Concept Designer, Robotics

San Diego, California

Post Date: 09/12/2017 Job ID: 85950 Job Category: Industrial Designer

Title of Job: Concept Designer, Robotics
Company Description:  AI company partnering with commercial equipment
manufacturers and global consumer electronics brands to transform their products into self-driving robots with the integration of their award winning AI software.
Location:  San Diego, CA
Start Date:  October 23, 2017
Hourly Rate: DOE
Responsibilities: 
• Work closely with innovation team members – marketers, product strategists,
researchers and designers - to identify innovation opportunities at the market,
product and technology levels
• Work alongside R&D team to understand A.I. technology
• Be a bold, visionary designer, that pushes boundaries and provokes disruptive
innovation
• Help design and take part in client-site ethnographic observation, and process
optimization studies
• Engage in and lead conceptual brainstorming sessions
• Ideate product concepts, exploring multiple design directions and opportunities
• Rough prototype concept ideas, with minimal engineering support
• Visually communicate product stories, and illustrate final concept designs
• Develop initial concept sketches into refined 3D solutions, as required
Requirements
1. Lives and breathes conceptual design, with a solid understanding of mechanical
and electrical solutions, balanced by a strong aesthetic sensibility
2. An interest in tech, and a desire to be part of tomorrow’ s technology solutions
3. A solid understanding of human-centric and user experience design theory
4. Degree or graduate degree in industrial design / product design, or related field.
5. Unique cutting-edge portfolio that highlights forward thinking design skills
6. Strong sketch ideation, concept visualization, and CAD skills essential
7. Design thinking certification is highly desired
8. Extensive design research experience and strong observational skills essential
9. Experience designing high-tech products an advantage
10. Experience collaborating across cross-functional groups is essential
11. Excellent verbal and written communication and visualization skills required
12. Good project management skills, and an ability to effectively manage multiple
concurrent assignments
13. Startup technology company experience highly desirable
14. A dynamic team player, with a high level of interpersonal skills, that will enhance
team performance. Also, a performance-driven self-starter that can take
direction, but does not require it
15. Fluency in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, SolidWorks and KeyShot, or
equivalent packages
*Up to 30% domestic travel may be required*
 

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