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Junior Computational Designer

Our 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:

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.
  • Experimenting with new workflows, software and processes.
  • Open to travel (approx 10 %).

Requirements:

  • 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’s degree or higher in Industrial Design.
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in relevant Computational Design roles.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

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

Location:

  • Milan, Italy

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’ll 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.

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3D Modeler

Our 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: 3D Modeler

The 3D Modeler reports to the Design Manager. They are responsible for developing models for various applications, including all B!POD branded products and all models developed in research projects. They are responsible for developing functional models for prototyping and production. Alongside the Design Manager and Industrial Designers, they are tasked with proposing innovative architectures using 3D mathematics as a medium. They interface directly with the production and prototyping departments to gather information on product development processes.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Responsible for the quality of mathematical models for the design of all products developed by the division.
  • Product development in collaboration with the Design Manager and Industrial Designers
  • Development of maquettes and models for DFAM and DFM.
  • Collaborate with the Design Manager on developing products from sketches to production, building not only the product but the entire production chain.
  • 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.
  • 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 a range of 3D tools and techniques to develop and communicate design solutions.
  • Show interest in experimenting with computational and procedural design and in general non-standard workflows.
  • Open to travel (approx 10 %).

Requirements:

  • A portfolio that demonstrates exceptional ability in developing complex 3D models, excellent surface and fillet management skills, class A modeling skills, development of complex models with inside-out logic. Development of complex models for DFM and DFAM.
  • Successfully worked with engineering and production teams to develop designs and bring products to market.
  • Extensive experience in CAD, including complex surface modeling and intricate assemblies.
  • Curiosity to experiment with new tools, collaborating with other designers on different platforms.
  • A good base knowledge of key manufacturing processes for polymers, ceramics, and metals.
  • A medium-level skill in prototyping ideas functionally.
  • Ability to effectively communicate creative and technical ideas using CAD and other medium.
  • A deep understanding of materials, manufacturing processes, and DFM, including draft analysis, tolerances, snap-fit systems, screw systems, and assembly strategies.
  • Proficient in Italian and English languages.

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or higher in Industrial Design.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience in relevant 3D modeler roles.

Preferred Skills:

  • Problem solver capable of collaborating to generate results.
  • Experience bringing projects from concept to production.
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility.
  • Passion for materials and innovation.

Location:

  • Milan, Italy

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’ll 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.

Apply with your CV and portfolio

Senior Industrial Designer

Our 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: Senior Industrial Designer

The Senior Industrial Designer reports to the Design Manager. They define and drive new product designs for B!POD and SAES Design House Department, designing not only the products but also the related production and logistics chains. They work on all research and development projects for SAES across multiple fields, with the goal of growing the group in a transversal manner. They utilize the group’s patent heritage and research streams in advanced materials to innovate and introduce new areas of research interest into the company.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Develop products with a user-centered design process and identify new opportunities. Present proposals to the Design Manager and Chief Innovation Officer, collecting feedback and ideas from research and marketing teams.
  • Autonomously drive projects or collaborate with other industrial design team members on production and R&D projects.
  • Work with the Design Manager on project planning for B!POD and all R&D activities.
  • Collaborate with the Design Manager on developing products from sketches to production, building not only the product but the entire production chain.
  • 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 a range of 2D and 3D tools and techniques to develop and communicate design opportunities.
  • Combine industrial design priorities with the priorities of our process partners.
  • Develop product design strategies and adaptive workflows based on project objectives.
  • Open to travel (approx 10 %).

Requirements:

  • An exceptional portfolio that demonstrates a methodical human-centered design process and successful product delivery from concept to production. Your work should also demonstrate solving design problems by connecting consumer insights, technology, socio-cultural, and market trends meaningfully.
  • Successfully worked with engineering and product teams to develop designs and bring products to market.
  • Extensive experience in CAD (including complex surface modeling and intricate assemblies) in at least one software.
  • Curiosity to experiment with new tools, combining different know-how to generate innovation at the intersections of various disciplines.
  • A good base knowledge of key manufacturing processes for polymers, ceramics, and metals.
  • A medium-level skill in prototyping ideas functionally.
  • Excellent storytelling and presentation skills with the ability to effectively communicate creative and technical ideas.
  • Exceptional 2D visualization skills, including sketching, storyboarding, and digital rendering.
  • A thorough understanding of materials, manufacturing processes, and designing for DFM & DFAM.
  • Proficient in Italian and English languages.

Education & Experience:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree or higher in Industrial Design.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in relevant Industrial Design roles.

Preferred Skills:

  • Highly creative problem solver.
  • Experience bringing projects from concept to production.
  • Strong aesthetic sensibility.
  • Recognizable design philosophy.
  • Unrelenting curiosity about the nature of things.
  • Passion for materials and innovation.

Location:

  • Milan, Italy

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’ll 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.

Apply with your CV and portfolio