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Senior Industrial Designer

SharkNinja

Needham, MA

Feb 11
Job Description

We are looking for motivated and talented industrial designers to join our growing award-winning Experience Design team at SharkNinja. As a Senior Industrial Designer, you will lead design activities from concept development to product realization and collaborate with a team of designers, engineers and marketeers to create and deliver innovative, human-centered product experiences for the home that delight consumers and drive business results.

SharkNinja Experience Design is a newly formed team and we are in the process of building a world-class internal design studio that consists of industrial designers, UI designers, CMF specialists and design strategists working across our Shark and Ninja brands.

Please provide a copy of your resume and a link to your portfolio.

Essential Functions:

• A human-centered design approach to translate consumer insights into meaningful product solutions that will delight consumers both on an emotional/experiential and functional level.
• Understand SharkNinja's brands in order to help define the company’s future product development strategies.
• High level of knowledge and understanding of bringing products from concept to production and ability to navigate through engineering and cost constraints to achieve the best possible quality outcomes.
• Create visual and functional prototypes for research and internal review.
• Challenge assumptions and think innovatively to solve complex problems creatively.
• Communicate design intent to factories by creating Technical ID Specifications detailing fit, finishes, color, graphics, etc.
• Maintain quality assurance standards for design and color integrity throughout the product lifecycle.
• Have knowledge of current trends, materials and innovations within the design and small appliances.
• Explore new market opportunities and portfolio propositions.
• Collaborate with Engineering and Product Marketing to innovate, design and implement simple and elegant design solutions.
• Additional duties as requested by management team.


Attrbutes and Skills

• A holistic approach to Product Design that expands beyond the product features to include the experiential attributes that engage all human senses.
• A Design Thinking mindset and passion to design products that capture the minds and hearts of consumers.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
• Ability to juggle multiple projects at once, last minute requests and quick turnarounds with a positive attitude.
• Strong detail orientation with proven ability to work quickly without compromising quality.
• Strong analytical ability with proven strength in suggesting creative solutions and innovative ideas.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance.
• A strong, original portfolio of creative work that clearly demonstrates a product development process as well as a clear sketching technique- suitable for executive presentation.
• Strong understanding of mechanical engineering and part design.
• Ability to deliver clear CAD to Engineering and Manufacturing.
• Knowledge of full User Experience (from out-of-box experience to embedded UI controls).
• Ability to receive feedback with an open-minded manner and do the same to others.
• Strong team player.

Education and Experience:

• Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design.
• 5+ years of experience working as a designer in small appliances, consumer electronics, medical, or a related field.
• 2D skills via sketching, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
• Proficiency with CAD- Rhino or Solidworks and 3D rendering programs like Keyshot required.
• Samples of work and/or portfolio will be required.

SharkNinja

At SharkNinja, our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world. We work very hard to provide our consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation, and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to create the next big thing. We take a team approach to our projects, where everyone has a voice. We want individuals to push limits, look outside the box and think the unthinkable. With the explosive growth we have been experiencing, we’re looking for motivated individuals to join us on our exciting journey. People need to think big, move fast and want to make a significant impact. Are you ready?