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KIA Exterior Designer

Company: Hyundai-KIA America Technical Center, Inc.
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Kia Design Center America located in California is currently looking for a Senior Exterior Designer that will:* Create innovative and compelling exterior design proposals for concept cars and production car programs.* Strong ability to visually communicate design proposals in the form of sketches, rendering, and 3D digital modeling.* Independently be able to quickly generate high-quality 3D sketch models using Alias, SubD, Maya, or Blender.* Demonstrate the ability to lead the design and follow the development of the entire automotive exterior from start to finish, including traveling to Korea.* Research and analyze trends in automotive exterior design as well as emerging technologies, products, fashion, and architecture.* Be able to attend auto shows and other design-related events.* Be able to work self-sufficiently, while mentoring junior designers.* Oversee the development models with Clay and CAS sculptors.* Work closely with Management, Engineering, Marketing, and Design Team to discuss design criteria. Incorporate the criteria to meet engineering and manufacturing requirements.* Produce presentation-ready materials to support design reviews.* Travel up to 20% of the time domestically and internationally.What we offer:* Zero-dollar employee premiums on Medical, Dental, and Vision for you and your family* 100% employer-paid disability and life insurance* Generous paid time off including vacation, sick and abundant holidays* A global environment that fosters diversity* Competitive salaries* Retirement savings and planning benefits* Flexible work hours, and hybrid work schedule options* Access to health savings accounts and flexible spending accountsCompensation:* $102,664-$137,112Basic Qualifications:* BS, BFA, MS, or MFA in product/Transporation design with a focus on exteriors.* Minimum 5+ years of professional design experience at an Automotive Design studio.* Strong ability to utilize various types of 2D and 3D visualization software (Photoshop, VRED, etc.) and strong digital modeling skills (preferably, Alias, SubD, Maya, or Blender)* Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record* Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa Sponsorship is not available for this position. TN Visa candidates will be considered.* HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor* Please upload your portfolio with your application#LI-MC1#LI-Hybrid

Keywords: Hyundai-KIA America Technical Center, Inc., Irvine , KIA Exterior Designer, Other , Irvine, California

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