Creative Technology Lead

15 Nov 2016
13 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Creative Technology Lead
Fjord - Design & Innovation from Accenture Interactive
Location: London
Salary up to GBP56,300 depending on skills and experience plus excellent benefits package



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.

A recent acquisition of Accenture after 13 years of delivering award-winning service design magic, Fjord has evolved to represent a stretch for the Design community - simultaneously shifting the world's largest consultancy towards customer centricity, whilst being supported by the scale and reach of same business.
As a result, we believe that not just Fjord but Design practice globally is starting to reveal itself in the most powerful of places - the boardrooms of some of the biggest organisations in the world, with access to creating an impact on the lives of millions of people.
There's a lot of work to do. So we're growing our design team here at the Fjord London studio.
And to build it we're looking for the keystones; we're looking for the brightest service design leaders of our time to define and deliver some of the most challenging design creativity to some of the most critical infrastructure that drives our complex world - a world of simultaneously logical data and irrational humanity
Our clients are more diverse than ever. Our projects more varied than ever - in scope, type, and levels from the C-suite. Our design team is thriving like never before because they are learning to address new challenges that every project brings.
If you think the word 'digital' means everything, and nothing, simultaneously, we'd love to hear from you.

What responsibilities will you have?
Design Facing:

• Responsible for the quality and robustness of technical deliverables on each project.
• Be a hands-on technology expert, shaping the concept and seeing it through to detailed design and implementation across a variety of devices and platforms.
• Have an inquisitive interest in the latest development techniques and libraries. Experience of constructing and developing on a technology stack that meets the needs of rapid prototyping, whilst also serving as the foundation for future development.
• Demonstrate the value of prototyping as an integral and regular step in the design process of conceptualizing, refining, and finalizing an inventive solution, service or product.
• Be comfortable with driving innovation from a technical point of view, pushing the boundaries of complex services and solutions that are simple, relevant, and human centered.
• Keep up to speed with new technology market trends.

Client Facing:

• Balance the client's business objectives, and technical feasibility constraints whilst meeting the user experience objectives of the project. Be prepared to challenge requirements.
• Establish and maintain strong working relationships with colleagues, clients, and key stakeholders.
• Work in partnership with the Project Lead to issue regular status reports and troubleshoot problem areas.
• Identify and alert the Project Lead to potential risks, and work with them to manage changes in scope and devise contingency plans.
• Define quality control requirements. Produce lean technical specification and API documentation.

Team Facing:

• Take an active role in team activities, including design critique sessions, best practice initiatives, and social activities.


What skills & experience are we looking for?

• Relevant industry experience.
• In possession of a relevant degree or professional qualification(s).
• In-depth knowledge and experience in a relevant software engineering or web design discipline.
• Creating prototypes for platforms such as wearables, mobile, web, and TV.
• Experience of rapid prototyping, Agile development methodologies.
• Experience with web and mobile accessibility tools and features.
• Strong interaction design skills, and an aptitude for visual design.
• Strong knowledge of structuring web applications
• Ability to construct and deploy a back-end web service to support the needs of a front end application or service
• Experience of being accountable for code quality and project delivery
• Standards, package management, dependency understanding
• Demonstrate a mixture of skills across the following areas:
o JS frameworks such as Bootstrap, Backbone, Angular.
o Fluid layouts and Responsive Web Design.
o Digital Design authoring tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud.
o Node, Python (Django), Ruby, PHP, Java
o MySQL, PostgreSQL, NoSQL
o GIT, Gitflow

Other Requirements?

• Seek out opportunities for self-development.
• Effectively manage administration such as time reporting, expense submission etc.
• 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.
• Comply with Health and Safety policies and procedures.
• Adhere to procedures relating to the proper use and care of equipment & materials provided.

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 specialisation. We offer a variety of formal and informal training programs at every level to help you acquire and build specialised 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 specialised 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: 19th December 2016.
Accenture reserves the right to close the role prior to this date should a suitable applicant be found.

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