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As a Product Design Lead, you will sit within the Design capability of The Docks Embark team. The Dock is Accenture’s flagship global innovation centre and research and development hub, based in Grand Canal Dock in Dublin 2 (when we aren’t working remotely). This is where Accenture, our clients, and our partners connect to pioneer new ways to fulfil human needs using emerging technology.

We are a tight-knit community of 250+ passionate individuals with all the benefits of working in a global company with boundless opportunities to learn and grow. In this lead role, you'll be part of an outstanding team of brilliant designers, engineers, analysts, researchers and technologists, working collaboratively under one roof to solve real-world challenges. Designers at The Dock are also a part of the global Fjord network, which means we are connected to an international system of design studios in 38 cities across 27 countries.

Over the last 18 months, some exciting and uncharted territories we’ve worked in include:

About your role

As the Design Lead, you will plan and implement design activities on projects. This starts by working with sponsors and senior collaborators to set the vision. You'll work with other subject matter experts to develop a well-rounded understanding of people, technology, data and their interdependencies. You will be deeply coordinated into the product development lifecycle, with a focus on creating products people use that solve real problems.

You are a strong visual communicator who creates artefacts to share insights with stakeholders to support ideation and concept generation. The role requires the ability to collaborate closely with software engineers, data scientists and subject matter experts to create digital products that utilise emerging technology in a responsible manner. You should have experience with the creation and delivery of digital product and services, working in agile teams and transferring proof of concepts for modernization.

Your everyday abilities

We’ll need your:

  • Strategic skills in managing cross-functional design teams to deliver powerful, effective and coherent design solutions

  • Active participation in new business development efforts by providing expert information in pitch efforts and client meetings

  • Ownership for all design deliverables, including the ability to evaluate design outputs to ensure quality and to work across the entire end-to-end experience

  • Assessment skills to measure performance and provide career mentorship for those in your project and line management team

  • Ability to support design leadership to shape the strategy for the design field within the organisation

Some outputs of your work will include:

  • Planning and execution for the design track on innovation projects

  • Service blueprints and user journeys

  • Wireframes, navigation flows, information architectures, and prototypes that advise technical teams on product development

  • Visual and verbal storytelling to share and communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale

Extras we’d love to see

  • Curiosity, interest, and experience in experimenting with emerging technologies

  • Ability to solve problems through design research and system modelling

  • Ability to read and understand technical documents


Experience and qualifications

  • 8+ years of in-depth experience in Digital Product Design, UI/UX Design, or Service Design

  • A portfolio demonstrating product design skills

  • Qualifications or equivalent experience in Product Design, Interaction Design, or related field

  • Human-Computer Interaction / Human Factors Engineering

  • Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams

  • Basic web or native interface development a plus


Working at Accenture means joining a company that prides itself on being Truly Human. In addition to a competitive base salary and a group of diverse and smart colleagues to work alongside, you’ll also have an extensive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to:

  • Pension

  • Private health insurance

  • Discounted gym membership

  • Emergency caring facilities

  • 2 days leave per year for charitable work of your choice

  • Employee Share Purchase Program

  • Dedicated group and individual training budgets for learning, conferences, and visits by guest speakers

  • Employee communities and resource groups with a focus on supporting Inclusion & Diversity, Family Carers, Volunteering & Sustainability – and many more!

Flexible working arrangements can be discussed depending on the position.

Does this role appeal to you? If so, we wish to hear from you.

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. With 505,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at #LI-EU 

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