Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)

Lab: Think Tank Team

Location: Mountain View, CA

The Think Tank Team is seeking a hardworking and experienced industrial designer with a proven record of combining ground-breaking ID concept development with hands-on physical prototyping. We value creativity, curiosity, persistence, and strong technical and strategic skillset.

Position Summary:

The core DNA of our products are crafted by our team's creativity and will become the basis of products and concepts for all of Samsung Electronics. As an industrial designer and physical prototyper, you will participate in every stage of the design process, and design with form, aesthetics, human factors, and ergonomics in mind, targeting bespoke design detailing on every prototype. To communicate the design concepts, you will move fluidly among tools such as sketches, CAD, 3D renderings, prototypes, and more, as appropriate. You will be immersed in and get to experiment with the latest approaches, technologies, materials, and CMF possibilities. You will collaborate with a diversely focused team to develop new products that showcase innovative, new technologies.

Required Qualifications:

  • (5+ years) with hands-on product design with a variety of clean-slate designs
  • Strong CAD experience in both surface and solid modelers
  • Excellent concept creation, sketching, and concept development skills
  • The ability to quickly sketch and visualize ideas, and communicate design direction proposals to the team
  • Strong prototyping skills and ability to use both traditional and rapid prototyping tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in Industrial Design or related field or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of design processes, manufacturing procedures, and mechanical design
  • Strong rendering skills in Keyshot, Cinama4D, Blender, or similar + Adobe software
  • Sensitivity to CMF and future trends in design and aesthetic preferences across different market segments
  • Experience in thoughtful storytelling through design


Who we are:

The Team is an interdisciplinary collective of researchers, designers, scientists, and engineers located in Mountain View, CA. We are committed to exploring what’s next for Samsung through an outstanding mix of creativity, research, and early product development. We have a strong dedication to driving concepts to production and our team members represent a diverse group encompassing, electrical engineering, computer engineering, signal processing, machine learning, computer vision, visual design, interaction design, industrial design, optics, physics, and more from top-notch institutions such as MIT, Stanford, Cambridge University, Berkeley, CMU and others.

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We strive to create products that will impact the lives of millions, and we believe that the first step on the path is to show real prototypes. We work on a wide variety of time scales, advancing science to working technology, developing new products, and creating new experiences. We believe that design and creativity are the core duties of every member of our team. We work on problems that are as diverse as they are exciting: e.g. robotics, the development of novel sensors and appliances, virtual reality environments, and the development of techniques to allow us all to better interact with the world around us.

We are passionate about creating new devices and technologies, ready to learn on the fly, find solutions to sophisticated problems, work closely with others, and creatively approach engineering tasks at all scales. We believe a person’s work speaks for itself, and we encourage those with the right drive, persistence, and skill to apply.

Believe that you fit this latter description, but don’t quite meet all of the listed skills above. Then share your breath of equivalent skills, we’d still like to hear from you! Please send a cover letter describing your particular situation.

Samsung is committed to encouraging a diverse workplace and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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