Senior 3D Motion Designer @ Mercedes-Benz R&D North America - Carlsbad, CA

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3 months ago

Senior 3D Motion Designer

Mercedes-Benz R&D North America - Carlsbad, CA

Embedded in a worldwide network Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America continuously strives to remain at the forefront of successful automotive research and development. MBRDNA is headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, with key areas of Autonomous Driving, Advanced Interaction Design, Digital User Experience, Machine Learning, Customer Research, and Open Innovation. In Redford, Michigan, the focus is on Powertrain and eDrive technology as well as in Long Beach, where the teams test durability of the latest driver assistant and telematic systems. The Digital Hub in Seattle focusses on developing a cloud architecture and building out the cloud platform for the next generation of connected car services. The Testing and Regulatory Affairs Division in Ann Arbor and the Advanced Vehicle Design in Carlsbad complete the competence center.

The Mercedes-Benz User Experience is redefining the way our customers interact and feel in a Mercedes and we are setting the highest standards when it comes to safety, luxury, innovation and design. In this role you will be responsible for designing the look and feel of infotainment, instruments and head-up displays of future Mercedes-Benz vehicles.

You are a highly creative mind with the constant urge to try something new. You possess exceptional animation and visual design skills with an obsession for detail and have the gift to inspire stakeholders as well as other team members. You will work as a core member of a multi-disciplinary team (internal, external and international) to bring innovative ideas and concepts to life with stunning designs. Doing so you will lead the design process from early concept development to implementation into concept and
production vehicles.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and deliver best-in-class user interface designs using the iterative design and development process, in partnership with other teams/groups.
  • Create fresh, innovative and inspiring motion graphics that elevate the Mercedes-Benz digital design language and wow customers and internal stakeholders.
  • Develop interactive prototypes and presentations in close collaboration with the team.
  • Be always at the forefront of new tools and design processes.
  • Design research and strategy, keeping abreast of social, cultural, and technological trends and developments.
  • Creative collaboration, project coordination, partner relations, and general team support.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Visual Communication Design, Media Design, Interaction Design, Animation Design, Industrial Design or related
    • 5+ years of experience in related field
  • Excellent Motion Design skills proven by an outstanding showreel or portfolio
  • Mastering of 3D & Motion Design process with tools like Cinema4D or Blender or Maya, Houdini, AfterEffects, Premiere and industry standard render engines & plug-ins
  • Fluent in design tools like Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Sketch etc
  • Experience in Unreal and/or Unity is a big plus
  • Interactive prototyping capabilities with standard tools is a plus
  • Understanding of hardware/software/service design challenges including mobile and tablet form factors
  • Solid project coordination and leadership skills
  • This position does require regular, on-site work in our Carlsbad Design Studio. There are flexible working guidelines in place to accommodate a hybrid schedule however regular presence in the studio is necessary for professional development and team collaboration.
  • Frequent use of speech, vision, hearing for computer use, typing and occasional driving. Frequent sitting, standing and reaching with hands.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in award-winning animation or VFX studios
  • Strong track record of projects in automotive or entertainment industries (movies, gaming)
  • Industry shaping 3D and motion design expertise with procedural knowledge
  • Advanced 3D real-time skills (Unreal/Unity) with VR/AR experience
Why should you apply?
Here at MBRDNA, you create digital ecosystems around cars, you design a language between humans and machines, you make a car even more intelligent - you make the new reality for cars. Our benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, 401k savings plan, tuition and fitness reimbursement programs and much more. We have an open and flexible environment to allow you to push boundaries, join MBRDNA and design your future.
MBRDNA is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.
MBRDNA only accepts resumes from approved agencies who have a valid Agency Agreement on file. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, MBRDNA employees, or send to any MBRDNA location. MBRDNA is not responsible for any fees or claims related to receipt of unsolicited resumes.

Thank you for your interest in Mercedes-Benz Research & Development North America. Please be aware the impact of COVID-19 could increase the amount of time it takes our HR and Hiring Team to process your application. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We are dedicated to the health and safety of our employees and candidates. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America, Inc.

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