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Senior Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Designer

Ford AV k

Detroit, MI

Feb 24
Job Description

Job Description & Qualifications

The AV Experience Design (XD) team is growing and looking for new teammates to join us in creating the future of AV services, to meet the physical and digital needs of our moving people and goods customers. We are looking for creative individuals to be a part of our journey who can help further the vision and mission of the XD organization. Our iterative research process supports Ford’s engineering, design, marketing, and strategy teams to envision and create simple, thoughtful, enjoyable, and compelling product and service experiences that continually encourage our teams and customers! Embedded in a worldwide network, the XD team continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful self-driving automotive research and development!

What are your Super-Powers?:
Are you a phenomenal storyteller?
Can you define experiences with magical moments?
Can you visualize and bring to life future vehicles that will both combine and transcend physical and digital experiences?
Can you think strategically to make things happen?
Can you be a catalyst for innovation?

What you’ll be able to do:
Be inspired by the newest trends and find the best solutions for the customer.
Be a part of developing the latest and greatest technologies to create the next generation of connected, safe, and sustainable mobility solutions.
Help Identify and respond to relationships between a solution and its context.
Collaborate productively in large interdisciplinary teams.
Become an integral partner in the XD Physical Design process for our future generation of AV vehicles.
Reflect an understanding of both aesthetic and functional sensibilities in an Industrial Design environment.
Demonstrate the ability to think both strategically and tactically using the design tools necessary to assist the Physical Design team to create, communicate, and execute meaningful and effective product concepts.

The minimum requirements we seek:
Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Design, Industrial Design or related fields
5+ years of Transportation Design or Industrial Design studio work experience with an OEM or transportation sector supplier
5+ years of experience with Adobe Creative Suite design tools
5+ years of experience with at least one 3D modeling software application (Alias AutoStudio, Rhino, or Blender)

Our preferred requirements:
Outstanding design sensibilities applied to vehicle interiors and exteriors
Exceptional sketching, visualization, modeling, and presentation skills
Exceptional 2D computer skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
Exceptional 3D computer skills (Alias AutoStudio, VRED, Rhino, Maya or Blender)
Exceptional ability to translate design vision in story-form through creative use of digital presentation applications
Proven ability to develop design proposals from concept to production

What you’ll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

By choice, we are 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.

Ford AV

While others are taking a technology-first approach, Ford AV LLC is putting people first. We are building a self-driving business ecosystem that is purpose-designed from the outset. Ford’s AV strategy is different because we are designing, testing, and operating an ecosystem today that is fit for the purpose of our AV business model in the future.