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User Interface Designer

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA), a Daimler company, consists of four divisions including Group Research and Advanced Engineering, Mercedes-Benz TechCenter, eDrive & Powertrain, and Mercedes-Benz Advanced Design. All four divisions are focused on delivering a positive impact on Daimler products through the advancement of safe, convenient, and sustainable vehicles. Working together, MBRDNA remains a successful symbol of automotive research and development in North America.

Here at MBRDNA, we are looking for talented, energetic, and committed individuals to join our diverse team. Our employees are the key to our success, and we support each individual in fulfilling his or her potential. We proudly continue the pioneering work initiated by founders Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz over 125 years ago.

Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America, Inc. (MBRDNA) is looking for a highly creative and passionate User Interface Designer for their Advanced Graphics Design Team. This is a Full Time position at the MBRDNA headquarters in Palo Alto, CA.

The essential duties and responsibilities include:

•Drive the process of turning ideas into visualizations and screen designs by creating visually appealing screens and animations for Instrument Clusters and the Head Unit.

•Use his/her creative talent to contribute to a variety of design challenges, including: user interface screens, animations, 3D-visualizations and icons.

•Develop and maintain style guide and icon digital library.

•Communicate own work to key stakeholders, gather feedback and implement changes as needed.

•Evaluate competitive designs and products to identify the best practice.

The ideal candidate would need the following skills and abilities:

•A visionary who understands fundamental usability and aesthetic principles.

•Strong experience in graphic design, animation design, 3D visualization, icon production and style guide development for user interface screens.

•Strong knowledge of applicable programs and animation tools.

oAdobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, After Effects and Flash are essential.

oPrototyping and 3D visualization skills are a plus.

•Proactive and creative problem solver with an intellectual interest in current and new technologies.

•Must have a keen eye for innovation in Interface Design.

•Well-organized, with strong analytical skills, great attention to detail and excellent follow-through.

•Works well within a tightly knit team under tight schedules.

•Ability to juggle several tasks simultaneously and to work on more than one project at a time effectively.

•Ability to collaborate effectively in cross functional design and development teams.

•Excellent verbal, written, and communication skills.

•Creative mind with a passion for excellence.

•German language skills are a plus.

Education and Experience:

•Requires a Bachelor’s degree in either Graphic Design, Visual Communications, Multi Media Design or Animation Design.

•Minimum 2 years of experience in graphic/ interface design, animations, icon production and style guide development.

•Experience working in automotive industry is a plus.

MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer that offers generous benefits and compensation, work/life balance tools and several methods of recognition and rewards. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401K savings plan, pension plan, fitness center reimbursement and much more.

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