(Senior) UX/UI Concept Design Specialist - Design Systems (f/d/m)



At CARIAD, it’s our mission to transform automotive mobility for everyone, everywhere, making it safer, more sustainable, and more comfortable in every way. To deliver on that promise, we’re building a unified technology and software platform, including a vehicle OS and cloud platform, as well as a unified architecture. As a 100% subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group, we’re developing solutions for all of its brands, including Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche, and will bring our software to over 40 million vehicles by 2030.

Is this an easy task? Not at all! To tackle such a huge challenge, we need a great team. And that’s where you come in. You’ll join more than 5,000 CARIDIANS already working on the latest vehicle features and functions like automated driving, state-of-the-art charging technology, as well as a new digital ecosystem. Together, we’re bringing sustainable change to one of the largest companies in the world.


In the GM-2 team at CARIAD, we build mobility services in a very multifaceted environment, revolving around the Volkswagen brands. These services are accessed through multiple touchpoints in a variety of car software platforms. We work hard so that our users can stay engaged on their journey through our products and reach their destination quickly and enjoyably. This is why we design products across the entire lifecycle - from the very first contact to, oftentimes, a life-long relationship with our brands.

This level of scale requires a team of user experience experts with different skills and specializations:

  • Information Architects who can envision large scale services that work seamlessly across multiple devices and car systems
  • Seasoned Designers who steadily improve the usability of services and manage components across our multi-brand design system
  • Coders and Prototypers who enable us to test our ideas at an early stage and
  • Researchers who ensure that we always choose the path with the most value to our users

We are currently looking for an UX/UI Concept Design Specialist – Design Systems (f/d/m) to join our team. You’ll work directly with product owners, engineers, as well as peers in data science, UX and many other disciplines to shape the experience of our mobility services, all in an agile environment. In your role, you will help the team navigate through design challenges by propelling design excellence and being an advocate for the user. You will help us on our mission to build beautiful, easy-to-use, future-proof services that encompass strong design principles.

Our ideal candidate has a portfolio that shows their passion for design, an ability to create engaging digital experiences, and a strong emphasis on usability. Experience in agile setups and a background in automotive are preferred. Come join our exciting team!


  • Create engaging design systems and their components, patterns, and guidelines across touchpoints in-car HMI, Mobile apps, and Web on daily basis
  • Support conceptualization, roll-out, maintenance of efficient design system workflows across touchpoints i.e. for design libraries, guidelines, documentation, etc.
  • Creation and extension of design system tokens and workflows, including hand-off processes to developers
  • Create and maintain templates of working files in the design system
  • Development of "sticker sheets" and exemplary interface screens of design systems
  • Content creation of documentation, user manual, editorial work, etc. on online platforms (e.g. Frontify)
  • Responsibility for design operations ( e.g. workflows, design tooling)


  • Proficient in building, maintaining, and shipping design systems across different touchpoints
  • Have solid knowledge of creating and applying design tokens in a design/development context
  • Interested in and have a sense for UX/UI design (tooling, token, UX patterns, styles typo, colors and branding) and intuitive user interfaces. You also have excellent knowledge about UI guidelines
  • Have a solid design tool skillset (e.g. Figma, Sketch) and knowledge of using design system documentation platforms (e.g. Frontify, Invision DSM, Figma)
  • Experienced with agile frameworks – close collaboration between developers and designers is beneficial
  • Fluent in English and, preferably, also in German. Additional languages are always welcome!


  • Remote work options
  • Temporary work from abroad in selected countries
  • Flextime / optional working hours
  • Company pension plan
  • Annual professional development
  • Sabbatical option up to 6 months
  • 30 days paid + 10 days unpaid leave
  • Possibility for VW Group car leasing
  • If you have further questions about the candidate journey at CARIAD, talk to Cari, our CARIAD Chatbot. Can’t see it? Check your settings or visit our FAQ



Anika Spuhl