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PwC Lead AI Scientist (PwC Labs) in Tampa, Florida

PwC Labs is focused on standardizing, automating, delivering tools and processes and exploring emerging technologies that drive efficiency and enable our people to reimagine the possible. Process improvement, transformation, effective use of innovative technology and data & analytics, and leveraging alternative delivery solutions are key areas of focus to drive additional value for our firm.

The AI Lab focuses on implementing solutions that impact efficiency and effectiveness of our technology functions. Process improvement, transformation, effective use of technology and data & analytics, and leveraging alternative delivery are key areas to drive value and continue to be recognized as the leading professional services firm. AI Lab is focused on identifying and prioritizing emerging technologies to get the most out of our investments.

To really stand out and make us ?t for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be an authentic and inclusive leader, at all grades/levels and in all lines of service. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Manager, you’ll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Pursue opportunities to develop existing and new skills outside of comfort zone.

  • Act to resolve issues which prevent effective team working, even during times of change and uncertainty.

  • Coach others and encourage them to take ownership of their development.

  • Analyse complex ideas or proposals and build a range of meaningful recommendations.

  • Use multiple sources of information including broader stakeholder views to develop solutions and recommendations.

  • Address sub-standard work or work that does not meet firm’s/client’s expectations.

  • Develop a perspective on key global trends, including globalisation, and how they impact the firm and our clients.

  • Manage a variety of viewpoints to build consensus and create positive outcomes for all parties

  • Focus on building trusted relationships.

  • Uphold the firm’s code of ethics and business conduct.

Job Requirements and Preferences :

Basic Qualifications :

Minimum Degree Required :

Bachelor Degree

Additional Educational Requirements :

In lieu of a Bachelor Degree, 12 years of professional experience involving technology-focused process improvements, transformations, and/or system implementations.

Minimum Years of Experience :

3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications :

Preferred Fields of Study :

Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, Computer and Information Science, Computer Engineering & Accounting, Accounting, Computer and Information Science & Accounting, Electrical Engineering, Operations Management/Research, Statistics

Additional Educational Preferences :

Masters or equivalent, or PhD or equivalent, with experience or specialization in machine learning, machine reasoning, natural language processing, or data mining unstructured data analytics in corporate or academic research environments.

Preferred Knowledge/Skills :

Demonstrates extensive-level knowledge and/or a proven record of success in the following areas:

  • Understanding machine learning/deep learning, knowledge representation and reasoning, natural language understanding and natural language generation in corporate or academic research environments;

  • Demonstrating prior experience in developing AI algorithms and solutions;

  • Demonstrating proven programming skills (especially python) to enable rapid prototyping and implementation of solutions;

  • Demonstrating prior experience in accounting and auditing and ability to understand business context and integrate artificial intelligence and advanced analytics levers for solutions;

  • Demonstrating ability to articulate and clearly communicate the solution scope, timeline and benefits with clients;

  • Demonstrating experience eliciting high-level business requirements and creating detailed functional specs as well as other documentation, such as requirement traceability matrices, work-flow diagrams and use-cases;

  • Demonstrating ability to develop working relationships with all relevant parties, particularly at the senior management level;

  • Demonstrating proven academic credentials with publications in journals and conferences;

  • Demonstrating ability to work in a global collaborative team environment and proficient verbal and written English communication skills;

  • Demonstrating extensive knowledge of Artificial Intelligence: Natural language understanding, natural language generation, knowledge representation and reasoning, and deep learning;

  • Understanding cloud based open source and solution deployment: docker container, kubernetes, Postgres, neo4j, mongodb, Drools and DevOps methodology;

  • Understanding UI/UX frameworks such as Django, Flask, or equivalent;

  • Understanding of Accounting & Auditing;

  • Demonstrating experience managing a small group of research scientists and software engineers, and collaborating with business subject matter specialists and acceleration catalyst teams to deliver AI augmented audit solutions from design to development to deployment; and,

  • Contributing to internal and external publications and co-authoring publications in leading journals as well as participation in relevant conferences

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law. PwC is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at PwC without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital, or citizenship status; or any other status protected by law.

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