Design the aesthetic of tomorrow’s cars! Tesla is looking for a CMF Designer.

Spearheading the electric vehicle movement on an international scale, Tesla went from being a simple battery-manufacturing company to a company that single-handedly created the electric-car industry, forcing a lot of companies to adopt electric transportation. Founded and run by Elon Musk, Tesla has broken several barriers, becoming perhaps a household name in the electric vehicle world. The company’s gone from designing and manufacturing small roadsters to large sedans and even a semi-truck that doesn’t just help people move, but helps goods move too, at fairly high speeds, while still being energy efficient. Having been the only car company to have a vehicle sent to Mars, Tesla sure knows how to create waves backed by an incredibly competent engineering team and also driven fiercely by a strong design development team. Tesla is looking for a CMF Designer to join their headquarters in Hawthorne, California.

The Opportunity

As a Color, Material, and Finish Designer at Tesla’s Design Studio you will be responsible for the concept, development and design of color, material, and finish for future Tesla vehicles, accessories, and energy products. You will be a part of a team that creates and execute world-class products in terms of form, function, and luxury.

You will be involved in every aspect of the CMF design process. This includes trend research, analysis and translation, mood and story creation, material innovation, development of CMF strategy, and execution of final color, materials, and finishes for production.

Success as a CMF Designer at Tesla requires a demonstrated ability to create compelling and innovative solutions that push boundaries, while collaborating with global suppliers and cross-functional teams to ensure successful implementation into production. As a contributing member of our Team, you hold superior standards for quality and attention to detail, have a keen eye for sophisticated design, build strong relationships with other team members, and are comfortable operating in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.

Responsibilities

• Ideate, visualize, and develop design proposals for colors, materials, and finishes for Tesla designs.
• Develop digital and physical CMF presentations that show a future vision for Tesla designs.
• Collaborate and strategize with cross functional teams, including design and manufacturing, to implement production of final CMF designs.
• Analyze and approve color, materials, and finishes for all vehicle exterior and interior surfaces.
• Guide design execution of colors, materials, and finishes for both prototype and production vehicles.
• Establish and maintain relationships with suppliers and vendors. Includes identifying new resources for materials to ensure innovative designs.
• Independently source and maintain a comprehensive internal library of inspirational, advanced, and relevant materials and finishes.
• Manage design intent through color tuning and material mastering all commodities.

Requirements

• Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Textile Design, Color and Material Design, or the equivalent in professional experience with evidence of exceptional ability.
• 4+ years of CMF experience, preferably within the automotive OEM space.
• Must have demonstrable technical knowledge of mass production, manufacturing processes, and materials.
• Demonstrate high color acuity and ability to pass the Munsell Hue Color Test with a perfect score.
• Excellent at creating and maintaining cross-functional working relationships.
• Exceptional visual, communication, and presentation skills.
• Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office.
• Must be self-motivated, adaptable, flexible, and able to manage multiple parallel-path projects.
• Demonstrate an ability to deliver successful designs under tight timing constraints and provide examples of such scenarios throughout career.
• * All candidates MUST submit a portfolio/personal website to be considered for this position.

Location

Hawthorne (California), USA.

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New York-based design studio Pensa is looking for an Industrial Design Intern

Multiple award-winning NYC based product design studio Pensa is looking for an Industrial Design Intern to join their team in Brooklyn New York this fall. A small yet highly talented team powers the Pensa studio, and has resulted in over 100 internationally awarded projects with clients like Samsung, OXO, Pepsico, goTenna, Google, and many more. Backed by creativity as well as new technologies, Pensa prides itself in a unique design process that results in products born out of love and determination to improve quality of life through better user experiences.

