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Lead Industrial Designer

Company: Intuitive
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: May 8, 2022

Job Description:

Company DescriptionAt Intuitive, we are united behind our mission: we believe that minimally invasive care is life-enhancing care. Through ingenuity and intelligent technology, we expand the potential of physicians to heal without constraints.As a pioneer and market leader in robotic-assisted surgery, we strive to foster an inclusive and diverse team, committed to making a difference. For more than 25 years, we have worked with hospitals and care teams around the world to help solve some of healthcare's hardest challenges and advance what is possible.Intuitive has been built by the efforts of great people from diverse backgrounds. We believe great ideas can come from anywhere-we strive to foster an inclusive culture built around diversity of thought and mutual respect.We lead with inclusion and empower our team members to do their best work as theirmost authentic selves.Passionate people who want to make a difference drive our culture-our team members are grounded in integrity, have a strong capacity to learn, the energy to get things done, and bring diverse, real world experiences to help us think in new ways. We actively invest in our team members to support their long-term growth so they can continue to advance our mission and achieve their highest potential.Join a team committed to taking big leaps forward for a global community of healthcare professionals and their patients. Together,let's advance the world of minimally invasive care.Job DescriptionPosition DescriptionIndustrial Designers at Intuitive help design next-generation products and solutions for robotic surgery systems as well as refine and evolve existing product lines. Industrial designers are very hands on, helping to translate real user insight into actionable design opportunities and successful user experiences.
As a natural collaborator and leader, the lead Industrial designer will work with their process partners (engineering, clinical development, human factors, user research, and marketing) and guide other industrial design team members on the framing, definition, and execution of future product opportunities. Focusing on the physical aspects of the product, she/he employs an understanding of user needs, ergonomics, form, proportion, color, materials, and manufacturing processes that transform complex technical designs into elegant forms that are usable, beautiful, and manufacturable. With an ability to explore, prototype and test a wide range of new ideas, the lead industrial designer works with their team to visualize and prove opportunities, and builds consensus on the right path forward. The lead industrial designer is a natural storyteller and creates compelling presentations that illustrate new user benefits and opportunities for Intuitive.
Job Responsibilities
The lead industrial designer is responsible for defining and contributing to the design of new products at Intuitive. Working with their partners and often leading other industrial design teammates, the lead industrial designer creates innovative human-centered design solutions that will improve user experience and drive company growth.

  • Employs a user centered design process to help teams frame problems and define opportunities
  • Often leads the work of other industrial design team members on projects
  • Works with design managers on resource planning, scheduling, and user-centered design advocacy
  • Actively participates in cross-functional team meetings and other forums and drives efforts forward with intent
  • Collaborates with other Product Design team members to create compelling integrated user experiences
  • Utilizes a range of 2D and 3D tools and techniques to develop designs
  • Distills technical and ergonomic requirements and develops a range of solutions that synthesize usability, utility, manufacturability, and desirability
  • Works with product development and engineering groups early in product development lifecycle to provide user-centered thought leadership and generate conceptual product designs and opportunities
  • Combines industrial design objectives with the objectives of our process partners
  • Translates and captures brand attributes in compelling physical forms
  • Plans and generates functional and/or appearance prototypes to conceptually explore and validate design choices
  • Helps plan and participates in user research, usability testing, and clinical research labs
  • Delivers manufacturable design proposals to engineering for productionThe Ideal Candidate
    • Has a passion for designing meaningful, revolutionary products that make an impact on people's lives
    • Has experience leading or directly managing design staff
    • Is curious about user behaviors and has an eagerness to learn in the field and in a lab environment
    • Is excited to work on difficult problems with a dedicated team of high-energy, high-caliber people
    • Approaches work with a strategic, systems-thinking mindset and bridges between teams and projects
    • Has a natural aptitude for teamwork, thriving on brainstorming and presenting
    • Has experience driving and leading team members on projects, from concept to production
    • Has a high capacity for technical problem solving and execution work
    • Is reliable and dedicated to achieving the highest quality design output
    • Is a highly creative problem solver
    • Learns from, mentors, and inspires other industrial designers
      • Can work and solve problems independently, lead a team, and seek out information and partnerships as needed
        • Takes a bias toward action and an eagerness to support the team and the project
        • Demonstrates great organizational and communication habits making you a responsive and exemplary team player
        • Has a refined aesthetic sensibility and artistic skill
        • Has an incurable curiosity relating to all things design
        • Has experience with medical device design and/or designing regulated productsQualificationsQualifications
          • Excellent storytelling and presentation skills and an ability to effectively communicate a user-centered point of view
          • An exceptional portfolio that demonstrates human-centered design process and delivering successful products from concept to production
          • A proven track record of collaborating successfully with engineering and product marketing teams to develop designs and bring successful products to market
          • Demonstrable experience leading designers on projects and facilitating user-centered design process
          • A comprehensive set of prototyping skills from quick low-fi foam models to fabricating more complex functional learning prototypes
          • Strong 2D visualization skills including sketching, storyboarding, and digital rendering
          • Strong 3D CAD and visualization skills to develop technically viable and compelling design solutions
          • Extensive experience with SolidWorks is required. Specific experience with complex surfacing or training others is a plus
          • A thorough understanding of materials, manufacturing processes, and DFM considerations
          • Bachelor's degree or greater in Industrial Design
          • 8+ years of experience in the industrial design industry
          • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time for case observation.Additional InformationAll your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.Due to the nature of our business and the role, please note that Intuitive and/or your customer(s) may require that you show current proof of vaccination against certain diseases including COVID-19. Details can vary by role.Intuitive is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees, and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type, without regard to race, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, genetic information or any other status protected under federal, state, or local applicable laws.We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records in accordance with fair chance laws.Shift : DayTravel : 10% of the timeTravel Requirements:10% of the time Shift:Day

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