Job Description

THE POSITION: We are seeking an experienced Senior Industrial Designer to lead our in-house design team in Baltimore, MD. Designers are a valuable part of the product definition process—they make high-level concepts tangible and advocate for our users. Informed by ongoing user research and product performance metrics, as lead designer you’ll help define every aspect of our product design strategy and roadmap. You’ll help product management define features and requirements as well as be tasked with the creation & execution of our user engagement strategy. We're looking for an experienced, talented Designer who's hungry to make an impact and save lives from through innovative, integrated design. Build your own team, pioneer a new class of wearable technology, and do your life's best work.

Reference Full Job Description on Company Website: www.armrsystems.com/careers

Send a resume and link to your portfolio to careers@armrsystems.com. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Lead industrial design efforts through all phases of the design and development process
- Create prototypes, mock-ups, and study models to prove-out concepts (i.e., foam modeling, simple plastic fabrication, 3D printing, sewing, etc.)
- Communicate new ideas and concepts through effective 2D sketches, 3D rendering and compelling design presentations to all levels of the company and various stakeholders.
- Direct all aspect of company’s apparel design, patternmaking, production, and advanced material research and integration.
- Manage the selection of components and materials for use in product design
- Develop 3D CAD models of parts and assemblies along with creation of technical drawings for product, components, tooling, etc.
- Optimize product manufacturability and facilitate the transfer of the design to manufacturing

Capturing, analyzing, and translating end-user insights into tangible design solutions
- Leverage human-centered design methodologies to identify what makes a product intuitive to use. Observe and interact within a clinical environment to identify and eliminate potential use errors early in the development process
- Spearhead development of appropriate user experience and design research infrastructure to enhance product design and user/stakeholder engagement (i.e., interviewing, surveying, and assessment of users/stakeholders)
- Plan, conduct, and synthesize generative (ethnographic) research interviews, surveys, and consumer beta testing, to determine design framework and refinements for new products
- Produce all expected UX artifacts: personas, scenarios, journey maps, task flows, wireframes, screen layouts, and interaction models, while rapidly evolving concepts into buildable designs
- Develop usability and human factor test protocols, recruit participants, conduct usability testing, analyze test results, and write formative and summative usability test reports
- Iterate upon designs based on user feedback, metrics, usability findings, and design critiques

Collaborating with company leadership & engineering team to develop and refine specific product roadmap plans based on research findings and market needs
- Co-lead the company’s brand management, digital, and print design efforts, from website improvements to media/marketing materials
- Explore new product categories through advanced concept development
- Maintain and develop brand identity via the established Company visual design language

YOU ARE:
Creative. You relish the opportunity to think outside the box and find the best solutions with minimal direction and guidance.
Adaptive. Able to wear multiple hats and quickly reorient to manage diverse priorities as required
Motivated. You are hungry. You believe in vocation. You desire real responsibility and are determined to make a difference and impact beyond your paycheck.
Rigorous. Dedicated to the highest level of performance, detailed oriented, and deliberate in every aspect of execution.
Composed. You handle emergencies with grace and composure.
Responsible. Self-sufficient. You get the job done, despite all odds. No excuses, just results.
Humble. Considerate. Kind. People matter and you recognize everyone’s personal value and dignity.
Fun & Good Humored. Because we are.

KEY QUALIFICATIONS:
- Bachelor’s or Master’s degree Industrial Design or related field.
- Minimum of 5-8 years product design experience with designing and detailing products. 4-6 years of Hard Goods experience, with an emphasis on human factors and ergonomics. 1-3 years of experience with Soft Goods and Garment design
- Knowledge of manufacturing, materials, and rapid prototyping processes (DFM/DFA)
- Outstanding communication and technical writing skills for working with global manufacturing, marketing, and development team. Must be comfortable interacting with customers/users
- Demonstrated knowledge of 2D illustration (Adobe Creative Suite: InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator), rendering (Keyshot preferred) and advanced surfacing with 3D CAD software (SolidWorks 3D CAD and SW PDM)
- Must be detail oriented, able to prioritize tasks and to successfully meet multiple deadlines
- Proficiency with MS Office tools and Google Suite
- Experience solving complex problems with engineering and manufacturability constraints
- Excellent aesthetic and graphic sensibility
- Role is located in Baltimore, Maryland.

?PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
- Experience in new product development working through at least 2 complete concept-to-manufacturing development cycles
- Familiarity with plastic mold design, metal stamping, and part-assembly and core manufacturing practices
- Experience within relevant industries: military or athlete-centric performance apparel, sporting goods, wearables, medical devices, military, hunting
- Proficient in sewing; strong familiarity with Cut & Sew construction and fabric types for performance products
- Experience and comfort with digital manufacturing equipment (3D printing, CNC, laser cut, etc.)

Application Details

Send a resume and link to your portfolio to careers@armrsystems.com. All qualified candidates will be contacted.

ARMR Systems

ARMR SYSTEMS, INC. is an award-winning, venture-funded medical device startup based in Baltimore, MD. We develop hemorrhage control systems designed to increase the survivability of traumatic injury in situations where advanced medical support is not immediately available. The novel platform stops severe arterial bleeds and can respond to trauma in any theater. Our device saves lives, democratizes access to care, and gives hope to victims of traumatic injury when they need it most.