The Opportunity

We are Pensa, the Brooklyn creative force behind the D.I.Wire, Street Charge, the Merge urban bicycle and the ONEBLADE razor. We are looking for Industrial Design students or recent grads to join our team for a design internship or co-op.Pensa is known for its ability to create beautiful functionality. Our designers are inspired and creative problem solvers that develop product stories connecting back to the functional and emotional needs of people. Pensas designers love design and help our clients solve their hardest product challenges. They have a passion for creating complete and compelling solutions and have a keen eye for resolving every detail. If you have world-class talent, a passion for product design and invention, and a desire to work on a wide range of product experiences in a fun, creative and collaborative design studio, wed like to meet you.

Responsibilities

As a design intern or co-op, you will:
• Learn about real-world application of design practices and concept development through hands-on participation in both internal and client-based projects, and through the mentorship of our senior staff
• Collaborate in qualitative fieldwork, brainstorming and ideation sessions
• Build prototypes and mockups of your concepts (rapid prototyping and/or traditional fabrication)
• Help with concept refinement, 3D CAD development and building of presentations
• Collaborate on design reviews and decision making, articulating your point of view
• Have ownership of your projects

Requirements

This position requires:
• You are pursuing a degree in Industrial Design and have completed at least 3 years of study or you are a recent grad
• Excellent conceptualization and sketching skills
• World class form giving ability
• A hands-on approach, comfortable prototyping and working in a workshop
• Great story-telling: the ability to communicate your design visions to your fellow team members and to clients
• Some experience in preparing, executing and interpreting generative research
• Expert-level knowledge of 2D illustration (Adobe Creative Suite) and 3D CAD software (Rhino & Solidworks preferred)
• Understanding of materials, plastic and metal production processes, quality control and other techniques for manufacturing

Location

Brooklyn (New York), USA.

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Capture the world through a dynamic perspective. GoPro is looking for an Industrial Designer!

GoPro is practically synonymous with capturing dramatic, action video. The company burst into the scene in 2002 with a highly capable device that absolutely disrupted (or destroyed) the handycam market. GoPro cameras were lauded for their robust build, their compact size, and the wide variety of accessories that allowed you to swim with it, fly with it, strap it to your hand, helmet, bike, car, or even fling it across the sky. GoPro’s products span the widely famous Hero, with its ability to capture hi-res high-frame-rate videos using its wide angle lens, and even GoPro’s drone, the Karma, as well as their omnidirectional camera, the Fusion. GoPro is looking for a Staff Industrial Designer to join its team in San Mateo, California, to help develop its upcoming products.

The Opportunity

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equality. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From São Paulo to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

This role blends the best of Senior Industrial Design with product usability. You’ll design new cameras and other products as a lead member of our Industrial Design team. You’ll also maintain and evolve the GoPro product design language by designing new products and concepts to expand the GoPro portfolio. A high percentage of products we develop go to market and are used by a growing and very passionate audience.

Responsibilties

• You’ll design new products for GoPro
• You’ll collaborate in establishing core concepts and design specifications as part of the ID team from initial research to ideation all the way to production
• You’ll translate ideas and sketches into 3D prints and ID prototypes
• You’ll work closely with design, engineering, product management, and manufacturing teams
• You’ll work with Asia vendors and manufacturing partners to define, specify and confirm CMF as your designs go to production
• You’ll travel about 20-30% of the time (domestically and internationally)

Requirements

• Consumer product design experience – we’re looking for someone who’s seen their products all the way through to market
• We’re particularly interested in candidates who’ve designed consumer products that people can hold and touch
7+ years of experience in consumer product design, where you worked in a multidisciplinary team of concepts all the way to tooling and production
• A BS in Industrial Design or Mechanical Engineering
• Experience working frequently with 3D CAD and 2D design tools like Solidworks, Alias, Rhino, Keyshot, VRay, Mental Ray, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
• Pride in sharing pictures of products you’ve designed from concept to market in a design portfolio
• A strong understanding of manufacturing methods, processes, materials and constraints
• Some experience with component architecture, placement and packaging
• A proven track record of designing challenging and innovative consumer products

GoPro Highlights

• Fully-stocked kitchen with snacks galore
• Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro.
• Get your very own GoPro (Mounts and accessories included)
• Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
• 401(K) matching
• Discretionary Time Off
• 12 weeks paid Parental Leave for new parents
• Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
• Life insurance and disability benefits
• Employee commuter shuttles

Location

San Mateo (California), USA.

