Junior Designer / Lab Assistant

Google R+D for the Built Environment Google R+D for the Built Environment Employer:
Mountain View, CA, USLocation:
Wed, Nov 28 '18Posted on:

Who we are/ What we do:

Google R+D is the Ideas Workshop for the Built Environment. We are architects, engineers, researchers, designers, inventors, dreamers and builders who are obsessed with meaningfully shaping our environment. We are a community of optimistic, passionate, action-oriented solution-seekers who love to say “yes” and then create the path to deliver on that answer. From the scale of the Desk to the scale of the District, we generate ideas and prototypes that deliver immediate tangible value, and project a resilient, resource efficient, technologically-enriched and beautiful future.

What You Do:

As a Junior Designer, you support efforts of team members on any number of initiatives, projects, and tasks.  You’re eager to contribute and provide design, logistical, and administrative support wherever it's needed. You’re flexible, adaptable, and humble in your work.  Your tasks could consist of everything from helping to put a drawing set together, picking up redlines, 3-D printing models, and assisting team members with presentation drawings and materials, to supporting coordination of our presentation days and picking up odds and ends as the team needs.  

You are able to speak the language of construction and/or architecture, both digital and conventional. You are a jack or jill of all trades and can help the team achieve the best results. You are fluent with drawings and CAD / BIM software and have a strong graphic eye. You identify with the success of the team, and dive in to do whatever it takes to create the best work. You thrive in an optimistic team environment where we deeply respect each other and try to leave each other feeling inspired and energized.  You’re hungry for knowledge and passionate about learning! The lab is a unique, fast-paced environment to learn and contribute an array of knowledge and skill sets.


  • Provides general design support support for the team, including preparing presentation materials, 3D printing, and modeling.

  • Provides drafting and putting together drawing sets

  • Picks up redlines and assists with the building permit process

  • Assists with logistical needs of the lab building as needed, including administrative and logistical tasks

  • Embodies the ethos and expands the ambitions of the R+D Lab


  • BA/BArch degree in Architecture, Engineering, Industrial design or a related design discipline and 1-2 years practical experience in a design, fabrication or construction firm

  • Self-directed and organized, has the ability to manage up and openly communicate with the team to keep processes going

  • Strong graphic and drawing skills, both with quick hand-sketching, and digital fluency in Rhino, AutoCAD, and the Adobe Suite as well as familiarity with Revit.

  • Some knowledge of the permitting process, and an understanding of what documents are required would be beneficial

  • Relentless curiosity and a passion about the built environment

  • An obsession with user-centered discovery and design process

  • Solution-seeking, self-starting  and action-oriented

This position is full time at the Google R+D lab on Google premises, with full-time employment through XL construction.  

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