Product Designer

Redwood City, CA /
Design /
/ Hybrid
Our Mission:
Driving technology always feels old. Not by a little bit. We believe vehicles can be a thousand times smarter, safer, and more connected to the world around us, and our mission is to see it happen. In 2019, we joined forces with Honda as their first startup acquisition, and now we’re expanding our vision into building the future of electric vehicles (BEV) for millions of people around the world.
Why Drivemode: 
Join Drivemode for an exciting startup environment and a vibrant culture that combines impactful work, competitive compensation, and excellent benefits. By becoming a part of our team, you'll contribute to a crucial mission that revolutionizes the way people engage with vehicles, addressing both business needs and the world's environmental challenges. This presents an exceptional opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation and drive Honda's success in the EV market.
About The Role:
Drivemode is a design focused company, and we’re looking for someone who understands that a designer’s job isn’t to just make things look great, but to produce work that is thoughtful, organized, and created in an iterative and data-driven process. As a Product Designer, you’ll start with the hands-on development of a companion app for the new generation of electric vehicles for Honda and Acura brands. Next, you will be expanding into interior digital components and other parts of the overall driving user experience. You will ensure our products are easy-to-use, valuable to our customers, and crafted with a high level of execution.

What You Will Be Doing

    • Design the user experience of new features from concept to launch with our product managers, engineers, and Honda’s hardware teams.
    • Take broad, conceptual ideas and turn them into useful and valuable products for drivers.
    • Wireframe, prototype, and design end-to-end flows that are simple and elegant.
    • Create visual systems for new products that uphold Drivemode’s design standards.
    • Gather data, customer feedback, and iterate on features that are being used by people all over the world.
    • Freedom to test new ideas and push boundaries.

What We’re Looking For

    • 3+ years of experience designing, shipping, and iterating on mobile applications or software at the level of whole features/products for an entire end-to-end experience.
    • Bachelor’s degree in a design related field.
    • Visual designs skills that encompass a great eye for layout in desktop/mobile interfaces, typography, iconography, and color.
    • Interaction design skills that showcase your abilities in understanding people’s needs and how they affect a user’s experience.
    • Great communication and presentation skills that will allow you to defend complex design ideas.
    • A thoughtful web portfolio demonstrating your passion for simple, intuitive, and beautiful design.

Nice To Have

    • Motion design and graphics.
    • Business Level Japanese.
EEOC Statement
Drivemode is proud of a very diverse team with employees coming from 5 continents/11 countries as of today. Diversity in our workplace has played an important part in our success; we recognize each employee’s unique background, knowledge, experiences, ideas, and viewpoints which are all critical in developing a product that has the greatest impacts on drivers all over the world.
Drivemode provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity,  disability, or any other characteristics that make you unique.