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Pioneer the age of driverless cars! Waymo is looking to hire an Industrial Designer!

The final frontier of road-travel is the self-driving car… that’s until we have self-driving flying cars, which won’t be a stretch once we’ve figured out how to get AI to drive us around from A to B! Using Google’s incredibly vast repository of data and machine-learning capabilities, Waymo made its debut as a Google pet project, before becoming an independent company in 2016. Within the next year, Waymo had already debuted self-driving taxis in Phoenix Arizona. Waymo is looking to hire an Industrial Designer to help develop hardware for their revolutionary tech at the Waymo headquarters in Mountain View, California.

The Opportunity

Waymo is the self-driving technology company with a mission to make it safe and easy for people and things to move around. Building on software and sensor technology developed at Google, Waymo is now launching the world’s first fully self-driving transportation service that will take members of the public from A to B at the touch of a button.

Waymo takes an integrated approach to building the world’s first self-driving car, with researchers, designers, product managers, and technical program managers working side by side. We seek to understand the needs of our users and the opportunities of the technology to ensure we build the best product. From self driving behavior to user interfaces, we work to inspire the product vision and then make it a reality.

Responsibilties

• Plan, recommend, and complete design processes leading to innovative solutions
• Concept creation for product, vehicle, and hardware
• Work with the cross-disciplinary team to meet the requirement of design and product goals
• Define all design details based on design directions and execution plan
• Create prototypes to evaluate design concepts and user testing
• Work with internal/external partners to develop/manufacture products

Requirements

• Degree in Industrial Design or similar field
• Minimum 10 years of product and/or transportation design experience covering ideation, product development, and manufacturing technical knowledge
• Strong visual/verbal communication and team working skills. Hands on 2D/3D design skills; sketch, drawing, CAD, digital/physical prototyping
• Strong technical background and understanding of the design process to look for ways to streamline and enhance the user experience
• Participate in transitioning the design to manufacturing
• Proven history of successful design and product development from concepts to production

It’s preferred if you have:
• Interior design background with production experience
• Product design experience across a breadth of product lines

Location

Mountain View (California), USA.

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Hop on board as a Product Designer at Spotify to design for their first hardware devices!

Currently ahead of Apple Music in terms of revenue as well as listeners, Spotify is literally where a majority of the world goes to get their daily dose of music and podcasts. Built around an incredibly powerful recommendation engine (of which I’m an absolute fan), Spotify has the unique ability to serve you fresh music that you’re sure to love. With their recent launch in India, Spotify is now a global giant in the music industry, and chances are you’ve used their music streaming services sometime in your life. Expanding slowly but surely into the hardware industry, Spotify’s first product is the Car Thing… A device that brings Spotify’s music collection and app-services into your automobile. While still not officially launched, the Car Thing is just one of Spotify’s many products to help deliver their music-streaming services to the best of their ability. Spotify is looking to recruit a Product Designer to help visualize their car & wearables experience.

The Opportunity

We are looking for an experienced product designer to join our Platform & Partner Experience team who are tasked with considering how to extend our core mobile experience across multiple contexts and device ecosystems, including native desktop, tablets, web player, automobiles, wearables, televisions, speakers, software integrations, and much more.

What You’ll Do

• Be responsible for the design of Spotify’s Partner Platform Experiences; to deepen relationships between artists and fans by extending Spotify into the car via an embedded experience.
• Work with small multi-disciplinary teams made up of representatives from engineering, product, product insights, and marketing, among others.
• You will help set the tone for our partnerships (Google, Amazon, GM, etc.) and advocate for quality when it comes to the Spotify experience as it is represented on external platforms.
• Take into account existing insights, technical constraints, business needs, driver distraction guidelines and specific platform demands to produce data-informed solutions.
• You’ll take full ownership of your work and total responsibility for every last detail, every step of the way, from whiteboard sketching to high-fidelity final treatments.
• Rapidly produce multiple concepts and prototypes, understanding when deeper exploration is warranted and when it is best to change paths and try another approach.

