Industrial Designer at SharkNinja

The Opportunity

We seek motivated individuals to join our Experience Design team in Needham, MA.  You will collaborate with a team of designers and assist in the creation of consumer product experiences for the home.
Essential Functions:
  • Understand SharkNinja's brands in order to help define the future strategies of the products and company
  • Apply a human-centered design approach to translate consumer insights into meaningful product solutions that will delight consumers both on an emotional and functional level
  • Sketch concepts for conceptual brainstorming as well as for presentation
  • Bring products from concept to production
  • Create visual and functional prototypes for research and internal review
  • Challenge assumptions and think innovatively to solve complex problems creatively
  • Communicate design intent to factories by creating Technical ID Specifications detailing fit, finishes, color, graphics, etc.
  • Maintain quality assurance standards for design and color integrity throughout the product lifecycle
  • Have knowledge of current trends, materials and innovations within the design and small appliances
  • Explore new market opportunities and portfolio propositions
  • Collaborate with Engineering and Product Marketing to innovate, design and implement simple and elegant design solutions
  • Additional duties as requested by management team
Attributes & Skills:
  • A holistic approach to Product Design that expands beyond the product features to include the experiential attributes that engage all human senses
  • A Design Thinking mindset and passion to design products that capture the minds and hearts of consumers
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once, last minute requests and quick turnarounds with a positive attitude
  • Strong detail orientation with proven ability to work quickly without compromising quality
  • Strong analytical ability with proven strength in suggesting creative solutions and innovative ideas
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance
  • A strong, original portfolio of creative work that clearly demonstrates a product development process as well as a clear sketching technique- suitable for executive presentation
  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering and part design
  • Ability to deliver clear CAD to Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of full User Experience (from out-of-box experience to embedded UI controls)
  • Strong team player
Education & Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design
  • 2+ years of experience working as a designer in small appliances, consumer electronics, medical, or a related field
  • 2D skills via sketching, Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • Proficiency with CAD- Rhino or Solidworks, required
  • Samples of work and/or portfolio will be required


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