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UX Designer

Bellevue, Washington Job ID: R-126-2021
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HARMAN’s engineers and designers are creative, purposeful and agile. As part of this team, you’ll combine your technical expertise with innovative ideas to help drive cutting-edge solutions in the car, enterprise and connected ecosystem. Every day, you will push the boundaries of creative design, and HARMAN is committed to providing you with the opportunities, innovative technologies and resources to build a successful career.

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  • Agile
  • Collaborative
  • Inventive
  • Innovative
  • Technical Capability
  • Results-Driven

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Responsibilities

A Career at HARMAN

As a technology leader that is rapidly on the move, HARMAN is filled with people who are focused on making life better. Innovation, inclusivity and teamwork are a part of our DNA. When you add that to the challenges we take on and solve together, you’ll discover that at HARMAN you can grow, make a difference and be proud of the work you do every day.

Job Responsibilities

  • A high-level performing individual contributor with strong relationships and the ability to drive parts of an initiative or tasks in contribution to specific project experiences.
  • Contributes to coherent visual and interaction designs across flows and channels.
  • Generates guidelines for design standards and patterns, style guides and frameworks. Advocates for new design standards and patterns, in collaboration with product, marketing, and engineering teams, based on brand guidelines and user feedback.
  • Evangelizes design best practices through trainings, playbooks and case studies. Demonstrates understanding of business case for design.
  • Translate brand principles, themes, and moods into strategic frameworks for visual expressions
  • Create scalable design language systems for typography, Color, components, and layouts
  • Create multi-media narratives that tell engaging stories of a team, project, or deliverable, with the audience and communication objective in mind

Key Competencies

  • Excellent core visual or interaction design skills with strong technical capabilities in prototyping, font-end presentation technology and user centered design methods.
  • Designs components, patterns and system-level attributes using gestalt principles Understands design systems and knows how to work within them and how to build and expand systems based on use cases.
  • Identifies and clarifies relationships between patterns.
  • Makes decisions that support future flexibility.
  • Evolve design; by building on either existing direction, or creating one from scratch
  • Drive collaboration with Engineering and business teams to align from the design purpose to the execution roadmap
  • Collaboratively create digital product concepts that push the bar for quality and excellence in each domain/industry
  • Craft a foundation for Design System, typography, iconography, color, grid, and design components
  • Strong understanding of Human Centered Design
  • Should be able to analyze and understand new domains quickly, become the “timely expert”
  • Function as team's advocate, to the engineering, analytics, sales and project management teams
  • Strong Knowledge of the design process and program management
  • Ability to negotiate and coordinate across multiple groups and disciplines


What You Need:

Basic Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years relevant experience in Visual design
  • Degree in design field
  • Should be an excellent communicator
  • Highly developed design skills, demonstrated in portfolio of recent work
  • Confident presentation and storytelling abilities
  • Experience collaborating in multifunctional teams as the visual design lead
  • Proficiency with contemporary design and prototyping tools and methods

HARMAN is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or Protected Veterans status. HARMAN offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. (www.harman.com)

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Career Path

  1. Engineer

    An entry level role, the degreed Engineer knows and applies basic concepts and techniques of the profession under direct supervision and guidance. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree

  2. Senior Engineer

    A Senior Engineer provides a wider variety of technical support tasks using a combination of advanced engineering principles and techniques. They operate with little guidance/supervision as Subject Matter Experts (SME) in their defined area of specialization. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + 5 years’ experience.

  3. Principal Engineer

    Principal Engineers are recognized as an emerging expert. They lead the conceptualization, design, implementation and testing of technologies, tools, or process while consistently demonstrating technical expertise and ingenuity. They demonstrate the ability to plan, define, and execute projects with no supervision. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 12 years’ experience.

  4. Senior Principal Engineer

    Recognized as a technical expert, Senior Principal Engineers consistently demonstrate high levels of technical expertise, ingenuity and creativity. They develop and apply advanced technologies, engineering principles, theories and concepts, and have broad knowledge about the design and operation of systems outside of their specialty. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 16 years’ experience.

  5. Distinguished Engineer

    A Distinguished Engineer has a strong record of creativity and innovation. They advance engineering principles, theories and concepts, and are recognized as a Company-wide authority in one or more technical areas. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 20 years’ experience.

  6. Fellow

    A Fellow is an industry recognized expert with a significant body of peer reviewed research and journal publications and frequently speaks at conferences. Acts as a HARMAN ambassador. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 25 years’ experience.

  7. Senior Fellow

    A Senior Fellow is the most accomplished of an elite group of engineers, widely recognized as a World renowned expert in their field of expertise. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree + 30 years’ experience.

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What
Employees Say

James

When faced with challenging projects, I ask the opinion of other engineers, make more mockups and try as many solutions as it takes to find the best one.

Ramya

I feel like our commitment to excellence drives me to make sure I collaborate with the right people and teams to deliver great results.

Zsolt

I work with some talented and experienced people at HARMAN. They drive me to find better solutions, and working with them helps me grow.


Benefits

  • On Demand Technical
    Training Resources

    Deepen your technology knowledge in Product Security, Android, Python, System, Software, and Hardware Architecture, and System testing.

  • Career Progression

    Transparent career progression with tangible and specific goals to work towards in preparation to meet your ultimate career aspirations

  • Collaboration

    Collaborate with a diverse group of end-to-end prototyping and research engineers, interaction and visual designers, software and hardware developers.

  • Global Impact

    Work with engineers from across the Globe to create world class design and production solutions.

  • Diversity & Inclusion

    Our engineers to take pride in their unique character, cultural and work identities and are encouraged to bring this valuable perspective to their work.

  • Health & Wellness

    Local health and wellness initiatives, resources and activities are provided to help you achieve work/life integration and support maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle.

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