Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services

Location: Arlington, VA

Accenture Federal Services, helping our federal clients tackle their toughest challenges while unleashing their fullest potential…and then some. What makes our approach so unique? Operating from the nation’s capital, we bring together commercial innovation and leading-edge technologies to deliver an integrated and interactive experience that far exceeds expectations. How? Our passion meets purpose! Through our diverse culture and inclusive thinking, we embrace our employees' ideas taking them from concept to practical solutions. Not to mention, we sleep well at night knowing our work directly impacts and improves the way the world works. We keep our tech smarts sharp by providing abundant training and certification opportunities. Are you ready to learn and grow in a career, while making a difference?

You Are:

An innovative, forward-thinking, creative, and a highly skilled individual who can work autonomously, lead a team, and brings the vision of multiple projects to life with little or no oversight. You are a proactive, self-motivated, and inspirational leader with deep visual design skills and a comprehensive understanding UX best practices. You have a passion for mission-driven work and products anchored in impactful customer experiences. Your work is consistent, original, and your portfolio demonstrates a breadth of experience. As a Design Director Senior Manager you will work closely with other leaders across the account and with clients, thinking on a higher level about how best to drive the business. Internally, the Design Director Senior Manager is a key contributor to our culture, and a mentor that shapes more designers’ careers.

The Work:

  • Oversee multiple projects at once, effectively managing time and delegating work

  • Sets the design direction and then oversees the execution ensuring it is grounded in best practices and industry standards

  • Is comfortable being hands-on, when necessary, in the creation of visual language and design systems

  • Deliver concepts and designs to deliver solutions that are innovative and leverage brand style guides, strategic principles, and templates

  • Forge strong client relationships, and establish client trust

  • Continually push work beyond the status quo; and motivate and challenge all team members to go above what is expected

  • Presents and defends solutions to other creatives, UX, developers, account leaders and clients

  • Prepares flawless deliverables for handoff to developers, producers, and clients

  • Thrives on interdisciplinary collaboration with other design disciplines, project managers, strategists and development team

  • Manage staff, both in reviewing work and in guiding their career development and growth

  • Always looking towards a bigger vision and cultivating the team’s ambition


Here Is What You Need:

  • Bachelors Degree or 7 years of equivalent industry experience

  • Experience at a design firm, advertising agency or related industry

  • Portfolio or samples of work demonstrating smart, brand-building designs and executions

  • Experience managing individuals and teams of people

  • Demonstrate exemplary application of wireframing and prototyping principles

  • Experience with guiding the creation of concept sketches, static wireframes, annotated wireframes, and visual designs, with a focus on bringing data to life in a meaningful and innovative way

  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite, with an emphasis on one or more of the following: XD, Sketch, InVision, Axure, Abstract and/or Mural

Bonus Points If:

  • Advanced Degree

  • 10+ years of industry experience

  • Ability to multi-task across multiple pieces of business and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Collaborative and team oriented

  • Strong interpersonal skills to work internally and with clients

  • Have a passion for blending creativity, data, and technology

  • Award-winning or demonstrably impactful work

  • Experience with data visualization products

  • Excellent presentation skills and acts as client-facing representative for presentations

  • Motion graphics or illustration skills is a plus

  • Experience with emerging digital platforms

  • Certification in Agile

The Extras:

  • US Citizenship Required

As required by the Colorado Equal Pay Transparency Act, Accenture Federal Services provides a reasonable range of minimum compensation for roles that may be hired in Colorado. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the state of Colorado only, the range of starting pay for this role is $137,700 - $193,000 and information on benefits offered is here.

COVID-19 update:

The safety and well-being of our candidates, our people and their families continues to be a top priority. Until travel restrictions change, interviews will continue to be conducted virtually.

Subject to applicable law, please be aware that Accenture requires all employees to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Accenture will consider requests for accommodation to this vaccination requirement during the recruiting process.

What We Believe

We have an unwavering commitment to diversity with the aim that every one of our people has a full sense of belonging within our organization. As a business imperative, every person at Accenture has the responsibility to create and sustain an inclusive environment.

Inclusion and diversity are fundamental to our culture and core values. Our rich diversity makes us more innovative and more creative, which helps us better serve our clients and our communities. Read more here

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Accenture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion or sexual orientation.

All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

For details, view a copy of the Accenture Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy Statement.

Requesting An Accommodation

Accenture is committed to providing equal employment opportunities for persons with disabilities or religious observances, including reasonable accommodation when needed. If you are hired by Accenture and require accommodation to perform the essential functions of your role, you will be asked to participate in our reasonable accommodation process. Accommodations made to facilitate the recruiting process are not a guarantee of future or continued accommodations once hired.

If you would like to be considered for employment opportunities with Accenture and have accommodation needs for a disability or religious observance, please call us toll free at 1 (877) 889-9009, send us an email or speak with your recruiter.

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Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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