Title: Creative Technologist – SDIC
Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)
Design Lab: Samsung Design Innovation Center
Location: San Francisco, CA

Lab Summary

Samsung Design Innovation Center is one of the leading overseas design studio in Samsung, located in San Francisco, CA. Our mission is to understand people and lifestyles to deliver meaningful experiences, through beautiful yet functional design, enabled by innovative cutting-edge technologies.

The studio is working on various advanced product experiences which can shape the future of Samsung Businesses, working with various different internal teams through experience driven approach. Our work appears on smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions, wearables, and other devices we can’t describe yet. See some of our work at http://design.samsung.com/global/contents/sdic/

We are looking for a talented designers and creative technologists to join our group and bring new energy to our process. You should be ready to help at all stages of product design, from identifying unmet and latent needs, discovering new design opportunities, designing new product concepts to applying technology creatively to solve real user problems and create radically new experiences that re-imagine the way we interact with products.

Position Summary

The Creative Technologist understands modern technology and thinks creatively about how to use the technology in an innovative way that helps resolve human needs. You will have a creative design approach to expand and discover problems and solutions rather than converging to one specific solution. You will be required to be hands-on in many different areas within the design lab (e.g. serving as a product and/or project manager and SW architect when necessary).

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree majoring in Product Design/Design Engineering, SW and HW, Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • 12+ years’ experience in designing and building embedded devices, mobile, web, cloud based applications or equivalent
  • Expert in application and software service programing languages with deep knowledge in: Mobile (android), Web (java, javascript, python, node, html), Embedded (FreeRTOS), Analytics, DevOps and MLOPs
  • Strong understanding of design thinking, design principles, and experience design best practices and their applications
  • Creative approach and competency to design and manufacture while being consumer-minded
  • Knowledge of current design software and techniques in both 2D and 3D and experience in tools for integrating new technology into a digital product solution with SW/HW product requirements
  • Experience working with manufacturers to produce accurate BOM costs for production based on CAD data
  • Identify new opportunities and business value for UX innovation and differentiation with technology enablers
  • broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of comprehensive software systems, as well as demonstrated experience of successfully planning, organizing and conducting software development projects in a dynamic or startup environment
  • Develop new techniques and processes to audit technologies
  • Hands-on approach, flexible & agile, and comfortable experimenting with a fresh, original perspective
  • Travel International and Domestic and work overtime when needed

Responsibilities

  • Team leader for the innovation and creation of new company software and program features both in the US and overseas
  • Define new product platforms, architectures, strategies to architect and develop the best technical design approach and development of digital solutions and products while working closely with all aspects of the organization including management, engineers, UX/UI designers, programmers, SW quality etc.
  • Drive platform research and experimentation, concept exploration, prototyping, and ideation within the creative process for crafting user experiences in software and services delivered through modern web technologies
  • Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
  • Strengthen partnerships with internal stakeholders, team, and the business as you identify targets and strategic areas of growth
  • Bridge the gap between design and technology by providing technical direction throughout the design process to facilitate innovation
  • Lead! Prototyping of new concepts in both physical and digital design
  • Work with User Interaction Workflow providing input into User Experience design
  • Communicate with other design and business functions, have excellent presentation skills, and participate as an active member in creative workshops and ideation sessions
  • Report on status of development, quality, operations and system performance to Team /Stakeholders/Management
  • Have a differentiated point of view and innovative thinking on a variety of product categories to inspire colleagues
  • Contribute to team development (at times making vital considerations for the team versus individual)
  • Mentorship! Coach an individual in terms of goals and career path

Desired

  • Experience of the consumer electronics market
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity and change
  • Have project and agency management experience

 

Be Bold. Resonate with Soul.

SDIC drives innovation and creates disruptive user experiences. From ideation to prototype to final product launch to market, the team is in charge of all product development phases. SDIC also leads and envisions future concepts, and develops products, technologies, and ecosystem of services for these concepts.

We will consider qualified applicants for employment with arrest and conviction records.

 

Additional Information

Work Hours

Incumbent must make themselves available during core business hours.

Physical Requirements

This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers, and reach with hands and arms.

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