Sirius XM Radio Inc. Designer, Automotive Programs in New York, New York
Designer, Automotive Programs
Type of Position
Location: New York, NY
The Designer, Automotive Programs will report to the Director of Automotive Design and will collaborate closely with the overall design team to best support and execute the various product design needs of the SiriusXM User Experience Group (focusing primarily on our Automotive design programs). This includes but is not limited to: concepting, whiteboarding, IA design, wireframing, simple prototyping, competitive benchmarking, graphic/visual design, design studies, iconography, screen mocking, content creation, animations, annotations/documentation, etc. This designer will also collaborate with our external design agency, Product Managers, Engineers, Automotive Partners and other corporate stakeholders to clearly communicate and document the vision of the User Experience Group regarding our Automotive Programs so that it can then be implemented by our engineering teams or by OEM engineering teams & Tier 1 suppliers. All work will be done using an iterative, agile-development, methodology, but with a focus on documentation to better interface with the waterfall Automotive Partner programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Follow industry best practices and company conventions to develop engaging user experiences using the latest design trends.
Work closely with our design agency, and user experience group team members to efficiently design and develop features and functions for our various streaming products (with specific focus on our Automotive Programs).
Optimize both visual design & user experiences through A/B user testing, & stakeholder input.
Remain well-versed in UI standards, key-platform HIGs, and emerging trends both in the UI/UX world and the VD/VX world.
Create, Crop, Re-Size, Re-Color, etc various assets and design comps for appropriate consumption by engineering / stakeholder teams.
Document both UX&VX design experiences in a clear and detailed manner, both for engineering consumption as well as executive-level summaries and Automotive Partner Consumption.
Present design process & decisions to stakeholders with rationale and potential alternatives.
Create UX/VX prototypes/animations to illustrate key concepts.
Respond to engineering requests for clarification/alteration in a timely manner.
Travel to Germany / Europe to support our Automotive partners.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent, relevant experience.
3-5 years of experience within the UX/VX design industry.
Requirements and General Skills:
Good public speaking and presentation skills.
Interpersonal skills and ability to interact and work with staff at all levels.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Ability to pay attention to details and be organized.
Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
Commitment to "internal client" and customer service principles.
Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects.
Spelling, grammar, proofreading and editing skills.
Creative writing ability.
Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
International travel required
Must have legal right to work in the U.S.
Adobe graphic design suite including Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign & Flash (for animation).
Proficiency with Sketch.
Experience with prototyping tools & video-editing/animation tools for illustrating design concepts.
Experience with responsive web design and user experience.
Experience with mobile application design and user experience.
Experience with in-vehicle design, and NHTSA guidelines.
Ability to create visual design comps and UX wireframes.
Thorough knowledge of MS-Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
As an EEO/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, veteran status.
The requirements and duties described above may be modified or waived by the Company in its sole discretion without notice.
Company EEO Statement
Our goal at SiriusXM is to provide and maintain a work environment that fosters mutual respect, professionalism and cooperation. SiriusXM is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, alienage or citizenship status, age, disability or handicap, sex, gender identity, marital status, familial status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.