Transportation and Interaction Strategist, Automotive


On Site
$45 - $60
Contract - W2
No Travel Required



Job Details

Join an innovative team with a global automotive company in Torrance, California as a Digital Social Scientist in the Automotive space. Be part of a forward-thinking team, driving automotive technology and brand strategy into the future. We are seeking innovative candidates with a passion for HMI UX/UI, interaction, or transportation design. This role is ideal for individuals who are ready to explore the deeper questions of 'why'.

• Engage in projects focusing on tech strategy linked with brand strategy.
• Identify brand access points for what is possible in the digital space.
• Represent the brand in events, contributing to idea development and showcasing.
• Create ideas of how users will want to experience EV’s in the soon to be future and partner with the Automotive Design Teams to bring those ideas to life.
• Potential to create visual elements, effects, and animations using 3D modeling, texturing, and other techniques.
• Communicate with Project Leaders and team members to understand their design requirements.
• Conceptualizing and developing design ideas.
• Analyzing 3D arts and graphics and suggesting improvements. Optimizing 3D arts and models to develop real-life objects
• Utilize your experience in qualitative research to conduct interviews, complete research, user stories and analysis of data.
• Lead research with a range of user groups to understand needs, identify pain points, deeply understand critical business documentation, information storage and accessibility needs.
• Create documentation & visualizations that describe the user experience, key pain points, and opportunities for improvement.
• Prepare for showcases and engage in interdisciplinary projects.
• Gather and cross-check detailed data and documents from stakeholders to build information architecture and data models.
• Create requirements to guide technical development, work to find solutions that serve the needs & goals of multiple individuals & teams.

Required Skillset:
• 2-5+ years of experience in HMI UX/UI, interaction, or transportation design with experience in two of the following: Emerging technologies, gaming, and automotive.
• Previous working experience with verification of prototype development components.
• Previous experience reviewing and assisting with final approval on conceptual designs on parts.
• Demonstrated ability to read and understand Drawings and Specifications to identify key quality characteristics of part design.
• Previous experience of installation of prototypes of parts.
• BA/BS Degree required.
• Previous experience in the automotive industry required.

Bonus Skillset:
• Candidates with a background in Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology are highly encouraged to apply.
• Degrees in Game & Interactive Media Design, Interdisciplinary Studies/Media Arts – XR/VR Development, Psychology, Sociology, or Anthropology preferred.
• Previous experience with VR/XR technology.

Type: Contract
Duration: 12 + Months
Location: Torrance, CA
Pay Rate Range: $45-60 W2 DOE

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