Senior Industrial Designer at
Bird Buddy

The Opportunity

Company Description

It all started a little over a year ago, in 2020, with an idea, a dream and a love of birds. Bird Buddy is so much more than a smart bird feeder. It’s about building a brand and a company, about reconnecting people with nature. Of course, we need that beautiful piece of hardware that people would love to have in their yard, but it is the (re)connecting with nature and bringing joy into the lives of people all over the world that makes us get up in the morning.

Job Description

Join Bird Buddy as a Senior Industrial Designer and take part in building an incredible portfolio of products that help people connect with nature. Working in a dynamic startup environment, you will have a key role in exploring, designing and validating new product ideas, and bringing those ideas through manufacturing to market. You’ll work collaboratively in-person and remotely with team members from around the world in a challenging and professional work environment. And as part of a fast-growing mission-driven company, your time will be spent on meaningful projects that have the ability to make a positive global impact.


Your playground:

  • Exploring new product ideas and uncovering opportunities in the market
  • Conducting user and field research to uncover new insights
  • Rapid 3D CAD concepting, visualization and prototyping of new ideas
  • Collaboration with marketing and customer engagement for validation and feedback
  • Design refinement and collaboration with the engineering team
  • Maintaining design intent through the DFM and manufacturing process
  • Helping to maintain a cohesive visual brand language across the portfolio
  • Mentoring and guiding junior designers and interns

Your superpowers:

  • You have a love for nature and sustainability
  • You enjoy new challenges and exploring the unknown
  • You have an incredible portfolio and experience in consumer electronics
  • You have strong technical skills in industrial design and 3D rendering
  • You have excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • You’re organized, detail oriented, and manage timelines well
  • You’re highly flexible and have the ability to prioritize tasks
  • You have experience mentoring interns and junior designers

What’s in it for you?

  • World-class colleagues
  • A fun, kind, and professional work environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Five weeks of paid time off
  • An inspiring studio space in the center of downtown Kalamazoo
  • Travel opportunities to Slovenia and Asia
  • Career development opportunities
  • Stock options

Please send a paragraph about yourself and your portfolio link by March 9th, 2022.


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