The best place to work in the Global Automotive Industry. Join us on this exciting journey into the future, we want to hear from you!
Our business since its inception in 1991 has been to develop the best retail dealer system and information services for the automotive industry. In the current situation, we have about 100 employees with expertise in areas such as automotive trade, project management, systems and IT. Some of our largest customers are Volvo, Renault and Ford dealers and their general agents and today we have over 10 000 users of our solutions. We are seated in beautiful, newly renovated premises at Lindholmen in Gothenburg. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volvo Car Sweden.
To enjoy your job with us it is important that you enjoy working in a close and unpretentious environment where we care about each other. It happens a lot of exciting things in the company so it is important that you are inspired by change and development.
If you take great responsibility for both your personal and corporate development, has a strong focus on our customers and like to have fun, then you will enjoy your stay with us!
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What you’ll do
Vehicle ownership is changing radically – and this process will only gather pace. At Volvo Cars, we intend to redefine every aspect of the car ownership eco-system and user experience is at the heart of this. As an Illumination Designer at Volvo Cars, we expect you to deliver high-quality lighting experiences to the customer, working as part of the Colour, Material and Finish (CMF) Design team and collaboratively with Car UX, Exterior and Interior designers to create holistic experiences. You should also be curious and comfortable with prototyping to sell in your ideas. You will have the unique opportunity of being part of a newly created team of Illumination Designers.
What you’ll bring
We are a human-centric business that recognizes the value in human relations. At Volvo Cars, we never start with technology and try to squeeze people in around it – we always design our cars around people. That’s us. But how about you? We hope you’re a dreamer, a visionary, a free-thinker, a leader and a self-motivator. What’s important is that you share our ideals and enthusiasm for transformation – and that you’re comfortable being you.
As Illumination Designer, you will create concepts and craft the lights of the exterior and interior of the car. Together with the Illumination and CMF Design team you will find and explore new ideas on light. You will also influence and inspire the other design areas and create design proposals on light behaviour. We are looking for someone who is a collaborator, able to work with design partners and other stakeholders from marketing to engineering. You should believe in your ideas and feel comfortable presenting work-in-progress and taking feedback from colleagues. And finally, although we see you as having experience, we need you to be committed to learning more – because this is what is moving us towards our innovative goals.
You will help lead the creation and development of illumination concepts in the creative phase, from conceptualising and communicating design ideas to developing for production. You will also work closely with other specialists in the areas of CMF, UX, Interior and Exterior design to integrate lighting concepts seamlessly into product designs. You are someone who is experienced and fascinated with lighting and how it is applied to surfaces to help create, build and maintain design languages that will be implemented across programs. You also have a strategic mindset for Illumination as well as having a strong sustainability perspective.
Your other tasks will include:
To be successful in this role we believe you have:
• Bachelor or master's degree in Transportation Interior Design, Product Design or Industrial Design or similar design discipline
• 2 - 6 years of experience in Illumination, UX or CMF design
• Good understanding how colours and materials influence and support a specific character of a product
• Strong technical skills in Adobe Suite, Photoshop and After Effects, Blender, Rhino and Power Point
On a personal level, we believe that you are a team player who has effective interpersonal and cross-functional collaboration skills. We are looking for candidates who have passion, energy and enthusiasm. You are a self-driven individual who can think strategically and has a fast understanding of complexity and ability to deal with different topics and the same time. We would also like to see that you have excellent communication skills, as well as good verbal and written skills in English.
Want to know more? We hope so
We’d love to receive and review your application. If you want more information about the role and its responsibilities or simply learn a bit more about the team, please reach out to the recruiter at Khalil.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are we?
Everything we do starts with people. Our purpose is to provide freedom to move, in a personal, sustainable and safe way. We are committed to simplifying our customers’ lives by offering better technology solutions that improve their impact on the world and bringing the most advanced mobility innovations to protect them, their loved ones and the people around them.
Volvo Cars’ continued success is the result of a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive working environment. The people of Volvo Cars are committed to making a difference in our world. Today, we are one of the most well-known and respected car brands, with over 40,000 employees across the globe. We believe in bringing out the best in each other and harnessing the true power of people. At Volvo Cars your career is designed around your talents and aspirations so you can reach your full potential. Join us on a journey of a lifetime as we create safety, autonomous driving and electrification technologies of tomorrow.
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