General Motors
Detroit, MI

Software Defined Vehicle (SDV) Visual Designer at General Motors (Detroit, MI)

| Detroit, MI
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About GM
We're dedicated to achieving our vision of a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion. We are looking for people who are passionate about helping us create safer, better and more sustainable solutions for personal mobility. Our bold vision won't happen overnight, but just as we transformed how the world moved in the last century, we are committed to transforming how we move today and in the future.
Why Work for Us
Our culture is focused on building inclusive teams, where differences and unique perspectives are embraced so you can contribute to your fullest potential as you pursue your career. Our locations feature a variety of work environments, including open work spaces and virtual connection platforms to inspire productivity and flexible collaboration. And we are proud to support our employees volunteer interests, and make it a priority to join together in efforts that give back to our communities.
Hybrid: This position does not require an employee to be on-site full-time to perform most effectively. This position requires an employee to be onsite 1-2x every other week.
Do you have a passion for user-centered problem-solving and storytelling? Do you want to create visually engaging products that inspire, tackle real problems, and evoke emotions? Then envision what you can do working with a like-minded, multi-disciplinary team in our User Experience group.
Our growing User Experience team is seeking a passionate and versatile Visual Designer who understands and appreciates digital design from a customer, partner, and brand perspective. In this role, you will help influence our work that touches millions of lives across In-Vehicle, Web, Mobile and Wearable interfaces.
Job Description
As a Visual Designer within our Launch Readiness team, you will collaborate closely with other product/visual designers, researchers and Customer Experience partners to bring to life an aesthetically cohesive cross-channel identity for a premier in-vehicle purchasing platform for our next generation of vehicles.
Supporting a multi-disciplinary team, the ideal candidate will have strong visual design skills and an inspirational portfolio showcasing extensive experience crafting visually compelling digital products that translate human needs into successful products with a clear passion, understanding, and commitment to user-centered design.
Responsibilities
  • Collaborate closely with team members to craft extraordinary user experiences across all products and platforms for vehicle features
  • Conduct and attend design implementation reviews, report findings to cross-functional teams and work collaboratively to ensure defect-free product launches
  • Balance user needs, technical constraints, and business objectives to tackle problems optimally
  • Adhere to an established visual design system across all platforms and programs, and contribute to the design systems growth and maturity
  • Create design results to communicate your work including sketches, drawings, prototypes, storyboards, and specifications
  • Extensive knowledge of visual asset delivery for software and technical partners
  • Work with product designers, product owners, key collaborators, and software teams to understand product requirements and find opportunities, implementing them as a detailed part of the overall user experience
  • Act as the voice of design for the team and partners alike
  • Contribute to the continued evolution of the team's workflows and processes to further improve quality and performance
  • Create prototypes for user experience research and testing to validate designs, get user feedback, and find opportunities to improve the customer experience

Additional Description Required Qualifications
  • 2+ years of experience creating digital interfaces for web, mobile, or in-vehicle interfaces
  • Compelling portfolio with work samples showcasing expertise in visual design, user interaction design, and depth of thought
  • Successful track record for bringing digital products to market
  • Open to feedback; knowing how to give and receive critique, and how and when to defend design decisions
  • Strong visual, verbal, and written communication skills, along with presentation and negotiation skills
  • Proficient in common design tools like Sketch, Zeplin, Sympli, Adobe Creative Suite
  • Ability to create meaningful and lasting relationships with team members and collaborators
Preferred Qualifications
  • BA/BS degree or training in Graphic Design, Web Design, Visual Design. Interaction Design, Product Design, or related, or equivalent work experience
  • Interests aligned with the Automotive and Technology industries
  • E-commerce experience
  • Experience with animation, motion design, transitions and dynamic interactions
  • Experience incorporating research into the design process, including contextual inquiry, usability testing, heuristic evaluation, etc
  • Automotive experience a plus, but not required
  • Solid understanding of technology and the product development lifecycle
Key Characteristics
  • Empathy - You are curious about how people live, work, and think. You enjoy meeting users of products you design and understanding how and why they use your products.
  • Creativity - You can generate numerous potential solutions to a problem. More importantly, you can screen out bad ideas and identify good ones, without ego or attachment to any one idea.
  • Design Communication Skills - You can communicate broad concepts as well as fine detail through written, graphical, and interactive media. You can convey design solutions through sketches and visualizations, as well as through prose.
  • Fast Learner - You can learn and understand new technologies, and processes, including software and hardware design and development.
  • Collaboration Skills - You are a strong collaborator, welcoming ideas from any source and able to build on them to make the work of your team successful.
  • Comfortable with Ambiguity - You are comfortable working in an environment where problems and solutions are often not well defined. You can handle change, shift gears comfortably, and decide and act without having the total picture defined for you.
  • Proactivity - You automatically tackle for or know when to escalate foreseen problems before they become unmanageable. You speak up without hesitation or fear.
  • A Keen Eye - You're quick to recognize UI patterns and inconsistencies and understand how to connect the dots.

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at [email protected]m In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
About GM
Our vision is a world with Zero Crashes, Zero Emissions and Zero Congestion and we embrace the responsibility to lead the change that will make our world better, safer and more equitable for all.
Why Join Us
We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day - individually and collectively - to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.
Benefits Overview
The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; • Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.
Diversity Information
General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers. We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statements
The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at [email protected] . In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.
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An Insider's view of General Motors

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

GM has a people-first culture that inspires everyone to help each other and improve themselves. It fosters a workplace of inclusivity instead of focusing solely on company results. I really feel like I am seen as an individual and that my work has an impact at GM.

Navya

Data Analyst, Data Management and Analytics Group

What projects are you most excited about?

I’m currently working on the Cruise AV and Cruise Origin, along with ADAS projects. I enjoy working in the new technology space because it allows me to think creatively and come up with innovative ideas to solve problems.

Victoria

Autonomous Vehicle Validation

How does the company support your career growth?

GM continually allows me the flexibility to pursue a variety of assignments and roles in accordance with my interest and evolving skillset. With each move, I’ve found satisfaction through increased responsibility and overall scope of work. The key to success is understanding the business while building and growing your leadership acumen.

Charles

Program Engineering Manager, Battery Electric Vehicles

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

I want my team members to feel like they’re working with me, not for me. So, I make myself vulnerable to my team. I share my failures and ask for help. Likewise, I try to create an open, safe and trusted environment for them to discuss their challenges. I share my success stories to inspire them to realize their career aspirations.

Sri

Director, Ultifi Data Platform Services

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started as a calibration test engineer, then moved into our Immersive Lab, where I leveraged cutting-edge technology to speed up engineering and design processes. Now, I’m using that experience as an Integration Design Engineer in our Advanced Studio. These opportunities enabled my professional growth and I can’t wait for my future in innovation.

Jeremiah Hamlin

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