EY Director, Artificial Intelligence, Data & Analytics in London, United Kingdom

Director, Artificial Intelligence, Data & Analytics


Requisition # LON00EXL

Post Date Dec 20, 2018

The opportunity

Working with the global EY network, our AI Director will support Market Segment Leaders and their account teams, to identify strategic client issues, shape deals which demonstrate business value and work hands-on to lead engagements which leverage AI to solve business problems.

As a leader in the UK&I AI team, and working collaboratively with local and global colleagues, you would be in a position to shape and deliver EY AI offerings in the UK&I. You will build valued relationships with external clients and internal peers, and support the development of a portfolio of business by focusing on high impact opportunities. These will radically change outcomes for our clients, and change the nature of how we do business in EY.

You will be expected to assist in the full sales cycle. You will take a leadership role in the creation of new highly differentiated solutions for EY. You will also take a leadership role in the delivery of engagements, and ensure projects are executed with a high degree of quality and deliver the expected outcomes.

As a respected senior professional, you will communicate effectively with EY engagement directors and partners, and work to build, manage and motivate high-performing teams, coaching and mentoring junior consultants to build their career path.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Work with the Senior Leadership Team to develop and maintain the vision and strategy for AI adoption at EY UK & I, and participate in the appropriate EMEIA and Global networks.

  • Work hands-on with our Product Management teams to identify opportunities utilising AI, and to develop plans for doing so

  • Work closely with development teams to identify use cases, select technical approach, define evaluation and test criteria, and refine methods and tools used to build technical solutions

  • Work with our big data platforms and performance engineering teams to consolidate technologies, develop data acquisition and management approaches and solutions, and ensure both necessary privacy and AI/ML service scalability

  • Help assess potential partners and acquisition targets for technological fit and value

  • Partner with leaders, teams, and tool developers to develop the organisational knowledge, skills, and tools to make AI an integral part every team’s toolset

  • Define a strategy and roadmap for ensuring continuous introduction of novel AI-related technologies, and help deliver on it by staying abreast of research and technology developments and then working with internal partners to integrate those new and state-of-the-art tools and services

  • Evangelize AI and ML at EY, helping our passionate and talented workforce see the possibilities that you do

  • Work with client’s AI teams to deeply understand their business and technical needs and design AI solutions that make the best use of the AI Services.

  • Thought Leadership – Evangelize AI Services and share best practices through forums such as blogs, whitepapers, reference architectures and public-speaking events both internal and external

  • Partner with Generalist SAs, Sales, Business Development and the AI Service teams to accelerate customer adoption and revenue attainment.

  • Act as a technical liaison between customers and the service engineering teams and providing produce improvement feedback.

  • Develop and support an EY internal community of AI related subject matter experts.

Skills and attributes for success

Skills in some of the following domains are essential:

  • Machine/Deep Learning – machine learning algorithms and platforms, neural networks…

  • Language – Natural Language Processing, machine translation, emotion detection, language detection, classification…

  • Vision – computer vision, object recognition/tracking, face/gender/age/emotion recognition, OCR/handwriting recognition…

  • Sound – audio processing, Speech To Text, speech recognition, text to speech, emotion detection, language detection, sound recognition, gender/age detection, speaker detection…

  • AI solutions – Virtual Agents, Robotic Process Automation, intelligent case processing, Video Analytics, Unique Identity/ biometrics, inference engines, stream monitoring, intelligent search, ontologies/knowledge representations

To qualify for the role you must have

  • Masters or Ph.D. in Computer Science or equivalent experience with a demonstrated track record of research and hands-on development in AI or ML or related fields spanning 10+ years

  • Demonstrated ability to bring out the best in client projects and R&D teams

  • Strong leadership skills and effective collaboration abilities

  • Effective communication skills with close-quarter small teams and in working with large groups

  • Experience in common AI and ML tools like Keras, Numpy, Tensorflow, Caffe and Torch

  • Demonstrated experience supporting big data platforms including Cassandra, ElasticSearch and other NoSQL, BigQuery, Hadoop, Hive, Spark, Athena etc.

  • Experience deploying trained models to constrained environments, for example through the use of AWS Greengrass, through the selection of appropriate models like MobileNet, or through model optimization methods

  • Experience leveraging cloud technologies to speed AI and ML development, including technologies like EC2 and the AWS ML suite of tools

Ideally, you’ll also have

  • Experience in complex AI delivery

  • A progressive approach to AI implementation, experience of AI solution architecture

  • An understanding of the AI roadmap and industry trends

What we look for

Core Consulting skills

Client management, analysis, presentation & facilitation, commerciality.

Technical skills

Strong technical insight, practical knowledge & capability in your specialist capability

Market/Sector knowledge

Demonstrable market expertise in your field


Proven ability to adapt and learn in an innovative environment

You will be comfortable working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, where you operate collaboratively with clients to help them digitize their business processes utilizing the latest AI technology. You will add value by contextualizing, designing and delivering solutions within your domain expertise, you are expected to continuously develop your skills and product knowledge, staying up-to-date with AI’s innovations and leveraging this to provide thought leadership and creative solutions.

What working at EY offers

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Support, coaching and feedback from some of the most engaging colleagues around

  • Opportunities to develop new skills and progress your career

  • The freedom and flexibility to handle your role in a way that’s right for you

About EY

As a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services, we’re using the finance products, expertise and systems we’ve developed to build abetter working world. That starts with a culture that believes in giving you the training, opportunities andcreativefreedom to make things better.Whenever you join, however long you stay, theexceptionalEY experience lasts a lifetime.And with a commitment to hiring and developing the most passionate people, we’ll make our ambition to be the best employer by 2020 a reality.

If you can confidently demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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