Job Description

Do you have the chops to design experiences for next-gen connected products and services for a major global player in The Future of Mobility? Are you a pioneer vs settler and a catalyst vs an agitator? If the answers are ‘yes’, then this could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for.

About Our Client
Our client is driving people, their businesses, and society forward by taking on their toughest transportation challenges. But while they believe more than ever that mobility drives human progress, the world has progressed, too. Our client is in the midst of the biggest change the automotive industry has ever seen. Just as cars changed the world over the last century—creating the driver, highways, gas stations and malls—self-driving cars, electric powertrains, and connected vehicles will radically reshape how we live, work, and play, our cities and society itself over the next hundred years. Our client’s human-centered design organization drives human progress through creativity, empathy and design. They are at the cutting edge of the company’s most strategically critical work, designing people’s and society’s needs into the heart of next-generation products, services, and experiences. Every day, the company’s vehicles and services support millions of people around the world, and the HCD organization is designing at scale – not just inventing the future, but operationalizing it, to help all those people move through their lives, better. Their global labs are dedicated spaces that push the edge of the company’s near and far strategy. Their ultimate goal is to design new products, services, and ventures that customers love and that drive business profitability.

Position Overview
As an Industrial Design Lead, you:
+ are a passionate SME who uses fundamentals and tools in modern ways. 
+ experiment and share ideas to create solutions that address real human needs.
+ lead throughout the entire design process
+ bring integrated digital-physical experiences to life through brand, products, and
+ inspire project teams to conceive, design, test, and launch new products and services.
+ apply systems thinking to design experiences that engage people throughout a service journey.
+ identify opportunities and develop actionable concepts that align with user and business needs, design principles, and technical capabilities.
+ effectively communicate, representing the team in an advanced product development environment and building relationships with collaborators and stakeholders.
+ Collaborate on designing, making, and testing new solutions through experiments and prototypes at varying levels of fidelity–from sketches, renderings, CAD models and animations to functional prototypes and build-ready assets. 

+ Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Transportation Design or related field
+ Experience in a consumer product industry, transportation sector or supplier, design consultancy, or similar
+ Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite design tools
+ Proficiency with at least one 3D modeling software application (Alias, AutoStudio, Rhino, or Blender)
+ Proficiency in relevant presentation applications (PowerPoint, Keynote, or similar)

Preferred Requirements
+ 5+ years of work experience 
+ Creativity and inventiveness towards features and functional solutions
+ Ability to translate customer and research inputs into relevant, desirable, and feasible product solutions
+ Excellent communication, presentation, and storytelling skills
+ Strong design aesthetic sensibilities
+ Superior sketching, visualization, and modelling skills 
+ Strong 2D and 3D application skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.; Alias AutoStudio, VRED, Rhino, Maya or Blender)
+ Ability to lead projects in a multidisciplinary team environment
+ An understanding of production methods and prototyping processes and ability to build low fidelity prototypes
+ Creative use of digital presentation applications
+ Ability to develop design proposals from concept to production
+ Experience building inclusive and accessible design solutions

***Research shows that candidates from under-represented backgrounds often don't apply for roles if they don't meet all the criteria. If you don't have 100% of the skills listed, we strongly encourage you to apply if interested.***

Diversity Equity & Inclusion
Our client is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

Work Model
Our client has a hybrid model with a regular on-site requirement of 3 days/week (up to 5 if/when necessary).

Work Authorization
Candidates for this position at our client company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Application Details

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Future-of-Mobility Client of Vee Ventures

About Vee
Our founders and team have deep expertise in branding, innovation, design, I/O psychology, organization design, digital & data product development, enterprise software and application development complemented by current and past experience with clients ranging from emerging Silicon Valley unicorns to established leaders in government and the public and private sectors including BMW, Box, Clorox, HP, Lowe’s, Mastercard, McDonald’s, Microsoft, NASA, Nissan, Pepsico, Procter & Gamble, and Staples, among others. For more information, check out our website and blog (Insights section).

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