Product Designer - FordLabs

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Product Designer - FordLabs
Ann Arbor
Ford Motor Company

Job Description
FordLabs is a group of passionate designers, product managers and software engineers who collaborate together and work with our various lines of business and IT colleagues to ship working, tested software at market speed. As such, we are looking for people who have a passion for growing their skills, engaging in interesting work, and tackling challenging problems.

  • Maintain a user-centered approach in design perspective and practice.
  • Work as a collaborative team member with business partners, developers, and fellow designers.
  • Lead products from discovery and framework through iterative development and delivery.
  • Help product managers assess and prioritize opportunities and constraints.
  • Guide product decisions through user research and iterative feedback loops.
  • Rapidly iterate design prototypes and working applications.
  • Conduct user testing, interviews, and analysis.
  • Develop visual identity systems, data visualizations, visual design, illustrations, etc.
  • Produce materials for business partners and developers, including user flows, wireframes, mockups, live style guides, and assets.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2+ years of experience in User-Centered Design.
  • 2+ years of experience in Wireframing.
  • 2+ years of experience in User Testing.

Preferred Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Experience in paired programming and Agile/Lean methodologies.
  • Experience coaching and guiding others in UX and design.
  • Experience working independently with clients.
  • Experience designing full-service consumer and business applications.
  • Command of modern front-end technologies and frameworks (grid systems, responsive design).
  • Experience with Web and Mobile Accessibility.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems; be committed to lifelong design learning.
  • Desire to be part of a paired programming environment.
  • Technical and problem solving mindset.

The distance between imagination and creation. It can be measured in years of innovation, or in moments of brilliance. When you join the Ford team, you discover all the benefits, rewards and development opportunities you’d expect from a diverse global leader. You’ll become part of a team that is already leading the way, with ingenious solutions and attainable products – and it is always ready to go further.

Visa sponsorship may available for this position.

Ford Motor Company is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.