Hyundai Senior Designer
Irvine, CA 
Posted 1 day ago
Job Description

Hyundai American Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is the design, technology, and engineering arm for all North American models of the Korean-based Hyundai-KIA Motors Group.

Our success in satisfying the demands of increasingly sophisticated consumers is a direct result of the investment Hyundai has made in the future of American automotive engineering. We are committed to becoming the leading automotive maker by delivering uncompromising quality and maximum customer satisfaction through revolution and change.

Hyundai America Technical Center (HATCI) is currently looking for a Senior Designer for our Hyundai America Design Center in our Irvine, CA location:

Job Description:

  • Be able to work self-sufficiently with a minimum of direction.
  • Be able to Sketch Model your Design using Alias and/or Maya.
  • Be able to understand and react to Engineering Requirements.
  • Create compelling and appropriate design proposals for various concept and production car programs in the form of sketches, renderings, and 3D digital models.
  • Be able to create Digital Line Plans (3D Tape Drawings) of selected Themes.
  • Research and analyze trends in overall packaging, dimension, materials, products, and trends using online and print resources and by attending auto shows and other events. Report of these trends to Management using PowerPoint presentations.
  • Meet with Management, Engineering, Marketing, and Design Team to discuss design criteria. Incorporate design criteria provided.
  • Develop design over engineering package using ALIAS and/or Maya software.
  • Oversee the development of models by clay and CAS sculptors and fabricators.
  • Consult with Engineering and Manufacturing to meet styling and manufacturing requirements.
  • Create high-quality: Publication Images' for use in Press Releases and Design Brochures using Photoshop, ALIAS, and/or Maya and VRed and photographed images.
  • Provide oversight, guidance, and support to vendors producing one-of-a-kind: Concept Vehicles' for auto shows worldwide.
  • Travel to Korea to oversee further product development by working with Namyang Design and Engineering teams and offsite vendors for model builds.
  • Benchmark competitive vehicles to aid design direction.
  • Travel up to 20% of the time, domestically and internationally.


  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator Alias
  • Maya
  • VRed
  • PowerPoint
  • Clay

Key Requirements:

  • Be an expert in your field.
  • Ability to digitally model a Design to a level where it can be milled.
  • Be able to take over a design from another designer and objectively complete it.
  • Ability to lead a program from start to finish including traveling to Korea solo for model Builds.
  • Ability to Mentor less experienced designers.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Industrial, Automotive, or Transportation Design.
  • Have 5-7 years of relevant experience in the automotive design field or have significant concept cars and/or product cars to his or her name.
  • Candidates applying for positions with Hyundai Kia must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire.
  • HATCI is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disabled and Veteran. VEVRAA Federal contractor.
  • Valid Driver's license and satisfactory driving record.

Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) is an equal opportunity employer commited to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, other protected veteran status, and any other protected class under law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5 to 7 years
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