YS DS is looking for a lead design engineer to join us for a flexible/full time (T.B.D.) role in the studio, immediate start.

As technical lead, you will be working with a tight knit team to realise projects from conceptualisation to completion. You will design, prototype and manage specialist sub contractors to fully realise all the projects running in the studio.

We will be looking for candidates who can drive projects on their own initiative and can confidently work outside of their comfort zone, in line with the studio's multi disciplinary project approach.

About US
Yuri Suzuki Design Studio is a multidisciplinary creative practice working at the forefront of art, design and sound. We collaborate with companies across the globe designing products and installations with a primary focus on the relationship between sound and people, and how the former affects the latter.

Lead and manage all technical aspects of the projects at YSDS
Liaise with members of the team to ensure that all technological solutions are as faithful to the original design as possible.
Be able to manage feasibility alongside budget and time limits for each project.

Design with technology
Work with design team to deliver concepts with technology that enhances the work rather than being a novelty.
Being able to make, hack and test initial functional prototypes for interaction tests and proofs of concept.

Technical Project Management
Write job descriptions with concise technical briefs in order to secure specialists to work with.
Work alongside specialists to deliver working solutions regardless of the technical expertise required.

Quality Assurance
Making sure that all projects are engineered to suitable levels of durability and safety according to the context in which they will be realised.

Skills and qualifications
A background in engineering is essential. We are looking particularly for design, mechanical and electronic engineers. We will also work with software engineers with physical manufacturing skills.

-Work experience and/or knowledge of design skills and the design industry are a strong asset to any candidate applying.
-Experience managing creative and technical teams are preferable.
-Well organised with the ability to prioritise and use your own initiative, being a small design studio we rely on each member to conduct work independently and to a very high standard
-Excellent communication skills: Fluent in English (Japanese and/or Chinese comprehension is preferable but not essential)
-Professional level in word processing and file management systems.
-Working knowledge of 3D CAD software
-Working knowledge of contemporary manufacturing techniques in wood, plastic and metal.
-Ability to understand and read code are essential. Moderate coding abilities are preferable.
-Embedded code and mechatronic competency is preferable.

Benefits / What YS DS studio can offer
-Dynamic creative environment
-Room to oversee and grow a design studio with launch self directed initiatives
-Working with a range of international clients, with potential to travel

Flexible work schedule according to working contract
Salary depending on candidate experience

If you fit the bill and you want to work with us, get in touch through and send your CV and portfolio with a short covering letter detailing why you want to work with us. We can’t wait to hear from you!