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Company: Karma Automotive
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Southern California-based Karma is more than just a car company. Although we are best known as a creator of soul-stirring luxury electric vehicles, Karma has emerged as a high-tech incubator offering innovators a perfect platform to prove their emerging technologies. Every Revero is designed at our Headquarters in Irvine and created with great individual care and world-class craftsmanship at the Karma Innovation and Customization Center in Moreno Valley, CA.

The Lead UI/UX Designer is responsible for a holistic vision of Karma's User Experience and User Interfaces. This includes research and benchmarking as well as design and implementation for Infotainment and connected vehicle systems in order to establish Karma as a world leader in digital User experinces.

+ Create a world class vision for the ongoing pursuit at Karma to be a digital User Experience leader.

+ Create outstanding visual concepts that are balanced, consistent, and intuitive interfaces within the overall design system and utilize common design patterns and components

+ Translate design ideas and concepts into clear user flows and wireframes

+ Develop look and feel of UI and ensure consistent design aesthetic and functionality throughout the application

+ Support R&D advanced concepts

+ Participate in user research and translate observations into improved UI

+ Maintain deep knowledge of industry UI trends and best practices

+ Rapid prototyping and creation of user interfaces for luxury hybrid and electric vehicles using a variety of industry-standard 2D/3D tools and graphics engines

+ Test, debug, and optimize UI/UX software, monitor performance

+ Own technical solutions through artistic design, development, testing, peer review, and documentation

+ Maintain high standards of software quality by following industry best practices

+ Collaborate with internal cross functional teams, end users, and third-party contacts to design, develop, document, and maintain software deliverables for various projects

+ Establish and lead positive working relationships with technical, testing, and hardware team members across the technology organization

+ Other duties, as assigned

+ Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Graphic Design, Visual Design or equivalent; Master's Degree is preferred

+ 10+ years experience in UI/UX design - infotainment, games, or lifestyle applications

+ At least 25% of career time working in the automotive design sector. Including proven samples within the Portfolio.

+ Expert-level skills in all aspects of the design process, from user research through to user testing

+ Outstanding visual design skills, with a portfolio demonstrating clean, compelling, modern design

+ Experience with Kanzi Studio or similar 3D tools (Unity3D, UDK, Unreal, etc.)

+ Experience with 3D optimization techniques

+ Modeling / UV experience with a 3D package such as Maya, 3DS Max, Softimage, Blender, etc.

+ Proficient in Adobe Suite

+ Excellent written and verbal communications skills

+ Strong time management skills and ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment

+ Basic knowledge of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015) and Environmental Management Systems (ISO 14001:2015), as applicable

No 3rd Parties. Principals Only, Please

Come and join the great Karma Team, where you can make a career! Karma Automotive offers a complete benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life, STD, LTD; paid vacation, holidays and personal days; and a 401K with matching contributions.

Karma Automotive LLC is an equal employment opportunity (EEO) employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender identity and expression, color, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy or related conditions (including breastfeeding), national origin/ancestry, religion, military/veteran status, genetic information, citizenship status or any other characteristic and group protected by applicable law. Karma Automotive LLC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to all qualified individuals with a physical or mental disability. Valid driver's license may be required based on essential duties.

ID: 2020-4026

External Company URL:

Street: 9950 Jeronimo Rd.

Keywords: Karma Automotive, Irvine , Designer, Other , Irvine, California

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