AI/Machine Learning Engineer - Newcastle

Job details
Posting date: 24 January 2020
Salary: £31,000 to £60,000 per year
Additional salary information: depending on skills and experience
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 23 February 2020
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Company: Accenture
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 802826

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Role: AI/Machine Learning Engineer
Location: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Travel: Possibility for travel to client sites throughout the UK

We have roles available across the following Accenture career levels depending on skills and experience.

Salary: We have roles available across a range of Accenture career levels including Senior Analyst, Specialist and Associate Manager Levels. Salary: £31,000 to £60,000+ (depending on skills and experience)

About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions — underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network — Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at


Our AI/Machine Learning Engineers deliver intelligent solutions to drive business transformation for our clients. They use Machine Learning and Cognitive technologies and techniques to develop intelligent products and services with the ability to learn and evolve. This includes virtual assistants, image and language recognition and predictive customer service.


• Developing and configuring intelligent solutions and processes to support the digital ambitions of our clients.
• Bringing the latest industry thinking and innovating to continuously improve the solutions delivered to clients to bring ingenuity to the team and to maximise business benefits.
• Designing and developing machine learning solutions based on defined requirements.
• Researching and implementing appropriate algorithms and tools.
• Working with complex data sets and apply statistical data pre-processing and analysis techniques.
• Identifying and implementing appropriate data representation methods.
• Training and fine-tuning algorithm parameters to improve accuracy of machine learning systems.
• Ensuring documentation is well maintained where required.
• Reporting status, issues and risks to management on a regular basis.
• Gaining relevant certifications to improve skills/knowledge of automation products and practices.
• Senior Engineers only: Mentoring and coaching Junior Engineers and performing code reviews for quality control.


Skills and experience:

• Proven experience as a Machine Learning engineer or similar role.
• Robust programming background in Java, Python or R.
• Hands on experience of developing and implementing machine learning solutions using at least one cognitive platform e.g. IBM Watson, Google Cloud AI, AWS, Microsoft Cognitive Services or Open source libraries and frameworks (sci-kit learn, Tensorflow, PyTorch, Keras etc.).
• Experience of developing and integrating APIs.
• Experience with computer vision technologies such as OpenCV.
• Experience with Natural Language processing.
• Experience of Agile development.
• Self-motivated, team players who are action and results oriented.
• Well organised individuals with strong communication and reporting skills.
• AI/Machine Learning certifications (desirable not mandatory).

You’ll want to work with us if:

You want to help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.

You want comprehensive, continuous training for your specialist area, as well as for professional skills development
We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

You want to be part of a 'Truly Human' environment
Accenture provides an extensive network of over 1,300 trained mental health allies and prioritises mental health at the top of our UKI Inclusion & Diversity Agenda. We are committed to raising awareness and educating Accenture people about our LGBT community while supporting our LGBT employees worldwide.

Any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory BPSS clearance

Closing Date for Applications 31/08/2020. Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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