Industrial Designer

| Greater Boston Area

Simplisafe is looking for an Industrial Designer as we scale our Product Design team. In this role, you will help design our next generation of Simplisafe branded home security products. This role is a great opportunity to influence and contribute to a new Product Design team.

We are in the midst of an aggressive hiring plan to fill our needs as we prepare for our next steps as a company. The Product Design team is a primary focus and our Head of Product Design will be building his team from the ground up. As such, you will have an opportunity to make an immediate impact on Simplisafe’s product design and you will be in a great position to grow within the department as Simplisafe continues to expand.

Today, we are the fastest growing home security company in the country competing against the entrenched giants, like ADT, and the new-to-the-space giants, like Amazon and Google. To compete in this ever-growing IoT home automation security space, we must learn and iterate quickly, work collaboratively, and deliver creatively. In service to this challenge, we are expanding our Product Design team to produce the most cutting-edge designs on the market for our future products.

What you’ll do:

  • Identify and translate user needs into design concepts
  • Develop and oversee designs from start to finish
  • Communicate concepts to design team, other multidisciplinary teams, and vendors
  • Work across a range of different product categories, materials and manufacturing processes
  • Achieve innovative and appropriate design solutions for Simplisafe home security products

What you’ll need to be successful:

Critical Competencies

  • Strong visualization skills: from quick concept sketching to complete presentation sketches, 3D CAD modeling (Solidworks, Rhino, Fusion 360, or similar programs), to rendering (Keyshot, VRay, Cinema 4D, or other similar programs)
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes and working closely with engineers, delivering engineering drawings and specifying CMF (colors, materials, finish)
  • Excellent storytelling and narrative skills especially around your craft
  • An enthusiasm for building quick prototypes
  • Self-Direction towards excellent work outcomes and a comfort level in ambiguous, non-rules based environments
  • Openness: Designers need to be flexible and open-minded. You are optimistic, generative, and open to new ideas and ways of working

Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years professional experience in executing design
  • Completion of an undergraduate or graduate degree in Industrial Design (or equivalent)
  • Proven track record of designing products that have both physical and digital components
  • Experience working in highly collaborative design teams, or other multidisciplinary teams.

*Please note: this position does require the ability to travel occasionally

About Simplisafe:

Simplisafe is a home security company that is based in Boston, MA which creates and sells self-installed security systems. Our company was founded by Chad and Eleanor Laurens in 2006 when they had several friends whose homes were broken into. Chad and Eleanor started designing Simplisafe products in their own home when they realized there weren’t any solutions available on the market that were geared towards renters. From these humble beginnings, Simplisafe has become a major competitor in the home security market and was recently acquired by private equity firm Hellman & Friedman.

At Simplisafe, we place an emphasis on a ‘no-ego’, collaborative culture. From the top down, we all work together to solve the difficult challenges within the home security and IoT industry. We have recently been named in Built In Boston’s ‘Best Places to Work in 2019’ list and in Wealthfront’s ‘2019 Career Launching Companies’ list. Like our products, we are constantly evolving to provide the best employment experience possible. If Simplisafe sounds like a company you’d enjoy working for, we’d love to hear from you!

Benefits & Perks:

Health, dental and vision coverage - We cover 85% of plans and offer excellent BCBS HMO/PPO Health plans

Unlimited paid time off - To give you the flexibility and work/life balance you seek

401k Matching and Company Equity - To help you prepare for the future

Commuter Pre-Tax Benefits - To help cover the costs of transportation and parking at our Downtown Boston HQ

Beer Fridays, Bagel Thursdays, Bi-Weekly Lunches, Team and Company Outings – We know how to have fun! Besides, who doesn’t like free food and drinks?!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Ember.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedisDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • DrupalCMS
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

Find us in Downtown Crossing for a convenient commute. Plus, we are surrounded by Boston's best restaurants and plenty of green space to unwind in!

An Insider's view of SimpliSafe

What are some social events your company does?

We like to keep things interesting when it comes to outings like weekend ski trips, F1 racing, and even Red Sox games (for the less adventurous). Our recent holiday party was held at Skywalk in the Prudential Center with casino games!

SimpliSafe

Inc.

What projects are you most excited about?

