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Product/UX Designer

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Mapbox is building a live location platform. Our maps represent the ever-evolving world, accessing, aggregating, and adapting anonymous data from millions of sensors and phones in real-time. Mapbox has the exciting opportunity to power devices and products across the next frontier in location-based data. Whether you’re watching the delivery of your grocery order on Instacart, tracking your personal best mile on Strava, sending snaps on Snapchat, monitoring your gas budget on Metromile, or checking today’s forecast on The Weather Channel, Mapbox is the location and maps within those apps. We’re changing how people move by live-mapping the world.

What You’ll Do

As a visual designer on Mapbox’s automotive team, you will work with our OEMs, Mapbox engineers, and Mapbox’s own automotive designers to define the next generation of driver experiences, vehicles, and infotainment systems, for a global audience.

  • Research automotive and cartography industry trends and best practices
  • Propose and promote next generation user interfaces for Mapbox products and services
  • Develop wide explorations of visual solutions to driver needs
  • Determine, with colleagues and customers, visual problems, and solutions, to pursue
  • Evangelize visual design best practices within Mapbox
  • Deliver documentation and design assets to Mapbox engineers
  • Test Mapbox automotive products in-vehicle, to deliver reviews and recommendations
  • Help Mapbox designers do their best work through feedback and critique
  • Grow your own skill sets as a designer and design leader

What We Believe are Important Traits for This Role

  • You are an expert in the art and science of visual interface design techniques
  • You understand and design for the needs of embedded hardware in automotive contexts
  • You bringing your personal creative inspirations to the work your create
  • You understand and employ human-centered design processes
  • You creatively employ and combine multiple data sources into compelling UI
  • You proactively seek feedback for your work at each step of the design process
  • You incorporate user research techniques throughout the development of your work
  • You conduct broad explorations before committing to a single direction
  • You are not afraid to revisit design principles based on new information
  • You deliver refined user interface layouts rooted in design system principles
  • You understand how design work is built in software, and plan for engineering needs
  • You work with and push engineering teams to ensure output that matches design intent

What We Value

In addition to our core values, which are not unique to this position and are necessary for Mapbox leaders:

  • We value high-performing creative individuals who dig into problems and opportunities.
  • We believe in individuals being their whole selves at work. We commit to this through supportive health care, parental leave, flexibility for the things that come up in life, and innovating on how we think about supporting our people.
  • We emphasize an environment of teaching and learning to equip employees with the tools needed to be successful in their function and the company.
  • We strongly believe in the value of growing a diverse team and encourage people of all backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, abilities, and sexual orientations to apply.

By applying for this position, you acknowledge that you have received the Mapbox Non-US Privacy Notice for applicants, which is linked here.  Completing this application requires you to provide personal data, such as your name and contact information, which is mandatory for Mapbox to process your application. 

Mapbox is an EEO Employer - Minority/Female/Veteran/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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About Mapbox
Mapbox is an American provider of custom online maps for websites and applications such as Foursquare, Lonely Planet, the Financial Times, The Weather Channel, Instacart Inc.
Automotive, Business Intelligence
251-1000 employees

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