Senior User Interface Visual Designer

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Scout Motors

Here at Scout Motors, we're carrying forward the heritage of one of the most iconic American vehicles in history. A vehicle dating back to 1960. One that forged the path for future generations of rugged SUVs and will do so once again.

But Scout is more than just a brand, it's a legacy steeped in a culture of exploration, caretaking, and hard work.

Scout is all about respect. Respect for the environment by developing all-electric vehicles with the capability to get you to any location. Respect for the past and the future by taking an iconic American brand that hasn't been around for a while, electrifying it, digitizing it, and loading it with American innovation. Respect for communities by creating a company that stands for its people and its customers. And respect for both work and play, with vehicles that are equally at home at a camp site, a job site, or on a Tuesday commute.

At Scout Motors, we empower our talented, inclusive, and entrepreneurial teams to innovate. What makes a Scout? Someone who is a visionary and a leader, who seeks new paths and shares lessons learned. A knowledgeable doer who collaborates across the company to build better. A go-getter with unrivaled passion.

Join us at Scout Motors and be part of shaping the future of transportation. If you're ready to drive change and make history, apply now!

What you'll do

As a Senior User Interface Visual Designer at Scout Motors, you will be crucial in creating visually engaging, functional, and innovative designs for both in-vehicle systems and mobile applications. This role demands a deep understanding of how to balance aesthetics with functionality, ensuring our designs enhance the user experience and align with our brand's mission. You will be responsible for the following:

  • Visual Design and Branding: Translate and establish the SCOUT brand promise, strategy, and design language into world-class in-vehicle and mobile app user interface visuals. Work within brand guidelines to create layouts that reinforce the brand's voice through SCOUT vehicle visual touchpoints.
  • Creative Integration: Weave iconography, typography, color, shapes, and texture together to help users successfully navigate our interfaces. Conceptualize ideas into graphics using industry-standard 2D and 3D design software.
  • Collaboration and Team spirit: Collaborate with designers and design leadership to develop and apply a cohesive visual language across multiple product surfaces. Work closely and iteratively with developers to ensure design accuracy and consistency throughout the creative process.
  • Asset and Design Management: Create and organize production assets and maintain a design system and production pipeline to ensure consistency and compatibility across various screens and devices.
  • Working Within Startup Dynamic: Handle multiple projects simultaneously, managing timelines effectively while meeting deadlines and communicating progress. Work on marketing assets, presentation materials, and interactive event materials.

Location & Travel Expectations: The responsibilities of this role require attendance at in-person meetings and events regularly. The role will be based at our office in Novi, MI. Applicants should expect that the role may require the ability to convene with Scout colleagues in person and be able to travel to participate in events on behalf of the company from time to time.

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What you'll bring

We expect all Scouts to have integrity, curiosity, resourcefulness, and strive to exhibit a positive attitude, as well as a growth mindset. You'll be comfortable with change and flexible in a fast-paced, high-growth environment. You'll take a collaborative approach to achieve ambitious goals.

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in UX design, Human-Computer Interaction, Industrial Design, or a related field.
  • Eight or more years of professional experience as a user interface visual designer, with a significant emphasis on automotive applications.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing visual interfaces that are production-ready, specifically for automotive systems such as instrument clusters, head units, and other in-vehicle controls.
  • A portfolio that highlights exceptional skills in automotive user interface visual design, including proficiency in motion graphics and dynamic interactions.
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with industry-standard design tools such as Figma and Adobe Suite, with a focus on creating detailed, high-quality visual assets for production.
  • Proven track record of successfully implementing design projects from concept through to production, ensuring adherence to technical and industry-specific standards.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills with a keen interest in user interface design and emerging technologies.
  • Strong organizational skills, capable of prioritizing and managing multiple tasks.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, adept at conveying design concepts and justifying decisions.
  • Availability to travel up to 10% of the time for collaboration, research, and project implementation.

What you'll gain

The benefits of joining Scout include the chance to build products and a company from the ground up. This is a chance to create something new and lasting – with an iconic brand at its foundation. In addition, Scout provides competitive compensation and benefits to support your physical, mental, and financial wellbeing. Program specifics are detailed in company policies and employee benefit guides, select highlights:

  • Competitive insurance including:
    • Medical, dental, vision and income protection plans
  • 401(k) program with:
    • An employer match and immediate vesting
  • Generous Paid Time Off including:
    • 20 days planned PTO, as accrued
    • 40 hours of unplanned PTO and 14 company or floating holidays, annually
    • Up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave for biological and adoptive parents of all genders
    • Paid leave for circumstances related to bereavement, jury duty, voting time, or military leave
  • Corporate Vehicle Program with:
    • Eligibility to lease up to 2 vehicles at competitive rates

Pay Transparency

This is a full-time, exempt position eligible to receive a base salary and to participate in an annual performance bonus program. The salary range listed represents the maximum and minimum starting base pay for this position as of the time of posting. Final salary offered will be determined based on factors including but not limited to the candidate's skills and experience. The annual performance bonus program is preset and not candidate dependent.

Initial base salary range: $150,000-$165,000

Internal leveling code: IC8

Notice to applicants:

  • Residing in San Francisco: Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.
  • Residing in Los Angeles: Scout Motors will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
  • Residing in New York City: This role is not eligible for remote work in New York City.

Equal Opportunity

Scout is committed to employing a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, disability, pregnancy, or any other characteristics protected by law. Scout is committed to compliance with all applicable fair employment practice laws.