Senior Interaction Designer (Hybrid Remote Ohio)


New Bremen, OH, US, 45869

Company Description:


Crown Equipment Corporation is one of the world’s largest material handling companies, with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown produces and sells a broad range of forklifts, batteries, chargers, automation and fleet management technologies that are revolutionizing the material-handling industry.


Job Responsibilities:        


Lead the process of product development for new and innovative software products and services. Work with minimal supervision to execute on all phases of the software product development process including planning, research, conceptualization, and content creation. Interface with leaders within Design and other key departments such as Engineering, Service, Marketing, and Sales. This position reports to a Group Leader.


  • Design Research, Analysis, and Documentation - Work with peers in Engineering and Design Research to plan, facilitate, and document research learnings to understand customer needs and drive product development. Draft project plans that include clear research goals, schedules, periodic milestones, and defined deliverables. Document and present findings for cross-department and stakeholder consumption. Support international engineering teams (Germany or New Zealand).
  • Conceptual Design and Innovation - Assist in leading the development of solutions that incorporate a high degree of product innovation, differentiating value, and competitive advantage. Communicate design concepts and themes to project stakeholders through research analysis, narrative description/wireframing, design mockups, and prototypes.
  • Project Management - Manage projects, tasks, and cross-department communication to ensure deliverables are met. Collaborate with team members to prepare and present project work. Work closely with Senior UX Interaction Designer and Product Development counterparts to ensure project objectives are clearly defined and understood.
  • Miscellaneous - Assist Design leadership with any Interaction Design issues that need attention, engaging Visual Design and/or Design Research. Stay current on advancements in the design field, design trends, or related fields. Build relationships with stakeholders and development teams in support of worldwide products and services. Attend trade shows, professional events, and read periodicals relative to the field. Support material submission for design competitions. Support Legal with patent issues. Participate and hold membership in professional organizations. Perform other duties as assigned.


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Hybrid Remote Ohio: Crown offers mostly remote work for this position. A reasonable commute is necessary since some onsite work is required.


Related Terms: IxD, Interactive Designer, UI UX Designer


Minimum Qualifications:


  • Associate degree in the field of Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive Media Studies, Visual Design, Industrial Design or related
  • 5 years of interaction design experience (salary will be commensurate with experience)
  • Good skills in communication, planning, and product development
  • Ability to plan projects and research activities while applying the most contemporary design methods to conceptualization, prototyping and implementation, supported by a well-developed knowledge of technology
  • Work samples must exhibit strong skills in visual design, conceptual thinking, and creative problem solving -- Include portfolio link with application
  • Ability to frequently travel with overnight stays (6-20%) and valid passport
  • Reliable transportation to travel locally between company locations during scheduled workday


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Bachelor degree in the field of Interaction Design, Human-Computer Interaction, Interactive Media Studies, Visual Design, Industrial Design or related
  • Successful experience in all phases of software product development


Work Authorization:


Indefinite U.S. work authorized individuals only. Individuals with temporary visas are ineligible. Sponsorship for work authorization, now or in the future, is unavailable.

No agency calls please.


Compensation and Benefits:


Crown offers an excellent wage and benefits package for full-time employees including Health/Dental/Vision/Prescription Drug Plan, Flexible Benefits Plan, 401K Retirement Savings Plan, Life and Disability Benefits, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Holidays, Paid Vacation, Tuition Reimbursement, and much more.

EO/AA Employer Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled


Nearest Major Market: Lima
Nearest Secondary Market: Findlay

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