Team Lead Design (Maps)
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    At TomTom…

    You’ll move the world forward. Every day, we create the most innovative mapping and location technologies to shape tomorrow’s mobility for the better.

    We are proud to be one team of more than 5,000 unique, curious, passionate problem-solvers spread across the world. We bring out the best in each other. And together, we help the automotive industry, businesses, developers, drivers, citizens and cities move towards a safe, autonomous world that is free of congestion and emissions.

    What you’ll do
    • Work closely with Product Managers, software engineers, map data teamsand UX Leadership Team to influence product definition, enrich and improve the core map experiences that TomTom ships as part of their product portfolio.
    • Participate in user research/customer success conversations to build a close understanding of customer needs.
    • Provide requirements for internal tooling around the cartographic design workflow
    • Work directly with developers to develop and maintain design systems
    • Work with cross-functional teams to help define the map renderer specification
    • Present and share work in a compelling and convincing way
    • Manage a team of UX designers and cartographerson different sitesand ensure their high-quality and timelydelivery
    • Hire, coach and motivate team members and guide employee development
    • Actively search ways to improve collaboration and way of working within the larger UX team
    What you’ll need

    To be successful as a Team Lead Design, this is the kind of profile we have in mind:​

    • At least 3 years of experience in leading a multidisciplinary UX team 
    • At least 6 years of experience in designing and implementing multi-zoom digital map experiences. 
    • Master’s Degree in Design, Human Computer Interaction, Cartography, Geography, GIS, or related field. 
    • Experience working with a variety of spatial datasets, including (but not limited to): road networks, land use, landcover, points of interest, buildings, public transit, system data, hydrological networks, elevation/terrain (DSMs, DTMs, etc.), and multi-source imagery.
    • Deep geographic knowledge, including familiarity with cartographic conventions and multi-cultural expectations. 
    • Expertise in visual/graphic design UX/UI principles 
    • Strong conceptual and verbal communication skills 
    • Great sense of empathy that allows you to make user-centric decisions 
    • Excellent leadership and coaching skills 
    • Ambition to help drive positive change 
    What’s nice to have
    • Experience in Automotive 
    • Experience with Lean, Agile and DevOps software development methodologies 
    • Experience with basic coding (e.g. HTML, CSS, JavaScript) 
    Meet your team

    We’re UX (User Experience) Design. Fuelled by user insights and data analytics, our mission is to create powerful, easy-to-use products that delight our customers – from the millions of drivers who use our products every day to the automotive customers who embed our technologies in their vehicles. We make this happen by delivering the design specifications for all TomTom’s driver-oriented software products. Our team is based in Amsterdam with sub teams at all major TomTom product development sites. Joining us, you’ll be part of a team that brings together design disciplines from user research to interaction, concept, motion and visual design.

    Achieve more We are self-starters who play well with others. Every day, we solve new problems with creativity, meet new people and learn rapidly at our offices around the world. We will invest in your growth and are committed to supporting you. In everything we do, we’re guided by six values: We care, putting our heart into what we do; we build trust (you can count on us); we create – driven to make a difference; we are confident, but don’t boast; we keep it simple, since life is complex enough; and we have fun because life’s too short to be boring.

    After you applyOur recruitment team will work hard to give you a meaningful experience throughout the process, no matter the outcome. Your application will be screened closely and you can rest assured that all follow-up actions will be thorough, from assessments and interviews through your onboarding.

    TomTom is an equal opportunity employerWe celebrate diversity, thrive on each other’s differences and are committed to creating an inclusive environment at our offices around the world. Naturally, we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, disability, national origin, genetics, or age.

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