14 Jun 2016

Full-Time Senior Industrial Designer – Google (Pro/E, SolidWorks, Alias, Keyshot)

Google – Posted by joballianceMountain View, California, United States

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Job Description

Our group leads Industrial Design for Google’s mobile product portfolio. With access to Google’s vast creative and technological resources, our work sets the direction for the future of Google’s hardware product experiences interwoven with the magic of Google’s software. We work directly with Product Management to define and design products on the current road map. Our work is both strategic and tactical collaborating with all core business units: product management, product engineering, UX and SW, supply chain, marketing, software development and account sales.

As a member of the Google Consumer Hardware Industrial Design team, you’ll be involved in developing products with specific intent to launch in the market. Our goal is to take products from concept to production and into millions of consumer’s hands, delivering amazing user experiences in a holistic way (software and hardware seamlessly integrated). We are passionate about the design process, practice continual conceptual development and obsess over refining the smallest of details with precision. We believe that great isn’t good enough and you should too. The Consumer Hardware Group is located on Google’s main campus in Mountain View, CA.

Role Description
A Senior Industrial Designer at Google will shape the future by designing products that harness the power of Google to delight and inspire millions of people worldwide. You are an energetic world-class 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.

– Point person to lead projects from start to finish and manage all issues that would impact design.
– Lead the team to deliver design at a high quality that delights consumers.
– Lead design intent 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 and customers and verbally deliver in a convincing manner.
– Create your own concepts as part of design team.
– Lead teams in Color, Material and Finish.
– Drive agenda and prepare team for week to week action items.
– Work on multiple projects in parallel.
– Mentor design team.
– Contribute to a great design team culture. Stay inspired and inspire the people around you!

Overall Experience and Requirements:
– Track record of designing and shipping challenging and innovative consumer products.
– A keen eye for design (proportions, color, form, typography, presentation) and an strong feel for design (culture, functionality, fashion, ergonomics, trends, history).
– Strong understanding of mechanical design, manufacturing and engineering requirements and constraints.
– Focus on the user. Interpret and translate complex technologies into simple and beautiful products and user experiences.
– Experience in products that include hardware-software user experience.
– Experience in consumer electronics and mobile industry.
– Understanding design in relation to brand and business.
– Packaging design with focus on out of box experience design is a plus.
– Excellent in visualizing concepts using industry standard 2D and 3D tools such as: Photoshop/Illustrator, Rhino, Solidworks, Pro/e, Alias and/or Keyshot.
– Experience using Google Software (Google Docs, Drive, Gmail, etc.) is a plus.
– Travel as needed to vendors (manufacturing facilities overseas, user research).
– Excellent written, listening and oral communication skills.
– Involvement in local and global design community.
– 10+ years of experience in consumer product design.
– Industrial Design BA/BS.

How to Apply

Please email: [email protected]

Job Categories: Industrial Design. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Alias, KeyShot, ProE, and SolidWorks.

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