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Federal - UI/UX Interaction Design Lead - Fjord

Arlington, VA 22212
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Organization: Accenture Federal Services


Location: Arlington, VA/Washington, DC







Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.





We believe that great outcomes are everything. Its what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the worlds leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fastthe first time. So you can deliver what matters most.






Fjord is looking for a passionate, experienced
leader to join our team as Design Lead. In this player/coach role, you will
help lead product research and design by guiding and developing a talented,
driven team of UX, UI designers and user researchers, and collaborating closely
with other client product owners, business owners and development team leads.
You will lead a dedicated design and user research team but will be part of a
large cross-functional agile product team and will own all aspects of the
design and user research process.





Key Responsibilities:



+ Design for a variety of projects under the guidance of
the Design Director


+ Design and execute user research programs


+ Create clear web and digital experiences for primarily
government clients


+ Work closely with both external clients and internal
cross-functional teams on projects that range from a few weeks to a few
months in length


+ Mentor all design team members and encourage their
growth and creative development


+ Own the day-to-day management of the designers assigned
as direct reports


+ Provide feedback on design team for mid-year and year
end reviews, including opportunities for their creative development and
improvement of technical capabilities


+ Identify new tools and processes to help evolve the
capabilities of the team


+ This role works on-site with dedicated client studio
team 4 days/week, in DC Fjord studio 1 day/week










What You Have (Basic Qualifications):




+ Minimum 6 plus years experience delivering interface design solutions for various clients


+ An expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and design/prototyping
tools like Sketch, Invision, Mural, JIRA/Confluence


+ Experience conducting user research using a variety of
research tools and techniques


+ Experience leading/managing others on a team


+ Strong client communication skills


+ Formal training/certifications in graphic design,
visual communication or related fields


+ Experience
at a senior-level management: leading
large design teams, large product teams or design domains


+ Passion for managing and mentoring designers


+ Deep understanding of user-centered design methods especially
related to digital products and the ability to work at all levels of the
process


+ Experience developing and evolving design systems


+ Experience designing mobile-first and for responsive websites


+ Experience with user research throughout the product lifecycle,
incorporating data from multiple sources into decision making


+ Experience with user research throughout the product lifecycle,
incorporating data from multiple sources into decision making




Preferred
Skills:





+ Team leadership


+ Agile experience (Kanban,
Scrum) required


+ Strong client management
skills


+ Understanding of visual
design, Interaction design and User research disciples and how they work
together ideally with a strength in one area


+ An excellent
communicator with strong presentation skills: you are able to share design
direction, vision and rationale with stakeholders and senior management


+ Motivate and guide the team
to create designs that keep the work at the forefront of UX design/establishing
new best practices


+ Model and promote a positive
and highly collaborative team culture


+ Organized
and expeditious; always deadline aware; you are process-oriented and take pride
in planning well, and delivering what you promise


+ Agile
Certification: Certified Scrum Master, Agile Coach, or Product Owner








An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.



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





Applicants for employment in the U.S. must possess work authorization which does not require now or in the future sponsorship by the employer for a visa.



Accenture is a federal contractor, an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.





Equal Employment Opportunity


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.





Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.





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


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Posted: 2019-10-21 Expires: 2020-02-09

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