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Manager, UI / UX Design (m/f/d)

Garching, Bavaria Additional Location: Garching bei München, Germany Job ID: R-13322-2022
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About the Role:

Huemen Design is looking for a Manager, UI/UX Design to join an award-winning and growing design team focused on all creative efforts for the HARMAN Automotive portfolio of design driven work defining the future of mobility and transportation with a strong understanding of brands.

At Huemen, with our human focused mindset, we deliver and connect brands to customers through meaningful design. Our solutions are created with a direct focus and understanding on scalable delivery to drive business success through design. As a Senior UI/UX Designer you will join the award-winning and growing design team in Munich and become part of our global acting family with more than 200 designers. You will gain experience in the industrial design of Huemen’s branded car audio solutions and support the design evolution of multiple premium brands, including e.g., Harman Kardon, Bowers & Wilkins, Bang & Olufsen, JBL, Lexicon, and Mark Levinson. In collaboration with our engineering and marketing team, you will envision and design holistic car audio experiences for Harman’s brands and can work with premium automakers such as BMW, Audi, Volvo, McLaren, Lamborghini and many more!

What You Will Do:

You will be leading and developing a team of UI/UX Designers located in Germany, US and Korea, setting up clear goals and expectations managing project loads, allocating designers, accordingly, setting up your team members for overall success. You will develop branded display and operating interface designs for the automotive environment and/or accompanying mobile applications.

  • Brand steward: Ensure all design assets are aligned with the brand vision for the given product and/or service. You will advocate for new design standards and patterns, in collaboration with product, marketing, and engineering teams.
  • In doing so, you take special care to ensure that concepts are intuitive, efficient, roadworthy, and future-proof, and that the increase in features does not lead to an increase in complexity for the user.
  • Lead the creation of personas, storyboards, and user stories with rich visuals to define mobility experiences for digital ecosystems
  • implement user centered design processes and differentiate where to apply qualitative and quantitative user research by creating persona and customer journeys.
  • Design evangelist: Continuously learn and apply the latest design trends and best practices for user-centered design
  • Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals, and experience
  • Author detailed interaction design specifications (logic, flow, behavior) and create interactive prototypes
  • Create wireframes, storyboards, user flows, process flows and site maps to effectively communicate interaction and design ideas
  • Deliver assets for visual design specifications (graphics, layouts, motion) in a design system with reusable and responsive assets
  • Present and defend designs and key milestone deliverables to peers and executive level stakeholders
  • Self-motivated: Work resourcefully in a fast-paced environment, provide creative guidance to junior design professionals while collaborating with cross-functional stakeholders and clients
  • Technology-aware: Apply advances in technology to enhance human experiences

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Media/Digital Arts, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Psychology, or equivalent training
  • 7+ years of experience designing complex digital interfaces in web, mobile, or automotive
  • Leadership experience
  • Comfortable with running the complete UX processes from initial research, conceptualization, user research and UI design including testing and validation
  • Creation of user interface design drafts and animations for displays in the area of instrument cluster, head unit, head-up display, steering wheel controls and rear seat
  • Compelling portfolio showcasing creativity, aesthetics, breadth of projects, and approach to solving complex design problems
  • Strong attention to detail with a relentless attitude towards quality
  • Demonstrated customer/client relationship experience for a creative design agency
  • Demonstrated mastery of collaborative, web-based tools for UI/UX design (Figma, Adobe Creative Suite)
  • You are a problem solver who can understand conceptual problems with a sharp intuition for the most accessible mental models and flows
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English. German is a plus
  • You can translate brand core values into appealing UI designs
  • Experience in the development of digital-cockpit, in-vehicle infotainment (IVI), Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), car audio, and telematics services
  • Demonstrated customer/client relationship experience for a creative design agency
  • Experience with Unity and in the Android development environment is a plus
  • Be willing to travel up to 10%, domestic and international travel

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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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