Staff Engineer, Creative Technologist

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Samsung Research America

Lab Summary:

Samsung Design Innovation Center is one of the leading overseas design studio in Samsung, located in San Francisco, CA. Our mission is to understand people and lifestyles to deliver meaningful experiences, through beautiful yet functional design, enabled by innovative cutting-edge technologies. SDIC is working on various advanced product experiences which can envision and shape the future of Samsung Business, working with various different internal teams through experience driven approach. Our work appears on smartphones, tablets, computers, televisions, wearables, and other devices we can’t describe yet. See some of our work at

We are looking for a talented designers, strategists and creative technologists to join our group and bring new energy to our process. You should be ready to help at all stages of product design, from identifying unmet and latent needs, discovering new design opportunities, designing new product concepts to applying technology creatively to solve real user problems and create radically new experiences that re-imagine the way we interact with products.

Position Summary:

As a Creative Technologist, you will research, design, innovate, and prototype new user experiences across Samsung’s product portfolio. The Creative Technologist understands advanced technology and thinks creatively about how to use the technology in innovative ways that help resolve human needs. You will help design, prototype, and build novel experiences which surprise and delight, while pushing the limits of design and technology. You will be responsible for developing interactive prototypes in order to conceptualize and develop innovative approaches. This position works within a startup style lab and will need to wear several hats as required, such as, serving as a product and or project manager as well as the S/W architect when necessary.

We are interested in passionate and self-motivated individuals who are comfortable in a highly fluid environment. You will bring drive, smarts, and curiosity; we will provide the environment for you to thrive and grow.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Define new product platforms, architectures, strategies to architect and develop the best technical design approach and development of digital solutions and products via working closely with all aspects of the organization including management, engineers, UX/UI designers, programmers, SW quality etc
  • Drive platform research and experimentation, concept exploration, prototyping, and ideation within the creative process for crafting user experiences in software and services delivered through modern web technologies
  • Prepare technical requirements and software design specifications
  • Strengthen partnerships with internal stakeholders, team, and the business as you identify targets and strategic areas of growth
  • Prototyping of new concepts in both physical and digital design
  • Work with User Interaction Workflow providing input into User Experience design
  • Communicate with other design and business functions, have excellent presentation skills, and participate as an active member in creative workshops and ideation sessions
  • Have a differentiated point of view and innovative thinking on a variety of product categories to inspire colleagues
  • Contribute to team development (at times making vital considerations for the team versus individual)
  • Travel International and Domestic and work overtime when needed

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/Master’s Degree preferred, majoring in Product Design/Design Engineering, SW and HW, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • 6+ years’ experience in designing and building embedded devices, mobile, web, cloud based applications or equivalent
  • Expert in application and software service programing languages; Deep knowledge in mobile (android), web (java, javascript, python, node, html), embedded (FreeRTOS), analytics, DevOps and MLOPs
  • Strong understanding of design thinking, design principles, and experience design best practices and their applications
  • You will help design, prototype, and build immersive experiences which surprise and delight, while pushing the limits of design and technology
  • Creative approach and competency to design and manufacture while being consumer-minded
  • Knowledge of current design software and techniques in both 2D and 3D and experience in tools for integrating new technology into a digital product solution with SW/HW product requirements
  • Broad engineering competence and in-depth technical knowledge of comprehensive software systems, as well as demonstrated experience of successfully planning, organizing and conducting software development projects in a dynamic environment
  • Develop new techniques and processes to audit technologies
  • Hands-on approach, flexible & agile, and comfortable experimenting with a fresh, original perspective

Additional Information

Essential Job Functions

This position will be performed in an office setting. The position will require the incumbent to sit and stand at a desk, communicate in person and by telephone, and frequently operate standard office equipment, such as telephones and computers.

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