UX/UI Product Designer, Woven City Experiences

Nihonbashi, Tokyo /
Woven City – UX /
Full-time Employee
ABOUT WOVEN PLANET GROUP
Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital.

Visit us to learn more: https://www.woven-planet.global/

About Woven Planet Group
Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital. Visit us to learn more: https://www.woven-planet.global/

About the Woven City Experience Team
Our mission is to design a city that unlocks human potential to thrive through technology. We take this mission seriously and to achieve our goals, we take our team dynamics equally seriously. The Woven City Experience team is part of the User Experience organization at Woven Planet and currently consists of three UX disciplines: design, UX research, and simulation. We use cutting-edge technologies like DigitalTwin to turn ideas into reality and uncover meaningful and unexpected connections between people, technology, and the environment. The team will continue to increase its team's capabilities and add new functions such as content strategy and UX program management.

The work we do here is unlike any other. Our initiatives are complex and we regularly work with unknowns. If you’re an entrepreneurial product designer who thrives in an environment where you’d need to be scrappy, this team might be right for you.

You're excited about this opportunity because…
Role & Responsibilities -
We are looking for a self-motivated Product Designer who has designed software products and services across different platforms serving millions of users. You enjoy taking vaguely defined requirements and turning them into tangible solutions. You are also a consummate team player who knows how to collaborate with the product and engineering teams to make well-informed decisions by leveraging both qualitative and quantitative data.

RESPONSIBILITIES
・Collaborate with Woven City Management (Product) and engineers to understand customer and business needs and translate them into interactions and design that align with the vision of Woven City, which is to build a human-centered smart city that continuously improves the quality of life 
・Create user flows, prototypes, wireframes, and visual design using tools such as Figma, Miro, Adobe CS and/or other prototyping tools
・Collaborate with UX researchers to determine appropriate research methods and apply insights to enhance the design process for products and services
・Contribute to the maintenance and evolution of the Woven City design system

We're excited about you because…
REQUIRED FOR CONSIDERATION
・Business level English and Japanese language proficiency 
・An online portfolio showcasing examples of UX, UI and, Visual Design work for multiple platforms

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

    • Bachelor’s degree in design, HCI, a related field or relevant experience
    • 4+ years of experience designing for Web, mobile, and other devices, such as in-store/city digital interactions
    • Interaction and visual design skills 
    • Experience in designing mobile app experiences from start to finish
    • Proven knowledge of web-based application design trends, patterns, usability, technical considerations, and best practices
    • Comfortable with ambiguity and changing priorities
    • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and agile environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

    • Experience working on large-scale products and services connecting physical and digital worlds
    • Experience validating design concepts using VR or AR
    • Experience with multimodal interfaces
    • Experience in urban design or sustainable design
    • Understanding of HTML/XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, .net, Flutter
    • Agile certification or comparable experience working in an Agile environment
If you are currently located outside of Japan, don't worry, we'll set an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.

WHAT WE OFFER
・Competitive Salary - Based on skills and 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 the company
・Japanese Social Security - all applicable (Health Insurance, Pension, Workers’ Comp, and Unemployment Insurance, Long-term care insurance)
Employee Benefits
・In-house Training Program (software study/language study)



For more information about Woven City, please visit: https://www.woven-city.global/

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