Sr. Software Defined Vehicle Experience Engineer

Requisition ID:  1601
Location: 

Raymond, OH, US, 43067

Workstyle:  Remote
Shift:  1st
Salary Range:  $79,600.00 - $119,400.00

What Makes a Honda, is Who makes a Honda

Honda has a clear vision for the future, and it’s a joyful one.  We are looking for individuals with the skills, courage, persistence, and dreams that will help us reach our future-focused goals. 

 At our core is innovation. Honda is constantly innovating and developing solutions to drive our business with record success.  We strive to be a company that serves as a source of “power” that supports people around the world who are trying to do things based on their own initiative and that helps people expand their own potential. To this end, Honda strives to realize “the joy and freedom of mobility” by developing new technologies and an innovative approach to achieve a “zero environmental footprint.”

We are looking for qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, continuous improvement values, and a strong work ethic to join our team.

If your goals and values align with Honda’s, we want you to join our team to Bring the Future!

About this Position: 
Honda is looking to welcome a Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) Experience Designer to be a member of our new global design and development team which is working to pivot Honda into innovative new business and product opportunities. With a focus on in-vehicle experiences that merge the digital and physical domains, we are hoping to bring unique value to our Honda customers. The SDV Experience Designer will work closely with a small team of Product Managers, Consumer Insights Analysts, Designers, Engineers, and Fabricators to create product solutions which will drive value for Honda’s future business.


Responsibilities include:
•    Provide forward-looking & innovative thinking about the future of connected vehicles. Follow a creative process for feature and experience ideation. Explore, conceptualize, and develop entire design systems, inclusive of user interfaces, connected data and interaction models compatible across screens, devices, and physical locations.  The scope will involve both digital and physical sub-systems including HVAC, Seating, Lighting, Infotainment, Driving Support Systems, etc.
•    Collaborate, present, and deliver features and experiences using design specs, mood boards, flows, storyboards, wireframes, functional prototypes, and high-fidelity designs, to internal teams and key stakeholders. Construct product designs based on the requirements gathered and ideate on the project. Prioritize the product roadmap with the management team and stakeholders. Team up with consumer insights team to gather consumer data, validate concepts, test prototypes & apply findings into designs.
•    Design and present digital & physical hybrid mock-ups and clickable prototypes (non-code) of UI / UX solutions. Conduct / support user research and testing to develop insights related to new cabin experience design concepts. Mature designs based on internal and external stakeholder feedback.
•    Assist in leading the development of solutions that incorporate a high degree of product innovation, differentiating value, and competitive advantage. Communicate design concepts and themes to project stakeholders through research analysis, narrative description/wireframing, design mockups, and prototypes. Imagine, conceive of, manage, and drive ownership experience design projects from defining customer problems or opportunities to concept to implementation. Identify areas of opportunity and find creative solutions that distinguish Honda HMI experiences from competition and position Honda as the best mobility company in the world.


Who we are seeking:


Required Experience:
 Minimum of 3+ Years Prior experience as an experience designer with demonstrable experience in software defined vehicle experiences.
A strong portfolio of UX design projects that demonstrate your skills and expertise.
Required Education:
Bachelor’s or master’s degree in the study of design including one of the following; Product Design, Interaction Design, UI/UX Design, Service Design, Information Architecture, Human Computer Interaction, or a portfolio that shows equivalent project experience.
Other job-specific skills:    
•    Working effectively with cross-functional teams.
•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•    Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills.
•    Able to adapt to shifting priorities, demands, and timelines.
•    Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
•    High degree of initiative, personal responsibility, and ownership.
•    A proven track record of delivering user-centric products that meet customer and business needs.
•    A passion for creating innovative and delightful products that make a positive impact.
•    Excellent command of user experience, design principles, problem-framing skills, and beautiful visual design skills.
•    Must be proficient and highly skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, Figma, Adobe XD, ProtoPie and other design tools.
•    Customer-focused, with experience using design research methods to uncover customer insights.
•    Able to take insights and define the desired customer outcomes.
•    Self-motivated, able to work independently but also collaborative and driven by group critique.
•    Proven track record as an expert in design who can collaborate well with other functions.
•    Experienced at facilitation and collaborative problem-solving techniques to drive team alignment on charter and goals, ideation, experimentation, innovation, and great user experiences.
•    Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
•    Strong ability to communicate design concept ideas through sketches, prototypes, and wireframes.
•    Experienced and comfortable with presenting work to executives and large groups
•    Strong ability to communicate complicated concepts and bring clarity to stakeholders and team members.


Additional Position Factors:
•    Use of basic desk and computer.  Use of basic hand and cutting tools for prototyping.  Light lifting, less than 30lbs.
•    OT required at times.
•    Travel in US and to Japan ~ 2x per year.

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo.  We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda.  Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment.  We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities.  We are Honda!

At Honda, you will play a key role in our journey to become a company that society wants to exist now, and in the future. Your endless curiosity will drive innovation and your courageous spirit will challenge the status quo.  We believe having a workforce made up of diverse thinkers and innovators makes us a better Honda.  Respect for each other and respect for diversity each and every day drives our associates to contribute at the highest level and work effectively in a team environment.  We make the dream of mobility a reality with our innovative and high-quality products. Together, we Bring the Future to our customers, associates, and communities.  We are Honda!


What differentiates Honda and make us an employer of choice?


Total Rewards:
•    Competitive Base Salary
•    Annual Bonus
•    Overtime Pay
•    Industry-leading Benefit Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx)
•    Paid time off, including vacation, paid holidays, sick time, and personal days
•    401K Plan with company match + additional contribution
•    Relocation assistance (if eligible) 
Career Growth:
•    Advancement opportunities
•    Career mobility 
•    Education reimbursement for continued learning
•    Training and Development programs 
Additional Offerings:
•    Wellbeing program
•    Community service and engagement programs
•    Product programs
•    Free drinks onsite

Honda is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected factor.

Bring the Future

Honda is driven by a passionate workforce that is proud of the quality products we produce and the goals we aim to accomplish. Our associates charge forward through guidance of the Honda 2030 Vision: Lead the advancement of mobility and enable people everywhere in the world to improve their daily lives. 

You’re invited to
bring your skills, bring your background, and  bring the future at Honda. 

Apply today.  

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