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UX Designers, Researchers, and Writers - Open Application Volvo Cars UX

Let's create the future together.

At Volvo Cars, we are on a disruptive mission to give people the freedom to move. By exploring futures, our aim is to design experiences around human needs, innovating to provide mobility that is personal, sustainable and safe. Do you want to join us?

 

 

Career opportunities with the User Experience team at Volvo Cars

Volvo Cars is integrating and elevating design in strategic and comprehensive way unique to the industry and is looking primarily for senior-, lead- and manager-level positions in Volvo Cars' newly-formed UX organization to advocate for the user and create delightful, cohesive user experience with a high quality of craft. Upcoming roles that we are looking to fill are likely to include:

 

 

  • UX Design Managers
  • Senior and Lead UX Designers
  • Senior UX Researchers
  • Senior Business and Service Designers
  • Senior Visual Designers
  • Senior Motion Designers
  • Design System Specialists
  • Interaction Designers
  • UX Copy Writers

 

 

In the long-term, designer and other roles will also arise and we are always looking for talented people to take our products and services to the next level, so do not hesitate to register your interest so we can keep you informed about developments in UX at Volvo Cars.

 

Most opportunities are located at our headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden but in some cases can be based in Lund or Stockholm.

 

What we offer

Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine what it means to own a vehicle during one of most innovative times in the transport industry. We are looking to redefine all aspects of the car eco-system including ownership, autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, sustainability, and online shopping. User experience as a discipline is a key part of Volvo Cars' strategy. 

 

Our UX organization helps to gather insights about our users and redefines and elevates the users' experience of Volvo Cars' products and services.

 

We are approximately 100+ UX professionals and visionaries with varying backgrounds, and our roles are shaped accordingly. You can expect a varied and exciting job in a team of professionals who love their work. We collaborate and share insights across verticals (Vision, Car UX, Mobile UX, Web UX, Retailer Tools, Corporate Digital, Guide, Design Operations), exposing you to many perspectives, products, and professional development opportunities. We take professional growth very seriously and make sure you have the freedom and responsibility to become the designer and design leader you want to be. 

 

When joining the Volvo Cars UX Team, you will serve as an expert for your product team and develop ideas for new and enhanced features. You will collaborate with both Engineers and Product Teams as well as different verticals in the UX organization to help set the vision for user experience and make it a reality. You will work closely with user-researchers and other experts to test critical assumptions, gathering valuable data and learning about emergent areas of opportunity. You will communicate with multiple stakeholders, internal and external, to advocate for the user based on a deep understanding of our customer needs and pain-points. 

 

Who you are

We are looking primarily for "T-shaped people" to join us in senior, lead- and manager- level roles who have the following strengths:

 

Design skills: You are a versatile designer who uses a full range of skills—product design, interaction design, and visual design — to ensure you deliver magical experiences to the customer. You have experience delivering end-to-end user experience design artefacts - user flows, stories, wireframes, and prototypes that balance design aesthetics with intuitive functionality for speculative experiences. You are curious and comfortable with prototyping your ideas.

 

People skills: You are a people person and have a people-focused design mentality.  You like to work with others, from ideation and workshopping to delivering concepts in their final form. You are a strong collaborator, who can work with not only design partners, but many other stakeholders from marketing to engineering. You are able to communicate effectively to inspire teams towards action and empathy for the user. You are unafraid to share work-in-progress and thrive on incorporating feedback to improve your process.

 

Process and research skills: You are constantly looking to hone your design instinct through user feedback, whether through hands-on user research or an A/B test. You have a strong understanding of building and maintaining design libraries or systems. You apply your design knowledge to managing projects and processes. You are able to identify ways in which to incorporate internal and external feedback into your process and that of your colleagues in a thoughtful and systematic way. 

 

  • Strong candidates for senior roles probably have at least 5 years' relevant experience in high-quality hands-on game, e-commerce, mobile/web application, and/or consumer-focused tech companies.
  • Strong candidates applying for lead and management positions have at least eight years of relevant design experience with experience managing multi-disciplinary teams and working with managing stakeholders from different organizations.

 

The following qualities are highly desirable in candidates for lead and management positions:

 

 

  • Well-versed in the entire design process with a versatile design methodology and toolkit.
  • Comfort working with ambiguity and transforming broad visions into concrete design.
  • Leads by example, motivates, and gains the trust of your team, partners and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Able to formulate thinking into frameworks, tools, and insight to inspire others.
  • Passionate about teaching and mentoring other designers and knowing when to trust others to do their job well.
  • Natural facilitator able to ensure that the team has all the resources and information needed to grow and accomplish their goals.
  • A strategic thinker who is capable of spotting opportunities that will create value for our customers.
  • Adept at shipping consumer and business products/services that solve real problems and engage end users.
  • Enthusiastic in collecting insights and turning them into strategic recommendations that will drive the businesses of our customers.
  • Capable of being hands-on whenever needed.
  • Still hungry to learn more.

 

 

How to apply for consideration for upcoming roles

We review portfolios and interview candidates on an ongoing basis for designers that qualify for senior roles. We are happy to receive open applications for other kinds of roles so we can contact you about future career opportunities as they come up, but you we may not follow up with you immediately.

 

Please create your Volvo Cars Career account via the button below, and be sure to tick the checkbox indicating that you would like to be kept informed of career opportunities and make your profile available to Volvo Cars recruiters across the organization

 

You should be able to upload or provide links to a portfolio of projects and/or samples of preview work to which you have made a substantial contribution and that demonstrates how your mastery of experience design has led to or improved real-world user experiences.

We welcome people from all backgrounds, including international applicants (we offer relocation support).

 

If you see a specific role you would like to apply for, please do not hesitate to apply for that position as well as submit your general interest here to be considered for other roles. 

 

CVs and portfolios received via email or LinkedIn cannot be considered, but questions about the UX organization and the open application can be directed to Senior Recruiter for the UX organization, Megan Reif Dyfvermark (megan.reif.dyfvermark@volvocars.com).

 

 

Who we are

The future belongs to those who are empowered by a great idea and have the ability to carry it out. At Volvo Car Group, our vision is clear: "To be the world's most progressive and desired premium car brand" by simplifying people's lives. We have bold targets when it comes to innovation, sales and customer satisfaction and to make this happen, we need talented people onboard. People with passion, energy, business sense and the drive to innovate. People that want to create the next generation Volvo cars in a global, dynamic and respectful environment. We will support you to reach your full potential. Join us on this exciting journey into the future.

 

 

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Job requisition ID:  51839

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