Design Engineer at Retail Tech Startup

Perch Interactive Inc k

New York, NY

Oct 9
Job Description

Perch Interactive, the leader in interactive retail experience, is seeking an exceptionally talented industrial designer to join our wonderfully creative and brilliant team here in New York City.

Not familiar with Perch? check out our website at www.perchinteractive.com to see all the exciting work we do for clients like Kate Spade, Jo Malone, Sephora and Sunglass Hut.

As a Design Engineer at Perch, you will be responsible for designing and engineering the physical displays that manifest the Perch experience in the physical world. You will be working closely with the Product Manager and CTO to envision new designs and opportunities that seamlessly integrate our sensing technology with both high end and mass market retail displays. With your experience in creating low-cost high-impact displays, along with your eye for detail, you will help create a scalable product that can be sold in quantities from 5 to 500. By leveraging your understanding of technical requirements and strong communication skills, you will help our partners and fabricators integrate Perch into their own fixtures.

Above all, you are passionate about transforming the shopping experience and as a Design Engineer at Perch, you will shape the next generation of retail displays.


Design and develop interactive displays that package Perch technologies into common retail fixtures

Create modular components to integrate Perch into pre-existing store displays

Guide partners who want to integrate Perch technology into their own fixtures

Actively reduce fabrication costs while maintaining a high quality product. (Value Engineering)

Communicate with vendors and suppliers for technology and hardware


Reduce fabrication costs of Perch units

Create drawings and design standards that help fabricators integrate Perch technology into their enclosures with minimal guidance

Design semi-standard units that can be configured and customized without having to re-engineer them from scratch.

Improved out of box hardware reliability


3 or more years of Designing and Engineering retail displays ranging from low cost fixtures to high end cases and cabinets

Experienced at integrating technology in physical environments

Able to understand and engineer common retail fabrication methods (Sheet metal, CAD/CAM,

Significant skill in 3D CAD modelling, especially Solidworks and Rhino

Great eye for detail

Good at communicating engineering details to technical and non technical people

Familiarity with digital signage is a plus

If you are interested in applying for this position, please provide a resumé and portfolio to the email address noted here. Both part time and full time positions are available.

Application Details

Please send your resumé and a link to your portfolio to the email address noted here.

NOTE: International candidates must hold a valid US working permit.

Perch Interactive Inc

Hi! We're PERCH. We are reimagining the retail store experience based on merging the Physical + Digital. PERCH was founded in 2012 with a transformational vision for the physical retail industry – By overlaying digital experiences on top of physical products, retailers and brands can enrich the shopping experience, drive remarkable product conversion lift and surprise and delight their customers. The future of retail marketing is physically aware displays that sense what customers are doing, what products they are touching and deliver the right marketing message at the right point of the journey. That future is here and now - we’ve successfully delivered Physical + Digital marketing campaigns to a who’s who of retail innovators and category leaders. We believe these experiences can and should be magical. That’s our mission. Our 3D sensing technology detects when shoppers touch, pick up or put down a product, triggering delightful and informative experiences at that critical moment when they consider purchase. We merge the digital with the physical. We are retail experts, creatives, designers, software and hardware engineers, PhDs in Computer Vision, MIT Media Lab graduates. We share a passion for reimagining the in-store shopping experience grounded in a business background of driving real ROI and meaningful business transformation. We are relentlessly dedicated to our customers’ success.