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Interaction Designer Job, Auburn Hills, MI

Job Number: 1028882

Location: Auburn Hills, MI

Date Posted: 7-28-2017


At FCA, the Product Design group is influential in driving our pride and passion for world-class products. Our designers help set the pace for the company by developing concepts for new and exciting driving experiences. Designers at FCA are encouraged to think bigger, push harder and continually invent and reinvent automotive technologies and designs. FCA offers designers unrivaled career opportunities in the center of automotive innovation. As our product evolves, so do our designers.

The Interaction Designer will be able to develop vision and conceptual exercises and interaction design solutions throughout projects (includes digital and physical, connectivity, intelligent systems, and mobility.) The Designer will work in a hands-on capacity helping envision and design solutions including contributing to strategy and vision, developing scenarios, interaction models and flows, and creating wireframes. The selected candidate will create frameworks that empower the interaction design community to conduct the right activities at the right time by providing tools, processes, best practices and templates/frameworks for delivery.

Designers should be able to ensure overall quality of interaction concepts, designs and outputs of the interaction design community. Also, be able to share trends, strategic perspectives, technology, and concepts with UX team and key work partners to further develop consumer-centered strategies that align with FCA's vision, goals, vehicles, services and markets. The selected candidate should have a thorough understanding and experience with user-centered design processes and a deep expertise in interaction design methods, processes, tools, and best practices. The Designer should have experience collaborating with multi-disciplinary teams across all aspects of UX design processes.

We're looking for people who thrive in a fast-paced environment, deliver as a way of life and are inspired to make a positive impact.

Team members are expected to establish effective working relationships, founded on trust and transparency, with our internal and external partners. Sound judgment, excellent communication skills and the ability to drive decisions through consensus and influence change are a must.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction or related field
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience as an interaction / user experience designer for digital and/or product -- mobile, web, and software, physical + digital, automotive
  • Proven track record of setting design vision in a dynamic, diverse, fast paced environment across multiple projects on schedule and with quality
  • Experience in contributing to user research (participatory design, concept testing, usability testing, etc.)
  • High energy and passion for understanding consumer technology trends, safety, mobile technology enablers, autonomous vehicles, interaction paradigms and convergent experiences

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as an /Industrial Designer/ Motion Graphic Designer/ Interaction Designer / User Experience Designer
  • Expert knowledge in 3D modeling, rendering, and animation using Autodesk Alias / Maya / and V-Red

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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