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Exterior Designer

We are people who want to make a difference.

Everything we do starts with people. It’s what makes us different from all other car companies. If you share our belief in the power of people and our passion for human-centric innovation, you will thrive together with brilliant, like-minded colleagues who are committed to making a true difference?


What We Can Offer

Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies, and it’s at the heart of everything we create. Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine the customer experience in automotive through digital technology.


Our vision is simple – creating the freedom to move in a personal, sustainable, and safe way – and the goals we’ve set up to support it are bold and ambitious. We’re building an organization full of creative, diverse, and talented people working to build new, exciting digital products and services supporting those goals.


Job Purpose

As an Exterior Designer, you must have in-depth knowledge of what it means to create great exterior designs which are on brand, and to an exceptional standard. They must demonstrate a true understanding of the subtleties of 3D surface and translation of a 2D sketch into reality. 


What You Can Bring

  • Propose innovative design solutions which help to push the future development of the Volvo & Polestar Brands
  • Create compelling and appropriate design proposals for concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings and 3D digital models


Other Qualifications

  • Collaborate cross-functionally with all team disciplines   
  • Support program timing by delivering appropriate design proposals with speed and efficiency
  • Benchmark competitive vehicles to aid design direction
  • Work closely together with studio engineering on design solutions that can be brought to production
  • Support Digital modelers with clear visual and verbal direction in the creation of digital models, physical models and CG renderings
  • Work on a broad range of advanced design and production programs
  • Present and communicate design proposals using multiple Medias including PPT, VRED, etc.


Who You Are

  • You have a Bachelors or higher degree in transportation / automotive design, industrial design.
  • Express a high level of creativity through sketching, digital sketching, and final digital rendering
  • Skilled in Alias Automotive Studio, VRed, Photoshop, and other visual medias
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as internal clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment.
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility
  • You are comfortable with periodic travel, including the potential for international travel for full-time employees.  This can be up to 25% of total work time.  Occasional nights and weekends may be required to fulfil tight deadlines.  Advanced notice will be given but not required.
  • Fluent English communication skills


Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire


Show, don’t tell

  • Applicants must provide a portfolio of design samples as part of their application.

Who are we?

Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them. 


In the spirit of a human-centric environment, we strongly believe in the well-being of our employees as well as their families. There are generous health and wellness programs that begin day-one with the company as well as a wide variety of other benefit programs including a comprehensive 401(k), potential for retention & company bonuses, and an opportunity to be a brand ambassador through our car incentive programs! Furthermore, in an effort to build the workday around our employees, we also offer remote flexibility working options.

Most importantly, Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.


Camarillo, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  49440

Nearest Major Market: Ventura
Nearest Secondary Market: Oxnard

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