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Smart Design // design & innovation consultancy working across digital & physical
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Smart design is looking for a temporary systems engineer for a ~3 month engagement with potential to be extended or transition to full-time.

Are you are interested in developing cutting edge technology working with multidisciplinary teams? Do you like solving both technical & human centric problems together with engineers & designers? Are you passionate about working on products that make our lives better in meaningful way? Do you have an openness to new ideas & an eye for detail? If so, this role may be for you.

Basics you will need for this role:

  • Ability to stretch into adjacent discipline (For example: Focus on embedded development but able to do some mechanical engineering work.)
  • Interest & ability to work with various technical & non-technical disciplines
  • Attention to project goals & ability to work through technical tradeoffs for feasibility & scheduling purposes
  • A solid grasp of digital & physical fundamentals
  • Understanding of agile processes in software development
  • Experience with version control as applied to software development
  • Efficiency in building mixed (digital/physical) prototypes of various complexity
  • Familiarity with working on software, electrical & mechanical aspects of hardware
  • Interest in mixed (electrical, mechanical, software, design) projects & systems

Required experience:

  • Working with microcontrollers on development boards as well a custom boards
  • Working & specifying LED lighting power supplies & controls
  • Assembly of wire harnesses & connectors
  • KiCad
  • Working & installing cameras & optics to custom hardware
  • Connecting custom hardware to power supplies
  • Hardware development including circuit design, analysis, verification, fabrication & assembly

Any experience in the following list would be a plus:

  • Embedded software development (C/C++, ARM, ATMEL) 
  • Software development in Linux environment (Python/C++)
  • Python version management & use of virtual environments for python development
  • Design of mechanical components for mixed systems
  • Fabrication of mechanical components for quick prototyping
  • DFMA for both mechanical & electronic components or systems for piloting purposes (10 to 500 units.)
  • 2D or 3D CAD basics with AutoCAD, SolidWorks or CREO

Resumes submitted without a portfolio/project examples will NOT be considered.

Please note, the role is based in Brooklyn & the candidate will be onsite a minimum of 4 days per week.


We are committed to creating an inclusive culture & are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. At this time, we are unable to sponsor for this position.

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