Full Job Description
Primary Location: 195 Technology Dr, Irvine, CA, USA
Division: Cox Automotive
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
Shift: Day Job
Requisition Number: 206506
Cox Automotive is looking for a talented and passionate Lead Interaction Designer to join our team in Atlanta. In this role, you will be a key member of a cross-functional team that is tasked with creating outstanding personalized experiences for the Autotrader and Kelly Blue Book brands. Working with colleagues from Product Management and Engineering, you will lead research with consumers and clients to inform the creation of flows, wireframes, and low-resolution prototypes. You will also partner with teams across the Cox Automotive ecosystem to bring integrated experience to market. The Cox Automotive work environment is highly collaborative and requires excellent communication skills and a keen ability to build and foster strong partnerships through an open and transparent working style.
You must have extensive experience designing for consumers across devices and influencing others in a team environment. This role advocates for user-centered design techniques and data driven decision processes.
Our UX team is comprised of a diverse mix of disciplines and perspectives, and we work together to deliver outstanding solutions. You will be expected to mentor others on the team to help us all grow. We are deeply embedded in a highly collaborative cross-functional environment and has a substantial impact on the experience and the business. If this sounds like the type of environment you would like to work in, let’s talk!
Be an active member of a cross-functional teams to analyze consumer, client, and business goals along with product requirements and translate them into high quality design solutions
Perform formative research with both consumers and clients to understand their needs and communicate your findings to the broader organization
Create solutions to address consumer and client needs through a process of rapid iteration of low-resolution designs including wireframes and low-fidelity prototypes
Understand and illustrate how your solutions will exist within the Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book experiences and how users will engage within and between those experiences
Balance user, client, and business needs to create solutions that address all three
Partner with UI designers as they create high-resolution mocks of your designs
Present design work to peers and business leaders to gain consensus
Lead complex work streams independently
Help other UX team members as they solve their design problems, and collaborate with the rest of the team on improving the way we work
Engage in thinking across our products and services that results in high quality design solutions that benefit the user, client, and business
8+ years of experience creating wireframes, page flows, site maps, and related design documentation for consumer-facing experiences
5+ years of experience conducting UX research and using findings to inform design deliverables
Demonstrated ability to create designs that meet user needs and achieve business results
Knowledge of current UX design strategies and trends across web and mobile platforms
Experience in iterative software delivery methodologies like Agile and SCRUM
Excellent oral, written, and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
Passion and experience working with engineering and product teams
Excellent leadership skills
Attention to detail and follow-through on completion of tasks
Excellent time-management skills, including the ability to work on concurrent projects and quickly prioritize competing tasks and responsibilities
Proficiency with Axure preferred
Bachelor’s degree in Information Design, Human Factors, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Engineering, or equivalent work experience required; Master’s degree a plus
Who We Are
About Cox Automotive
There’s nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like Dealer.com, Manheim and vAuto.
We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at coxenterprises.com.
Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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