Senior Product Designer at Ford Motor Company (Detroit, MI)

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At Ford Motor Company, we believe freedom of movement drives human progress. With our incredible plans for the future of mobility, we have a wide variety of opportunities for you to accelerate your career and help us define tomorrow's transportation.

Do you believe data tells the real story? We do! Redefining mobility requires quality data, metrics, and analytics, as well as insightful interpreters and analysts. That's where Global Data Insight Analytics makes an impact. We advise leadership on business conditions, customer needs and the competitive landscape. With our support, key decision makers can act in meaningful, positive ways. Join us and use your data expertise and analytical skills to drive evidence-based, timely decision making.

Ford Motor Company's Global Data Insights Analytics - Tech (GDIA-Tech) department crafts innovative services to prepare smart vehicles for a smart world. And here in the data science division, we apply user experience principles to ensure our methods serve our end users.

Our Lead Product Designers oversee a portfolio of product teams, identifying patterns and use cases across the portfolio to better serve their end users. They apply a design thinking mindset, user research skills, and business strategy to align teams around a human-centric roadmap. They collaborate closely with product owners, product managers, and fellow designers across their portfolio.

What you'll be able to do:
  • Take the stage. Facilitate and lead design thinking sessions with various technical and non- technical stakeholders.
  • Provide mentoring to fellow designers and team members on design best practices.
  • Evangelize UX across your portfolio of products, be a strong voice for Human Centered design.
  • Work with respective leads to balance user needs, business objectives and technical feasibility to tackle problems effectively.
  • Conduct generative user research such as contextual inquiry, ethnography, field research, user interviews, and usability testing.
  • Transform user research into assets such as affinity walls, journey maps, empathy maps, story boards, personas, etc.
  • Justify your research strategy and insights to partners (un)familiar with the UX discipline.
  • Work collaboratively with product owners, product managers, and fellow designers.
  • Contribute to the design ecosystem at Ford by collaborating on our Design Playbook and Ford Design System (InvisionApp + DSM).
  • Review quality of solution throughout the product development process.
  • Measure and analyze product/idea growth and success through metrics setting and iterative review.

The minimum requirements we seek:
  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5+ years of experience in the UX, Interaction and Visual Design
  • 2+ years of experience in user research
  • 2+ years of experience in facilitating design thinking and ideation workshops Preferred Experience

Our preferred requirements:
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in human-computer interaction, digital media design or equivalent
  • 3 + years of relevant product management experience
  • Research chops, strong leadership skills, and diversity of experience are all a plus!
  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling ambitious projects, and sharing your discovery with others.
  • Ability to build credibility and trust with team members and senior leaders.
  • Flexibility to work on initiatives with unclear and changing requirements.
  • Prior member of a lean/agile product team.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities.
  • Experience with automotive or other highly technical industries.
  • Empathy: curious about how other people work, live, and think, you will enjoy meeting the users of our products and stakeholders.
  • Thinking: having ability to see things holistically to suggest/design the best suitable solution and bring clarity out of an ambiguous environment.

What you'll receive in return:
As part of the Ford family, you'll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings, and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You'll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

Candidates for positions with Ford Motor Company must be legally authorized to work in the United States on a permanent basis. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or protected veteran status.

For information on Ford's salary and benefits, please visit:

At Ford, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority. Vaccination has been proven to play a critical role in combatting COVID-19. As a result, Ford has made the decision to require U.S. salaried employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless employees require an accommodation for religious or medical reasons. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or an approved medical or religious exemption.
More Information on Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company operates in the Automotive industry. The company is located in Dearborn, MI and Palo Alto, CA. Ford Motor Company was founded in 1903. It has 175633 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 137 open jobs at Ford Motor Company, click here.
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