithms and combine them with machine learning techniques in novel ways to solve problems for our clients.
  • Benchmark the performance of AI models/ libraries that should be used for development
  • Optimize the AI models built
  • Integrate the functional component with the broader AI architecture
  • Design target metrics of success for each AI deployment and test longitudinally


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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Masters
  • Minimum of 2 years of work OR academic experience Labeled Property Graph databases (e.g. Neo4J, TigerGraph, AWS Neptune, Azure Cosmos DB, or similar) and Graph query languages (e.g. Gremlin, SPARQL, Cypher, or similar)
  • Minimum of 2 years of work OR academic experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence techniques including natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, or computer vision
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in programming languages (such as Python, Java or R) and database query languages (such as SQL)


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred degree concentrations - Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning or related scientific fields
  • Prototyping and building knowledge graphs, graph taxonomies and ontologies
  • Experience in Resource Description Framework (RDF)
  • Ability to understand business context, generate ideas, and come up with creative solutions
  • Solid familiarity with Graph Machine Learning methods particularly Graph Embeddings and Graph Neural Networks
  • Experience combining graph-based inference algorithms with machine learning approaches
  • Experience with temporal knowledge graphs
  • Proven programming skills to enable rapid prototyping and implementation of solutions
  • Experience in product development particularly applying Artificial Intelligence
  • Team player mindset and ability to work in a global collaborative team environment
  • Experience with communicating insights and presenting concepts to diverse audiences
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills in English


As required by theColorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum 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 $ 83,200 -$134,999 and information on benefits offered is here.

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

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Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

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Basic Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. or Masters
  • Minimum of 2 years of work OR academic experience Labeled Property Graph databases (e.g. Neo4J, TigerGraph, AWS Neptune, Azure Cosmos DB, or similar) and Graph query languages (e.g. Gremlin, SPARQL, Cypher, or similar)
  • Minimum of 2 years of work OR academic experience in machine learning, artificial intelligence techniques including natural language processing (NLP), deep learning, or computer vision
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in programming languages (such as Python, Java or R) and database query languages (such as SQL)


Preferred Qualifications:
  • Preferred degree concentrations - Computer Science, Computer or Electrical Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics, Artificial Intelligence, Data Mining, Machine Learning or related scientific fields
  • Prototyping and building knowledge graphs, graph taxonomies and ontologies
  • Experience in Resource Description Framework (RDF)
  • Ability to understand business context, generate ideas, and come up with creative solutions
  • Solid familiarity with Graph Machine Learning methods particularly Graph Embeddings and Graph Neural Networks
  • Experience combining graph-based inference algorithms with machine learning approaches
  • Experience with temporal knowledge graphs
  • Proven programming skills to enable rapid prototyping and implementation of solutions
  • Experience in product development particularly applying Artificial Intelligence
  • Team player mindset and ability to work in a global collaborative team environment
  • Experience with communicating insights and presenting concepts to diverse audiences
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills in English


As required by theColorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture provides a reasonable range of minimum 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 $ 83,200 -$134,999 and information on benefits offered is here.

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement .

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

Other Employment Statements

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

The Company will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Additionally, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Company's legal duty to furnish information.

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Operations is one of four services that make up one Accenture -the others are Strategy and Consulting, Interactive and Technology.

Job Description:

The Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) Research Scientist- Knowledge Graphs role entails end to end design and development of a functional components of an AI solution within the Artificial Intelligence, Insights and Intelligence group. Active collaboration with clients/client teams and broader AI, business, product, engineering, testing, and deployment teams within Accenture is expected.

About the Team:

Artificial Intelligence team focuses on building scalable enterprise AI solutions that augment the humans/agents' capabilities. The focus is to make the business processes more efficient thereby enhancing the overall end user experience and delivery metrics. The team works with clients across diverse domains such as Finance and Accounting, Customer Engagement, Marketing, Talent and HR, Procurement, Content Moderation spanning across industries among many others.

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  • Translate business requirements into technical requirements
  • Analyze data and prepare it to build AI models
  • Design and prototype novel Knowledge Graph-based systems for applications in finance, social media, healthcare, HR, among others.
  • Use graph inference algorithms and combine them with machine learning techniques in novel ways to solve problems for our clients.
  • Benchmark the performance of AI models/ libraries that should be used for development
  • Optimize the AI models built
  • Integrate the functional component with the broader AI architecture
  • Design target metrics of success for each AI deployment and test longitudinally
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