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UX Architect

Company: Cox Automotive
Location: Austin
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Primary Location: 10415 Morado Cir, Austin, TX, USADivision: Cox AutomotiveJob Level: Individual ContributorTravel: NoSchedule: Full-timeShift: Day JobRequisition Number: 202105779VACCINE POLICY: WHERE PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED AGAINST COVID-19 TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS U.S.-BASED JOB (REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR MEDICAL AND RELIGIOUS OBJECTIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED).Cox Automotive, is seeking a UX Architect to join our UX team in the Inventory Management Solutions (IMS) portfolio in Austin, TX.Who We Are + What We DoAt Cox Automotive, we offer the chance to take an important role in the digital revolution of the automotive industry. Our software test engineers are part of an energetic team that builds world-class solutions to benefit the auto buying public, dealers, and manufacturers. At Cox Automotive, youll be immersed in an environment that values your teamwork and creative problem-solving techniques while encouraging you to continue to learn new skills and technologies.Risk-taking is encouraged here and we reward great results. Collaboration and support are woven into the fabric of everything we do; from 24-hour Hackathons and brain-storming sessions to sprint reviews, youll be immersed in an environment that encourages bringing fresh ideas to the table with an innovative mindset.Giving back to the community is important at Cox Automotive. You will be given time during working hours to volunteer at local charities.Learn more about Cox Automotive

  • We Are Cox Automotive
  • The Connected Cox Automotive Story
  • Transforming the Auto Industry
  • Cox Conserves
  • From the SVP of Product & EngineeringYour RoleThe UX Architect (UXA) is responsible for owning the full UX process; holistic product experience strategy, user research, information architecture, application concepts (prototyping), and visual design. UX Architects work to identify and translate user needs into digital products and applications. UX Architects drive the evolution of User Experience for Cox Automotive through education, advocacy, and thought leadership. As a key member of a core Agile team, this position collaborates with product and engineering leaders to deliver features that delight customers while delivering on business objectives. UXAs provide the lens into the humans who are using our products and software.Your Job
    • Lead product user experience strategy; ethnographic research, identify and work directly with customers, using stakeholder interviews, competitive audits (business and UX), and user research to understand and validate product concepts and direction.
    • Create enjoyable customer experiences by iterating on designs and gathering feedback to constantly validate and improve our products.
    • Keep abreast of industry developments and new technologies
    • Design and evaluate visual human interfaces using user-centered design principles
    • Synthesize user research ---ndings, map out the holistic experiences and specific user journeys
    • De---ne the information architecture and interaction ---ow of applications
    • Present conceptual diagrams, wireframes, and prototypes to key stakeholders
    • Can translate insights from user studies and feedback into meaningful actions and recommendations to improve the experiences we deliver for our customers.
    • Conduct interviews with internal team members, product experts, and external customers.
    • Evangelize and educate product and engineering teams to have a better understanding of UX best practices and techniques.
    • Mentor, multiply, and grow skills in more junior UX roles.Whats In It For You?Really good question and we have some good answers that we hope you like.
      • We want you to feel cared for and respected (like you do with our customers), and that starts with Coxs highly competitive pay plus other compensation perks (401k + company matching, comprehensive medical benefits, etc.). We also offer discounted Cox services, tuition reimbursement for academic pursuits, adoption assistance, paid time off to volunteer, childcare and eldercare resources, pet insurance, and much more.
      • Good work should be rewarded, and not just with a healthy paycheck. And while we may be innovation obsessed, we never forget that we are human-powered. So, its our goal to make sure you feel recognized for your contributions. Its also important to work alongside colleagues who "get you." At Cox, youll find a workplace where relationships are crafted with care and successes are celebrated with high fives. We strive to create an environment where you can do you, and everyone from leadership to new hires can support and feel supported.
      • We know youre always looking for growth and the opportunity to learn new things. At Cox Automotive, youll have all kinds of opportunities to expand your expertise and grow your skills in ways that will challenge and empower you.
      • Youll work alongside fantastic people who want to see you succeed... We know none of us is as smart as all of us, and we strive to bring out the best in everyone. Our beliefs, our ways of working and lifting each other up, our knowledge, and our commitment to people and purpose all form a cultural fabric that is remarkably flexible, but extraordinarily strong.
      • Youll also get to work with a wide range of products and technologies across the Cox Automotive ecosystem, allowing you to have hands-on experience in transforming an industry. We dont believe in limitations, only possibilities. Our technological capabilities combined with your wisdom and wizardry will allow us to grow the good and drive incredible innovation.
      • Youll quite literally have an opportunity to make the world a better place. That may sound like hyperbole, but its true. Across the Cox family of businesses, weve launched a movement to positively impact 34 million lives by 2034 in areas like technology access and education, social equity, and environmental sustainability through a wide range of company programs, partnerships, and employee volunteer opportunities.Qualifications:
        • Bachelors Degree (Masters preferred) in HCI, Graphic Design, or a related ---eld
        • 5+ years championing and delivering outcomes leveraging UX best practicesWhat We Look For
          • A portfolio that shows your thought process and ability to ship user-centered products
          • Strong understanding of product development lifecycles
          • Experience with Design Thinking, Lean UX, and R.I.T.E. methodologies and fitting them into the Agile process
          • Strong pro---ciency mapping out user journeys and building out high-level user flows.
          • Knows the difference between a user test and a usability study.
          • Ability to gather and synthesize different types of usability research; surveys, A/B tests, user interviews, and user tests.
          • You can talk about the value of UX without saying delight
          • Knowing the "V" in MVP is more important than the "M"
          • Demonstrated ability to build UX advocates in cross-discipline teams
          • Solid understanding of mobile, tablet, and responsive design
          • Familiarity with front-end code and software or technology dependencies on the experience
          • Proactive problem solving; able to handle multiple complex projects and tasks
          • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
          • Business Acumen and ability to present to stakeholders

            Who We AreAbout Cox AutomotiveTheres nothing ordinary about Cox Automotive. We are people of every background driven by our passion for mobility, innovation, client success and community outreach. We make buying, selling and owning (or simply using) cars easier for everyone. Touching more than 40,000 clients across five continents, we bring together the best brands and the best teams to propel the automotive industry forward. Some of those team members work for our iconic consumer brands like Autotrader and Kelley Blue Book, while others are creating the future of automotive at industry-facing brands like, Manheim and vAuto.About CoxWe are the Cox family of businesses. Weve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us. Our primary divisions - Cox Communications and Cox Automotive - are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators. Were also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation. Were looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope youll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individuals age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law. Cox provides reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with disability, unless such accommodations would cause an undue hardship.Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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