Senior Design Engineer

Rich Brilliant Willing (RBW) k

Brooklyn, NY

Feb 8
Job Description

We believe in the power of light to create atmosphere. Rich Brilliant Willing designs and manufactures LED fixtures for hospitality, workplace, and residential projects using technology, simplicity & creativity.

Job Title: Senior Design Engineer
Reports To: Product Manager
Status/Schedule: Full Time; Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Job Location: 67 34th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Role Description -- What Success Looks Like
A successful Senior Design Engineer will make a big impact in a short time! We need someone who shows the ability to self manage and execute projects with prior instruction given within an allotted timeline. They will be adaptable and comfortable working within a collaborative team environment, accepting feedback and critiques from various levels.

In this role, the Senior Design Engineer will be part of our Product Development Team. As a key member of our design team you will have the opportunity to be on the ground level of a wide range of product development activities; from design and development, to prototyping and testing, to working with a cross-functional team in order to drive an idea from concept to production.
Responsibilities & Key Activities
Actively support Product Development projects from concept to post release with strong sense of urgency and action.
Manage process, timelines and workload for engineering-related responsibilities; provide consultation and engineering support to other members of the Development team.
Own essential design aspects such as specifications, 3D modeling, Finite Element Analysis, and CFD.
Perform critical testing & analysis directly related to stress, flow, fatigue, tolerance, and reliability.
Execute design validation process through prototyping, field & lab testing, fixture design and design-of-experiments.
Assist the design team with the development of unique and innovative engineered lighting solutions, modeling parts and assemblies in Solidworks, producing 2D drawings for manufacture, bills of materials, performance specifications and UL submittals.
Develop engineering documentation to communicate applicable information for manufacturing and assembly.
Build and evaluate prototypes with a hands-on approach.
Commission and liaise with suppliers and freelancers, developing good working relationships.
Continually improve production processes, solve design and production issues and develop working solutions, updating parts as necessary.
Interface with operations, sales and marketing teams to coordinate product launch.
Strive for continuous improvement.
Required Qualifications and Experience
BS in Mechanical / Electrical Engineering, or Manufacturing Discipline.
5+ years design experience in the consumer electronics or lighting industry.
Electronics background preferably working with LED luminaire development (Have knowledge of LED types, processes, and integration requirements. Be able to specify, package, and test LED lighting solutions. Have knowledge of board level control and integration of LED components).
Be highly proficient in Solidworks and Adobe (Revit, AGI-32, Photopia, a plus).
Excellent communication and time management skills.
Relational skills for developing positive working relationships with all project stakeholders.

Prefered Qualifications and Experience
In depth knowledge of manufacturing technologies such as: plastic materials (including of injection molding, IMD, IML, Multi Shot, Insert Molding, Composite and related finishes technologies), metal materials (including CNC, Forging, Casting, Sheet forming, MIM and related finishes technologies) and glass and ceramic materials (including Forming, CNC, Polishing and related finishes technologies).
Have excellent working knowledge of machining, tolerances, fits & finishes, and GD&T.
Regulatory agency experience preferred. (UL, CSA, ETL, IEC, TIA, IEEE, NEMA etc).
Design products to conform with all necessary agency standards (UL, CSA, ETL, IEC, TIA, IEEE, NEMA etc).
Experience with supplier management.
Demonstrated top-grade aesthetic capabilities.

This is a full time, salaried exempt position.
Daily work hours are from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM with a 30 minute unpaid lunch.

Performance Reviews

RBW will hold a minimum of (2) two performance reviews annually, one of which will address professional growth, compensation, job description and job title.

RBW Benefits Package

Health/Dental/Vision Insurance Plans
Flexible Spending Account (SFA)
10 PTO days accrued annually, which increase each with tenure, up to 15 days accrued annually
5 Sick days accrued annually
Your Birthday Off!
RBW Holidays
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
Presidents’ Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day & the Friday after Thanksgiving
Christmas Day, & additional Christmas Holiday (Christmas Eve, Boxing Day -- varies year to year)
Prorated paid parental leave
3% company contribution after the one year vesting period
Profit Sharing
5 year vesting (20% a year, qualifies after first year of employment)
Provided there is a strong and profitable year, the company gifts a portion of the profits to the employees in the form of a retirement contribution
Pre Tax Commuter Benefit program
Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Generous Discount on RBW products
100% company paid Life/ADD insurance policy, with option for voluntary employee-paid additional coverage
Voluntary employee-paid long-term/short-term disability coverage
Adoption Assistance
Great colleagues, collaborative team environment

Application Details


Rich Brilliant Willing (RBW)

Rich Brilliant Willing is a Brooklyn-based studio that designs and manufactures LED fixtures for hospitality, workplace, and residential projects. Incorporated in 2009 by Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams, the studio has been a pioneering force in the use of LEDs in contemporary design, recognizing its potential to bring both warmth and energy efficiency to everyday life. Today, through an experimental approach guided by technology, creativity, and simplicity, the studio continues to break new ground in lighting design. Products range from subtle to statement pieces, continually providing new solutions to architects’ and designers’ needs. Part start-up, part design firm, RBW prides itself on being a different kind of company, one that builds direct relationships with specifiers and oversees its manufacturing and production details directly. What began as a three-person studio a decade ago has grown into a 30+ person team with a global network of vendors, specifiers, and customers.