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We’re looking for people to join our industry-leading Creative Technologies team. We’re growing, and we’re looking to increase both our capacity and our capability.

The role of Computational Designer is a great opportunity to join us.

Bryden Wood are leaders in Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA) and the Creative Technologies team are specialists in design automation.

We aren’t software developers, but we do make software ;)

We’re building web-based technologies for configuration and design automation that are changing the way transport, homes, education, and industrial projects are delivered. Our approach is about making the process of designing buildings not just faster, but smarter.

The role

You will work across different parts of the Creative Technologies team. You will be responsible to an Associate and one junior Director in the team, and you’ll work with other Junior and Senior Computational Designers across multiple, parallel projects.

Projects in Creative Technologies typically involve teams of six to ten people and we stitch together a range of computational design strands including parametric and generative methodologies. You will collaborate with front and back-end development work to build our design automation apps.

As well as working closely with your core colleagues, you will be expected to engage with – and be empathetic to – the other complementary aspects of our projects.

About you

We’re looking for someone passionate about changing the way in which design of the built environment is done. Technical skills are important, but we also value your approach, attitude, outlook and desire to help shape our vision. We aren’t necessarily looking for the ‘finished article’ – we will support you to become an integral part of our team so that we can achieve success together.

Skills

  • As a minimum, we’re looking for understanding and experience in the development and application of the following algorithmic themes:
    • Parametric design
    • Generative processes
  • Experience with machine learning will be an advantage.
  • We use a range of different software and programming languages across the team and you will be expected to have a working knowledge of:
    • Rhino + Grasshopper
    • Revit + Dynamo
  • Knowledge and experience of other programming languages and 3D software will be an advantage:
    • C#
    • Python
  • We are looking for someone with relevant academic qualifications to master’s level. Related and demonstrable practice experience would also be an advantage.
  • We are a collaborative team – all development work is carried out as part of a group. So we will look for experience of collaborative and agile working practices and collaborative coding platforms.

Interview process

We want the interview process to be thorough, but not overwhelming. The goal is for us to find the right person, but also for you to find a place in which you can thrive.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a potential two-stage process.

The first stage is a discussion with the Creative Technologies lead, Phil Langley along with other team Directors. The purpose of this is to introduce applicants further to the team’s approach and set-up, to talk in more detail about the role and to discuss your CV, portfolio/ examples of work and your level of experience.

The second will be a meeting with a representative group from across the team so that you can meet some potential colleagues. This session will be used to discuss more technical aspects of the role. While there won’t be a coding test, we may ask you to provide supporting material to demonstrate relevant knowledge and experience.

Location

UK, Italy or Spain.

The Creative Technologies team is (notionally) based in London but we are currently working remotely and will continue to be a ‘remote -first’ team. Bryden Wood has EU locations in Barcelona and Milan and it is possible for team members to be employed via these offices. There is considerable flexibility – in the short and long term – for team members to work in the UK or with one of our EU offices.