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Senior UX Designer

Our Vision

Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine the automotive customer experiences through digital technology. While Volvo is pushing the boundaries on several fronts – autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, digital services, and more – some of the most exciting action is happening in our Consumer and Enterprise Digital Group.

 

The Opportunity
This role is within our Consumer Connectivity Services product team, which is using digital to reinvent car ownership by making life less complicated for our customers and ultimately save their highly valued. Owning a car should be integrated into your everyday life, and the services the services that support it should help make your life easier and save you time. This is a rapidly growing team, and we are looking for outstanding people who will be some of the earliest hires in their function, helping to establish it at Volvo Cars.

As a Senior User Experience Designer, you will be involved in every aspect of the product development process. You will be expected to utilize your full range of design and research skills, and you will own the experience for your products. You will work collaboratively as part of a dedicated product team, alongside a product manager, software engineers, and be part of a broader UX design community.

Main Responsibilities Include:

  • Develop a deep understanding of our customer needs and pain-points, serving as an expert for your product team
  • Design the end-to-end customer experience for your area, crafting interaction models that remove complexity and add delight
  • Deliver key design artifacts such as storyboards, user flows, wireframes, and prototypes
  • Develop rapid prototypes and test them with users to understand and enhance your designs
  • Communicate your planned approach. Share your insights, ideas, and opinions with your stakeholders and team using data and customer insights
  • Be an internal thought-leader on user experience best practices and trends
  • Advocate for our customers by stressing the importance of delivering a world-class user experience design


Requirements

  • 6-10 years of experience designing across platforms in a product design field
  • Possess thoughtful design processes that drives collaboration and validate new ideas with data and user insights
  • Strong portfolio that demonstrates how your mastery of experience design has led to or improved real-world digital experiences
  • Strong interaction design skills that make the complex seem simple, elegant and usable
  • Exceptional communication skills, with a tailored approach to suit the audiences
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams and large-scale software development cycles
  • Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite, Sketch, InVision and other emerging design applications
  • Experience with UX writing, design languages, branding, are all a plus


About you

  • Strong team player and great cross-functional collaboration that can helps teams gain consensus and deliver on a shared vision
  • Sensitivity to building and maintaining healthy a design culture with the design team and partners well with researchers, developers and the wider organization
  • You’re accountable for your work, and have an ability to manage time wisely across projects and competing priorities, providing accurate time and resourcing estimations to meet agreed upon deadlines
  • You’re always engaging with the latest design and prototyping tools, constantly looking for ways to boost productivity and get from design to development faster
  • Strong ability to learn about and empathize with the people that use our products, and provide innovative design solutions to meet those needs


Show, don’t tell

  • Applicants must provide a portfolio of work

Who are we?

Volvo Cars is a company on a mission; to bring traditional car manufacturing into a connected, sustainable and smart future.

Since 1927, we have been a brand known for our commitment to safety, creating innovative cars that make life less complicated for our consumers. In 2010, we decided to transform our business, resulting in a totally new generation of cars and technologies, as well as steady growth and record sales. Today, we’re expanding our global footprint in Europe, China and the US, and we’re on the lookout for new talent.

We are constantly pushing our own skills and abilities to drive change in the automobile industry like never before. We are looking for innovative, committed people to join us in this endeavour and create safe, sustainable and connected cars. We believe in the power of people and will challenge and support you to reach your full potential. Join us and be part of Volvo Cars’ journey into the future.

Sunnyvale, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  18232


Nearest Major Market: San Jose
Nearest Secondary Market: Palo Alto

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