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Senior Data Strategist

ZGF is seeking a Senior Data-Strategist to join our team. This position is a leadership role that focuses on managing firm-wide research connected to human wellness, efficiency, and space utilization. Key responsibilities: interfacing with clients and project teams to address research proposals/services; steering firm-wide research initiatives; leading and coordinating with a multi-disciplinary team and communicating research outcomes to a range of stakeholders. We have a preference for this position to be located in the Seattle office or for the candidate to spend extended amounts of time in Seattle. However, we are open to discussion regarding being placed in one of our other (5) North American offices.

As a Senior Data-Strategist, you will…

  • Grow a firmwide strategy surrounding modern space needs that address generational, cultural, and hierarchical drivers of our projects
  • Oversee the implementation of user feedback tools including: surveys, focus groups, in-depth interviews, building sensors and sensing technologies, and building performance data with best practice methodologies
  • Work with broader data/research team to develop and maintain data pipelines and related resources to ensure quality, accessibility and visibility of work product
  • Participate in Marketing pursuits—content generation and interview participation—to win new work
  • Collaborate closely with project teams and clients to recommend and deliver appropriately designed analysis and interventions
  • Research and socialize industry trends and stay up-to-date on competitive analysis research in and out of the AEC industry
  • Develop thought-leadership content on a frequent basis that includes a variety of media, including white papers, blog posts, videos, infographics, and podcasts
  • Attend and speak at relevant conferences


  • Advanced degree in a social science (anthropology, sociology, psychology), a quantitative discipline or related field
  • Years of proven experience in design, data collection, analysis, and reporting of applied research
  • Unafraid to dive into the data and understand the implications
  • High level of comfort collaborating with clients from the C-suite to Facilities Personnel for a range of organizations—hospitals, Fortune 500 companies, universities, city municipalities, etc.
  • Ability to act as a firmwide resource for six offices across North America
  • Preferred qualifications: familiarity with popular industry software for data analysis and visualization
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with bias toward creating new initiatives and programs based on firm needs and industry trends
  • Demonstrated ability to direct and lead cross-functional teams
  • A collaborative and team-oriented disposition; a sense of humor and grace under pressure; persistent, tactful, and enthusiastic
  • Sound professional judgment, strong work ethic, positive and client-focused attitude

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Along with a Resume and Cover Letter, please provide an example of one (or all) of the following materials:

  • A peer-reviewed article with you listed as lead author
  • A writing example you wrote for a lay audience
  • A figure or visual graphic you produced to share study findings with a lay audience

ZGF Architects LLP is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We invite qualified candidates to apply online posting cover letter and resume.

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