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ME Position at IDEO Chicago


Global design and innovation consultancy IDEO, in search of a creative, cutting-edge senior engineer to help bring user-centered designs products and services to life. Start date: immediately. Location: Chicago.

YOU:

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Are naturally curious, creative, and on top of technology trends.
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Are an inspiring engineering thinker and doer who works well with individuals of varying (i.e., non-engineering) backgrounds.
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Are an engineer at heart, but like the idea of embracing tasks as varied as building prototypes for field-testing in Kenya to helping a large Midwestern consumer goods company plan out a strategic roadmap for a new product category.
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Are a good visual and verbal communicator who can explain complex technical concepts simply and clearly to clients—and fellow team members.
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Have deep engineering expertise (3-5 years) stewarding innovations from concept through launch, or analyzing and solving complex problems.
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Love creating looks-like/works-like prototypes and have relevant skills such as fluency in 3D CAD, basic skills in interactive electronic prototyping, good shop skills etc.
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Hold a master’s degree in an engineering or related field or have equivalent professional experience.
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Have a diverse and eclectic background that will add new perspective to our team.

IDEO CHICAGO:

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Is a design and innovation consultancy that uses human-centered design-thinking to help businesses and not-for-profits grow via the creation of new-to-the-world products, services, and environments.
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Provides a creative playground for just a few of following disciplines: Human Factors Research, Engineering, Industrial, Communication, Business, Environments, and Interaction Design+ Is a studio environment that is highly collaborative and unconventional, that encourages and supports new ideas, and that is playfully serious and non-hierarchical. If you like getting your hands dirty, you’ll love our organic rooftop garden.
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Is known for its award-winning work in the areas of branded experiences, energy, financial services, health and wellness, consumer products, and food and beverage, among others.
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Counts among our diverse clients: AT&T, PNC, McDonald’s, Target, Ford Motor Company, and Bayer, among others.
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Is a 55-plus-person studio in the heart of Chicago’s West Loop.

If this sounds like a good professional and personal match, please provide us with a portfolio of previous work. The portfolio may include—but doesn’t have to be limited to—CAD images, technical drawings, part/prototype pictures, and mathematical and technical simulations. We’d also love to hear about your hobbies, passions, and creativity outside of engineering.

We’re looking forward to meeting you.

http://www.ideo.com/culture/career/senior-mechanical-engineer/