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Staff (lead) Industrial Designer - SoCal

Johnson & Johnson k

Irwindale, CA

Jul 18
Job Description

The Johnson & Johnson (J&J) Medical Devices Industrial Design & Human Factors (IDHF) organization is seeking a multi-faceted, exceptionally talented, Staff Industrial Designer who is passionate about improving the quality of people's lives through remarkable user experiences. This position will reside in Irwindale, CA.

The IDHF organization is responsible for user-centered aspects of new product development for J&J Medical Device businesses: Acclarent, Biosense Webster, Cerenovus, DePuySynthes Orthopaedics, Ethicon, Mentor, and J&J Vision. Our team leads contextual research to discover unmet user needs, creates usability specifications and requirements, and iteratively tests with stakeholders throughout a robust formative and summative usability process.

The Staff Industrial Designer will embrace the various roles this position requires consisting of Design Leader, User Centered Research Champion, Classic Industrial Designer, and Strategic Partner:

-Providing input into the planning and execution of product development programs - making sure there is time and resources for the appropriate design activities.
-Collaborating with internal and external partners to plan and execute user research in real and simulated environments - reviewing and synthesizing data to uncover new opportunities and unmet needs, identify potential use errors and develop solutions to mitigate safety risks.
-Possess a strong understanding of "how things work" with an innate interest in materials and process. Ability to visualize and create concepts that meet cost targets, project schedule, manufacturing processes and clinical procedures. Collaborate and evolve existing visual brand language, as well as contribute to future design strategies.
-Using traditional sketching, digital tools, CAD models, and physical mock-ups to communicate unique ideas and product concepts - sharing ideas with various audiences and leveraging skills of collaboration and influence to drive alignment behind the best solution.
-Deploying design thinking methodologies to help our business partners visualize abstract concepts and leverage IDHF's position in the organization to shape the future of our business.

-A BS/BA in Industrial Design or related design degree with a minimum of 6+ years of relevant professional experience is required.
-The successful candidate must possess excellent visual communication skills using traditional sketching and digital media (Photoshop, Illustrator, PowerPoint, etc or similar) Proficiency using CAD tools (Alias, SolidWorks, etc or similar) to create 3D databases that capture design intent and are suitable for downstream applications are required.
-Relevant experience working with multi-disciplinary product development teams and external partners is required.
-Experience with medical device development and regulatory landscape is preferred.
-Experience with the design and development of physical products and/or capital equipment and systems is preferred.
-Experience planning and executing HFE activities, including ethnographic research, formative and summative usability studies, and documentation for design control and risk management is preferred.
-Familiarity with FDA, ISO, AAMI, and other relevant usability regulations and standards is preferred.
-Additional skills and hands-on experiences that augment the design process is preferred (e.g., Human Factors Engineering, Cognitive Psychology, Graphic Design, Information Design, Interaction Design, Software & GUI development, Mechanical Engineering, Clinical Experience…etc.)
-This position may require
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NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. Caring for the world, one person at a time, has inspired and united the people of Johnson & Johnson for 125 years. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Employees of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world. Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical, and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 250 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 119,000 people in 60 countries throughout the world. The Johnson & Johnson Design team is a diverse and collaborative strategic function, spanning across the enterprise, striving to unleash the power of innovation and design thinking to deliver exceptional user experiences for the doctors, nurses and patients, mothers and fathers and all others who use our products and services.

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