Who You Are

• You have at least 7 years of experience designing at consumer-focused tech or media companies; experience designing in car is a plus
• You are comfortable working closely with teams from companies such as Google and Amazon.
• You’re happy to travel the world to collaborate with our international partners and can be flexible with your working hours.
• You are a talented designer with strong UX and visual design skills
• You have the communication skills to help set up frameworks and brainstorm initial design concepts. Also instrumental is the ability to • speak confidently to your own design work and convince others of your reasoning.
• You have a people-focused design mentality and want to design and build products/features that truly have meaningful impact.
• You have an online portfolio, or PDF that you can share with us. A link to your online portfolio, or a PDF, is required. Applications without a portfolio are unlikely to be considered.
• You are able to provide a brief explanation in your application of why you are excellent for this role, while highlighting your portfolio

Location

Stockholm, Sweden

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Looking for an Industrial Design Internship this Fall? Head to Kohler!

Perhaps one of the most recognized names in sanitaryware and plumbing, Kohler is named after its founder John Michael Kohler, and also shares its name with the city it was founded in… Kohler, Wisconsin. Known for their world-class plumbing, the company was founded in 1873, and is responsible for many revolutionary plumbing solutions, including the drinking fountain, with the bubbling valve that allowed water to shoot vertically. As a privately-held family-run company, Kohler prides itself in being led by visionaries who believe in the power of great design. Responsible for creating some incredibly memorable products like the Kohler Kallista Grid faucet (above), Kohler has an incredibly design-forward framework, and is looking for an Industrial Design Intern to join their lead design team in Kohler, Wisconsin.

The Opportunity

Bold. Conservation. Are you drawn to beautiful designs and innovative technologies that help us live smarter easier lives with greater sustainability? Join the Kitchen & Bath
group and be involved in the development of revolutionary products like the Karbon™ kitchen faucet; the DTV™ showering system that integrates water music steam and chromatherapy; and unique Nature’s Chemistry™ lavatories and kitchen sinks crafted from rich organic materials. Be part of the Kohler team and influence the next generation of kitchen and bath design!

Bring your passion for excellence to Kohler and build your future with an innovative organization. For more than 130 years we’ve been providing timeless style lasting quality and limitless potential to customers as well as our associates. We offer exciting challenges excellent benefits and a competitive compensation package. Consider joining a team where you are recognized for your technical contributions to new products leadership and contributions! Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity
employer.

Timeframe of 2019 Internship: End of August/early September thru December

Key Responsibilities

To participate as a member of the Industrial Design staff in the research, concept development, and design of products for the kitchen and bath.

Responsibilities:
• Participate in problem-solving exercises with the Industrial Design staff and/or project teams.
• Contribute in concept development through sketching, CAID, and construction of mockups.
• Assist designers with model making.
• Assist in presentation preparation which will include mounting of drawings/renderings and construction of presentation stands, etc.

Relationships and Contacts
Supervisory Relationships: Reports to Lead Industrial Designer or other Industrial Designers as project requires.

Skills/Requirements

Education and Experience
Junior or Senior Level in accredited school or college of industrial design (working towards Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Arts, or Bachelor of Science) with academic emphasis on product industrial design.

Course work on graphic design is helpful. Relevant work experience in industrial design, graphic design,engineering, or architecture is helpful.

How To Apply

Please submit your Portfolio in PDF or a link to your online portfolio/website, along with Resume. Due to size limitations, you may need to upload multiple attachments.

