Various Positions, XPeng Motors

Guangzhou, China

XPENG is a start-up founded by He Xiaopeng, former president of Alibaba Mobile Business Group. Three years since its establishment, Xpeng has received RMB 5 billion from investors. It is estimated that the investment will exceed RMB 12 billion in 2018. Our company currently has around 1300 employees and is expected to reach 3000 by the end of this year.

The first production car model, G3, debuted at CES 2018 and can be pre-ordered during the first half of this year. The company plans several new platform models in the future, with more projects and opportunities.

XPENG Design Center is headquartered in Guangzhou, (2-hour drive from Hong Kong).There are about 30 designers in our design team and we are planning to hire about 60 more by the end of 2018. As an emerging brand, our focus is “energy, technology and smart”. We respect designers and encourage design freedom.  

Designers who have passion, courage to embrace challenges and changes are always welcomed to join our team to create different vehicle brands.

Positions available:

1. Senior Exterior & Interior Designers

Job Description:

  1. Understanding the role of product manager and customer need. User experience researching and developing
  2. Involved in whole design process, from sketching to A class surface
  3. Designer will also be skilled in mass production development for new models, and have strong industrial design engineering knowledge

Qualifications:

  1. Deep understanding of users’ needs in different scenarios; able to improve user experience
  2. 4+ years automotive design experience, with experience of one or more complete production projects
  3. Professional design sketching and rendering
  4. Smooth communication with clay modelers and CAS modelers or other departments
  5. Ability to use ALIAS to turn these ideas into 3D images
  6. Fluent English speaker

2. Chief Interior & Designers

Job Description:

  1. Leading the whole design team to build the core value of the brand; co-operation with other departments to accomplish design tasks
  2. Decision making in every review during the whole design process;  Keeping every project to the proper schedule and right direction
  3. Interviewing future candidates and team building

Qualifications:

  1. 8-10 years automotive design experience; deep understanding about the design process of concept and production cars (minimum 4 years OEM experience)
  2. Minimum of 2 complete interiors lead from sketch phase to production
  3. Outstanding design sense and understanding; strong ability to work in 3D
  4. Understanding of 3D tools as ALIAS or Maya or ICEMSURF
  5. Fluent English speaker
  6. Getting along with the team smoothly; Team managing

3. CMF Designer

Job Description:

  1. Analysing color and material design trends for interior and exterior and implement into design work
  2. Participating in color and material designs for interior, exterior and accessories
  3. Solve technical problems encountered during development of color and material
  4. Responsible for communicating with suppliers during development of color and material
  5. Involved in know-how system compilation such as summary and instruction of color and material design in construction of know-how management and know-how project

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor degree or above, industrial or transportation design major preferred
  2. 5+ years of relevant work experience preferred
  3. Familiar with CMF design and development process whole vehicle and accessories
  4. Familiar with constraints of color and material production process balance priorities between design and constraints
  5. Keen sense of color and excellent analytical skills
  6. Good team management, communication and coordination skills
  7. Fluent English speaker

4. Chief CMF Designer

Job Description:

  1. Lead the team to research, develop and explore brand design direction and define the brand design concept
  2. Take the lead in evaluate production projects at each stage
  3. Develop the capabilities of the team

Qualification:

  • 10+ years experience in automotive CMF design and 4+ years of team management experience
  • Strong innovation ability in color, material and finish
  • Familiar with CMF development procedures and principles
  • Familiar with CMF development process for concept and production cars
  • Good communication and teamwork skills

Interested candidates are invited to apply with a detailed CV in Word format, and an up-to-date design portfolio in PPT or PDF (less than 10 MB) by email to [email protected]; [email protected].

Please visit our official website  or our LinkedIn  for more information.