We’re creating our own future
At Volvo Cars, we are making bold digital visions come true. We aim to be the leader in the automotive world by creating a digital ecosystem built around making our customers' lives less complicated. What we all have in common at Volvo Cars is our passion for protecting lives, our endless curiosity, and our dedication to create a new future for the automotive industry. Our human centric focus is what separates us from all other car companies.
During the rest of 2022, we expect to be looking primarily for senior-, lead- and manager-level designers and/or researchers to join Volvo Cars' large and diverse UX organization to advocate for the user and create delightful, cohesive user experience with a high quality of craft. Upcoming roles that we are looking to fill are likely to include:
UX Design Managers
Senior and Lead UX Designers
Senior UX Researchers
Senior Business and Service Designers and Insights / Data Leaders and Analysts at the intersection of CX and UX
Senior and Lead Visual Designers / Art Director
Senior Motion Designers
Senior Audio / Multimodal Designers
Senior Design System Specialists
Many roles can be located in Stockholm, Lund, or Gothenburg, with some roles in Car UX requiring presence on-site at our Gothenburg headquarters.
What we offer
Volvo Cars is on an ambitious journey to redefine what it means to own a vehicle during one of most innovative times in the transport industry. We are looking to redefine all aspects of the car eco-system including ownership, autonomous driving, vehicle electrification, sustainability, and online shopping. User experience as a discipline is a key part of Volvo Cars' strategy.
Our UX organization helps to gather insights about our users and redefines and elevates the users' experience of Volvo Cars' products and services. We collaborate closely with Consumer Experience (CX), where data and insights, CX analysis, consumer journey design, CX strategy, and storytelling are key elements of our cross-functional approach.
We are approximately 130+ UX professionals and visionaries with varying backgrounds, and our roles are shaped accordingly. You can expect a varied and exciting job in a team of professionals who love their work. We collaborate and share insights across verticals (Car UX, Mobile UX, Web UX, Retail Systems, UX Research, Internal Tools, Guide, and Design Operations), exposing you to many perspectives, products, and professional development opportunities. We take professional growth very seriously and make sure you have the freedom and responsibility to become the designer and design leader you want to be.
When joining the Volvo Cars UX Team, you will serve as an expert for your product team and develop ideas for new and enhanced features. You will collaborate with both Engineers and Product Teams as well as different verticals in the UX organization (and in some cases CX) to help set the vision for user experience and make it a reality. You will work closely with user researchers and other experts to test critical assumptions, gathering valuable data and learning about emergent areas of opportunity. You will communicate with multiple stakeholders, internal and external, to advocate for the user based on a deep understanding of our customer needs and pain-points.
Who you are
We are looking primarily for “T-shaped people” to join us in senior, lead- and manager- level roles who have the following strengths:
Design skills: You are a versatile designer who uses a full range of skills—product design, interaction design, and visual design — to ensure you deliver magical experiences to the customer. You have experience delivering end-to-end user experience design artefacts – user flows, stories, wireframes, and prototypes that balance design aesthetics with intuitive functionality for speculative experiences. You are curious and comfortable with prototyping your ideas.
People skills: You are a people person and have a people-focused design mentality. You like to work with others, from ideation and workshopping to delivering concepts in their final form. You are a strong collaborator, who can work with not only design partners, but many other stakeholders from marketing to engineering. You are able to communicate effectively to inspire teams towards action and empathy for the user. You are unafraid to share work-in-progress and thrive on incorporating feedback to improve your process.
Process and research skills: You are constantly looking to hone your design instinct through user feedback, whether through hands-on user research or an A/B test. You have a strong understanding of building and maintaining design libraries or systems. You apply your design knowledge to managing projects and processes. You are able to identify ways in which to incorporate internal and external feedback into your process and that of your colleagues in a thoughtful and systematic way.
Strong candidates for senior roles probably have at least 5 years' relevant experience in high-quality hands-on game, e-commerce, mobile/web application, and/or consumer-focused tech companies or regulated industries like medtech, fintech, and aviation. Those interested in lead and management positions probably have at least eight years of relevant design experience with experience managing multi-disciplinary teams and working with managing stakeholders from different organizations.
Candidates for lead and management positions should be strategic thinkers who are well-versed in the entire design process with a versatile design methodology and toolkit while also capable of being hands-on when needed. They are comfortable working with ambiguity and transforming broad visions into concrete design, leading by example to motivate and gain the trust of internal and external team members and collaborators. They are natural facilitators passionate about teaching and mentoring other designers and know when to trust others to do their job well. They are able to ensure that the team as all the resources and information needed to accomplish their goals and grow. We want people on our team who are:
Capable of spotting opportunities that will create value for our customers.
Adept at shipping consumer and business products/services that solve real problems and engage end users.
Enthusiastic in collecting insights and turning them into strategic recommendations that will drive the businesses of our customers
Still hungry to learn more.
How to Apply for Consideration for Upcoming Roles
We review portfolios and interview candidates on an ongoing basis for designers that qualify for senior roles. We are happy to receive open applications for other kinds of roles so we can contact you about future career opportunities as they come up, but you we may not follow up with you immediately.
Please create your Volvo Cars Career account via the button below, and be sure to tick the checkbox indicating that you would like to be kept informed of career opportunities and make your profile available to Volvo Cars recruiters across the organization.
You should be able to upload or provide links to a portfolio of projects and/or samples of preview work to which you have made a substantial contribution and that demonstrates how your mastery of experience design has led to or improved real-world user experiences.
We welcome people from all backgrounds, including international applicants (we offer relocation support).
If you see a specific role you would like to apply for, please do not hesitate to apply for that position as well as submit your general interest here to be considered for other roles.
CVs and portfolios received via email or LinkedIn cannot be considered, but questions about the UX organization and the open application can be directed to Lead UX Recruiter Megan Reif (email@example.com).
Who are we?
Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.
Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.