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Software Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 06/09/2017
  • Duration: 31 weeks
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The Role:
Responsibilities:

User Interface and Experience design for Connected Technologies App, specifically built in and brought in (CE device) systems. Drive the evolution of the Connected Technologies Apps "User Experience" development, translate customer requirements into defined specifications. Own the design of the most impactful user interface - related features and participate in the product definition process with the Product Owner, cross-functional teams and app developers.

Collaborate with Product Owners and Information Architects, to translate business and marketing goals into class leading solutions for JLR. Work with HTML5, iOS and Android App developers to translate the UI design and flow into award winning Apps. Develop and maintain design prototypes, storyboard, wireframe, specifications, navigation maps and other design documents, with adherence to JLR brand guidelines. Work with feature development teams to make sure that the workflow reflects the customer's needs and ensure consistency among features.

Develop expert-level knowledge of competitors, complementary products and bring new ideas to the team. Define innovative user interfaces and interaction styles which result in an improved user experience. Develop compatibility and platform test solutions to enable testing of the user experience, in lieu of vehicle availability. Develop the UI/UX test strategy and associated plans to support the design process. Work with HTML5, iOS and Android App developers to translate the UI design and flow into award winning Apps

3 KEY SKILLS:

1.) High degree of creativity

2.) Have worked on mobile application or automotive design (infotaintment)

3.) Expertise in visual design using tools like Photoshop, Illustrator is expected as a minimum.

Experience Required:

The ideal candidate would have the following qualifications: High degree of creativity, interactive design experience. Personal drive to design the best automotive user experience in the world. Excellent presentation skills and attention to detail. Experience of working with cross functional teams within an organisation. Team player. Portfolio of work / samples of interaction design work is essential. Expertise in visual design using tools like Photoshop, Illustrator is expected as a minimum.

Experience Preferred:

Experience working in a User Experience Designer position. Designing for responsive Apps or websites especially in the retail market.

Education Required:

Education: A formal education in Interaction Design, Product Design, Industrial Design, HCI, Architecture, or related field from NID / IDC or equivalent would be of benefit. Degree level in user interface/design or related subjects.

The Company:
Our Client is a world leading Automotive OEM which is responsible for some of the most iconic 4x4's & Sports Cars produced. Due to the huge demand for current models and substantial investment in future projects there is a requirement for more resources across the business in engineering & manufacturing on a contract basis.

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