Careers

Careers

Industrial Designer

We are Pensa, the Brooklyn creative force behind the D.I.Wire, Street Charge, the Merge urban bicycle and the ONEBLADE razor. We are looking for talented and brilliant Industrial Designers to join our team.
Pensa is known for its ability to create beautiful functionality. Our designers are inspired and creative problem solvers that develop product stories connecting back to the functional and emotional needs of people. Pensa’s designers love design and help our clients solve their hardest product challenges. They have a passion for creating complete and compelling solutions and have a keen eye for resolving every detail. If you have world-class talent, a passion for product design and invention, and a desire to work on a wide range of product experiences in a fun, creative and collaborative design studio, we’d like to meet you.

Candidates must have:

  • a degree in Industrial Design or related discipline
  • 4+ years of experience working as an Industrial Designer

This position requires:

  • Excellent conceptualization and sketching skills
  • World class form giving ability
  • A hands-on approach, comfortable prototyping and working in a workshop
  • Great story-telling: the ability to communicate your design strategy and vision to your fellow team members and to clients
  • Solid experience in preparing, executing and interpreting generative research
  • Expert-level knowledge of 2D illustration (Adobe Creative Suite) and 3D CAD software (Rhino & Solidworks preferred)
  • Ability to lead a design team and move projects forward – including developing and maintaining a vision, creative deliverables, timeline, and budget management
  • Understanding of materials, plastic and metal production processes, quality control and other techniques for manufacturing

To apply, send resume, portfolio sample and cover letter to: IWantToWork@pensanyc.com . In the subject line, please write: Industrial Designer.
Thank you, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Software Developer

Pensa is an award winning product design and invention firm located in the creative and technical hub of DUMBO, Brooklyn, NYC. We conceive, develop and engineer beautiful and rewarding new product experiences. Our work spans a wide range of categories including consumer electronics, desktop fabrication, lifestyle products, and large scale installations.

Job Description 

Hello fellow inventors! Are you someone who is excited by the idea of working on developing designs in the virtual world which are then created in the physical world? Because that is the person we are looking for. A boutique design and invention firm is looking for an exceptional, energetic software developer. This person will work closely with our mechanical engineering and design teams to bring our inventions to life. The ideal candidate will be familiar and experienced with several back-end software languages, and will be a communicative problem-solver.

  • Taking a systematic approach to analyzing the project goals, program requirements, inputs and outputs
  • Planning a logical workflow for the code considering the programming language, the computer, the microcontrollers and the peripherals
  • Translating flow diagrams into code that is commented, editable and well documented in its revision history
  • Testing, debugging, revising, updating, and troubleshooting in-the-field problems
  • Keeping up to date with the leading edge technologies available that can achieve our goals

Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in software development, preferably in C, Java, Processing, Python, Javascript
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, EE, ME or related discipline
  • Fluency in Windows, iOS and Linux as well as GitHub
  • Any experience with G-Code, stepper motor motion control, 3D printers, CNC machines, Arduinos, Intel Edison and other microcontroller boards are a big plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills (using software algorithm design)
  • Highly organized code and a strong debugging, testing and documentation process

Salary is competitive and dependent on experience. Click here to apply for this position!

Engineering Intern/Co-op

We are Pensa, the Brooklyn creative force behind the D.I.Wire, Street Charge, the Merge urban bicycle and the OneBlade razor. We are looking for engineering students or recent grads to join our team this Fall for an engineering internship or co-op.
Pensa is known for its ability to create beautiful functionality. Our engineers are inventors that know how to connect solutions with user needs. Pensa’s engineers love design and help our clients solve their hardest product challenges. They have a passion for creating compelling new technologies, developing them for production and lining up strategic manufacturing plans. If you have world-class talent, a passion for product design and invention, and a desire to work on a wide range of products in a fun, creative and collaborative design studio, we’d like to meet you.
As an engineering intern or co-op, you will:

  • Learn about real-world application of engineering practices and concepts through hands-on participation in both internal and client-based projects, and through the mentorship of our senior staff
  • Collaborate in qualitative fieldwork, brainstorming and ideation sessions
  • Perform 3D CAD of parts and assemblies (SolidWorks)
  • Build prototypes and mockups of your concepts (rapid prototyping and/or traditional fabrication)
  • Plan, execute, and report engineering tests
  • Collaborate on design reviews and decision making, and engage in highly technical engineering discussions
  • Have ownership of your projects

To be an engineering intern or co-op, we require that you:

  • Are a student pursuing an engineering degree, or are a recent grad
  • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Have a hands-on approach and are comfortable prototyping and working in a workshop
  • Have a basic understanding of materials, mechanisms and manufacturing processes
  • Demonstrate proficiency with 3D CAD software (Solidworks preferred)
  • Thrive while working under minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Quickly adapt and react to changes of direction in your projects
  • Are well organized, self-motivated and have a great attention to detail
  • Are able to articulate and demonstrate your thought process and rationales behind your decisions
  • Are excited to work and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team
  • Are curious to learn new skills
  • Are excited to deliver the next great product experience to the world
To apply, send resume, portfolio sample and cover letter to IWantToWork@pensanyc.com.  In the subject line, please write: “Engineering Intern”

We design our internships to be a learning experience for you, teaching you to deliver high quality work in a collaborative way. Therefore, to ensure the best experience for both you and our team, we only offer full-time internships. All interns are paid.

Thank you, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Industrial Design Intern/Co-op

We are Pensa, the Brooklyn creative force behind the D.I.Wire, Street Charge, the Merge urban bicycle and the ONEBLADE razor. We are looking for Industrial Design students or recent grads to join our team for a design internship or co-op.Pensa is known for its ability to create beautiful functionality. Our designers are inspired and creative problem solvers that develop product stories connecting back to the functional and emotional needs of people. Pensa’s designers love design and help our clients solve their hardest product challenges. They have a passion for creating complete and compelling solutions and have a keen eye for resolving every detail. If you have world-class talent, a passion for product design and invention, and a desire to work on a wide range of product experiences in a fun, creative and collaborative design studio, we’d like to meet you.As a design intern or co-op, you will:

  • Learn about real-world application of design practices and concept development through hands-on participation in both internal and client-based projects, and through the mentorship of our senior staff
  • Collaborate in qualitative fieldwork, brainstorming and ideation sessions
  • Build prototypes and mockups of your concepts (rapid prototyping and/or traditional fabrication)
  • Help with concept refinement, 3D CAD development and building of presentations
  • Collaborate on design reviews and decision making, articulating your point of view
  • Have ownership of your projects

This position requires:

  • You are pursuing a degree in Industrial Design and have completed at least 3 years of study or you are a recent grad
  • Excellent conceptualization and sketching skills
  • World class form giving ability
  • A hands-on approach, comfortable prototyping and working in a workshop
  • Great story-telling: the ability to communicate your design visions to your fellow team members and to clients
  • Some experience in preparing, executing and interpreting generative research
  • Expert-level knowledge of 2D illustration (Adobe Creative Suite) and 3D CAD software (Rhino & Solidworks preferred)
  • Understanding of materials, plastic and metal production processes, quality control and other techniques for manufacturing

To apply, send resume, portfolio sample and cover letter to: IWantToWork@pensanyc.com. In the subject line, please write: “ID intern”

Thank you, we are looking forward to hearing from you!

We design our internships to be a learning experience for you, teaching you to deliver high quality work in a collaborative way. Therefore, to ensure the best experience for both you and our team, we only offer full-time internships. All interns are paid.