Location

Kohler (Wisconsin), USA

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Revolutionize VR! Oculus is looking to hire an Industrial Designer

VR existed before Oculus, but Oculus put VR on the map and in homes. When the company first announced its product, the first Rift, it made waves with how much it promised. Two screens in front of each eye, 360° tracking so you can look around, with absolutely zero latency between both screens. A seamless experience that up until then, seemed unbelievable. The company raised $2.5 million on Kickstarter, and was finally acquired by Facebook, which propelled Oculus to newer heights. Oculus has recently demo-ed the Quest, a hi-spec gaming VR headset with no wires and an in-built CPU, and teased their legacy Rift’s latest version, the Rift S in March this year. Oculus is looking for an Industrial Designer to join their team in Seattle, Washington.

The Opportunity

Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. Through our family of apps and services, we’re building a different kind of company that connects billions of people around the world, gives them ways to share what matters most to them, and helps bring people closer together. Whether we’re creating new products or helping a small business expand its reach, people at Facebook are builders at heart. Our global teams are constantly iterating, solving problems, and working together to empower people around the world to build community and connect in meaningful ways. Together, we can help people build stronger communities – we’re just getting started.

Facebook’s AR/VR team is shaping the future of consumer electronics in the emerging Augmented and Virtual Reality industries and the game-changing Portal products. As an Industrial Designer in the AR/VR team, you will help bring next generation hardware and experiences to life. You bring strategic problem solving and industry leading hands-on design skills to create delightful, holistically considered products. You have experience designing and shipping consumer products and are comfortable working collaboratively with cross-discipline teams.

Responsibilities

• Design category-defining products, helping Oculus/Portal/Facebook change the world through design.
• Help create the visual and physical language of our brand thru the design of our hardware.
• Utilize user-centric thinking and good aesthetic sensibility to align our brand to customer needs.
• Work collaboratively with multiple cross-functional teams on complex technical programs in a fast-paced environment.
• Conceive elegant, effective ways to address ergonomic and mechanical challenges.
• Key contributor of concepts and problem solving across multiple projects.

Minimum Qualification

• A Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design or a related field.
• 2+ years of experience as an Industrial Designer, developing consumer electronics or wearable tech products.
• Experience exploring and refining ideas through prototyping.
• Experience in 3D CAD modeling.
• Experience solving problems in a collaborative team environment.

Location

Seattle (Washington), USA.

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It’s still not too late! You could be an Industrial Design Summer Intern at Apple!

We’re officially at the brink of internship season, and if you’re still looking, you’re in luck! You may have heard of this company called Apple, based in Cupertino, USA. They happen to have a pretty neat internship program and they’re looking for recruits!

The company has been such an indomitable force over the past decades that it has arguably created, shattered, and evolved industries, technologies, categories, trends, and even boundaries! The one company that everyone looks to for design inspiration, Apple is clearly at the epicenter of consumer design and tech. With an incredibly revolutionary and secretive design team led by Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson, Apple has been able to go from strength to strength, becoming the world’s first company to be valued at a trillion dollars, and also create some incredibly memorable products along the way. Now, you could be a part of that highly coveted and respected team of designers too. Apple is accepting portfolios for its Industrial Design internship Program at Cupertino, California.

The Opportunity

The Apple Industrial Design Group is accepting portfolios from curious, passionate, and collaborative industrial designers. We are looking for highly motivated, determined problem-solvers with a rigorous attention to detail. We are interested in seeing work at all levels.

Key Qualifications

• A body of work that has been produced or the understanding of how it can be produced. For students, works in progress are accepted.
• Passion for materials and material exploration.
• A healthy obsession with how things are made and how they work.
• Experience in hands-on prototyping, without relying solely on virtual design tools.
• Deep appreciation for aesthetics.
• Radical creativity.
• Basic 3D software skills.
• Excellent communication skills. English proficiency required.
• Industrial Design Degree required.

How To Apply

To apply, please direct a CV and concise PDF portfolio to: idportfolios@apple.com
When sending work, please focus on physical projects. Include prototyping process and sketches.
Omit ethnographic research, user scenarios and marketing material.
At any time, you may also submit your portfolio at apple.com/jobs

Location

Cupertino (California), USA.

