• Lead UX Researcher Designer

    Job Locations US-CA-Torrance
    Job ID
    Automotive Design
  • Overview

    Goken America is an Engineering Services and Product Development company founded in 2004. At Goken America we strive to expand and deliver upon our company motto of “Creating Something Different”. We are continually striving to strengthen our organization, and are always seeking talented individuals who have a strong desire to work in an environment where they can make a difference.


    Our “Vision” is to empower our associates to affect change wherever change is needed. Our “Mission” is that in building trust we foster greatness is our people, excellence in our clients and impact in our communities.


    Goken America provides an excellent benefits package, one month of paid time off per year and a very competitive compensation plan. In addition, when applicable, we will also provide relocation assistance, temporary housing, visa support and other fringe benefits.


    This team is responsible for creating user interfaces and apps for the next generation of vehicles as well as concepts for the future human machine interfaces on mobility platforms. The candidate would join a team of UI Designers, Storytellers, and Programmers to lead UX Research and Design. This team also works with engineers, researchers, and designers from other departments throughout the organization to support the development of our future product concepts. 


    The ideal candidate is a self-starter with a unique mix of experience in human centered design, human psychology, consumer electronics, mobile app or web development, a deep attention to detail, and a passion for simplifying user experiences.



    • 5-7 years as a UX researcher, user experience designer, interaction designer, information architect, or similar UX-related role
    • Deep, proven, UX research and design experience in a team environment
    • Fluency of best practices for information architecture, interaction design and user experience design
    • Ability to mentor and teach team members of UX best practices
    • Expert in wireframing tools (Sketch, Axure, Adobe XD, OmniGraffle) with at least three (3) years of experience creating prototypes or highly detailed wireframes for complex applications
    • Expert proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite
    • Hands on research experience working with competitive analysis of user models and interaction models to feed into wireframing activities
    • Ability to create detailed Personas and User stories for feature sets
    • Experience using user-centered design methods and usability testing
    • Ability to create detailed User Interaction maps and diagrams
    • Experience with Google Material Design principals and prior experience designing for applications (iOS, Android)
    • Familiarity with user interface patterns for web/mobile/consumer electronics
    • Experience working in a collaborative team and directly with developers for implementation of designs
    • Demonstrated history of acquiring user data (e.g., conducting usability studies, performing user research)
    • An online portfolio or samples of work demonstrating relevant experience

    Preferred Qualifications: 


    • Prior experience working with Industrial Designers
    • Strong time management skills and the ability to be self-directed when needed
    • Solid written and verbal communication skills with the ability to present a strong rationale for design decisions
    • A bachelor's degree in interaction design, human-computer interaction (HCI), cognitive science or related UX degree is ideal
    • Ability to prototype in HTML, JavaScript, & CSS is a plus



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