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Data Design Lead- Fjord

Job Location: London

Regional Description: United Kingdom

Job Number: 00580443


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Data Design Lead- Fjord 

Fjord – Design & Innovation from Accenture Interactive 

Location: London

Reference: 00580443





Join Accenture and help transform leading organisations and communities around the world. The sheer scale of our capabilities and client engagements and the way we collaborate, operate and deliver value provides an unparalleled opportunity to grow and advance.


The digital revolution is changing everything.  It’s everywhere – transforming how we work and play.  Are you reacting to the disruption each day or are you leading the way as a digital disrupter? Accenture Digital is driving these exciting changes and bringing them to life across 40 industries in more than 120 countries.  At the forefront of digital, you’ll create it, own it and make it a reality for clients looking to better serve their connected customers and operate always-on enterprises.  Join us and become an integral part of our experienced digital team with the credibility, expertise and insight clients depend on. 


Fjord is a design and innovation consultancy. We create useful, effective, and desirable digital services that people love. We help the world’s leading businesses make complex systems simple and elegant with the power of design. Founded in 2001, Fjord employs a diverse group of over 900 design experts in twenty five global creative hubs.


Data Design strives to create dynamic and engaging data experiences for humans and machines which enable substantive action and meaningful change. We leverage a combination of user-centered thinking and data-driven methods to create cross-disciplinary solutions spanning every industry. Data Design Leads help define the vision of project-specific work and the overall story and Data Design discipline as it relates to a project. Data Design at Fjord breaks down the walls between design and engineering in order to synthesize data solutions that improve the human experience.

What responsibilities will you have?

  • Design with and leverage data to enhance human experiences at work and in life.
  • Advance Data Design as a series of disciplines and a practice within the project and across other projects. Lead studio specialism in one discipline.
  • Define and contribute to the project direction. Drive the Data Design approach towards clear and meaningful outcomes and work.
  • Guide the project and act as a liaison with the Accenture counterpart and the client to ensure all Data Design needs and expectations are being met.
  • Produce Data Design deliverables at the project and account level, and provide Data Design coaching to the wider design team at the project level.
  • Build the business through cultivating key client relationships and selling in Data Design related work.
  • Manage studio and community events and workshops, contributing to content.
  • Change the way that our clients view and use data and the role that data plays in everyday life.
  • Push each other out of our comfort zone to continuously learn, practice, and evolve Data Design.
What skills & experience are we looking for?

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision, Axure, Confluence, JIRA, and the ability to learn how to use new tools in real time.
  • Nascent mastery of the Data Design landscape, including but not limited to data intelligence, instrumentation, organizational integration, data storytelling, design thinking, culture change, coaching, data valuation, and product management.
  • Proven history of delivering team results on time and within budget.
  • Experience with the following programming languages and packages (or similar): JavaScript (React, D3, Node), Python, Scala, R, Matlab, HTML and CSS through the most recent version.
  • Experience with the following tools (or similar): Git, AWS, GCP, SQL.
  • Significant technology or design experience; development or strategy experience; knowledge of big data, analytics, or data visualization experience; leadership or managerial experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Data Design or related field.
  • Demonstrated experience leading multiple cross-discipline teams.

What’s in it for you?

All of our Digital professionals receive comprehensive training covering business acumen, technical and professional skills development. You'll also have opportunities to hone your functional skills and expertise in an area of specialization. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialized skills faster. Learning takes place both on the job and through formal training conducted online, in the classroom, or in collaboration with others. The sheer variety of work we do, and the experience it offers, provide an unbeatable platform from which to build a career.

On top of this, we have an extensive benefits package which includes 30 days’ vacation per year, gym subsidies, private medical insurance and 3 extra days leave per year for charitable work of your choice!


What are the next steps?

If this sounds like the ideal role, career and company for you, click below to apply.


About Accenture

Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions—underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network—Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at

Accenture is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of society and does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion or belief, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, citizenship, marital, domestic or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, or gender identity or any other basis as protected by applicable law.


Closing Date for Applications: 30th June 2018

Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found



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