The Advanced Design team supports the company’s strategic long term vision, the product and technology roadmaps, and various product development efforts by providing design directions and creating innovative concepts for the next generation of soldier systems and military protective equipment’s.
New technologies in the commercial and military space are opening up new ways to tackle problems and transform the way the Warfighter operates. As a key member of the Advanced Design Team, the Industrial Designer will be at the forefront of creating the vision for how new technologies could be incorporated into products which would drive new ways of operating for the warefigfhter.
The Industrial Designer must have an inquisitive and creative mind with exceptional sketching and 3D modeling skills. He/she will actively participate in the entire design process; establishing the design brief, searching for design trends and user insight, participate in and facilitate brainstorming sessions, and create sketches and mock-ups to demonstrate new ideas. The Industrial designer will explore new and emerging areas or technology in a wide range of disciplines while taking account of technical constraints and limitations to propose concepts for the real world.
SPECIFIC ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Participate in the implementation of Design Thinking, organising and leading design work sessions and demonstrate human-centered problem solving.
Interact with Product Managers, Engineers, other designers as required during the design process
Liaise with end users, getting insight through interviews and assessments
Actively participate in the entire design process and develop tools to support the different phases
Participate in the definition of the design briefs
Lead and participate in user interviews, assessments, and observation (shadowing)
Search for and explore design trends
Lead and participate in brainstorming sessions
Demonstrate concepts through sketches, mock-ups and prototypes
Translate 2D concepts into 3D models
Create 3D realistic images (renderings) and animations
Validate designs through user assessments and subject matter experts (SME) evaluations
Bring innovative concepts in response to user needs and technical requirements
Take account of technical constraints and limitations to ensure the proposed solutions are aligned with the established product roadmap timeline.
Include the product design language, functionality and usability in every proposed solution.
Knowledge, Skill & Experience Requirements
Degree in Industrial Design from a recognised school
5+ years of experience in product design.
Exceptional creative problem solving and design skills, including sketching and 3D modeling
Proficiency in the use software tools such as SolidWorks, Adobe CC and Keyshot.
Experience in Advanced Surface Modeling is a plus
Must have good manual skills for creating mock-ups and prototypes, experience is a plus
Creative and ability to work autonomous and part of a team
Experience with production environment is a plus
Strong English language, verbal communication and writing skills required.
Knowledge of and experience of working with Military and Personal Protective Equipment Standards, a plus
Behavioral Competency Requirements
Functional or Technical skills
Work Environment (include physical requirements)
Office base and manufacturing environment.
Some travel may be required between Galvion facilities.
Galvion provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Galvion complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.