About Ghost

At Ghost, our mission is to make self-driving for everyone. We build autonomous driving software for automakers, based on a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that finally makes highway autonomy safe and scalable for the consumer car market.

Ghost helps automakers reimagine the car of the future with a complete autonomy solution that can be fully customized and continuously upgraded, delivering a car that keeps getting better year after year.

At Ghost, we are responsible for both invention and productization – not only solving complex problems with novel technology but making sure that it can scale to millions of drivers on the road. It’s a bold undertaking, but one that makes for constant learning, real-world impact, and fulfilling work. Together, we are a small, multi-disciplinary team tackling one of the hardest challenges in technology today.

Ghost was founded in 2017 by John Hayes and Volkmar Uhlig. Before Ghost, John co-founded Pure Storage, taking the company public in 2015. 

Ghost has 150 employees across its headquarters in Mountain View and additional offices in Dallas and Sydney. Ghost has raised $165 million from investors including Mike Speiser at Sutter Hill Ventures, Keith Rabois at Founders Fund, and Vinod Khosla at Khosla Ventures.

Learn more at https://ghostautonomy.com.

The Role

Ghost is looking for a multidisciplinary product designer to join our team in Mountain View, CA. In this role, you will work as a core team member delivering beautiful, intuitive, and safe experiences for our core product: a self-driving kit. Your work will include comprehensive software-driven experiences, including interfaces and Hardware UX, audio and haptic feedback, on top of broader capabilities and experiences within the Ghost platform.

Driving and executing against the roadmap and company strategy, you’ll work closely with colleagues in design, user research, product management, software development and hardware design to create simple and engaging experiences from concept to final product launch and iterative experience improvements released over time.

What you will do: 

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams including design, product management, development, testing, hardware design, and research to design, test, refine, and document simple and compelling user experiences, ensuring alignment with the overall Ghost strategy and product or feature requirements 
  • Develop a keen technical understanding of the Ghost system and identify opportunities to deliver the best experience possible  
  • Provide detailed but concise design specifications for new product experiences and iterative improvements to Ghost products 
  • Leverage and refine Ghost’s design strategy, define interaction flows and execute the design direction of our core product 

Requirements: 

  • Extensive history working collaboratively with engineers in fast-paced environments on mission-critical products and experience 
  • Deep experience applying UX prototyping tools to deliver on core interface evaluations 
  • Appetite for finding new ways to prototype software and hardware experiences to get at the crux of key problems, mitigate risk, and identify the best experience possible early within a program 
  • Experience with the integration and ideally creation of 3D visuals and motion design is preferred 
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline, such as user experience design, HCI, and interaction design 
  • 10+ years of experience as a designer sitting at the intersection of hardware and software
  • Background designing software for embedded operating systems or experience with hardware UX greatly appreciated
  • A current portfolio available for viewing demonstrating the detailed work needed to ship products  

Benefits

  • Medical, Vision and Dental coverage (PPO, HMO, and HSA options available; 100% premium coverage of several PPO and HMO plans for employees and their dependents)
  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible Medical and Dependent Care Plans
  • Life Insurance

Ghost is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legallyrecognized basis [“protected class”] including, but not limited to: veteran status, uniform service member status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability or any other protected class under federal, state or local law.

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