Industrial Designer

Denver, CO

Biofire’s mission is to redesign firearms from the ground up for the 21st century, bringing much-needed innovation to a space that has seen little innovation in 50 years. Named the “Tesla of the gun world” by the WSJ, Biofire is enabling radically safer ownership of firearms.

A technological solution that sidesteps the political conversation around guns, Biofire’s Smart Gun™ is uniquely able to prevent avoidable and accidental gun deaths. By offering gun owners the option of a Smart Gun™ that only they can use, we are empowering them with full control over their firearm so that the next time a child or teenager finds a gun, it will be locked and unusable. This is just the beginning of the improvements we will bring to market by solving the hard problems and rethinking every aspect to create the modern firearm.

Biofire has received international recognition in the WSJ, NYT, Bloomberg, Fast Company and many more for our industry-changing technology. We are backed by expert investors, founders and advisors.

 

ROLE

You will be an integral part of a team of talented individuals passionate about solving the hard problems to make Biofire’s mission a success. We operate in a fast paced, high accountability, “there is no box” environment where the goal is always to reach the best solution as efficiently as possible. Adaptability and willingness to accept feedback are critical.

As Biofire’s Industrial Designer, you will be responsible for utilizing your unique skill set of innate creativity, problem solving skills, and artistic/engineering prowess to seek out new challenges and unmet needs, and design innovative, intuitive and beautiful solutions to them. You will work within Biofire’s in-house Industrial Design team, interfacing directly with the Engineering and Business teams on current projects as well as researching and developing concepts for future products. To succeed, you will need to possess creative vision and wield the practical skills (strong hard skills in sketching, model making, CAD modeling, and research) to bring that vision to life. We’re not looking for just a sketch artist. Sketching is an important tool in your repertoire that you should possess and use, but is useless if your pretty sketch lacks vision, creativity and practical application.

Day to day responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Participating in brainstorming sessions and Design Reviews;

  • Conducting User Research, analyzing user data, and researching design and market trends;

  • Concept Development in the form of Ideation Sketching, CAD, and physical model making;

  • Assisting with other business needs, including prototype testing, 3D print builds, and facilitating Marketing Communication.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

If you feel you would succeed in the role described above, we encourage you to apply regardless of industry or background. Biofire evaluates candidates based on their fit for this specific role, not a predetermined list of qualifications. Experience in design for safety-critical products (e.g. aerospace, medical devices, or automotive) or consumer products nice but not required. You know the drill, send us a portfolio of the work you’re most proud of, along with your CV.

 

LOCATION AND BENEFITS

This is a full time, on-site role at our Denver Area Headquarters. We offer fully covered platinum medical benefits, 401(k) with matching and flexible work hours with the ability to work from home when not needed on site.

 

ELIGIBILITY

This role handles information subject to US Export Regulations. Due to these government regulations, applicants must be (a) a citizen of the United States; (b) a lawful permanent resident of the United States (“Green Card” holder); or (c) a person admitted into the United States as an asylee or refugee to be considered for the position.

 

At Biofire we celebrate diversity of thought and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our team.  We welcome all qualified applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, or Veteran status. We are an LGBTQ-friendly workplace.