Industrial Designer - Product Design at
Bose

The Opportunity

 

At Bose, better sound is just the beginning. We're passionate designers, engineers, developers, researchers, retailers, marketers ... and dreamers. One goal unites us - to build products and experiences our customers simply can't get anywhere else. We are highly motivated and curious, and we come to work every day looking to tackle real problems and make the best experiences for our customers possible.

We’re looking for a passionate Industrial Designer who’s excited to help create products that deliver our technical breakthroughs and bring the power of sound to our customers. Our work is highly cross-functional, so we’re looking for a talented and humble designer whose creativity, empathy, and top-notch communication skills will help us develop compelling products that only Bose can bring to life.

 

Opportunity – what you’ll do

As an industrial designer on our team, you’ll work closely with Engineering, Research, User Experience, CMF, and Manufacturing to create and develop hardware solutions aligned with our product roadmap and strategic vision. You’ll sweat the details, solve difficult problems, and learn from a divers set of perspectives along the way. From concept to specification, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the devices that bring the power of sound into our customers lives.

 

Skills – What you’ll bring

  • An original portfolio of hardware-focused creative work that clearly demonstrates your design thinking abilities and approach to problem solving within the product development process
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills with a creative and compelling storytelling style
  • Strong visual 2D skills via sketching, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, etc.
  • Proficiency with CAD and desire to learn new tools
  • Proficiency with 3D rendering programs such as Keyshot
  • Strong detail orientation with ability to work quickly without compromising quality

 

Scope of responsibilities

  • Work under the guidance and supervision of the Director of the Design Group and Industrial Design Leads.
  • Actively participate in critiques with the Industrial Design team to solicit feedback and strengthen design work.
  • Develop product concepts and document them in formats suitable for use in consumer research, cross-functional team meetings, and reviews with senior management.
  • Collaborate with cross functional teams to develop the vision for the product.  Support User Research to uncover and integrate user needs into concepts and final product intent.
  • Develop the component architecture of approved new product concepts in conjunction with cross-functional team members in a manner to deliver improved usability to the user and to create unique design opportunities.
  • Using the approved component architecture and the Product Design Language as guides, develop the visual identity of new products including form, color, and product graphics.
  • Specify and document an approved design's form, color specifications, materials/finishes and visual acceptance standards for Engineering and Manufacturing.
  • Work with cross functional teams consisting of Mechanical Engineering, Acoustical design, Marketing and Manufacturing personnel as necessary to ensure the successful transition of product designs to production.
  • Participate in engineering builds and pilot production reviews to ensure execution of the final industrial design as intended, or if necessary, to modify the design to suit manufacturing capabilities with minimal impact to the design intent and strategy.
  • Support the creation and presentation of product concepts, architectures, documentation.
  • Travel as required in support of assigned projects.
  • Stay abreast of design trends and identify those of interest/applicability to the company.

 

Requirements

  • Education: BID, BS or BFA in industrial design.
  • Experience: Must have at least two years of industrial design experience, ideally in the consumer electronics industry.

 

Travel/Location

Travel may be required to support development and production activities. We follow a hybrid working model that allows for flexibility but also requires in-office time each week.

 

*** If you are not located within commuting distance, please indicate you are open to relocation. We can't accommodate a fully remote colleague

 

 

Location

Framingham, MA, USA google maps

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