We’re changing the way people think about transportation. Not that long ago we were just an app to request premium black cars in a few metropolitan areas. Now we’re a part of the logistical fabric of more than 600 cities around the world. Whether it’s a ride, a sandwich, or a package, we use technology to give people what they want, when they want it.
For the people who drive with Uber, our app represents a flexible new way to earn money. For cities, we help strengthen local economies, improve access to transportation, and make streets safer.
And that’s just what we’re doing today. We’re thinking about the future, too. With teams working on autonomous trucking and self-driving cars, we’re in for the long haul. We’re reimagining how people and things move from one place to the next.
More than 2.5+ million drivers use the Uber Driver app every month to successfully complete trips around the world. A critical element of the Uber Driver experience is the in app navigation enabling drivers to safely navigate between pickups and and drop off.
As the design lead on the Navigation experience team you will be responsible for helping to optimize the navigation experience for safe and simple for use specifically when driving with Uber. Through your work you will help increase availability of navigation globally through building in-app navigation experiences for iOS and Android. Integrate the in-app navigation UI with the Uber experience.
This role can be based either in Palo Alto or San Francisco with some expected travel between offices.
What You’ll Do
Help us continue to build best of breed navigational experiences specifically designed for the ride-sharing space
Lead Design sprints with engineers, product managers and researchers
Work alongside engineering to ensure pixel perfect final deliverables and handoff
Act as the advocate for the 2.5+ million drivers active on the Uber platform ensuring we stay user-centric
What You’ll Need
Experience working on maps, navigation and mobile design
You believe in craftsmanship and create elegant and compelling designs, over and over: Your portfolio has some premier work. You're knowledgeable of microinteractions in use (on mobile, web, desktop, etc), and have nuanced views on how to make many of them even better.
You've shipped product: You've weathered release cycles and know what details matter at each stage, how to motivate engineers to get the fit and finish right, how to translate insights from user studies into meaningful action, and what's most likely to go afoul at each stage. You can share several shining examples of real work you've shipped, and what you learned along the way.
You meaningfully contribute to defining the 'what' as well as the 'how': You're a product manager's secret weapon. You thrive best when helping to define the requirements, not just translating them into designs. You facilitate and draw the best design ideas from teammates.
You can think and talk about the bottom line: Analytics don't scare you, and you know which features can act as multipliers on your company's business model.
Prototyping is a key part of your toolset: You've prototyped on multiple platforms. You've made last-minute tweaks between user studies. You know how to be speedy and resourceful, but dream of better prototyping tools.
Cross-platform is your style: Hopefully you've shipped something across several platforms. You know what translates from desktop and what doesn't, or why you'd opt for one solution for iOS and another on Android.
Solid understanding of motion design
Minimum of 5 years experience