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Senior Industrial Designer



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better. We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products.

You will join a team developing state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

We’re seeking an Industrial Designer to help shape the future of robotics. We’re looking for individuals with a multidisciplinary skillset, who are passionate about working at the forefront of an entirely new industry. As an integral part of a growing design team, you’ll collaborate with departments from across the organization to set a precedent for what a humanoid robot should be, who it should serve and execute on a collective vision.


  • Concept generation and ideation through 2D or 3D sketching, modeling and rendering.
  • Developing concepts into refined CAD design data.
  • Collaborate with engineering departments to iterate on and validate design concepts, offer creative solutions to complex problems and add refinement to tightly constrained structural components.
  • Take a considered and strategic approach to design by working with departments across the organization to understand and develop product and user requirements.
  • Create 3D printed prototypes of concepts for evaluation, critique and further development.
  • Produce high-quality renders that aid in decision-making, as well as expressing your vision to the team and wider business.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, Product Design, or equivalent field of study.
  • Proven experience in industrial design with a strong portfolio showcasing tasteful, innovative and user-centric designs.
  • Excellent concept generation and ideation skills.
  • Proficiency in CAD software such as Fusion, Alias, Solidworks or equivalent.
  • Strong 3D rendering skills (in tools such as Keyshot, Blender, Unreal Engine or equivalent) in order to visualize and communicate design proposals.
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, materials, and their implications on design.


  • Experience working alongside engineers on complex electromechanical products.
  • A self-starter with experience working in fast-paced startup environments.
  • Experience working in the robotics industry.


  • Competitive base salary with benefits.
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package.
  • Optional hybrid work schedule (i.e. work from home in some capacity).
  • Flexible working hours policy.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Open paid time off (PTO).
  • 401K plan.

*This is a direct hire. Please, no outside Agency solicitations.

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.