Avanade Inc. Artificial Intelligence Architect in Sydney, Australia

Role Overview:

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is becoming key for some of the most strategic and sophisticated projects we deliver to clients. As a Artificial Intelligence Architect, you will focus on designing, deploying, and testing AI solution components of medium to large size and complexity. This position designs and develops enterprise solutions which may include components such as Chatbots, Virtual Assistants, Cognitive Services and Machine Learning. You will have key project/program leadership responsibilities, and serve as a manager to other Solution Developers. Additionally, you will assist with customer relationship, change requirements, proposal development and some marketing/PR initiatives. Overall, you will contribute to driving customer results as well as the repository of intellectual property.

Key Role Responsibilities:

Day-to-day, you will:

  • Manage and review work of team(s) across all phases of Avanade projects (Plan, Analyze, Design, Build and Test) in one or more AI related projects. You may also contribute to other emerging technology projects as required

  • Design, implement, train & monitor intelligent apps e.g. chatbot apps, intelligent services based on Microsoft’s Cognitive Services

  • Create new conversational user interface for web & mobile channels integrated in new apps or existing apps

  • Define end to end system intelligent apps integration in enterprise applications based on cloud or hybrid architecture

  • Design conceptual architecture and technical solutions

  • Lead and review efforts to develop and implement client-approved solution

  • Take responsibility for project management of various initiatives, including work estimation, planning, stakeholder management, and group management

  • Ensure project quality meets standards through KPI identification and testing plan

  • Own partnership with cross-functional technology and design teams to ensure consistent, beneficial client interaction and solution delivery

  • Ensure offshore resources are utilized and leveraged appropriately.

  • Take active role in sales activities and planning as required


Key Role Skill & Capability Requirements:

Technical Requirements

  • Advanced skills in analyzing, designing, developing, implementing and maintaining AI solutions in a variety of contexts

  • Experience with Microsoft Cognitive Services APIs & Azure BOT Services, or others cognitive services platforms like IBM Watson, Amazon Lex, etc

  • Understanding of conversational interface definition and technical design-Knowledge of ML technologies

  • Demonstrated experience about application development, complex code development, application testing, component design

  • Experience leading software development-focused projects

Non-Technical Requirements

  • Experience consulting to external clients on complex projects, including in leadership roles

  • Experience working with global teams on projects

  • Experience working with offshore teams to facilitate project work

  • Demonstrated excellence in communicating and presenting complex information to technical and non-technical stakeholders, both verbally and in written form

  • Strong commercial awareness and financial intelligence (e.g., P&Ls, how decisions impact cost, profit, etc.)

  • Solid written and spoken communication skills

Preferred Education Background:

You will likely possess a Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, MIS or related field

Preferred Years of Work Experience:

You will likely have 5+ years of increasingly diverse or complex experience

Preferred Years of Management Experience:

1-2 years of management experience

Scope of Work:

  • Nature of Work: Creates and implements work plans for assigned projects, programs, and/or clients against established operational objectives; supports translation of group strategy into objectives and work plans.

  • Scope of Work: Provides operational leadership for work efforts requiring significant coordination.

  • Complexity: Complex problems that consistently span work domains, requiring considerable judgment of contextual factors.

  • Discretion: Wide latitude in approach to work, including ability to reshape work plans, guided by professional best practices and domain expertise.

  • Organizational Impact: Work efforts have significant impact on near- and medium-term Avanade and/or client operations. If client-facing, should contribute to client-relationship and sales outcomes.

  • Supervision Received: Works independently, with occasional validation of work efforts against strategic and operational objectives. Significant latitude in judgment & approach.

  • Supervision Provided: Mentors and manages work efforts of more junior colleagues and team members as required by various workstreams; may formally supervise work of project teams. If managing team(s) of more junior employees full-time, then refer to the People & Business Leadership leveling criteria. Often serves as Career Advisor.

  • Knowledge Applied: Applies advanced knowledge of learned occupation / discipline and strong business operational acumen.

Accountabilities & Metrics:

  • Chargeability

  • Personal goals

Relevant Additional Details:

Experienced leading mid to large sized teams (5 to 10+ resources)

Should have deep technical skills and be capable of serving as a subject matter expert in one or multiple Artificial Intelligence areas

Requisition ID - 52338

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital and cloud-enabling services, business solutions and design-led experiences, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation and has 30,000 professionals in 24 countries. Visit us at www.avanade.com.

Category: Software Engineering

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