Accenture to create 100 new R&D jobs in Dublin

30 Nov 2010

Accenture is to create 100 new IDA Ireland-supported jobs at a new centre in Dublin over the coming four years.

Accenture already employs 1,300 people in Dublin in a range of areas including management consultancy, technology services and outsourcing.

The new jobs will be based at a new research and innovation centre and its role will involve advanced statistical modelling for companies and governments.

The jobs will be aimed at graduates to PhD level candidates who have analytical and statistics experience. Predictive analytics applies advanced statistical modelling techniques to internal and external data sources to generate deeper insights that help businesses and governments drive better outcomes.

“Today’s announcement marks another milestone in the ongoing development of Accenture in Ireland,” said Mark Ryan, country managing director of Accenture in Ireland.

First of its kind

“The centre is the first Accenture innovation centre of its kind to be located in Ireland and is designed to help accelerate the development, delivery and commercialisation of innovative predictive analytics solutions employing a mixture of technology experts and management scientists.

“Many of the 100 new roles created will be focused specifically on research and development and we are currently recruiting both graduates and experienced hires with analytical and statistics experience ranging from PhD level to graduate level.”

The Dublin centre will focus on the innovative development of sophisticated techniques in compliance-related analytics to address many of the key business challenges facing Accenture’s clients today.

Over time, the centre will expand its capabilities to demonstrate, develop and deliver wider cross-functional and cross-industry predictive analytics services.

The centre will also be a global showcase for Accenture analytical capabilities to clients who will visit from around the world. The technologies developed locally will be marketed globally to Accenture clients.

John Kennedy
By John Kennedy

Editor John Kennedy is an award-winning technology journalist. He joined Silicon Republic in 2002 to become the fulcrum of the company’s news service He was recipient of the Irish Internet Association’s NetVisionary Technology Journalist Award 2005 and Siliconrepublic.com has been awarded ‘Best Technology Site’ at the Irish Web Awards seven times. In 2011 he received the David Manley Award commending him for his dedication to covering entrepreneurs. His interests include all things technological, music, movies, reading, history, gaming and losing the occasional game of poker.

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