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Shape the future of IoT! Google is looking for an Industrial Designer (Consumer Hardware)!

Google Pixel, Google Home, Pixel Buds, Chromebook, Pixel Slate, Daydream VR, Nest, Waymo… these are just a few of the tangible products that come from the Alphabet company, Google’s parent. A lot of them tie in Google’s services, and make use of skilled industrial designers who capture the company’s fun-yet-superior avatar and signature usability and bring them to the product domain. Google’s Pixel is remarkable to look at, the Google Home device’s fabric clad makes it a wonderful piece of decor, and Google’s Chromebooks are increasingly becoming popular in schools. Google’s hardware beautifully complements its software and results in a product that holistically looks at the tangible and intangible to create an experience that’s unique, and innately Google. The company is looking for an Industrial Designer to join their Consumer Hardware team in Mountain View, California.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Google’s products are known for their clean design, ensuring users can quickly and easily find what they’re looking for. As an Industrial Designer, you leverage your technical background and understanding of “good” design to look for ways to streamline the user experience. You work closely with the product managers and development engineers throughout the entire production cycle. You design everything from high-level product flow to detailed UI mockups and then use your expert scripting skills to make your designs a reality.

As an Industrial Designer at Google, you will shape the future by designing products that harness the power of Google to delight and inspire millions of people worldwide. You are a design leader who is passionate about improving people’s lives through design and technology. You are proactive, creative, engaged, optimistic, progressive, open-minded and resourceful and you seek inspiration, empowerment, and challenge.

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Only one thing consistently stands in the way between our users and the world’s information—hardware. Our Consumer Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user’s interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Consumer Hardware team is making people’s lives better through technology.

RESPONSIBILITIES

• Lead projects from start to finish and manage all issues that impact design. Lead the design team to deliver design at a high quality that delights consumers.
• Lead design intent (leveraging the input from designers in the team) from concept through mass production with cross functional teams including: research, user-interface, software and hardware engineers, marketing, product management and external vendors. Understanding and rationalizing feedback and issues from these teams as they arise.
• Create compelling visual presentations and design stories showing solutions and context for both peers, top leadership, customers and verbally deliver in a convincing manner. Create original concepts as part of design team.
• Align concept to Brand and Business goals. Focus on the user. Interpret and translate complex technologies into simple and beautiful products and user experiences.
• Drive agenda and prepare team for week over week actions and deliverables. Product build process troubleshooting and CMF approvals that require travel as needed to vendors (manufacturing facilities overseas, user research).

REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s in Industrial Design or equivalent practical experience.
• 8 years of experience in consumer product design.
• Experience with designing and shipping consumer products. Experience in design (i.e., proportions, color, form, typography, presentation).
• A portfolio demonstrating your work.

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong understanding of mechanical design, manufacturing and engineering requirements and constraints.
• Experience in products that include hardware-software user experience.
• Experience in consumer electronics and mobile industry.
• Excellent in visualizing concepts using industry standard 2D and 3D tools such as: Photoshop/Illustrator, Rhino, Solidworks, Creo, Alias and Keyshot.
• Excellent written, listening and oral communication skills.

LOCATION

Mountain View (California), USA.

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Amazon is looking for an Industrial Design Engineer for their Robotic Fulfillment division!

You’ve heard of Amazon, right? One of the world’s largest retailers? Run by the world’s richest man (even after his divorce settlement!)

Amazon is an absolute behemoth. Going from being a book-selling service in 1995, to being one of the biggest names in online retail, and even reaching a trillion dollar valuation along the way, Amazon is famous for investing heavily in research and development. For the longest time, all of Amazon’s profits went right into their research and development team, allowing it to become the immovable force it is today. While Amazon’s most profitable service is its web-server service, Amazon is most well known for its e-commerce, logistics and delivery. Having experimented extensively with unmanned delivery methods, including drones as well as self-driving robots, Amazon is looking for a Lead Industrial Design Engineer to join their Robotics team in North Reading, Massachusetts.

