We are looking for a seasoned UX connectivity strategist to help guide our future strategy for a connected vehicle for Ford and Lincoln. You will be part of a multidisciplinary UX team that will envision and design future experiences (hardware, software and services) in and around vehicles. The Ford Global UX Team is a growing team committed to envisioning and creating simple, thoughtful, enjoyable and compelling product experiences that continually inspire our teams and customers to go further.
Our diverse Global User Experience Team is comprised of researchers, interaction designers, visual designers, industrial designers, modelers, and project managers. Together our team works to provide the best in vehicle interaction to satisfy our global customer needs. Responsibilities:
Work closely with Electrical Engineering, Connect Vehicle and Services, Studio, and Marketing to deliver connectivity specifications (ie. Logic and flow, wireframes, and planning for digital models) for center stack screens, and mobile apps including Ford Pass and Lincoln Way.
Guide research and development of connection strategies and roadmaps for cross-platform interaction (center stack, mobile device, web)
Research and analyze competitor’s implementation of connectivity strategy.
Identify and track all open issues to ensure specification and design deliverables against program timing are met.
Manage diverse collaborative teams of Engineers, Marketers, Designers, Regulatory, Marketing, User Experience and Program Management individuals throughout the design to delivery process
Self-motivated with a high-level of responsibility, professionalism and attention to detail
Bachelor degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Ergonomics or Interaction Design
3+ years of experience in HMI/HCI development, design, and research
Master degree in Information Technology, Engineering, Ergonomics, Interaction Design or Equivalent
5+ years of experience in HMI/HCI development, design, and research
Previous experience with SYNC product development
2+ years Usability Testing experience
Exceptional communication skills (writing, listening, presenting, persuading)
Excellent teamwork, leadership, interpersonal, and global communication skills
Practical knowledge of Visio and Microsoft Office apps
Experience working with Industrial Designers, Engineers, Researchers and Marketing
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 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.
Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position, TN visa holders may be considered.
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.