Senior Product Designer, Arene UX

Product & Technology – Arene /
Employee /
Woven by Toyota is the mobility technology subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. Our mission is to deliver safe, intelligent, human-centered mobility for all. Through our Arene mobility software platform, safety-first automated driving technology and Toyota Woven City — our test course for advanced mobility — we’re bringing greater freedom, safety and happiness to people and society. 

Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship. We leverage these complementary strengths to amplify the capabilities of drivers, foster happiness, and elevate well-being.

Arene's mission is to empower Toyota and its partners to deliver next-generation vehicles with hardware-agnostic software that can be updated to support new features at any time. It is designed to support Toyota's renewed focus on Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) development and revolutionize the relationship between hardware and software.

As the core of this transformative shift, Arene will provide engineers with the necessary pipeline and tools to deliver innovative software to vehicles in a fast and secure manner.

By joining the Arene UX team, you will represent the voice of our users and help shape the future of the automotive industry.

You will report to the Head of Product Design for Arene, and this role is hybrid - you will work in the office 3+ days per week.

The automotive industry, complex and ever-evolving, demands team members who swiftly analyze challenges, comprehend intricate processes, and enhance customer experiences, shaping the future of mobility software for all.

The Arene UX team, part of the Arene Value Delivery group, seeks a Product Designer proficient in UX and Service Design. With a focus on exceptional usability, you'll craft standout products through user personas, journeys, wireframes, and prototypes. Collaborating with engineering teams, your designs will delight users while ensuring technical feasibility. If you're passionate about UX and excel in a collaborative environment, apply now!

Join us in creating extraordinary products, applying the power of user experience.


    • Collaborative Team Player – Integral to this role is active participation in cross-functional teams through brainstorming sessions and discussions. Your insights will influence project directions, fostering a cooperative environment that values diverse perspectives and aligns with stakeholder expectations.
    • User-Centered Design Advocate – Deeply rooted in user-centered design (UCD) principles and design thinking methodologies, you'll champion placing the user at the core of the design process. Your role ensures that each design choice contributes to enhancing user experiences.
    • Communication Maestro – You'll adeptly communicate design methodologies, processes, and ideas, presenting solutions to both internal teams and external stakeholders. Simplifying complex design concepts for universal understanding is key, ensuring everyone comprehends the vision and objectives.
    • Technical Domain Expert – Your expertise lies in translating intricate software requirements into tangible visual assets like user flows, wireframes, and prototypes. These assets serve as blueprints for creating intuitive and user-friendly experiences. Proficient in design technologies, you guide the development process, bringing concepts to life for seamless and engaging user interfaces.


    • Experience in the automotive or enterprise software industry and/or experience designing backend software tools (with substantial related work in your portfolio)
    • 6+ years of experience leading UX design projects, specifically focused on defining and developing user personas, user journeys, information architecture, interaction models, storyboards, wireframes, and prototypes
    • Experience working with UX Researchers to conduct or support user research for your own projects (heuristic audit, competitive audit, usability testing)
    • Experience synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design proposals, communicating your thinking to relevant stakeholders, and turning critical feedback into innovative solutions.
    • Proficiency in English language


    • Experience as a software engineer (familiarity with software development)
    • Proficiency in Japanese language
If you are located outside of Japan we will set up an interview over Google Hangout Meet.

・Competitive Salary - Based on experience
・Work Hours - Flexible working time with NO core-hours
・Paid Holiday - 20 days per year (prorated)
・Sick Leave - 6 days per year (prorated)
・Holiday - Sat & Sun, Japanese National Holidays, and other days defined by our company
・Japanese Social Security - all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
・In-house Training Program (software study/language study)

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