WORKING TOGETHER TO SHATTER PARADIGMS

Twist your company’s thinking.

For the past 18 years, clients have remained the center of our world. Focusing on clients keeps us both creative and resourceful, results- and detail-oriented. We believe in trusting one another’s talents, setting our clients up for success and embracing the passion of our team. Very few people get to help innovate the world each day, and we’re glad to do it with each other.

Years In Business

Annual Projects Completed

Fortune 500 Clients

Awards

Over the years, our products have earned a few awards. And, while we’re honored to receive recognition for our work, it’s our collaboration with great clients that leads to such high acclaim.

Giving Back to Communities

At Twisthink we believe in giving back to the community and society at large and have integrated this into our business model. Take a look at some the different causes that we support.

Giving Back To Education

Organizations like First Robotics, Michigan Design Challenge, Good Sam's Wild Run and other educational causes allow us to contribute our skills and tools to give back to young children and adults.

Providing Clean Drinking Water

We are blessed with being surrounded by the largest body of fresh water in the world. Because of our passion for water, we have partnered with organizations whose purpose is to help provide clean drinking water to those in need.

Helping Provide a Home

We enjoy taking a few days a year to leave the office and help organizations provide families in our community a better place to live. An inspiring vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.

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Not your average problem solvers.

Not your average problem solvers.

This is our crew–a team of thinkers who are fearless, playful and passionate. Among us you will find strategists, designers, creators, developers, engineers and eternal optimists all cross-trained in Human Centered Design. We ask questions, push limits, think outside the box and take your team where it needs to go.

Nurture and cultivate your talents.

If you like to ask hard questions, push industrial norms and bring a touch of humanity to the world of technology, then we want to talk to you. At Twisthink we enjoy placing new teammates on larger teams so you can grow in your understanding of human-centered design, your ability to lead research and your capacity to rapidly prototype. It’s diverse and challenging work. And we’d love for you to join us.

Industrial Design Manager

Twisthink, the Holland based innovation firm, has experienced steady growth for nearly two decades.  We are at a point where our team of 37 designers and technologists needs a dedicated Design Manager. 

Twisthink is founded on the belief in, and power of, a great team. Twisthink needs an individual with a unique set of talents to fill the role of Industrial Design Manager.

  • An energized and educated, discerning and disciplined design visionary who is able to inspire teams
  • Able to thrive in a fast paced, high performance collaborative environment
  • Able to effectively report up, down and across our and our client’s organizations.

Twisthink solves complex problems for a diverse range of public and private Companies in a broad spectrum of markets. Much of our work is very sophisticated from a technology and mechanical standpoint. All of our work focuses on understanding users’ needs and imagining, creating, developing and delivering beautiful  and functional solutions that help our clients compete and grow.

As the Design Manager, you will help lead the company to the next level of design excellence and industry prominence. You will have the vision, resolve and drive necessary to lead perpetual growth of the Design Team, both creatively and commercially. This is a critically important leadership role, with accountability for the success of the Team and its output. You will ensure design and creative deliverables are always aligned to client expectations and executed within budget and calendar. You will be working with internal and external clients, pitching designs, and understanding client needs. At times you may be required to develop long term strategic business growth strategies for our clients. At other times you will be responsible for more fast paced, tactical work.  At all times you must remain focused on business objectives both internally and externally. To succeed you will create and develop high performance working relationships with Twisthink’s internal design and the technology directors.

Design Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in Design from a leading college or university
  • At least five years’ experience as a Design Manager in a similar organization. Consulting experience is highly advantageous
  • Proven high performance reasoning, communication and collaboration skills
  • Proven understanding of, and commitment to, design excellence
  • Experience leadingand performing user and product research

Project Management: 

  • Write business proposals (objective, scope, methodology, resources, timing, budgets, and deliverables)
  • Manage expectations for project quality, timing and budgets both internally and externally
  • Lead and collaborate with internal and external design, mechanical and technology design resources
  • Execute closed loop selling
  • Manage Twisthink project and file management / project invoicing
  • Create and deliver customer presentations
  • Manage frequent and fast paced customer communications (in-person, virtual, verbal and written)
  • DESIGN A fundamental passion for great user experiences is required
  • Overall knowledge of leading-edge design methods and tools
  • Knowledge of product Development (What happens after the bulk of the upfront HCD work is complete)
  • Knowledge of Human-Centered Design (discover, analyze, create, develop)
  • User Experience Design: delight the end user from initial exposure to last use of a product or service
  • Product Design: sketching (analog and digital), Photoshop & Illustrator, complex and beautiful form development, 3D modeling, digital rendering, & graphic
  • Service design
  • User interface design

Team Builder: 

  • Build, manage, and expand our design team and extended enterprise to create, maintain and grow a successful team culture.
  • Identify and close skill gaps that are needed for team success.

