Hardware Prototyper (Contract)

 ** An online portfolio is required to apply **

Samara is a design studio at Airbnb exploring new attitudes towards sharing and trust through hardware and software. This role is responsible for shaping the design of a product within Samara. Learn more about Samara here: samara.airbnb.com

We’re looking for someone with stellar hardware and hardware interface prototyping skills. You’ll be working alongside Samara engineers and designers exploring new ideas and projects. You should be able to quickly develop prototypes from concept to working demos.  


  • Collaboration with Samara designers and engineers on shared projects
  • Concept ideation, development and prototyping
  • Develop prototypes that are both technically and aesthetically sophisticated
  • Preparation of demo materials, presentation to the team


  • Experience: 3+ years of experience in the field of human computer interaction, computational design, interaction research, product design.
  • Programing: C#, Python
  • Scripting: Unity3D,  Processing, Grasshopper
  • Rapid Prototyping: Particle, Arduino, Raspberry Pi
  • 3D Modeling: Rhinoceros, SolidWorks
  • Fabrication: CNC, 3D Print, Waterjet, Laser cutter
  • Visualization: Vray/Keyshot/Lumion, Photoshop, Illustrator, AfterEffects, Premiere

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