Sr Industrial Designer

| Greater Boulder Area
Our Company:
PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip, was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014. We’ve since sold more than 200 million grips and expanded our portfolio to include a broad range of empowering, expressive, and fun products. We aim to build an Eternal Positivity Machine—an adaptable global brand that makes an increasing positive impact on the world every year.

The Role: Located in Boulder, CO or Fully Remote
A Sr. Industrial Designer at PopSockets demonstrates the ability and willingness to develop innovative, exciting solutions to business problems, while possessing passion to challenge the status quo and find new solutions. They take a humble collaborative approach required to understand organizational problems and believe in a nonhierarchical culture of collaboration, transparency, safety, and trust. Fascinated with how users experience products, this designer has a customer-centric hunger to improve those experiences.

Responsibilities

  • Design and develop products from concept to prototyping and testing phases
  • Deliver world-class 3D models, drawings, and renders
  • Facilitate work sessions with product teams and users to define key design goals and requirements
  • Lead the user-experience and product-design efforts for the team
  • Conduct user research to inform, iterate, and validate the product design using methods such as field observations, interviews, contextual inquiries, surveys, and remote usability testing
  • Work closely with Mechanical Engineering to ensure parts meet manufacturability and cost requirements 
  • Create prototypes early and oftenInterface closely with Product Management to define new product features and priorities while generating supporting reference documentation
  • Collaborate with the Software team to develop cohesive experiences that link our physical and digital products
  • Coordinate with our CMF (Colors, Materials, Finishes) team
  • Work with our manufacturing partners to ensure our designs become realities

Requirements

  • Must submit a design portfolio or link to your work to be considered
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or equivalent
  • 7+ years of hands-on experience in either design-led organizations or agencies, preferably with experience in high-volume consumer goods, consumer electronics, or accessories
  • Experience in 5+ major product or portfolio releases
  • Expert command of industry standard design tools (eg Solidworks, Keyshot, Adobe CS)
  • High attention to detail
  • Highly skilled at complex surfacing
  • Experience conducting user research and user testing
  • Exceptional collaborator with cross-functional teams from engineering, design, and business
  • Embraces a hands-on approach with frequent quick prototyping
  • Strong communication skills, with ability to articulate and optimize design based on the value to the user and the business
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting, including synthesizing abstract ideas into concrete design implications
  • Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 15% (conditions allowing)

Salary range: $100,000 to $120,000

PopSockets is dedicated to the practice of equal opportunity employment. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, color, creed, ancestry, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct which has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, unsafe or otherwise non-welcoming work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers; and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SolidWorksDesign
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    • Cinema 4DDesign
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Location

We're just outside Downtown Boulder (no traffic!) in a gorgeous, newly built and designed office with terrific mountain views!

An Insider's view of PopSockets LLC

How does your team reward individual success?

We have an internal bonus system that allows everyone to reward each other with points that you can then convert for real world rewards including everything from gift cards to your favorite stores, Amazon, discounted travel and more.

Katie

Sr. HR Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Our office is designed to foster collaboration. There are comfortable meeting areas around every corner, and an open office plan. Even a walk to grab some coffee often results in multiple, impromptu meetings. All of our conference rooms are equipped with huge screens that allow us to stay close with everyone offsite as well.

Andrea

Lead Recruiter

How does the company support your career growth?

Because we're growing so quickly, you don't have to wait for a role to open above you to advance. We welcome new ideas and perspectives, and people are able to grow, develop and advance at their own rate. Want to expand your role? Tell us how!

Julia

Recruiter

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We work very hard on recruiting in order to bring in passionate people with good ideas, and then let them run. You won't run into the excuse of "this is the way we've always done things". We want change, and growth and innovation, and trust in our people and their skills to get us there.

Jen

Associate Design Director

What are PopSockets LLC Perks + Benefits

PopSockets LLC Benefits Overview

Employees are valued at PopSockets. We provide a number of perks and benefits to show we care and are always looking for ways to do more for our employees. We provide a dog-friendly office, stocked with snacks and high end coffee and tea options. We have a fully stocked bar with a view of the mountains. We offer competitive benefits and 4 weeks of starting vacation time, in addition to time off each year for volunteer opportunities.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
PopSockets Employees are offered two paid volunteer days. Our Manager of DoGoods works directly with local nonprofits we can support as a company. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated quarterly.
Partners with Nonprofits
PopSockets partners with more than 100 nonprofits—large and small—through Poptivism, our unique give back program. Over the past three years, we have contributed more than $3 million to charity!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
PopSockets has a flexible spending account
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer Cardio and Yoga classes three days per week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We contribute 3% of of an employee's annual gross pay to their 401K
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We provide an option to create a dependent care account
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks paid paternal leave for employees who have been here 6 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
PopSockets provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
PopSockets sponsors family oriented events throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
We love our snacks at PopSockets. We also offer plenty of tea, coffee and beer on Tap. We also have our own Bevi machine!
Some Meals Provided
Bagles and Donuts every Wednesday and Breakfast burritos the last Friday of the month!
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Softball, Soccer and more!
Fitness Subsidies
We offer thrive pass, $50 per month toward the wellness activity of your choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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