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Data Design Lead - Fjord / The Dock

Job Location: Dublin

Job Number: 00482098


- Job description

Data Designe Lead
Centre for Innovation, Dublin 2

Data Design strives to create dynamic and engaging data experiences that enables substantive action and meaningful change. We leverage a combination of user-centred thinking and data-driven methods to create cross-disciplinary solutions spanning every industry. Data Designers help define the vision of the project alongside the other creative disciplines. At Fjord, we break down the walls between design and engineering to synthesize data solutions that improve the human experience.


We’re looking for a Data Design Lead to support the build out of this emerging discipline. Data is informing and driving new human experiences in work and life. Data Design includes designing with data (identifying, accessing and exploring data sources), designing for data (creating new data-driven experiences) and data driven design (automation of personalized experiences). As a Data Design Lead you will be responsible for defining and conducting activities throughout project lifecycles and helping to shape the discipline as it evolves.



  • Lead Data Design activities including client workshops, stakeholder interviews, data gathering, ideation, design and development
  • Working with other design disciplines and engineers to bring a data perspective to client’s problems
  • Review and reframe client design briefs to leverage data opportunities
  • Drive quantitative, human-centric research by exploring and inspecting client, 3rd party and open data sources
  • Generate data visualizations and digital prototypes that explore patterns, communicate insights or drive new service experiences across web, mobile, wearable or smart environments
  • Define and apply signals and metrics within digital services that provide insight into the service performance, evolution and strategic roadmap
  • Define and own the project direction and drive the approach towards clear and meaningful outcomes and work
  • Balance the business objectives, technical feasibility and user experience objectives of the project. Be prepared to challenge requirements.
  • Establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders.
  • Identify potential risks, and work to manage changes in scope and devise contingency plans.
  • Produce lean technical specification, API documentation and quality control requirements.
  • Assume responsibility for quality of Data+Design team and offering on projects.
  • Take an active role in team activities, e.g. design crit sessions and best practice initiatives
  • Assess performance and provide career guidance to the team
  • Participate and contribute to external and internal design and data communities as a Fjordian


  • 7+ years professional experience incorporating visualization development, analytics, digital product creation, team management and client engagement
  • History of tackling and solving complex challenges using data
  • Strong strategic, analytical and problem-solving skills that balance creative design approaches.
  • Experience with the following programming languages and packages (or similar): JavaScript (React, D3, Node, angular.js, sigma.js, p5.js), Python, R, HTML and CSS
  • Experience with data visualization software tools for tabular, network and geographic data
  • Experience with the following tools (or similar): Git, AWS, GCP, SQL
  • Familiar with distributed data storage technologies (or similar): Spark, Hadoop, Postgres
  • Experience with design tools for prototyping (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision)
  • Prior experience using agile methodology and tools
  • Good understanding of statistics (e.g., hypothesis testing, regressions).
  • Basic understanding of service design and product design
  • Ability to communicate effectively and connect with colleagues, clients and partners
  • Excellent leadership skills, problem resolution abilities, and good judgment


  • Seek out opportunities for self-development.
  • Engage with and work within changing multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Develop and maintain open honest and trusting relationships.
  • Continually strive to exceed client expectations.
  • Communicate in a clear, consistent and transparent manner.

We are a family of Fjordians. Our living culture and borderless playground provide us with space to thrive, following simple core values that inform everything we do. Be adventurous. Bring a vision. Make an impact. Rely on empathy. Nurture collaboration. Stay transparent. Be bold and generous in all you do. 


Thanks to a unique partnership with Accenture, we’re able to do work that changes the world, and we’re always looking for kindred spirits.


We believe there is nothing more important than creating products and services that will positively impact the world we live. Keeping the human at the center of our design ensures that impact. Be part of a team that is curious, driven by empathy, and relentless in our pursuit of meaningful and impactful design.


A flexible approach


We understand that traditional models may not work for everyone, so we offer flexible working arrangements which include tailored options for how you work


Please note, as part of all Designer recruitment processes, we require a portfolio of your relevant work or we will not be able to consider your application.


Please be sure to include a link to an online or downloadable portfolio on your CV, or, be sure to attach an additional document with a portfolio of your work, as part of your online application for this role.

About Accenture

Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 373,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. The Centre for Innovation is a multidisciplinary research and incubation hub, leading the global innovation programme at Accenture. 


 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.

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