Senior Product Designer, Woven IT

Woven Planet

  • Full Time

ABOUT WOVEN PLANET GROUP
Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute – Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital.

Visit us to learn more: https://www.woven-planet.global/

TEAM
The mission of Woven IT is to increase productivity and accelerate delivery of software and services for both Woven Planet and the larger Toyota organization as a whole. We do this by building and integrating best of breed cutting-edge technologies to help engineering teams go faster, safer. By providing modern, agile and transparent services to our customers, we aim to realize Woven Planet’s vision of ”Mobility to Love, Safety to Live”.

WHO ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
We are looking for a seasoned product designer who has experience delivering products that achieve a high NPS. You bring with you a wealth of expertise around user-centered design, information architecture and research, analysis and ideation techniques. You set the tone for what users can expect from what Woven IT delivers. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

 

  • Take a user-centric lens to everything Woven does, developing and testing hypotheses around how to improve our user’s experience.
  • Build a culture of experimentation and customer obsession.
  • Work closely with engineering teams to realize delightful user experiences.
  • Articulate to the business how design decisions relate to tangible ROI.
  • Educate those around you on design thinking, user centered design and associated techniques.
  • Support evolving product features into wireframes, user flows, designs and prototypes.
  • Help brand Woven IT and its products.
  • Define design principles for Woven IT.
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    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

     

  • 8+ years of experience in product design.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, Human Computer Interaction, or a design related field or have the equivalent practical experience.
  • Strong command of visual and communication design principles, user-centered design and user experience (UX) thinking with a strong portfolio of projects.
  • Five years experience working as a Product Designer, UX Designer, Creative Director or Art Director creating beautiful and functional designs.
  • Track record of pragmatic application of agile software development methodology.
  • Strong communication, influencing, facilitation and presentation skills.
  • Business level written and spoken English.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and agile environment.
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    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

     

  • A basic understanding of software development life cycle (SDLC).
  • A passion and track record for making software engineers more productive.
  • Japanese language proficiency.
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    If you are currently located outside of Japan we will set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
    WHAT WE OFFER
    ・Competitive Salary – Based on skills and experience
    ・Work Hours – Flexible working time with NO core-hours
    ・Paid Holiday – 20 days per year (prorated)
    ・Sick Leave – 6 days per year (prorated)
    ・Holiday – Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holidays, and other days defined by the company
    ・Japanese Social Security – all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
    ・In-house Training Program (software study/language study)
    By submitting your application you agree to the following terms:
    [OUR COMMITMENT]
    ・We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity.
    ・We pledge that any information we receive from candidates will be used ONLY for the purpose of hiring assessment.