Benefits: 

  • Twisthink is built on the immersive experience in a culture of innovation and teamwork. Our approach to work is rooted in a great team with a love for challenging work. We strive to be approachable, courageous, agile, excellent and humble—applying our collective skills in design technology and strategy to solve a wide range of problems in a variety of markets.
  • We offer a competitive wage package, health club membership, ongoing education reimbursement, top-notch health insurance, biannual performance bonus payouts in an inspiring, health-centric work environment—all intended to help you (and us) reach peak potential.
  • You won’t see any cubicles in our space—we believe doors and borders do more harm than good. Our collaborative workspace is designed to encourage curiosity, imagination, and creativity—the sequential – essential ingredients of innovation.
  • At Twisthink we work very hard, spend a lot of time together as a team, and are committed to making that experience as enjoyable and fruitful as possible for you, our organization, and our clients.
  • Twisthink believes in work-life balance. You will get to enjoy flexible work hours and summer hours to enjoy the inherent attributes of life along the shores of Lake Michigan.

Apply:  

If you are ecstatic about the idea of joining Team Twisthink, please send your resume to careers@twisthink.com

 Twisthink ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

 

Solutions Architect

Twisthink is looking for a talented Solutions Architect to help bridge the gap between business problems and technology solutions. This role will help our team develop projects on time, on budget, and ensures that the solution solves the problem it was designed to solve. The Solution Architect’s role focuses on solution-level decisions and analysis of their impact on the overall business goals and outcomes.

The ideal candidate will know the importance of proprietary technology, services, processes and products and have a strong understanding of core architectural concepts including distributed computing, scalability, availability, and performance. The IoT architect also manages the solution life cycle and field support from pilot to business adoption.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

• Responsible for the development of Cloud based IoT solutions that comprise smart sensors/devices, wireless communication, mobile, web and other applications.

• Partner with clients to broker, integrate and orchestrate new technologies aligned with business value streams

• Advise on technology partnerships to drive impactful outcomes

• Create architecture models and explain complex business ideas in a simplified manner

• Develop integrations through APIs and service-oriented architectures

• Understand and identify business processes and opportunities for technology in those value streams

• Process improvement and business alignment activities

• Utilize time management, critical thinking and comprehension skills

 

Preferred Experience:

•5+ years Experience with Agile Software Development Life Cycle methodologies

• 5+ years’ experience designing, executing and supporting cloud solutions

• 3-5 years of customer facing experience

Required Technical Skills:

• Proficiency with cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and/ or Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud

• Experience with databases both relational and non-relational as well as SQL

• Understanding of best practices with team-based development using Git (commit cadence, branching, merging, etc.).

• Experience building RESTful APIs

• Understanding of DB Design and software architecture

• Strong verbal, written and presentation skills with ability to communicate complex technical concepts to technical and non-technical professionals at all levels of the organization.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the development of Cloud based and IoT solutions that comprise smart sensors/devices, wireless communication, mobile, web and other applications.
  • Partner with clients to broker, integrate and orchestrate new technologies aligned with business value streams
  • Advise on technology partnerships to drive impactful outcomes
  • Create architecture models and explain complex business ideas in a simplified manner
  • Develop integrations through APIs and service-oriented architectures
  • Understand and identify business processes and opportunities for technology in those value streams
  • Provide hands-on support and development of new features on production systems
  • Utilize time management, critical thinking and comprehension skills

Why become a Teammate?

  1. Ability to work on a variety of projects keeping each day new and exciting
  2. Work in an inclusive, fun environment that puts a lot of emphasis on culture
  3. Be included in monthly business reviews that provides transparency
  4. Work hard, play hard. We spend a lot of time together as a team, and are committed to making that experience as enjoyable and fruitful as possible for you, our organization, and our clients
  5. Receive a competitive package that include health club membership, ongoing education reimbursement, health insurance, and biannual performance bonuses
  6. Enjoy a health-centric work environment – all intended to help you (and us) reach peak potential

 

Twisthink ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Senior Industrial Designer

You must be imaginative— proactively fanning the flames of innovation with an active, nimble, courageous, vivid imagination and unquenchable curiosity for original ideas to solve the ongoing challenges facing our clients.

You must be creative—with the ability to take raw ideas and quickly give them form, effectively share them and collaborate with others to enhance ideas through a variety of means possible (drawing, writing, models, video, etc.).

