Our Company:

PopSockets LLC, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip, was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014. Our product is a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device. Customizable, repositionable, and fun to pop, PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and magical products. The PopSockets San Francisco design studio is focused on Design & Development of our next generation products.

The Role:

A Sr. Industrial Designer at PopSockets can independently drive his or her own projects while also helping to guide the rest of the ID staff. The goal is to help define our design language and product DNA, while pushing us to innovate and expand into new categories. Should be self-driven, flexible, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. The Sr. Industrial Designer should leverage their years of experience to lead project teams toward building exceptional products. The right candidate for this role can demonstrate examples of work where they have gone beyond the brief, employing problem identification to achieve the result of building the right product. Currently this is a remote position until the end of 2020. When offices reopen this position will be based in our San Francisco, CA design studio.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Design and develop products from concepts through the prototyping and testing phases, and ultimately to production
  • Drive our growth into new product categories through competitive landscaping and user research
  • Showing user feedback and prototype evidence, you will pitch and win buy-in from executives on leading architectures that provide the best user experience
  • Coordinate with our CMF team to enable beautiful and on-trend colorways
  • Collaborate with with our Engineering team to make sure every design detail is considered
  • Work with our manufacturing partners to ensure our designs become realities
  • Coach staff-level Industrial Designers through their projects, review quality of their work, help develop their toolboxes, and drive group brainstorms
  • Work with the team to maintain and evolve a cohesive design language and product philosophy
  • Work with our PopSockets China Manufacturing team and external manufacturing partners to find the best solutions for each project
  • Produce renderings and other presentation tools to help support our new products
  • Plug into our product design process with a ‘no job too small’ attitude
  • Show structured, evidence based, design leadership in ambiguous situations

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or equivalent
  • 10+ years of hands-on industrial design experience, preferably with high-volume consumer goods, consumer electronics, or accessories
  • Experience as a lead of a team or on long-term projects
  • Structured product development process with identification of priorities and hand-off points 
  • Software mastery: with CAD tools (Solidworks preferred), Keyshot, and Adobe CC
  • Strong sensitivity to form detail and C2 surfacing
  • Track record of successfully bringing designs from concept phase, through commercialization
  • Embraces a hands-on approach with lots of quick prototyping
  • Desire to innovate and challenge the status quo
  • Team player: leaves ego at home and takes critical feedback from anyone on the team
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 15%, when things open back up
  • US Citizenship, unfortunately we cannot sponsor a visa at this time



*In order to be considered for this role you must submit a link to a portfolio of your best industrial design samples



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