Senior Product Designer




Chicago, Illinois

Full-Time/Regular

RITM0019894

 

 

Job Description

 

Are you passionate about crafting great experiences? Do you want to take a hands-on approach to driving consumer oriented problem solving in the automotive space? If you answered “Yes” to both, then this is the role for you! Cars.com, a top-tier online destination for automobile shoppers, sellers, and owners, seeks an experienced and passionate user experience professional to join our digital product team.

 

As a Senior Product Designer, you will provide day to day problem solving and thought leadership for one or more teams focused on achieving tangible results through experimentation within our Lean Development methodology. Ideal candidates will have a strong portfolio that demonstrates results pushing the boundaries with innovative digital products and experiences.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design conceptual diagrams, information architecture, wireframes, high-fidelity mockups, interaction specifications, and prototypes.
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  • Assess and optimize the performance of new and existing features by initiating and managing usability testing and user research and interpreting analytics data
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  • Provide thought leadership for lean product design & development teams, collaborating closely with product owners, developers, and supporting disciplines such as research, analytics, SEO as you drive towards measurable results.
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  • Become a strong advocate for the consumer experience, leveraging business requirements, user research, consumer feedback, site metrics, and usability findings to rapidly iterate and explore demonstrable success.
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  • Use Cars.com’s set of established design and visual patterns to strengthen consistency across all aspects of the consumer experience; when necessary coordinate with internal teams to refine and expand our pattern library.
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  • Perform metrics analysis post-launch to inform design/UX optimization efforts
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  • Develop and manage relationships across teams and disciplines to promote collaboration, consistency and efficiency on Cars.com projects
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  • Facilitate and lead design discussions with the product team and product stakeholders
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Required Skills

 

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in HCI or a related discipline
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  • 5-7 years of professional experience as a product designer, interaction designer, user experience professional, or similar role
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  • A portfolio of work demonstrating experience creating great user-centered design solutions (flows, prototypes, wireframes) and solid visual designs (mockups and style guides) across desktop and mobile devices
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  • Fluency in best practices for mobile first design, as well as strong knowledge of usability principles and techniques
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  • Ability to create a wide range of prototypes suitable to fluidly changing testing needs. Simple concepts, paper prototypes to clickable, high-fidelity testing artifacts.
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  • Experience driving the design process from start to finish — requirements gathering, conceptual design, validation, testing, and into optimization and iteration.
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Required Experience

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience working with visual design systems.
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  • Practical experience in the automotive or related/applicable sector.
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  • Ability to discuss, utilize, and analyze metrics to inform design on the fly.
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  • Analyze user interface problems and create on-brand solutions that meet measurable business goals and requirements.
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  • Mobile and tablet design experience across in multiple channels and formats
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  • Strong bias for action; ability to juggle multiple priorities and effectively deliver in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
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  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills, the desire to be a diplomat or ambassador to other teams within the company.
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