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Senior Principal Industrial Designer in Kalamazoo, MI at Stryker Corporation

Date Posted: 4/9/2019

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    Kalamazoo, MI
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Job Description

Stryker’s Senior Principal Industrial Designer will lead design activities, collaborating with engineering and marketing teams in the research and development of new product platforms within the Instruments division.

Focusing on the Surgical portfolio of products, User Centered Design techniques are key skills required to determine appropriate user experience, ergonomics, function, aesthetics, quality and safety. The Sr Principal Industrial Designer plays a central role in planning and leading user observation research in the OR, synthesis and prioritization of insights as well as creating compelling design solutions through visualization prototypes, platforms and systems. Successful candidates should have the technical and management skills to lead the team through the design development process from concept to implementation, leveraging various design methodologies and tools. Merging an understanding of user and business needs, this role is expected to drive high quality design solutions that meet or exceed customer needs. Our strongest candidates will demonstrate design leadership qualities and will have the ability to act as an Industrial Design mentor to other members of the team and business leadership.


  • BFA or BS in Industrial Design or Product Design.
  • 10+ years of experience including 5yrs of experience leading development teams and projects and a portfolio that demonstrates your work on commercialized products.
  • Experience in the medical field is a plus
  • Expertise in Design software such as Adobe CS and Rhino is a must, ProE and other software is a plus.

Work From Home: No

Travel Percentage: Up to 25%

Stryker Corporation is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Stryker is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability.

Stryker Corporation will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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