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Senior UX Designer

Let's create change together.

Nothing beats being part of positive change. We’re on a truly exciting journey, working together in a fast-paced global environment to break new ground in almost every aspect of our operations. Right now, we have an exciting job opening for you.


The Role:

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, from brainstorming the next great product innovation to tweaking pixels right before launch. 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 owner, software engineers, analysts and 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

Identify unmet customer needs and develop ideas for new and enhanced features

Deliver key design artefacts such as storyboards, user flows, wireframes, prototypes and visuals

Possess a critical eye that looks to balance design aesthetics with intuitive functionality

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

Collaborate with other designers to help raise the bar, impart knowledge and ensure a seamless customer experience

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  



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

Great visual design skills, with an innate attention to detail for typography, color, layout, use of imagery and animation

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, materials, and textures 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.

Mountain View, CA, US

Job requisition ID:  18232

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

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