Industrial Designer, Hardware

Google - Mountain View, CA (30+ days ago)4.3


Google's products are known for their clean design, ensuring users can quickly and easily find what they're looking for. As an Engineering Designer, you leverage your strong technical background and understanding of "good" design to look for ways to streamline the user experience. You work closely with the product managers and development engineers throughout the entire production cycle. You design everything from high-level product flow to detailed UI mockups and then use your expert scripting skills to make your designs a reality.

As an Industrial Designer at Google, you will shape the future by designing products that harness the power of Google to delight and inspire millions of people worldwide. You are a 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.

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. Only one thing consistently stands in the way between our users and the world's information—hardware. Our Consumer Hardware team researches, designs, and develops new technologies and hardware to make our user's interaction with computing faster, more powerful, and seamless. Whether finding new ways to capture and sense the world around us, advancing form factors, or improving interaction methods, our Consumer Hardware team is making people's lives better through technology.

Responsibilities
Lead projects from start to finish and manage all issues that impact design. Lead the design team to deliver design at a high quality that delights consumers.
Lead design intent (leveraging the input from designers in the team) from concept through mass production 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, customers and verbally deliver in a convincing manner. Create original concepts as part of design team.
Align concept to Brand and Business goals. Focus on the user. Interpret and translate complex technologies into simple and beautiful products and user experiences.
Drive agenda and prepare team for week over week actions and deliverables. Product build process troubleshooting and CMF approvals that require travel as needed to vendors (manufacturing facilities overseas, user research).
Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:
BA/BS in Industrial Design or equivalent practical experience.
8 years of experience in consumer product design.
Experience with designing and shipping challenging and innovative consumer products.
Experience in design (proportions, color, form, typography, presentation) and a sense of design & visual culture (graphics, functionality, fashion, ergonomics, cultural & technological trends, history). A portfolio demonstrating your work - applications without a portfolio will not be considered. If you have a password protected portfolio, please include

Preferred qualifications:
Strong understanding of mechanical design, manufacturing and engineering requirements and constraints.
Experience in products that include hardware-software user experience.
Experience in consumer electronics and mobile industry.
Excellent in visualizing concepts using industry standard 2D and 3D tools such as: Photoshop/Illustrator, Rhino, Solidworks, Creo, Alias and Keyshot.
Excellent written, listening and oral communication skills.
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