Do you have the chops to design experiences for next-gen connected products and services for a global player in the Future of Mobility? Are you a pioneer vs settler and catalyst vs agitator? If the answers are, "Yes," then this could be the opportunity you've been looking 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 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.
As a Senior Industrial designer you:
+ Love your discipline and apply the fundamentals and tools in modern ways, all while desiring to learn from others and grow.
+ Ask questions, experiment, and share ideas to create solutions that address real customer needs.
+ Contribute throughout the entire process from inspiration and research to building prototypes and communicating a vision.
+ Bring integrated digital-physical experiences to life through brand, products, and services.
+ Work with project teams to conceive, design, develop, test, and launch new products and services.
+ Apply systems thinking to design physical experiences that engages people throughout a service journey.
+ Identify opportunities and actionable concepts that align with user and business needs, design principles, and technical capabilities.
+ Effectively communicate and build relationships with collaborators and stakeholders in an advanced product development environment.
+ 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
+ Experience in consumer products/services, transportation, design consultancies, or similar
+ Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite design tools and, at least, one 3D modeling software application (Alias AutoStudio, Rhino, or Blender)
+ 5+ years of industrial/transportation design experience
+ Creativity and inventiveness towards features and functional solutions
+ Strong ability to translate customer and research inputs into relevant, desirable, and feasible product solutions
+ Superior product design aesthetic sensibilities
+ Exceptional sketching, visualization, modelling, and presentation skills
+ Strong 2D application skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.) and 3D application skills (Alias AutoStudio, VRED, Rhino, Maya, or Blender)
+ Ability to build low fidelity prototypes (e.g. hands-on with cardboard, foam core, wood, laser
cutting, 3D printing) and understanding of production methods and prototyping processes.
+ Ability to translate design vision in animated story form through the 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.
Our client has a hybrid model. The on-site requirement is 4 days/week.
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.
Base salary range $105K - $177K
***To be considered, please share your resume and the link to your online portfolio (and password)***