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Lead UX Designer - Physical Spaces

Let's create the future together.

At Volvo Cars, we’re on a mission to make people’s lives less complicated. We design our services around people, and we innovate to provide mobility that is personal, sustainable, and safe. Do you want to join us?


We are seeking a Lead UX Designer for Physical Spaces to join the Car UX team within the UX Organization at our Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden) (International applications are welcome). 


In this new role, you will focus on defining our customers' interaction with physical interfaces in and around the car.


Why now?

Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine what it means to own a vehicle during a time of rapid change in the transport industry. Volvo Cars is looking to redefine all aspects of the car ecosystem including mobility solutions, autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, sustainability, and digital purchases and engagement. User Experience as a discipline is a key part of Volvo Cars' strategy and the UX organization gathers insights about our users, and redefines and elevates their experience of Volvo's products and services.


Your Mission

As a Lead UX Designer on the Car UX team, you will work on defining features, products, and systems within the digital systems and physical interaction of the car and all of the complex touchpoints that this implies. Working with designers as well as diverse stakeholders in product and engineering, you will advocate both for the customer and for exceptional design. You will contribute with a high level of craft as well as insights from research in order to create a magical customer experience.


You will be involved both in project planning and guiding other designers as well as working hands-on to deliver design artifacts, such as user flows, wireframes, and prototypes that balance design aesthetics with intuitive functionality. You will develop a deep understanding of our customer needs and pain-points, serving as an expert for your product team. You will also contribute ideas for new and enhanced features.


You and Your Skills

We believe that you are a versatile UX designer with a people-focused design mentality and ten or more years' of experience who knows what it takes to create elegant, user-oriented experiences and deliver magical experiences to the customer. As a strong collaborator, you can work not only with design partners, but many other stakeholders, from marketing to engineering. You are constantly looking to hone your design instinct through user feedback, whether that’s hands-on user interviews, ethnography, or a quantitative A/B test.


  • We believe we are looking for someone who has: 
  • Strong UX fundamentals and user-centered design practices.
  • A full range of skills—product design, interaction design, and visual design.
  • Experience working hands-on with user research, both qualitative and quantitative.
  • A portfolio (or work samples) of relevant past projects.


It would be an advantage if you have experience with industrial design and/or design of physical spaces and experience with consumer-focused tech companies.




Volvo Headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden 


(International Candidates are welcome! We have a team that helps with relocation). 


How To Apply


We look forward to receiving your application!


Please note that applications (CVs and Portfolios) via email will not be accepted.


For questions about the team, position, recruitment process, or living and working in Sweden, please contact Senior Recruiter to the UX Organization, Megan Reif, at megan.reif.dyfvermark@volvocars.com. 


There is no need for a cover letter, but please answer the screening questions.


If you upload or (preferably) link to your your public or private online portfolio where you have documented your work and processes, your application will be prioritized.


The UX Organization is growing and has several roles in the pipeline. If you would like to stay in contact about this as well as future positions, you are welcome to create your career account at Volvo Cars so we can contact you about future roles. Be sure to indicate that you are interested in being contacted about other positions and make your profile available to all Volvo Cars recruiters in your country/region so we can share it with relevant hiring managers.


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. 

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. 

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Gothenburg, SE

Job requisition ID:  53237

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