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As a Senior Staff UX Design Technologist you combine UX Design and Engineering expertise into an integrated creative discipline. You sketch and paint stories through technology - but your work is never just for the sake of technology. Through your craft, you tell interactive stories and design unique solutions that have purpose and address real needs of people and brands, and win over even the toughest skeptics.
You develop, prototype, test and iterate on innovative UI/UX solutions that blend design, technology, strategy, and customer value, to push the envelope and inspire development teams and leaders to invest in new ideas. In doing so, you wear many hats, including acting as hands-on project lead, partnering with strategists, researchers, designers, developers and outside partners to guide the execution from and interaction design and development perspective and ensure our interactive work is beautifully made and has high business impact.
Ideation, Prototyping, Integration & Strategy
Spark creative thinking through emerging technology research and experimentation. Build early prototypes to test ideas, interactions and functionality. Create forward momentum by iterating and selling ideas through prototypes.
Enable ways for the team to say ‘yes’ while managing complexity & stability in our high-fidelity prototypes, showcars & exhibits. Understand that frequent change is part of the creative process and ensure an agile workflow resulting in high-quality, on-time deliverables.
Manage relationships with technical & management stakeholders, including defining & documenting project plans, architectures and interfaces, technical capabilities, requirements & dependencies.
Contribute to business case & strategy development.
Keep up to date with technology trends and play with technology to understand it. Showcase the latest creative uses of technology to the wider company and introduce emerging technologies into the human-centered design process.
Find ways to contribute that stretch beyond your comfort zone and grow your craft and skills. Take charge in continuously increasing your ability to help the team succeed.
Share your UX superpowers through teaching & actively shape the growth of team members through mentoring & coaching.
Shape best-practices and team-internal processes that ensure continuous quality improvement.
Do whatever it takes to get things done, while following company processes & procedures
Years of Experience: Minimum years of experience needed
You will need a strong portfolio demonstrating relevant experiences working as a hands-on UX Designer, Interaction Designer, UX Software Engineer, Creative Coder, Qt Developer, Frontend Developer, UX Design Engineer, or related profession.
As a rough guideline, we’re looking for leadership growth & development that usually takes around:
9-15 years of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree
7-13 years of experience with a Master’s Degree
5-11 years of experience with a PhD
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Interaction Design, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Human Factors Engineering, Human Computer Interaction, Industrial Design or a wide range of related fields.
Supportive & Inspiring: You always strive to bring out the best in others & yourself.
Fearless & Accountable: You find ways to say ‘yes’ and if something blows up, you own it, fix it & learn from it.
Organized & Considerate: You plan ahead to ensure a proper life-work balance for your teammates and yourself.
Forward Thinking: You’re able to see beyond todays challenges and see the threads that make the future.
Master of GyShiDo: You’re able to gracefully execute in a fast-paced environment.
Thriving on Ambiguity: You see the angles and opportunities in complex, ill-defined problems and help others find comfort and make sense of uncertainty.
Deliberately Humble: Your intellectual humility creates a space for your teammates to shine & grow.
Speak Truth to Power: You’re tactful & diplomatic, but never flinch away from ensuring that even the most unpopular facts & points of view are clearly heard and considered.
Human-centered Design Methods: You systematically and collaboratively ensure that interactions, experiences & principles are grounded in research and refined based on the real needs of diverse users.
Hype-busting X-ray Vision: You’ll need great instincts and tenacity for cutting through the hype and quickly deconstruct emerging technologies & trends to develop a fundamental understanding of the underlying drivers, strengths and limitations that can be extrapolated into the future.
Engaging Communicator: You must be able to effectively articulate concise and sound recommendations and tell engaging human-centered stories tailored to internal & external stakeholders.
T-Shaped Thinker, Doer & Maker: You’re a Jack or Jill of Many Trades and a true Master of one or two areas of deep expertise including:
Visual Design using Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch, MODO, etc
Modern OpenGL, Digital Materials, Custom Shaders & 3D-Modeling for Realtime Rendering.
Voice AI, NLU & Dialog Design
Electronics Prototyping with Arduinos, Raspberry PIs, Sensors, Actuators, CAN, etc.
Machine-Learning, Image Processing & Sensor-Fusion for 3D-Depth Sensors
Any other prototyping superpower that helps us bring future experiences to life with today’s technologies.
Battletested Exhibitor: You have experience working on showcars, large-scale interactive art exhibits, or similar projects.
Gearhead: You have a passion & purpose for shaping the future of mobility, and are revved up with some motor oil or electric current charging though your veins.
Diversity Champion: We strongly believe that to design the best products our team needs to be as diverse as our global customers. The more diverse the input of our experiences, the more complex & rich the output of our designs. We expect you to actively and consciously support our work culture which demands empathy, self-awareness, respect, compassion and understanding for diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and life stages.
Life-long Learner, Mentor & Teacher: We want you to always look for opportunities to push beyond your comfort zone and develop your individual superpowers. That includes actively learning by doing, as well as teaching and mentoring your colleagues through our Advanced UX Academy. We believe that everyone has something to teach and everyone has something to learn.
World Traveler: We work globally with some great teams and partners. You must be willing and able to occasionally travel in order to:
Support the build-up, integration and demonstration of showcars and exhibits
Participate in design-thinking and stakeholder workshops
Co-create or kick the tires on emerging technologies
Attend conferences and autoshows
Test Driver: We build some interesting and sometimes unusual vehicles that need to be driven safely. So you must be able to pass mandatory advanced driver training and be comfortable (or ideally excited) driving heavily modified non-production vehicles.
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