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Design Intern

Company: Hitachi America, Ltd.

Division: User Experience Lab (UXD/R&D)

Location: Santa Clara, CA

Status: Intern, Full-Time

Duration: July 2019 - September 30th, 2019


Hitachi America, Ltd. (www.hitachi-america.us) is looking to hire a Design Intern for a 3-month Full-Time Internship, to work with our design laboratory in Santa Clara, CA. The successful candidate will be part of a small and growing team performing research and design for various solutions for Hitachi. This individual will mainly be responsible for designing ways to inspire future-centered thinking with businesses, scientists, and engineers, and imagining the tools to facilitate that engagement. This individual is expected to work closely with researchers in the team to create and enhance our existing future consideration and analysis tools. In addition to the main responsibilities, this individual will be exposed to multitude of solution design activities the team will be involved with during the program.


* - Review existing tools and their use cases.
* - Using client engagement as a vehicle, design new tools and/or improve existing ones, for how they may be used in specific moments of customer engagement.
* - Organize results in comprehensive and actionable manner.
* - Communicate design work to stakeholders, receive feedback, and improve on the design.
* Enrollment in a Master's or PhD level Design program at a university with an emphasis on design strategy and systems design.
* Demonstrated ability to apply design methods and strategy in multi-stakeholders open innovation projects.
* Strong interest in solution design within a complex systemic context.
* Knowledge of design methods and tools for engaging with clients, project team members and other stakeholders.
* Excellent communication (written and visual) and analytical skills.
* Ability to work both independently and within a team.
* Prior work experience in an innovation-driven environment a plus.
* Ability to relocate to Santa Clara for three months.

EOE-Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

About Hitachi

Hitachi Data Systems Corporation provides Services Oriented Storage Solutions that enable heterogeneous storage to be dynamically provisioned according to business needs and centrally managed via industry leading Hitachi storage virtualization software. With more than 4,100 employees, and as an integral part of the Hitachi Storage Solutions Group, Hitachi Data Systems delivers storage infrastructure platforms, storage management software, and storage consulting services through direct and indirect channels in more than 170 countries and regions. Its customers include nearly 60 percent of the top 100 companies on the Fortune 500®.