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Industrial Designer

SimpliSafe k

Boston, MA

Nov 17
Job Description

Simplisafe is looking for a Senior Industrial Designer as we scale our Design team. In this role, you will help design our next generation of Simplisafe branded home security products. This role is a great opportunity to influence and contribute to our new hardware developments.

Today, we are the fastest growing home security company in the country competing against the entrenched giants, like ADT, and the new-to-the-space giants, like Amazon and Google. To compete in this ever-growing IoT home automation security space, we must learn and iterate quickly, work collaboratively, and deliver creatively.  In service to this challenge, we are expanding our Product Design team to produce the most cutting-edge designs on the market for our future products. 

What you’ll do:

Identify and translate user needs into design concepts 
Develop and oversee designs from start to finish
Communicate concepts to design team, other multidisciplinary teams, and vendors
Work across a range of different product categories, materials and manufacturing processes
Achieve innovative and appropriate design solutions for Simplisafe home security products

What you’ll need to be successful: 

Strong visualization skills: from quick concept sketching to complete presentation sketches, 3D CAD modeling (Solidworks, Rhino, Fusion 360, or similar programs), to rendering (Keyshot, VRay, Cinema 4D, or other similar programs)
Knowledge of manufacturing processes and working closely with engineers, delivering engineering drawings and specifying CMF (colors, materials, finish)
Excellent storytelling and narrative skills especially around your craft
An enthusiasm for building quick prototypes
Self-Direction towards excellent work outcomes and a comfort level in ambiguous, non-rules based environments
Openness: Designers need to be flexible and open-minded. You are optimistic, generative, and open to new ideas and ways of working

Experience

A minimum of 4+ years professional experience in executing design, outside of academic training
Completion of a bachelor degree in Industrial Design (or equivalent)
Proven track record of designing products that have both physical and digital components
Experience working in highly collaborative design teams, or other multidisciplinary teams.

*Please note: this position does require the ability to travel occasionally

About Simplisafe:

Simplisafe is a home security company that is based in Boston, MA which creates and sells self-installed security systems. Our company was founded by Chad and Eleanor Laurens in 2006 when they had several friends whose homes were broken into. Chad and Eleanor started designing Simplisafe products in their own home when they realized there weren’t any solutions available on the market that were geared towards renters. From these humble beginnings, Simplisafe has become a major competitor in the home security market and was recently acquired by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman. 

At Simplisafe, we place an emphasis on a ‘no-ego’, collaborative culture. From the top down, we all work together to solve the difficult challenges within the home security and IoT industry. We have recently been named in Built In Boston’s ‘Best Places to Work list. Like our products, we are constantly evolving to provide the best employment experience possible. If Simplisafe sounds like a company you’d enjoy working for, we’d love to hear from you!