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Advanced Autonomous Vehicle Designer - AV/XD
Job Location :

Palo Alto, California
United States





Ford Motor Company
16800 Executive Plaza Drive
P.O.Box 6248
Dearborn, MI 48126
United States
Employment term : Full Time
Degree : Bachelors
Travel : Yes
Job level : Mid Level 2-6 yrs.
Work Authorization :
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  • The AV Experience Design (XD) team is growing and looking for new teammates to join us in creating the future of AV services, to meet the physical and digital needs of our moving people and goods customers. We are looking for creative individuals to be a part of our journey who can help further the vision and mission of the XD organization. Our iterative research process supports Ford’s engineering, design, marketing, and strategy teams to envision and create simple, thoughtful, enjoyable, and compelling product and service experiences that continually encourage our teams and customers! Embedded in a worldwide network, the XD team continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful self-driving automotive research and development!

    What are your Super-Powers?:

    • Are you a phenomenal storyteller?
    • Can you define experiences with magical moments?
    • Can you visualize and bring to life future vehicles that will both combine and transcend physical and digital experiences?
    • Can you think strategically to make things happen?
    • Can you be a catalyst for innovation?

    What you’ll be able to do:

    • Be inspired by the newest trends and find the best solutions for the customer.
    • Be a part of developing the latest and greatest technologies to create the next generation of connected, safe, and sustainable mobility solutions.
    • Help Identify and respond to relationships between a solution and its context.
    • Collaborate productively in large interdisciplinary teams.
    • Become an integral partner in the XD Physical Design process for our future generation of AV vehicles.
    • Reflect an understanding of both aesthetic and functional sensibilities in an Industrial Design environment.
    • Demonstrate the ability to think both strategically and tactically using the design tools necessary to assist the Physical Design team to create, communicate, and execute meaningful and effective product concepts.

    The minimum requirements we seek:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation Design, Industrial Design or related field
    • 2+ years of experience with Adobe Creative Suite design tools (coursework/internship/co-op experience allowed)
    • 2+ years of experience with at least one 3D modeling software application such as Alias AutoStudio, Rhino, Blender, etc. (coursework/internship/co-op experience allowed)

    Our preferred requirements:

    • Exceptional design sensibilities applied to vehicle interiors and exteriors
    • Outstanding sketching, visualization, modeling, and presentation skills
    • Exceptional 2D computer skills (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.)
    • Exceptional 3D computer skills (Alias AutoStudio, VRED, Rhino, or Blender)
    • Proven ability to translate design vision in story-form through creative use of digital presentation applications

    What you’ll receive in return:
    As part of the Ford family, you’ll enjoy excellent compensation and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous PTO, retirement, savings and stock investment plans, incentive compensation, and much more. You’ll also experience exciting opportunities for professional and personal growth and recognition.

    If you have what it takes to help us redefine the future of mobility, we’d love to have you join us.

    Visa sponsorship may be available for this position.

    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status or protected veteran status.

    Ford Motor Company Profile:
    In addition to our brands, we operate three distinct businesses, Automotive Operations, Ford Credit and Hertz. Automotive Operations sells and services vehicles through well-known brands such as Ford, Jaguar and QualityCare. Ford Credit is the world's largest finance company dedicated to serving the automotive industry. Hertz is the world's first and largest car rental organization.
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