We are looking for a
Industrial Design Expert

Munich
We are searching for a highly skilled, hands-on, ambitious and open-minded person to help shaping the industrial design competence at IXDS.
WHO WE ARE

 

IXDS is a collective of designers, technologists, researchers and entrepreneurs in Berlin and Munich. Collectively, we work towards a shared purpose: To create desirable and lasting impact by empowering individuals, teams, and businesses.

With a unique set of tools and methods, we uncover relevant user and market insights and leverage the best of existing technology to transform these insights into desirable product and service experiences. We work across the digital and analogue to create an enduring impact on organizations and people: Every day, we are getting our heads around how people will live their lives in the future – in smart homes or when they shop, how they manage their health intelligently or get from A to B in a seamless way, how they collaborate and live together in totally new formats. We think about how companies can offer smarter services to their clients and employees, finding smarter ways to manufacture and distribute goods. And we love to prototype this future, day by day: By continuously delivering reference experience prototypes we accelerate the invention and market readiness of meaningful products and services.

What you will contribute

 

  • As an important member of our interdisciplinary teams, you’ll work collaboratively to develop innovative products.
  • You will work on a broad range of exciting projects, gain direct feedback from users through our co-creation processes and translate insights into tangible products that will enable a relevant holistic user experience.
  • You will work in close cooperation with our researchers, service designers, UX-designers and creative technologists and process their input and insights into physical objects. Be one team. But not the same.
  • Prototyping on all levels (physical, digital, service) is part of our design processes and should be part of your DNA as well.
  • You will contribute actively and with an entrepreneurial mindset to our industrial design skill-team.
  • You enjoy cooperating closely with clients, partners and friends in various formats. 
WHAT YOU OFFER

 

  • You are open-minded and focused,  positive and critical, visionary and down-to earth, passionate, design-driven and hands-on.
  • You are passionate about your work, you have an attitude and values when it comes to design and what designers can do for the world.
  • You have great communication skills, using words, pen & paper, Adobe CC, 3D CAD, rapid prototyping and our great workshops to share your visions.
  • Great CAD modelling abilities (we are working with Solid Works and Rhino).
  • Experience in model making (and not only operating the button of the 3D printer).
  • Deep and broad knowledge and experience in production- and implementation processes, use of materials and able to lead a technical dialogue with clients and suppliers.
  • You embrace the worlds of user research, service design and UX/UI design to jointly create better products.
WHAT WE OFFER

 

  • A purpose-driven, collaborative working culture and studio atmosphere
  • Great projects, great clients, great team
  • Human-friendly and flexible working hours spread over 4 or 5 days per week
  • Individual budgets for career development
  • Free coffee and fruit baskets and a free weekly team lunch to stay energized
  • Fair pay and a bonus program for every team member
  • Flexible collaboration tools and working hours/places to take your personal life situation into account.
  • The opportunity to take over responsibility quickly and shape your own career.
  • A Mac Book Pro and a working style based on tools like Trello and Slack
  • Centrally located offices in Berlin and Munich 
Join us

 

If this sounds like the job for you, let’s talk! Send an email to work@ixds.com with your CV/portfolio, links to prior work and your salary expectations for a 4-day/80% work week.