SAES Getters S.p.A.

The Opportunity

SAES Getters is a multinational advanced materials company that operates in some of the most advanced application sectors: from particle accelerators to compostable food packaging. Design House is the design innovation lab of SAES, working on two main fronts: research and development in material science with design-driven methodologies and the design of industrial products for the B!POD brand, for which it is responsible for all design, logistics, budget, art direction and marketing activities.

Job Description: Junior Computational Designer 

The Junior Computational Designer reports to the Design Manager. They work on research projects about additive manufacturing processes with special materials and complex system design for consumer applications. The Junior Computational Designer also works on product development for the B!POD brand, using their skills to find creative solutions to technical problems and new design opportunities, collaborating with the Design Team and the various players in the system.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop design strategies for complex problems, building adaptive and customized workflows. Identify opportunities for product and process optimization.
  • Find original solutions to technical problems in multiple fields of application, from consumer products to applied research.
  • Develop custom tools for an internal research project dedicated to mechanical metamaterials.
  • Work with the Design Manager and a multidisciplinary team on R&D activities.
  • Collaborate with the Design Manager and other designers on developing products from sketches to production.
  • Work creatively and technically to solve problems related to technical and ergonomic requirements, developing a range of solutions that synthesize usability, utility, manufacturability, and desirability.
  • Work with teams early on to provide user-centered insights and design products, finding ways to improve products and processes.
  • Participate in user research, usability testing, and clinical research labs.
  • Passionately engage in cross-functional team meetings and other forums, proactively driving efforts forward.
  • Utilize computational and procedural design software like Grasshopper, Houdini, nTop.
  • Experiment with new workflows, software and processes.
  • Open to travel (approx 10 %).


  • An exceptional portfolio that demonstrates the ability to solve technical problems using a computational approach and to develop effective design strategies
  • Successfully worked with engineering and product teams to develop designs and bring products to market.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computational design software in a methodical and precise manner.
  • Proficiency in programming, for example: C#, Python, and VEX.
  • A good base knowledge of key manufacturing processes, product development and DFAM.
  • A basic-level skill in prototyping.
  • Mid-level visualization skills, including sketching, storyboarding, and digital rendering.
  • Proficient in Italian and English languages.

Education and experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor Degree or higher in Industrial Design.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in relevant Computational Design roles.

Preferred Skills:

  • Highly creative problem solver.
  • Experience creative effective design strategies.
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility.
  • Unrelenting curiosity about the nature of things.
  • Passion for materials and innovation.

Additional Information:

Workplace: up to 2 days per week, the percentage of onsite work will be defined by the Design Manager.

At SAES, we are committed to fostering a workplace that embraces all aspects of diversity and inclusion, ensuring our practices are equitable so that our people feel a sense of belonging. We respect and demand respect for all forms of culture, religion, gender identity, and personal preferences. We do not tolerate discrimination of any kind. You will be encouraged to bring your whole self to work and be supported to perform at your best. Salary compensation is based on current market expectations, as well as your proven skills and experience.

Think you’ve got what it takes? Apply on SAES website with your CV and portfolio.


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