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Smart Design // design & innovation consultancy working across digital & physical
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Wednesday, October 02, 2019
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At Smart Design, the Engineering practice is tightly integrated with all of the design disciplines helping teams to identify opportunities for design to help people in their everyday lives. A primary focus of the engineering team is to discover & prove out opportunities for innovation early in the design process & to work collaboratively on solving the resulting technical challenges.

Senior Design Engineers also lead the engineering phases of projects & help mentor & provide guidance to junior engineers.


  • Interact directly with clients & present your work ranging from housewares, consumer electronics, automotive & healthcare
  • Work closely with designers during ideation to ensure technical feasibility & design for manufacturing
  • Lead the engineering phases including prototyping at varying levels of fidelity, mechanism design, 3D CAD (ProE/Creo preferred), technical documentation
  • Creation of robust, easy to edit CAD models built using best practices, & easily understood by clients internal technical / engineering teams and/or manufacturing factories

Naturally You'll Have:

  • 6+ years experience as a design engineer
  • Experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams, clients internal resources & manufacturing partners
  • Experience solving problems in categories such as house wares, consumer products, healthcare & packaging
  • Experience with parametric 3D CAD software (we use ProE & Solidworks - with surfacing experience)
  • A love of teamwork
  • Self-driven, but not shy about asking for help
  • A passion for tinkering
  • Prototyping chops (thrown together models for quick & dirty testing rather than appearance models)
  • Great communication skills both verbally & electronically, & an ability to convey your passion in client presentations
  • A desire to understand people & produce thoughtful products that make their lives better

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

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