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REQ ID: 79456
JOB TITLE: AAD User Interface Researcher
LOCATION: Budapest


This role exists to research and create great user interface concepts / design for future Jaguar Land Rover products. This centres around developing an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the science of human behaviour in the vehicle and using this knowledge to design future interface systems for Jaguar Land Rover products. This will include running scientific experiments to validate the basic principles of user interaction in the vehicle and using the output of this work to define the operation principles of vehicle-based user interfaces that take into account key principles taken from Psychology, Human Factors and cognitive science. Building up a naturalistic understanding of how users interact in cars and using this to create highly effective interface systems. Working within an automotive field requires consideration of the impact of in-vehicle systems on the driving task and hence designing systems that support a driver to carry out this task is the primary aim.


In this this role you will work as part of a team including both interaction designers and behaviour specialists who will work as a team to develop the future interface systems from the ground up and validated all the way through to real world environments.


  • Work as part of an agile team developing scientific led user experiences for future JLR vehicle user interfaces
  • Plan sprints, take scientific knowledge and collect data or develop requirements
  • Build JLR operation principles for user interface design based a combination of the underlying science, the latest standards and guidance provided by the industry on attention and driver distraction.
  • Creation of targets to support general principles.
  • Guide designers on scientific foundations and make clear recommendations of how to achieve targets
  • Lead research into user behaviour in automotive field including university collaborations and students.
  • Plan and run experiments using a variety of methods appropriate for the activitiy.
  • Work with interaction designers and behaviour specialists to plan testing activities and to Interpret testing outcome to allow for refinement of designs accordingly.
  •  Have a strong scientific knowledge with an understanding of current research in the scientific area involved in the development of human machine interfaces 



  • Batchelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Human Computer Interaction, Product Design (with a focus on user interfaces), Psychology, Human Factors / Ergonomics, with a particular interest in fundamental research into in-vehicle interface systems.
  • Experience of carrying out user interface research and familiar with the science of human interaction in the vehicle and able to help interpret qualitative and quantative data to improve and iterate design solutions.
  • Familiar with a human-centred design process
  • Experience of delivering technical products as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal / communication skills, including ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels 
  • Assimilate how to collect data to answer detailed research questions
  • Have the ability to react quickly to short time scales
  • Operate in an efficient and professional manner in a fast paced environment
  • To present findings to a wide audience of mixed abilities, and be able to amend the content if the message is not received. The candidate must be able to present their findings such that they communicate how to create products that customers love for life.
  • Have good contacts, or be able to make good contacts in academia in this technical area and be able to guide the team on who the key experts are in industry or academia. 


It will be considered as a bonus if you have: 


  • Advanced degree (Masters / PhD) in Human Computer Interaction, Product Design (with a focus on user interfaces), Psychology, Human Factors / Ergonomics
  • Design experience in the automotive or consumer electronics industries
  • Familiarity with Agile & Scrum methodologies
  • Experience of building and managing multiple relationships in complex stakeholder environments




  • Join us for the next level of your career and help developing solutions that shape the future of cars
  • Be part of an international, inclusive and open-minded team where you have actual influence on the processes
  • See the product you’re working on come to life from testing all the way to production
  • Work flexibly with high percentage of home office or from our award-winning office
  • We honour your work with a competitive salary and performance related bonus scheme
  • Benefit from our health and life insurance and cafeteria package
  • Embrace our culture through various company programs such as charity events or our regular board game club








Our brand new office is located in the centre of Budapest’s prime office Váci corridor. Five minutes from downtown, GTC White House is easily accessible by public transport and car.


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