Jobs at Samara

Home Interaction Design Lead

The Home Interaction Design Lead will define and execute the home interaction strategy for Backyard. They’ll grow a cross-disciplinary creative team comprised of interaction, industrial and service designers exploring interaction design and hardware development.


  • Establish key interaction principles for Backyard
  • Design holistic and nuanced living experiences through hardware interaction and industrial design, as well as the integration of hardware and software interfaces
  • Oversee the prototyping of physical and digital interactions
  • Collaborate with partner organizations on the design and integration of hardware devices

Execution and people leadership

  • Lead and grow a cross-disciplinary creative team comprised of interaction and industrial designers
  • Set project goals, timelines, and deliverables for the team and keep everyone on-track
  • Coordinate with other project leads focused on product, business, design and engineering


  • 5 years of experience leading hardware interaction strategy and design
  • Experience across all stages of product development, from product incubation all the way to market
  • Entrepreneurial drive, comfort in a fast-paced environment
  • Bachelor’s degree in interaction, industrial, service design or related creative field
  • Sensitive to qualities of great design, with incredible taste
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail