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Sr. UI Designer

Req. ID: 14308
Office Location: NA-US-CA-Palo Alto-Deer Creek-Office
Job Shift: Day
Job Type: Full time


About Tesla

Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Tesla has delivered over 15,000 electric vehicles to customers in 31 countries. Model S is the world’s first premium sedan to be engineered from the ground up as an electric vehicle. Model S was named Motor Trend’s prestigious 2013 Car of the Year, achieved the best safety score of any car ever tested by the NHTSA, and Consumer Reports is calling it the best car it has ever tested.

Tesla Motors is committed to hiring and developing top talent from across the world for any given discipline. Our world-class teams operate with a non-conventional automotive product development philosophy of high inter-disciplinary collaboration, flat organizational structure, and technical contribution at all levels. You will be expected to challenge and to be challenged, to create, and to innovate. These jobs are not for everyone, you must have a genuine passion for producing the best vehicles in the world. Without passion, you will find what we're trying to do too difficult.

The Role

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of excellence and a thorough working knowledge of UI and UX Design. Key objectives will be to collaborate with interaction designers, software engineers and project managers. Probably having accrued considerable experience at an OEM, Mobile OS or Apps company is essential to this role.

The ability to interact well and fit into a small, highly motivated, multi-functional team working in a rapid, simultaneous engineering environment is essential.

The role affords the rare opportunity to take ownership of a new and genuinely cutting edge vehicle, so an enthusiasm and knowledge of cars is advantageous. You must have a genuine passion for engineering the best electric vehicles in the world.  Without passion, you would find what we're trying to do too difficult.

You must want to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial company. We are building real products -- not presentations. This must excite you.

 You’ll work alongside accomplished, world-renowned Designers on perhaps the most exciting automotive programs in existence today. 

Essential Skills

§  Explore conceptual mock-ups for new interaction models and navigation schemes

§  Design pixel perfect comps for all aspects of the project

§  Create an Impeccable design language that is consistent throughout the Tesla UI platform (in-car, mobile, etc)

§  Collaborate with interaction designers, software engineers, and project managers

§  Support software engineers in the implementation of your designs

§  Support project managers in work estimates and planning


§  2 to 5+ years’ experience in software/mobile/web environment

§  Incredible passion for user experience (UX) and usability

§  Solid understanding of touchscreen technology

§  Strong creative, design, and visualization skills

§  Strong communication & presentation skills

§  Hands-on getting things done attitude

§  "Pixel-perfectionist" with superb attention to design detail

§  Ability to work independently, but also in a team environment

§  Motion prototyping (After Effects) & audio creation skills are a plus

§  Interaction prototyping (in code) a huge plus

§  Adobe Creative Suite lover & expert

§  Online and/or PDF portfolio



Tesla is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical​​​ condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or ​expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. 





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