Website Optimus Ride
Autonomous Vehicle Technology Systems for Localized Environment
About Optimus Ride
Optimus Ride is an autonomous mobility service provider on a mission to drive the future of transportation. We develop and own the full AV tech stack and user experience–algorithms, software, hardware, and system integration–for autonomous, electric rides for communities near and far. We’re focused on driving innovation and delivering convenient, turnkey transportation services for master planned communities, corporate and academic campuses, and mixed use developments. We’re driven to create safe, sustainable, and equitable transportation solutions for all.
Optimus Ride is headquartered in the Boston Seaport District, not far from our old stomping ground at MIT. From the boardroom to the test track, our teammates (affectionately referred to as Optimists) bring deep industry and subject matter expertise, a collaborative and focused work ethic, and an optimistic outlook on the future of autonomous, sustainable, community-serving transportation.
Optimus Ride is focused on a rapid path to market in order to maximize the benefits of self-driving mobility for all. The Design teams play a key role in this mission by helping craft the products/platforms and user experience for our turnkey autonomous mobility system. These products/platforms are especially exciting as they are often the first point of contact between the self-driving vehicles and our passengers, clients, or other partners.
As a user experience designer, you will work in an interdisciplinary role to help create a product experience for our self-driving mobility ecosystem. You will be expected to participate in designing the overall functionality of our products, and iterate upon it in accordance with user-testing. The nature of our company means you will interface regularly with engineering, field operations, business development, and other teams to incorporate their perspectives, requirements, all the while ensuring a touch of magic for our users. In many cases we are designing for a technology and user journey that hasn’t been designed for before – a challenge we thrive on.
Collaborate with product management and engineering to define and implement innovative solutions for the product direction, visuals, and experience
Facilitate our product vision by researching, conceiving, sketching, storyboarding, prototyping and user-testing experiences for products
Take a user-centered design approach and rapidly test and iterate on new functionality and features
Collaborate with other team members and stakeholders
Use recent studies and findings to establish the best overall design elements to include in UX design experiences
Create surveys for research through various media platforms to gather feedback on user’s ease of use and satisfaction interfacing on company websites and products
Bachelor’s degree in Design, related field, or equivalent practical experience
5+ years of commercial UX design experience
Experience designing complex solutions for digital + hardware ecosystems
Ability to work with engineering, design, operations, and business teams to understand detailed requirements and design complete user experiences that meet client needs and vision
Extensive experience in using UX design best practices to design solutions, and a deep understanding of mobile-first and responsive design
A solid grasp of user-centered design, planning and conducting user research, user testing, A/B testing, rapid prototyping, heuristic analysis, usability and accessibility concerns
Ability to clearly and effectively communicate design processes, ideas, and solutions to teams and clients
Ability to work effectively in a team setting including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete user experience implications
Be passionate about all things UX and other areas of design and innovation. Research and showcase knowledge in the industry’s latest trends and technologies
Experience working in an Agile/Scrum development process
Please upload or provide a link to your portfolio
Benefits and Working Environment
At Optimus Ride, we strive to support our employees by offering competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits and a world class working environment that is centered around the team. We nurture creativity and provide expansive opportunities for growth and development.
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