You must have an innovation mindset— possessing the inherent skill, discernment, and confidence to swiftly halt poor ideas and advance great ones based on insights gathered through research and your professional intuition. You know how to test, iterate, and retest to hone the solution perfectly toward the constraints of the client’s business objectives.

As a Senior Industrial Designer at Twisthink, you will conceptualize and develop new products and design strategies to that improve our client’s brand experiences. In this role, you will be involved with all aspects of Industrial Design. You will collaborate with the Twisthink’s cross disciplinary team of designers, strategists, and engineers to help create the next generation of products.

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in industrial design or Product Design
  • 5+ years work experience Industrial Designing in a consultant or collaborative environment
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • An aptitude for making sense out of ambiguity

DESIGN

  • Sketching (analog and digital), Photoshop & Illustrator rendering, form development & proportions, 3D modeling, digital rendering, & graphics
  • Human Centered Design (Discover, Analyze, Create, Develop)

PROTOTYPING

  • Overall knowledge of materials and construction methods
    • Light materials – paper, foam core, low density foam
    • Breadboards and proof of function
    • Rapid Prototyping
    • Full prototyping – CNC, Casting, Vacuum forming, etc.
    • Painting, Finishing, Decorating, Graphics

MANUFACTURING – Bonus points if you have:

  • Knowledge of materials, finishes, methods, tooling and processes
    • Plastics – Injection molding, blow molding, roto molding, extrusions, compression molding, pressure forming, vacuum forming
    • Metal – break forming & bending, extrusions, stampings, welding, casting, forging
    • Decorating & Labels – Painting, Powder coat, Pad print, silk screen, hot stamp, etc.
    • 2D drawing package – critical to function dimensions, tolerance stack-ups, etc.
    • Verification & Validation plans

PROJECT MANAGEMENT of design focused projects

  • Customer communication (verbal, written, face to face)
  • Interest in working towards owning a project and the deliverables

BENEFITS:

Twisthink is built on the immersive experience in a culture of innovation and teamwork. Our approach to work is rooted in a great team with a love for challenging work. We aim to be easy to get along with, fearless and agile—applying our collective skills in design technology and strategy to solve a wide range of problems in a variety of markets.

 

We offer a competitive wage package, health club membership, ongoing education reimbursement, top-notch health insurance, biannual performance bonus payouts in a health-centric work environment—all intended to help you (and us) reach peak potential.

You won’t see any cubicles in our space—we believe doors and borders do more harm than good. Our workspace is designed to naturally encourage imagination, collaboration, and creativity—the essential ingredients of innovation.

At Twisthink we work very hard, spend a lot of time together as a team, and are committed to making that experience as enjoyable and fruitful as possible for you, our organization, and our clients.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twisthink ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Embedded Software Engineer

Twisthink is looking for someone to bring fresh eyes and a creative mind to the team. As Twisthink continues to grow, we are look for individuals who are passionate about technology, business, and design. No two days are the same, so its important to be resourceful and driven to learn daily.

As an Embedded Software Engineer, most of your time will be spent collaborating with the team on best architectures, design approaches, and implementation details for creating excellent software. This includes implementing, debugging, and testing software on a diverse range of microcontroller suppliers and architectures by leveraging our continuous integration framework to allow development and real time integration of a software. Each teammate will enjoy working on projects with 2 or more engineers.

Preferred Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Computer Engineering
  • 2-5 years of experience in an embedded software role

Required Technical Skills:

  • Experience with C/C++ Languages
  • Understand communication protocols (SPI, UART, I2C, CAN)
  • Knowledge of embedded RTOS operations
  • Experience working with both analog and digital hardware

 

Why become a Teammate?

  1. Ability to work on a variety of projects keeping each day new and exciting
  2. Work in an inclusive, fun environment that puts a lot of emphasis on culture
  3. Be included in monthly business reviews that provides transparency
  4. Work hard, play hard. We spend a lot of time together as a team, and are committed to making that experience as enjoyable and fruitful as possible for you, our organization, and our clients
  5. Receive a competitive package that include health club membership, ongoing education reimbursement, health insurance, and biannual performance bonuses
  6. Enjoy a health-centric work environment – all intended to help you (and us) reach peak potential

 

Twisthink ensures equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Empowering one another to achieve our best.

We’re constantly generating ideas. As part of our process, we recognize how community, learning and fun keep our thinking fresh. Plus, when you like the people you work with, you like to hang out with one another past 5pm on a work day. Here’s a bit of what we do off the clock.

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