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Full-time Design Engineer

at Quirky in New York

The Company:
We’re a company called Quirky and we are assembling the highest performing team, maybe ever, with a single, yet ambitious vision:


Quirky is a new type of company, one that involves all people interested in its decisions, and ultimately shares its success with those people who helped achieve it. And we have developed a completely unique platform in which the realities and complexities of execution do not stand in the way of a kickass idea.

We are a brand built around excitement, creativity, and the reality of bringing great ideas to life. Not to mention we do it BETTER, FASTER, FUNNER than anyone else!

We’re looking for an amazing and passionate design engineer to join our team in NYC.

The Candidate:
We are looking for a very unique individual, someone with a solid engineering foundation combined with an appreciation and sensitivity for design. You must be very detail oriented without ever losing sight of the big picture. Good time management skills, flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of development will be critical in our fast paced and rapidly evolving work environment. Common sense and a fundamental understanding of what works will be key components to your success. If you are a proactive, self-starter with a passion for bringing elegant products to life, then we want you to join our team.

The Job:
As a Design Engineer at Quirky, you will...

Be a member of Quirky’s engineering team, reporting directly to Quirky’s head of product development

Work closely with our multi-disciplinary design staff to take ideas from initial conception all the way through to final production

Strive for perfection at all phases of the design process

Be a part of a growing movement to make invention accessible

The Responsibilities:
Collaborate - assist the design team by participating in brainstorms and upcoming product launches

Inspire - share your knowledge and insights with Quirky design staff and community members

Create - develop 2D and 3D content for prototypes, renderings, quotes, and final production

Prototype - develop in-house mock-ups for design validation of both form and function

Test - design, develop, and run experiments to determine the performance limits of prototypes and pre-production samples

The Qualifications:
3 - 5 years product development experience

Knowledge of a wide variety of materials and manufacturing processes

Ability to create complex surface models with Pro/Engineer

Excellent model making, prototyping and mechanism design skills

Intuitive understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing

Exceptional verbal and visual communication skills

Team player with a good sense of responsibility and accountability

Proven success in a high growth, rapidly changing environment

Action-oriented with stellar process and organizational skills

Unrelenting intellectual curiosity and pride in doing awesome work

Awareness of shifting trends in contemporary design

Passion for what we are doing at Quirky

The Application:

Check us out at Spend some time on our site understanding what we do. If you like what you see, please continue

Submit your resume and a personalized cover letter addressed to Nicholas Oxley. Let us know where you went to school, places you have worked, all that other fun stuff. And tell Nick why you're the best person for the job and why you want to work at Quirky.

Your Portfolio! In order to be considered, we need to see examples of your work (products brought to market, CAD models, prototypes, sketches, etc.) so make sure to attach a copy of your portfolio to your application.

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Published at 10-06-2013
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