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KPMG Associate Director, Cognitive - Remote in Houston, Texas

Business Title: Associate Director, Cognitive - Remote

Requisition Number: 89525 - 88

Function: Business Support Services

Area of Interest:

State: TX

City: Houston


Known for being a great place to work and build a career, KPMG provides audit, tax and advisory services for organizations in today's most important industries. Our growth is driven by delivering real results for our clients. It's also enabled by our culture, which encourages individual development, embraces an inclusive environment, rewards innovative excellence and supports our communities. With qualities like those, it's no wonder we're consistently ranked among the best companies to work for by Fortune Magazine, Consulting Magazine, Working Mother Magazine, Diversity Inc. and others. If you're as passionate about your future as we are, join our team.

KPMG is currently seeking an Associate Director, Cognitive to join our Digital Nexus organization. This is a remote work opportunity.


  • Lead all Cognitive projects and Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence center of excellence; Lead all phases of the system development and implementation process including analysis, design, development, testing and ongoing support for the client area's application systems in an environment of diverse development platforms

  • Function as a primary client contact responsible for fulfilling project requirements; Coordinate activities with IT management; Responsible for project planning, scheduling, status reporting and project budgets; Establish and analyze staffing requirements within guidelines; Responsible for implementing projects consistent with long-range IT plans and installation standards

  • Develop and execute an application roadmap for existing applications including technology upgrades, maintenance and issue resolution; Consult with functional management in the analysis of short- and long-range business requirements and recommend innovations which anticipate the future impact of changing business requirements, hardware and software on the client area(s) applications and systems

  • Maintain relationships with vendors and professional organizations; Perform related duties as assigned or requested; Manager Cognitive and Artificial Intelligence projects

  • Set goals and participate in strategic initiatives for a team; and foster the development of high-performance teams and interface with all levels of the organization

  • Participate in development of resource plans and structures and influence organizational priorities


  • Minimum eight years of recent and progressive experience including five years in Cognitive, Machine Learning and NLP; Java and Spring Boot experience are required as well as experience with containerized systems using Kubernetes (or similar) container orchestration

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university or equivalent work experience

  • Familiar with test-driven development and service-oriented architecture; Demonstrates good understanding of microservice architecture and design; Demonstrates good understanding of SOLID principles; Demonstrates good understanding of Kafka (or similar) event stream systems

  • Understanding of Jenkins (or similar) CI/CD; Experience with REST APIs

  • Experience with at least one modern front-end JS framework (Angular, React, Vue.js, Svelte) would be a significant plus; Understanding of OAuth authentication is a plus; Familiarity with cognitive technology (IBM Watson, Azure Machine Learning) a plus

KPMG LLP (the U.S. member firm of KPMG International) offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. KPMG is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer. KPMG complies with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. The attached link ( contains further information regarding the firm's compliance with federal, state and local recruitment and hiring laws. No phone calls or agencies please.

KPMG does not currently require partners or employees to be fully vaccinated or test negative for COVID-19 in order to go to KPMG offices, client sites or KPMG events, except when mandated by federal, state or local law. In some circumstances, clients also may require proof of vaccination or testing (e.g., to go to the client site).

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