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Industrial Designer

Houston, TX · Architecture/Engineering
This position will support the Center for Design and Space Architecture (CDSA) on-site at NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX, and will include working with an existing team to develop human exploration concepts such as habitats, lander, and rovers. 

  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) software to design the interior of a habitat/lander/rover that will be used for Human-in-the-Loop (HITL) testing at variable atmospheric conditions
  • Converting/updating interior models to increase fidelity as material selections are made
  • Using the Adobe Suite to create diagrams and presentations to communicate design to stakeholders 
  • Using Virtual Reality (VR) to review and evaluate designs
  • Creating accurate models and/or drawings for 3D printing, CNC, and/or water jetting components
  • Collaborating with the design team and the Lead Designer to review concepts, synthesize design elements, and plan design work.
  • Assembling and installing components, hardware, and systems 
Specific Duties include:
  • Design and prototypes concepts at varying fidelity to meet functional requirements
  • Create construction documents
  • Transition ideas into digital models using Rhino3D
  • Build/assemble/install components, structures, etc.
  • Work with clients/subject matter experts to interactively develop design concepts to meet their needs and requirements
  • Individually attend meetings, takes notes, asks questions, captures knowledge, and accurately relays gathered information to the team 
  • Work well with design teams in both collaboration and critique
  • Generate renderings, animations, diagrams, and other visual communication products
  • Quickly transition ideas into digital models using CAD (preferably Rhino 6)
  • Individually attend meetings, take notes, ask questions, capture knowledge, and accurately relay information to the team.

The candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree in Design, Industrial Design, Architecture or closely related field, with a portfolio and prior experience that demonstrates their ability to design products and illustrates their expertise in physical construction and digital design.

The candidate must have a refined knowledge of the iterative design process and exhibit professionalism through all aspects of collaboration, critique, and design communication.
The candidate must have a portfolio and prior experience that demonstrates their ability to create high-quality visual products and communicate concepts effectively.     

The candidate should have knowledge of space vehicles, extreme environment habitation, evaluation processes, ergonomics/anthropometrics, systems engineering, construction practices, and familiarity with human factors principles.


Excellent design and construction skills involving multiple physical and digital mediums. Effective interpersonal communication and teamwork. Experience and skill in Rhino3D and Adobe software suites are required.

Excellent organization and planning skills. Shop experience accompanied by skills with a variety of tools and machines.
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