Woven by Toyota is building Arene, a world-class software development platform that supports Toyota's renewed focus in Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV) development and empowers the evolution of the relationship between hardware and software. Arene is at the core of this foundational shift and will provide the pipeline, tools, and processes that engineers need to deliver new software to the vehicles — quickly and safely. Join the Arene User Experience team and get to represent the voice of our users as we shape the future of the automotive industry! You will report to the head of Value Delivery. This role is a hybrid role.
Who We Are Looking For
We are looking for a passionate and seasoned product design leader who will guide and inspire our User Experience team to deliver valuable products that are founded on customer understanding and user-centered insights. A strategic manager who can grasp high-level business needs, and then balance user needs, business requirements, and technical constraints. Someone who has experience optimizing but also clarifying the ambiguous by helping to take products from 0 to 1.
Someone who is comfortable engaging business and engineering stakeholders in thoughtful conversations, who can understand their expectations and has experience collaborating with them. Above all, someone who is committed to lead design and research activities, while advocating for user-centered practices across and beyond our organization.
The fact is: the automotive world is complex and full of moving parts, and technology is evolving at a rapid pace. That's why we need a leader who is capable of analyzing the issues we are tackling, embrace the intricacies of the processes, foresee the ramifications of UX decisions on products no one has built before, and deliver value to Toyota. The team, alongside our product partners, will shape the future of mobility software — it's a big deal.
As the Head of Product Design for Arene, you will drive the UX strategy and execution in a technical environment, leading the team that is setting the standards for vehicle software development at Toyota. You'll advocate for the user and customer needs across the organization to steer the products and their roadmap.
Day-to-day, you will have the chance to reshape the future of software development at Toyota and help grow the practice of UX within Toyota. By working with teams located all over the globe, you'll take part in Toyota's transition from a "traditional" car manufacturer into a mobility company.
Nice to Haves
If you are located outside of Japan we will set up an interview over Google Hangout Meet or Skype.
Woven by Toyota is the mobility technology subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation. Our mission is to deliver safe, intelligent, human-centered mobility for all. Through our Arene mobility software platform, safety-first automated driving technology and Toyota Woven City — our test course for advanced mobility — we’re bringing greater freedom, safety and happiness to people and society.
Our unique global culture weaves modern Silicon Valley innovation and time-tested Japanese quality craftsmanship. We leverage these complementary strengths to amplify the capabilities of drivers, foster happiness, and elevate well-being.
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