THE OPPORTUNITY

Are you inspired by invention? Is problem solving through teamwork in your DNA?

Do you like the idea of seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture? Answer yes to any of these and you’ll fit right in here at Amazon Robotics. We are a smart team of doers that work passionately to apply cutting edge advances in robotics and software to solve real-world challenges that will transform our customers’ experiences in ways we can’t even imagine yet.

We invent new improvements every day. We are Amazon Robotics and we will give you the tools and support you need to invent with us in ways that are rewarding, fulfilling and fun.

The Global Fulfillment and Transportation Solutions Team seeks a customer obsessed and innovative Lead Engineer to lead in the designs for our next generation Robotic Operations. The Lead Engineer provides technical, operational and analytical design leadership for a multi-disciplinary team. This role requires you to scope and design highly automated operations and supply chain workflows that scale, provide technical guidance on current generation designs and technologies that step towards the future vision, influence our technology R&D roadmap, and deliver on significantly complex programs often starting before the problem is well understood.

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT YOU WILL DO

As a successful candidate you will have a passion for designing high-performance digital-physical systems leveraging your background developing industrial automation solutions and/or leading highly automated high-volume, high-mix, and short lead time operations. You will lead, develop, and/or contribute to cross-functional teams of passionate engineers to conceptualize, design and implement robotics technologies in next generation facilities and network designs all the way through facility construction and startup. You must have strong fundamentals in Industrial Engineering, Lean systems, technical problem solving ability, financial acuity, and the ability to effectively communicate with and influence decision makers at all levels.
You are eager to get into the weeds to deeply understand your customer’s driving metrics using a variety of financial and data analytics techniques. You’re able to pull yourself out of the weeds to provide a holistic vision and cohesive strategy for next generation designs and network strategies. You have an intrinsic motivation and innate ability to simplify problems to deliver results in a fast-paced and often ambiguous environment. Amazon’s culture encourages innovation and expects engineers and managers alike to take a high level of ownership in solving problems.
You will build a network of relationships with business, technology, and engineering leaders, product managers and systems architects across Amazon to align towards simple and coherent designs. At the same time you will bridge gaps you find between partner teams in order to build holistic integrated systems and architectures crossing multiple technology teams. You’ll advise executives and the broader tech community on solutions that resolve global system architecture opportunities that trade-off robustness, stability, scalability, cost-effectiveness, complexity and business value. You will lead and implement mechanisms to “force multiply” yours and the team’s collective technical knowledge, provide technical guidance, and be a resource for technical review across Robotics.
This role is located in North Reading, Ma. Expect to travel up to 10%.

REQUIREMENTS

Basic Qualifications
• Proven outcomes of your socially responsible business knowledge and strong technical insight to address customer challenges. Ability to anticipate and develop business priorities for future action. Ability to assess broader and deeper impact of decisions on the business.
• Proven experience with Design for Operations and process design based on Lean Principles. Mastery of fundamentals in Industrial Engineering including Lean/Toyota Production Systems (TPS), value stream engineering, statistical process control (SPC), business case analysis, and ergonomic and safety assessment.
• Demonstrated understanding of supply chain strategy, network architecture and business planning. Have detailed knowledge of global supply chain infrastructure and how different architectures scale.
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, operations, or a related field required; MBA or advanced degree preferred. Alternatively 2+ years of Amazon experience as a Principal Engineer preferred for internal transfer.
• Minimum of 5 years of experience leading and managing relevant cross-functional programs.
• Experience using CAD and commercial off the shelf data manipulation technologies.

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience working with the designs of complex automated material handling systems including robotics and high-speed manufacturing in high mix and short lead time environments.
• Experience working with Architects, General Contractors, and Engineers on greenfield and brownfield construction projects to integrate life safety, regulatory, structural, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and low voltage requirements into the full project lifecycle.

LOCATION

North Reading (Massachusetts), USA.

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