Any of our new projects. We are constantly trying to innovate and enter new markets. For a long time the SimpliCam was my favorite project, I was involved in the development from the ground up. Our new doorbell and locks are exciting new projects that present new sets of technical problems to solve.

Nadeem

Front End Web Developer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I've changed roles twice since starting as a call center representative for SimpliSafe in 2013. I became a QA Engineer in 2016, and at the beginning of 2018 moved into my current position as the Product Manager for our flagship security system. SimpliSafe has afforded me many opportunities that I don't think I could have gotten at other companies.

Ben

Product Manager

What are SimpliSafe Perks + Benefits

SimpliSafe Benefits Overview

Simplisafe is proud to offer comprehensive benefits and perks to all employees! Please read below to gather details on the benefits and perks that we offer which sets us apart.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Simplisafe provides a 'paid' volunteer day quarterly as a team outing
Partners with Nonprofits
Simplisafe partners with non-profits to protect the homes of the less fortunate.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Simplisafe provides paid long-term and short-term disability benefits that cover 60% of an employee's salary up to $1000/week (STD) and $2000/week (LTD).
Dental Benefits
Simplisafe's dental plan covers 100% of the cost of diagnostic and preventative care.
Vision Benefits
Simplisafe's vision insurance plan provides 100% coverage for annual eye exams and lenses after a $20 copay. Frames and contact lenses are covered up to $130 plus 20% off amount over your allowance.
Health Insurance Benefits
Simplisafe offers HMO and PPO health insurance plans through BCBS with excellent coverage as well as a Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) to cover qualified medical expenses.
Life Insurance
Simplisafe offers paid life insurance with a payout of 1x an employee's annual salary for the duration of employment.
Onsite Gym
Simplisafe offers access to an onsite gym with state of the art fitness equipment that is available to all employees.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Simplisafe's 401(k) retirement plan offers a broad selection of stocks, bonds and international index funds to choose from.
401(K) Matching
Simplisafe's 401(k) retirement plan matches 100% of an employee's contributions up to 4% of their annual base salary, with immediate vesting for matched contributions.
Company Equity
Simplisafe offers stock options through its employee profit sharing program.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Simplisafe offers up to 12 weeks of paid maternity leave and 3 weeks of paid paternity leave (plus up to 9 weeks unpaid) for new parents with at least 12 months of service.
Flexible Work Schedule
Simplisafe allows department managers the option to offer flexible schedules and work-from-home days to employees.
Remote Work Program
Simplisafe allows employees to work remotely at their manager's discretion.
Family Medical Leave
Simplisafe offers up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave per year, as well as maintained health benefits, for any employee eligible under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA).
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Simplisafe's unlimited vacation policy allows employees to take as many days off as they need, providing they comply with a 30 day notice policy and get manager approval.
Generous PTO
Simplisafe offers unlimited PTO to salaried employees in an effort to promote productivity over hours clocked.
Paid Volunteer Time
Simplisafe offers paid volunteering time in lieu of quarterly team outings for teams who wish to spend their time giving back to the community.
Paid Holidays
Simplisafe offers all employees paid time off to observe all major holidays.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Simplisafe's casual dress code allows employees to dress comfortably which contributes to our 'no-ego' ethos and relaxed culture.
Commuter Benefits
Simplisafe offers pre-tax commuter benefits for all employees, as well as free bike storage.
Company Outings
Simplisafe has paid quarterly team outings, as well as paid bi-annual company-wide parties for all employees.
Stocked Kitchen
Simplisafe offers well-stocked kitchens for beverages including a wide array of unlimited coffee and tea.
Some Meals Provided
Simplisafe provides bi-weekly catered lunches on Fridays which is chosen through employee voting.
Happy Hours
Simplisafe provides a weekly happy hour on Fridays at our office to give employees an opportunity to network with departments they don't frequently connect with.
Fitness Subsidies
Simplisafe's health plans through BCBS offers reimbursement for health club memberships, fitness classes, and weight loss programs.
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
Simplisafe is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace through team-building exercises and the encouragement of on-going dialogues.

Additional Perks + Benefits

Our company perks serve to regularly remind our employees that they are appreciated for their hard work and to maintain a no-ego, collaborative culture as we continue to grow. Like our products, Simplisafe is constantly evolving to provide the best employment experience possible.

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