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Accenture Technology Innovation Summer Research Specialist – Extended Reality (XR) Visiting Developer in New York, New York

We are: Technology Innovation ( creates lasting value across the enterprise. Companies can use innovative technologies to identify new ways to reach consumers and build enterprise resilience. Our technology innovation capabilities can help you craft a long-term vision, architect the right solutions for the journey, and ensure your investments for today’s "life raft" are part of building tomorrow’s competitive advantage. How we innovate: You will be part of a team that is leading innovation in the VR/AR enterprise space by utilizing what is great about the game industry, while shedding some of its negative aspects. We do not crunch, our salaries are more competitive, our projects generally have shorter development cycles, and we do not layoff teams after projects are completed.Everyone on the team is self-motivated, has a positive attitude, and great interpersonal skills. Our projects are driven by innovation, not by necessity. If you are interested in a career where your hard work is always noticed and appreciated among a team of true professionals, then this is the place for you.Job DescriptionCreate World Class XR Experiences

  • Create World Class XR Experiences

  • Work on interesting, challenging projects that have high visibility and impact 

  • Collaborate with the entire team, providing creative input and technical feasibility 

  • Communicate and collaborate with other departments on technology solutions 

  • Perfectly balance pragmatism and idealism when solving technical challenges and meeting deadlines 

  • Collaborate with development leads to define software architecture for multiple projects running in parallel 

  • Identify and escalate potential issues before they become issues 

  • Review specifications, make technical estimates, and draft technical documents for projects of all sizes 

  • Serve as technical point of contact for projects’ clients or product owners

  • Understand and optimize performance 

  • Advise and mentor other AR/VR developers 

  • Help define best practices for coding and software design 

  • Help plan and deliver technical training content for the department 

  • Continuously suggest improvements for the development organization 

  • Attend, participate in, and host the various technical training activities held in the department

Implement world-class XR Software

  • Define, design, build, deliver and run the engagements, platform’s and/or product’s required architecture (i.e., development, operations, execution, data, application, etc.) 

  • Provide the work’s technical conscience, defining and driving the right solution to meet the technical performance, scalability, flexibility, operations and capability needs 

  • Follow and help implement technology standards and use new emerging technologies 

  • Provide architecture Quality Assurance reviews for proposals and ongoing engagements 

  • Lead/support technology solutioning and estimating in proposals, planning and pricing

Basic Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled PhD or Master’s in Computer Science, Technology, Engineering, Social Sciences, or similar scientific area

  • 1+ years of experience in an area relevant to Accenture Innovation Technology research foci including, but not limited to, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Material Science, Human-Computer Interaction

  • Minimum 5 years' professional software development experience 

  • Minimum 3 years' AR/VR development experience 

  •  C# 

  •  Unity 5.0+ 

  •  Game design 

  •  Linear algebra 

  •  3D art pipeline 

  •  Optimizations 

  •  Current VR hardware 

  •  VR UI and UX best practices 

  •  Agile methodologies 

  •  Code management using Git 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Interest in new emerging technologies, human-computer interaction, security, software systems and infrastructure or AI and a drive for working on applied R&D projects or on technology thought leadership that may be client focused.

  • Strong work ethic, solid technical aptitude in area of study, excellent communication skills, attention to detail and experience working on a team.

  • Ability to take a development project and start it from scratch

  • Strong positive attitude (during the good and during the bad)

  • Able to thrive in a nimble work environment

  • Expert in time management, multitasking, and task prioritization 

  • Project management tools, such as JIRA 

  • Has solid understanding of other platforms 

  • Unreal Engine 4.0+ 

  • Current VR hardware 

  • .NET 

  • Unity editor modifications

This year’s internship will be a 10 to 12-week program. Participation in the Technology Innovation internship program requires that you are physically located in the United States for the duration of the internship.

How to Apply

Please apply directly to Accenture Careers website to be considered.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global professional services company with leading capabilities in digital, cloud and security. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries, we offer Strategy and Consulting, Interactive, Technology and Operations services—all powered by the world’s largest network of Advanced Technology and Intelligent Operations centers. Our 537,000 people deliver on the promise of technology and human ingenuity every day, serving clients in more than 120 countries. We embrace the power of change to create value and shared success for our clients, people, shareholders, partners and communities.

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