Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver

Area of expertise:

Software Engineering

Job Description

As a part of the Global Data & AI Center of Excellence, you will leverage a client-centric approach to translate our client’s business strategy into solutions and services that lead to successful business outcomes.


You demonstrate innovation and ambitousness to achieve performance targets and establish Avanade as a leader in Data & AI and as a #1 Employer of Choice.


As an AI Cognitive Services Developer in the Azure Center of Excellence (Data & AI Pillar), you will engage in applying technical knowledge to design solutions that meet the business and IT needs.

As an AI Cognitive Services Developer, you are an experienced Cognitive Services/AI Developer specifically with Bot Expertise and technical architecture skills in Azure PaaS to jumpstart AI/Cognitive Services enablement and lighthouse delivery for North America. You design and set up projects that bring together information from a variety of sources, to enable analysis and decision-making. You make sure that data is accessible and easy to use, so that it can be used for routine and ad-hoc analysis.

Within a Highly Collaborative Environment You Will:

  • Support pre-sales, solutioning, and build appropriate architectures
  • Be a liaison with Accenture and Microsoft and perform an SME role in complex engagement related to Virtual Agenda and Cognitive Services
  • Infuse key analytics and AI technologies where appropriate (e.g. Azure ML, ML Server, BOT framework, Power Virtual Agent, Cognitive Services, Big Data, Data Lake, Azure Databricks, Power BI etc.)
  • Contribute to and define the high-level solution and act as functional expert on the project
  • Build Data & AI offerings and assets in conjunction with senior Data & AI stakeholders.  Own and drive offerings in the market, effectively positioning those offerings (and sub-offerings) with sales teams, channels, and target clients (direct and indirect)
  • Develop overall solution plans and strategic vision for solutions, providing a comprehensive roadmap for clients’ needs

Required Experience:

  • Experience in roles with growing responsibility within professional services/management consulting or technology firms
  • Experience in Cognitive Services and the associated technologies, including Microsoft Bot Framework, Power Virtual Agent, etc.
  • Experience building solutions using machine learning, deep learning, and computer vision
  • Coding complex U-SQL, Spark (Scala or Python), T-SQL
  • Good understanding of Modern Data Warehouse/Lambda Architecture, data warehousing concepts
  • Good understanding of Azure DevOps
  • Good understanding of various reporting tools like PowerBI
  • PowerShell scripting
  • Expertise in building end-to-end pipelines with artificial intelligence technologies
  • Passionate about the development and delivery of Data & AI solutions
  • Ability to develop capabilities, and to continue to support client deliveries
  • Experience delivering business technology solutions to client organizations
  • Participate in the pursuit of engagements, maintaining the relationship through the delivery phase resulting in repeat client business
  • Effort estimation in support of project delivery or pre-sales effort
  • Experience in structured problem solving. You don’t hesitate to roll up your sleeves to solve code related issues
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About Avanade

Avanade leads in providing innovative digital services, business solutions and design-led experiences for its clients, delivered through the power of people and the Microsoft ecosystem. Our professionals combine technology, business and industry expertise to build and deploy solutions to realize results for clients and their customers. Avanade has 29,000 digitally connected people across 23 countries, bringing clients the best thinking through a collaborative culture that honors diversity and reflects the communities in which we operate. We welcome all, and seek talented individuals who can bring their whole self to work, build inclusive teams and encourage diversity inside and outside the organization. Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at