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Interaction Designer

Volvo Group North America k

Greensboro, NC

Jan 13
Job Description

A New Frontier Awaits
Nestled between the Smokey Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, Volvo Trucks North America offers the stability of a 90-year-old corporation with strong 401k plan and world-class benefits, which includes 5 weeks of vacation to start. The heavy truck industry has been gearing up to be innovators in new technologies, especially around user interaction and Volvo Trucks North America is excited to bring onboard talented individuals to provide a unique Volvo Trucks experience and continue our great reputation to be the #1 preferred brand.

Complete Vehicle contributes to deliver the right Products & Services to all Volvo Group brand customers according to product segmentation and brand positioning. In Complete Vehicle we are a team of specialized functions with various responsibilities: Aftermarket technology developing aftermarket solutions for the brands; FVV breaking down features to technical requirements, as well as verifying and validating products and services; Volvo Group Design translating the soul of the brand to a product message; Product Builds delivering all truck and component builds; Special Vehicle Development developing niche products.

In Complete Vehicle we are close to end customers, understanding their needs and behaviors. Our engaged teams have a holistic view of the entire truck and bring hands-on truck experience.

Volvo Group Design is a global organization of design excellence that creates superior customer value by designing appealing products with strong brand profiles for the Volvo Group. Volvo Group Design’s expertise consists of generating ideas of future designs and inspiring creativity and innovation within the Volvo Group. We constantly increase innovation and efficiency through cooperation between our design studios located in Ageo, Gothenburg, Greensboro and Lyon.

Are you an Interaction Designer looking for a new challenge and a possibility to work in a creative environment for the premium brand of Volvo Trucks in North America? We are now looking for an Interaction Designer to join our design team.

The Design Studio of Volvo Group Trucks Technology in Greensboro, NC, is proud to announce an expansion to our world-class design organization. It is our intention to hire experienced Volvo Group Design individuals to enhance our existing team of highly qualified professionals. We are seeking to build the most innovative and talented team in the industry, continuing our journey as the most desirable truck brands in the market. Volvo Group offers an attractive and comprehensive compensation and benefits plan, provides career growth and personal development opportunities, along with a balanced life style in the growing city of Greensboro, located in the heart of North Carolina. If you consider yourself an outstanding talent and accomplished professional, then we welcome your application to join our top-tier organization.

It is mandatory that you include your Portfolio with your submission for this position. Please do the following:

1. Apply and attach your resume through the system
2. The Portfolio should be PDF and no more than 12 MB.
3. Please submit the Portfolio to alex.keyes@volvo.com and in the subject line include Requisition# and Title

***Please Note: You will not be considered without this information***

Job Summary:
Creates results by collaborating with fellow designers, user researchers, and program managers to create user scenarios, user flows, wireframes, User Interface (UI) assets, and other design artefacts as needed.

Works closely with our business and solution delivery partners, translating business requirements, modern technology, and user needs into a meaningful design and customer solutions

Accountability and Responsibilities:
-Participate in cross functional teams as expert on Aesthetics, Product Message and Visual Brand Distinction
-Produce user requirements specifications, personas, storyboards, scenarios, flowcharts, design prototypes, and design specifications
-Visualize new design solutions and develop decision material to present to stakeholders
-Research and analyze input from related trends (e.g. Competitive set, General automotive, Culture, Human behavior, technology, design, etc.). considering the following perspectives:
-Business Efficiency and Brand platform
-Environmental and Economical Drive
-Effectively communicate research findings, conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale both verbally and visually
-Secure the correct visual quality of the output from the Volvo Group Design Process in due time
-Iterative prototyping for user and stakeholder feedback

Education, Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
-Minimum BA/BFA degree required; Master’s degree preferred
-Minimum 3-5 years of documented experience in the design field, experience from automotive industry a merit
-Documented digital user experience
-Proficiency with design and prototyping tools such as Photo Shop, Illustrator, Visio, and -Dreamweaver. QT experience is highly prioritized
-Knowledge of capabilities and limitations of Web technologies such as HTML, JavaScript, Flash and CSS
-Ability to prototype concepts and interpret user feedback
-Basic knowledge in 3D tools i.e. Alias
-Outstanding visual presentation skills
-Working knowledge of design and prototyping tools, such as Adobe Suite, OmniGraffle, jQuery,
-Knowledge of web-based technologies and their impact on the feasibility of design solutions, including the capabilities and limitations of Web technologies Flash, DHTML, CSS, and various other technologies a plus.

Behavioral Competencies:
-Peer relationships
-Integrity and trust
-Perseverance
-Standing alone
-Learning on the fly
-Professional Skills:
-Proven aesthetic, visual and ideation skills
-Understanding of social and human behavior future needs
-Understanding of Brand strategies
-Customer and application knowledge
-Market and competitor understanding
-Excellent communication and organization skills.
-Entrepreneurial mind set

Reports to:
Head of Design in Greensboro Studio

Volvo Group North America

Volvo Group drives prosperity through transport and infrastructure solutions, offering trucks, buses, construction equipment, power solutions for marine and industrial applications, financing and services that increase our customers’ uptime and productivity. We are committed to shaping the future landscape of sustainable transport and infrastructure solutions. Our headquarter is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and our shares are listed on Nasdaq in Stockholm, Sweden.