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Deloitte AI Solution Architect in Portland, Oregon

The Human Capital Offering Portfolio focuses on helping organizations manage and sustain their performance through their most important asset: their people. To stay in front, organizations need to have real-time access to Human Capital insights, experts and innovative technology solutions that are designed to not only drive but sustain and extend organizational performance and engagement. Supporting the products and capabilities of the Human Capital Offering Portfolio, our Engineering team is full of passionate, energetic, and multi-talented engineers who are excited about building the world's greatest personalized and business friendly applications. Recently building AI capabilities in all of our existing assets and building new AI enabled assets.

The AI Solution Architect in Deloitte's Human Capital Consulting Asset Shop will be tasked with leading the design, architecture, and implementation of innovative Data products and AI solutions aimed at enhancing the Human Capital Offering Portfolio. This role is pivotal in leveraging Data and AI technologies, requiring a deep understanding of Data Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, Generative AI, Large Language Models (LLMs), and Multimodal models. The AI Architect will provide real-time Human Capital insights and develop technology solutions that drive and sustain organizational performance and engagement.

Additionally, the AI Solution Architect will oversee the architecture for AI solution teams, focusing on modifying existing products and creating new ones. The ideal candidate will be passionate about designing, building, implementing, and maintaining industrial AI/ML/Generative AI applications. Leadership skills are essential to implement the latest AI techniques and architectures and to continuously improve the AI/ML development, delivery, and operations process. The role involves adhering to best practices from Software Engineering, DevOps, MLOps, and LLMOps.

The AI Solution Architect will also be responsible for translating project requirements into strategic architecture solutions, ensuring the integration of cloud-native tools from major hyperscalers and machine learning to create chatbots, optimizations, and cognitive services. This role requires a blend of technical expertise and the ability to bridge the gap between intricate business challenges and transformative AI solutions, making it a strategically crucial position.

Work you'll do

Strategic Alignment and Vision

  • Define and oversee the AI/ML/GenAI technical direction and architectural vision, ensuring alignment with strategic goals and digital transformation efforts

  • Translate the vision of business leaders into realistic technical implementations, while identifying misaligned initiatives and impractical use cases

Architectural Design and Technology Selection

  • Key contributor in architecting a comprehensive AI Engineering framework that supports the deployment, evaluation, and management of ML models & GenAI solutions

  • Select appropriate technologies from a pool of open-source and commercial offerings, considering deployment models and integration with existing tools

  • Understand and contribute to MLOps and LLMOps, focusing on operational capabilities and infrastructure to deploy and manage machine learning models and large language models

Collaboration and Stakeholder Engagement

  • Collaborate with Enterprise, Application, Data & DevOps Architects, Data scientists, Machine Learning & GenAI Engineers, and Business teams to pilot use cases and discuss architectural design

  • Gather inputs from multiple stakeholders to align technical implementation with existing and future requirements

  • Develop and maintain contact with top decision makers, lead proposal development, and contribute to pricing strategies

Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement

  • Be responsible for the successful execution of AI-powered applications using agile methodology

  • Audit AI tools and practices across data, models and software engineering, focusing on continuous improvement and feedback mechanisms

  • Contribute to standardizing CI/CD pipelines, user and service roles, and container creation, model consumption, testing, and deployment methodology based on business and security requirements

Risk Management and Ethical Considerations

  • Work closely with security and risk leaders to foresee and mitigate risks, ensuring ethical AI implementation and compliance with upcoming regulations

  • Address potential issues such as training data poisoning, AI model theft, and adversarial samples

Product Strategy and Business Understanding

  • Help AI product managers and business stakeholders understand the potential and limitations of AI when planning new products

  • Break down client problems and bring an understanding of leading technology, analytics methods, tools, and operating model approaches

Research and Development

  • Conduct research to provide technical solutions to scale AI/ML powered features for real-world challenges, making trade-offs based on quality, scalability, performance, and cost

Tool Development and Data Management

  • Build tools and capabilities that assist with data ingestion, feature engineering, data management, and organization

  • Design, implement, and maintain distributed computing solutions for data processing and model training, ensuring the security, scalability, and reliability of machine learning infrastructure

    Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in any of Computer Science, Statistics, Data Science or a related field.

  • 6+ years of related consulting experience leading a team (both onshore and offshore).

  • 6+ years of experience gathering non-functional requirements, performing designed and validated application architecture frameworks, and executing functional and testing assignments

  • 5+ years of experience working in an AI environment

  • 5+ years of experience translating requirements into client ready design documents

  • 5+ years of experience with application architecture analysis, design, and delivery

  • 5+ years of full system development life cycle implementations

  • Ability to travel 0-25%, on average, based on the work you do and the clients and industries/sectors you serve.

  • Limited immigration sponsorship may be available

    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degrees such as Masters or PhD are preferred

  • Certifications in AI/ML technologies and Cloud platforms, such as AWS Certified Machine Learning - Specialty, Google Cloud Professional Machine Learning Engineer, Azure AI Engineer, Azure Data Scientist, or Azure Solutions Architect

  • 5 + years of experience in Data Science, Statistics, and Machine Learning

  • 5+ years of experience in Generative AI/LLMs, preferably experienced in delivering and productionizing

  • 5+ years of experience in machine learning model development, natural language processing, and data analysis; Experienced in Supervised and Unsupervised learning, feature engineering, model training, and deployment

  • 5+ year of experience in implementing cloud-based AI/ML workloads on any of AWS, Microsoft and Azure.

Possible locations: Phoenix, Stamford, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Chicago, Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Minneapolis, Charlotte, Morristown, Cleveland, Columbus, Portland, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Austin, Dallas, Houston, Alexandria, Hartford, McLean, Milwaukee

Information for applicants with a need for accommodation: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/careers/articles/join-deloitte-assistance-for-disabled-applicants.html

You may also be eligible to participate in a discretionary annual incentive program, subject to the rules governing the program, whereby an award, if any, depends on various factors, including, without limitation, individual and organizational performance.

For more information about Human Capital, visit our landing page at: https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/careers/articles/join-deloitte-human-capital-consulting-jobs.html

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, in accordance with applicable law.