Principal UI/UX Designer

Sunnyvale, CA (Hybrid)
Product /
Full Time /
Hybrid
Sonatus is a well-funded, fast-paced, and fast-growing company whose technologies and software help automakers build dynamic software-defined vehicles. With two generations of solutions already on the road with a top global OEM, our vehicle and cloud software solutions are at the forefront of the digital transformation of vehicles. The Sonatus team is a talented and diverse collection of technology and automotive specialists hailing from many of the most prominent companies in their respective industries.

We are seeking a talented and experienced Principal UI/UX Designer to join our team in revolutionizing the automotive industry through cutting-edge embedded and cloud software solutions.
 
As a Principal UI/UX Designer, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the user experience of our products, ensuring they meet the highest standards of usability, functionality, and aesthetic appeal. You will lead by example, driving design excellence while mentoring and guiding other UI/UX designers.

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Lead the design of intuitive and user-friendly graphical interfaces for web and mobile platforms, focusing on enhancing the user experience across all touchpoints.
    • Develop and maintain robust design systems and guidelines to ensure consistency and scalability across our automotive software products.
    • Create wireframes, mockups, and interactive prototypes to visualize and communicate design concepts effectively.
    • Conduct user research, usability testing, and analyze user feedback to iterate on designs and make data-driven decisions that drive product improvements.
    • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including product management, front-end and back-end developers, to integrate design seamlessly into the development process.
    • Support and maintain design processes from concept to productization.
    • Mentor and coach other UI/UX designers, providing constructive feedback, guidance on best practices, and fostering a culture of continuous learning and growth within the design team.
    • Stay up to date with emerging trends in UI/UX design, technology, and best practices in UI/UX design, leveraging insights to innovate and elevate our design processes and outcomes.

Qualifications and Experience

    • 15+ years of experience in UI/UX design, with a strong track record of designing and delivering successful products for B2B and SaaS applications, preferably in the automotive or related industries.
    • Demonstrated expertise in user-centered design principles, typography, color theory, and layout, showcased through a comprehensive portfolio of past projects.
    • Proven experience collaborating effectively with cross-functional teams throughout the product development lifecycle.
    • Proficiency in Figma is essential.
    • Passion for creating simple, elegant, and innovative design solutions that delight users and drive business objectives.
    • Self-motivated, persistent, organized, ability to multi-task across several design projects.
    • Exceptional communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to articulate design concepts and rationale to stakeholders at all levels.
    • Master’s degree in graphic design, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), or a related field.
$120,000 - $240,000 a year
The salary range provided is a good faith estimate representative of all experience levels and what Sonatus ("Company") could reasonably expect to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, geographic location and external market pay for comparable jobs. The Company reserves the right to modify this range in the future, as needed, as market conditions change.
Consider being part of the Sonatus team and receive the following:

Benefit Offerings includes:
- Competitive compensation and equity program
- Health care plan (Medical, Dental & Vision)
- Flexible and Dependent Care Expense program
- Retirement plan (401k)
- Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
- Unlimited paid time off per year
- Hybrid office work-arrangement/flexibility

Perk Offerings include:
- Complimentary lunches, snacks and beverages during on-site working days
- Wellness benefit allowances (towards gym membership and fitness programs)
- Internet reimbursement
- Computer Accessory Allowance

Employee Engagement Offerings:
- Departmental team building and outings
- Employee Referral Program
- Culture/Employee Satisfaction Surveys - Feedback matters!
- Peer Award Program (monthly)
- Innovative Award Program (annual)


Sonatus is a fast-paced and innovative company and are seeking team members who are passionate about making a difference. If you are ready to take your career to the next level, we highly encourage you to apply.

To all recruitment agencies: Sonatus, Inc. ("Sonatus") does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our careers alias or other Sonatus' employees. Sonatus is not responsible for any fees associated with unsolicited activities.
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