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The R/GA Accelerator focuses on startups developing connected hardware products and software in the Internet of Things space. The second class of the three-month, immersive, mentorship-driven accelerator begins October 20 at R/GA’s headquarters in New York.

We are currently hiring Hackstars who have the technical skills to help the companies in the program do more faster. Are you an industrial designer, a mechanical engineer or an electrical engineer? Do you want to work alongside ten of the leading IoT companies, with support from R/GA’s technical, product and marketing teams and at one of the nation’s top startup accelerators? Do you have what it takes? Well here’s what it takes:

Industrial Design Hackstar:

  • Excellent sketching, drawing and ideation skills
  • Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical teams to articulate both ‘hard’ and ‘soft’ design requirements
  • Quickly generate visual materials in response to requirements including mood boards, drawings, renderings, prototypes, etc. and iterate until a design direction is chosen
  • Experience with 3D CAD design and visualization software for presentation-ready renderings and graphics (SolidWorks, Rhino, etc.)
  • Strong prototyping and finishing skills & expertise operating 3D printers, specifically FDM and polyjet
  • Basic understanding of the design constraints imposed by fabrication techniques, such as injection molding, die casting, CNC milling etc.
  • Grasp of the materials and their properties generally used in consumer products

Mechanical Engineer Hackstar:

  • 3D CAD design on software such as Solidworks, ProEngineer or similar
  • Hands on, willing to put things together quickly to test them out
  • Experience building cool hardware projects
  • Experience with digital fabrication prototyping technologies: 3D printing, laser cutter, CNC machine etc.
  • Understanding of the design constraints imposed by fabrication techniques such as injection molding, die casting, CNC milling etc.
  • Good grasp of the materials and their properties generally used in consumer products
  • Experience having taken a project from prototype to product or dealing with contract manufacturers

Electrical Engineer Hackstar:

  • Electrical circuit design
  • PCB schematic and layout design
  • Strong debugging capabilities
  • Experience with wireless connectivity chips and circuits, especially bluetooth classic, bluetooth low energy and wifi
  • Experience using mainstream prototyping boards: Arduino, Raspberry Pi and others
  • Microcontroller programming is a plus (ARM, ATMEGA etc.)

If you think you’ve got what it takes, APPLY HERE for one of these paid Hackstar positions. We’re also hiring less technical, but equally important, Associates HERE. And good luck!

 

Alisha Templeton
@AlishaBethT