United Kingdom


Coventry, Edinburgh, London, Manchester, Newcastle

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Job Description

AI Engineers in Avanade are involved in the development of real-life predictive and intelligent solutions to be embedded in the business processes of our customers. The main focus of the AI Engineer role is the design, development and deployment of AI solutions, however, as a consultant you will also require business analysis skills, as you will be expected to analyse and scope client’s requirements, propose and design the solution and articulate that design and its value to the customer.

This role at Avanade is a critical part of the broader technical team including data scientists, data engineers, architects, project managers, technical experts and other consultants.

AI Engineers at Avanade may have an industry focus, however, are expected to be able to pick up challenges across industry and apply their experience to solve them.

The role focuses on AI solutions developed in conjunction with data scientists on Microsoft Azure cloud environments. We are looking for AI engineers with hand-on experience in cloud technologies, containerized solutions, API frameworks, Spark and other relevant technologies. The role is a blend of skills from software engineering, data engineering and data science.

Responsibilities Include:

• Understand the business problem, challenge of existing technologies and areas of application for AI technologies.

• Identify and choose right AI or cognitive computing technologies for solving problems and formulate AI designs for development.

• Prototype applications applying formulated AI designs and verify the problem/solution fit working with data scientists and architects in a collaborative model

• Working as part of a wider Data Advisory Board on trends and patterns in AI solutioning that could influence our standard approach and reference architecture

• Working as part of a wider Data Advisory Board in the development of reusable AI Platform accelerators and frameworks

Experience Profile

We are looking for the following experience profile:

• Working experience using one of JAVA, C, C++ or similar industrial languages.

• Working knowledge of Python 3.x. 

• Minimum 2 years of experience in building of API driven interface development.

• Experience in developing cloud applications running on Microsoft Azure (preferred), Google Cloud Platform or Amazon Web Service.

• Experience in container-based deployments using Kubernetes or similar technology.

• Experience in making deployments secure and scalable by applying proper development patterns.

• Experiences with relational databases, NoSQL Databases, Graph Databases.

• Experience in designing and implementing systems using emerging technology.

• Experience in agile software development or similar methodologies.

• Experience with DevOps stacks: version control, GitFlow, CI/CD, etc.

• Developed solutions in an experiment, prototype, pilot, MVP type evolution. 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Demonstrated ability to deliver working solutions on a tight schedule.

• Strong analytical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Desirable Skills:

• Familiarity with current deep learning literature and mathematics behind machine learning.

• Good understanding of the Data Science model development lifecycle (Data understanding, Data cleaning, Feature engineering, Model training, Evaluation and Monitoring).

• Basic understanding of all the AI fields (Computer Vision, NLP, Optimization, Time-Series, Expert Systems, Deep Learning, etc.)

• Knowledge of data-processing architectures (Lambda, Kappa)

• Experience in asynchronous communication services and even streaming platforms.

Additional Information:

Applications are only invited from candidates with the right to reside and work within the UK. Candidates should be willing to travel for the purposes of client delivery and collaborating with colleagues.

Avanade® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate applicants without regard to race, colour, age, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran, military or marital status, genetic information or any other protected status.

Avanade UK is a proud signatory of the  Tech Talent Charter

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About Avanade

Avanade is the leading provider of innovative digital, cloud and advisory services, industry solutions and design-led experiences across the Microsoft ecosystem. Every day, our 56,000 professionals in 26 countries make a genuine human impact for our clients, their employees and their customers. 

We have been recognized as Microsoft’s Global SI Partner of the Year more than any other company. With the most Microsoft certifications (60,000+) and 18 (out of 18) Gold-level Microsoft competencies, we are uniquely positioned to help businesses grow and solve their toughest challenges.

We are a people first company, committed to providing an inclusive workplace where employees feel comfortable being their authentic selves. As a responsible business, we are building a sustainable world and helping young people from underrepresented communities fulfil their potential. 

Majority owned by Accenture, Avanade was founded in 2000 by Accenture LLP and Microsoft Corporation. Learn more at