Located in the heart of Toronto’s design district (Queen St. West, West, West) Cortex specializes in technically complex consumer and medical products. We’re looking for a mechanically-oriented designer to fill an immediate position we have available.
At Cortex, we visualize human experiences, design products that support them, and manufacture the solution. And now we’re looking to add to our team.
We are always looking for projects that involve radically new technologies, pushing the limits of what products can do for the people who use them. Some of our recent projects include the Bublcam spherical imaging camera, the Matter and Form 3D Scanner, the Voltera Circuit Board Printer, and we are 1 of 10 finalists in the $10M Qualcomm Tricorder XPRIZE competition to build the world’s first functioning medical Tricorder (of Star Trek fame).
We have beginning of week goal-setting meetings, bourbon-o’clock Friday reviews, and daily huddles in the afternoon to keep us all connected. Most of the team goes out for lunch together on Fridays. This office is in Parkdale, surrounded by interesting restaurant choices and easily accessible by TTC and GO Transit. Most of us walk or bike to work from downtown.
What are YOU like?
You grew up playing with Tinkertoys and Lego, modifying the parts to suit your needs. You graduated from hammer to screwdriver by the time you were 5 yrs old, and now have parlayed your love of DIY projects into a professional career. Your home is filled with interesting objects, and you participate in creative endeavours because you know no other way of being; cooking, motorcycle maintenance, home furniture projects, whatever -- but you definitely feel confident putting things together. You have felt comfortable operating a milling machine or metal lathe, know the difference between silicone and TPR, and can cook a mean fish taco. Or something to that effect.
Professionally: you have interest (or even better, experience) in all facets of product design, from initial ideation, scoping and concept generation to prototype design and creation, mechanical detailing, electronic integration, and manufacturing. You get off on a perfectly resolved CAD model with clean dependencies, no build errors, minimum number of parametric features to accomplish design intent, and maximum portability across platforms and workstations. Being able to play well with others is essential; you should have the skills to be an ego-freak, but keep that to yourself when you come in the door. You derive maximum satisfaction by working with our other designers and partners to achieve product Bliss. The Quan.
If this doesn’t sound like you, you’re probably not the right person. Still interested? Read on.
* An exceptional portfolio of work on consumer electronic devices (more junior applicants should show stellar work in their portfolio that indicates a strong capability to learn fast)
* Exceptional Solidworks skills including surfacing, integrating other CAD models as constraints like PCB assemblies, injection-molded plastics
* you know how to search McMaster and Digikey for suitable electromechanical parts in early stage concepts
* Prototyping methodology including subtractive and additive processes (RP, CNC, silicone mold)
* Prototyping and design verification
Nice to have:
* Ability to create production ready CAD and manufacturing drawings quickly
* On the job knowledge of manufacturing processes like injection molding, die-casting, CNC milling, *PCB manufacturing, RIM
* Experience creating formal quotes and Product Requirements Documents
* Knowledge of a conceptual modeler package like Alias, Modo, Form-Z
* medical product design experience
* knowledge of quality & safety standards and systems; ISO13485, ISO9001, UL, CSA, FCC, CE
* Project Management (we use Wrike and Quickbooks, and document everything)
If your brain is still hungry after reading that menu, let us know! We appreciate a nicely worded cover letter that indicates you “get” us. Don’t wax too poetic, but let us know we’re not just one of hundreds you’re blasting your resume to.