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BrightDrop Creative Technologist

  • Palo Alto
  • Engineering
  • Full time
  • Added
  • JR-000100426


About The Team …
BrightDrop User Experience (UX) is made up of multi-disciplinary teams of Software Designers, Researchers, Writers, HCI and Human Factors experts, Creative Technologists, and Industrial Designers. Our goal is to design and build the most relevant and  delightful products we possibly can.

About You …
You have a rare combination of creative vision and capacity to push the boundaries of what digital and/or hardware technologies can do. You love greenfield challenges. As a Creative Technologist on the user experience team, you'll merge the roles of design and engineering, exploring cutting edge technologies to bring the most innovative creative concepts to life. You will need a passion for both design and technical skills.   

The ideal candidate has previous experience working in an agency and/or internal creative departments with a focus on digital and/or hardware innovation.

What You Will Do …

  • Driving innovation of new technologies to create never seen before experiences.

  • Build prototypes to demonstrate what’s possible.

  • Demonstrate and test prototypes and completed applications.

  • Stay current on emerging technologies and design trends - research and make informed recommendations on what to explore.

  •  Clearly communicating project status, risks and challenges.

  • Brainstorm concepts with the design team.

Additional Description

We Are Looking For …

  • Experience in creating and prototyping forward-thinking concepts.

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, design, interaction design, information technology, or similar.

  • A minimum of 2 years experience as a creative technologist.

  • Demonstrable industry knowledge.

  • Advanced proficiency in dynamic languages, web frameworks, and multiple APIs..

  • Exceptional ability to lead technological innovation.

  • Ability to operate autonomously as an early member of the hardware product design team. Experience mentoring junior designers.

  • A nimble, iterative, hands-on approach to problem solving and product definition. 

  • A university degree in Industrial Design, Architecture, or a related design or engineering discipline

  • Great to also have:

    • Experience in delivery, autonomy, or mobility domains.

    • Experience designing physical products for rugged environments.

    • Experience working in an agile environment – agency or start-up background is helpful.

The expected base compensation for this role is: (90,223 - 144,123 USD Annual). Actual base compensation within the identified range will vary based on factors relevant to the position.

Bonus Potential: An incentive pay program offers payouts based on company performance, job level, and individual performance.

Benefits: GM offers a variety of health and wellbeing benefit programs. Benefit options include medical, dental, vision, Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, retirement savings plan, sickness and accident benefits, life insurance, paid vacation & holidays, tuition assistance programs, employee assistance program, GM vehicle discounts and more.

About BrightDrop

BrightDrop is a tech company transforming commercial delivery and logistics. Its portfolio of electric delivery vehicles, smart eCarts, and software solutions are designed to create a smarter, safer, more sustainable future. BrightDrop is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Motors. For more information, visit

Why Join Us 

We aspire to be the most inclusive company in the world. We believe we all must make a choice every day – individually and collectively – to drive meaningful change through our words, our deeds and our culture. Our Work Appropriately philosophy supports our foundation of inclusion and provides employees the flexibility to work where they can have the greatest impact on achieving our goals, dependent on role needs. Every day, we want every employee, no matter their background, ethnicity, preferences, or location, to feel they belong to one General Motors team.

Benefits Overview

The goal of the General Motors total rewards program is to support the health and well-being of you and your family. Our comprehensive compensation plan incudes, the following benefits, in addition to many others:
• Paid time off including vacation days, holidays, and parental leave for mothers, fathers and adoptive parents;
• Healthcare (including a triple tax advantaged health savings account and wellness incentive), dental, vision and life insurance plans to cover you and your family;
• Company and matching contributions to 401K savings plan to help you save for retirement;
• Global recognition program for peers and leaders to recognize and be recognized for results and behaviors that reflect our company values; 
• Tuition assistance and student loan refinancing;
• Discount on GM vehicles for you, your family and friends.

Diversity Information

General Motors is committed to being a workplace that is not only free of discrimination, but one that genuinely fosters inclusion and belonging. We strongly believe that workforce diversity creates an environment in which our employees can thrive and develop better products for our customers.   We understand and embrace the variety through which people gain experiences whether through professional, personal, educational, or volunteer opportunities. GM is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

We encourage interested candidates to review the key responsibilities and qualifications and apply for any positions that match your skills and capabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statements

The policy of General Motors is to extend opportunities to qualified applicants and employees on an equal basis regardless of an individual's age, race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression or veteran status. Additionally, General Motors is committed to being an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers including individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, email us at or call us at 800-865-7580. In your email, please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting as well as the job title and requisition number of the position for which you are applying.