Why We Do It
Improve Human Existence
Create products and relationships that matter
Work with other world class designers and developers
We typically have 10-20 active projects running at once
Our clients tell us that our outputs are world-class, which is a direct result of the work our talented team members produce. We are always interested in hearing from talented designers, engineers, project managers, and visionaries. We value versatility: people with many different skillsets and interests do well here.
We typically list our open positions on our indeed.com company page, but do sometimes hire without an active posting.
SGW Designworks operates in two different business models to engage with client companies, and supports sister company Portsmith.
Project Business Unit
In our Projects Unit, we help clients develop new products and systems by executing projects on-site at SGW Designworks. The project team works with the client to understand the project goal, devise a solution path, execute the project, and deliver a world-class output. Project work often includes concept development, mechanical design/engineering, electronics design/engineering, firmware development, prototyping, engineering analysis, functional optimization, the final design for manufacture, supply chain setup, manufacturing management, and on-going support.
Individuals that thrive in our Projects Unit prefer to work on projects that have multiple possible development paths. Projects typically include rapid iterations and learning cycles. Creative generalists do well in this group, applying knowledge from seemingly unrelated applications to project challenges.
Engineering Services Business Unit
In the Engineering Services Unit, SGW Designworks builds teams with knowledge and capabilities specific to projects that are being executed internally by the client. It is common for these teams to be based on-site at the client’s facility rather than in the SGW Designworks main office. The project work is typically defined by the client’s internal management team rather than by SGW Designworks managers.
Individuals that thrive in our Engineering Services Business Unit often have specific experience that matches the client’s industry. Work is typically well defined with clear specifications. Team members integrate with the client’s internal teams seamlessly.
Detail oriented, methodical designers and engineers thrive in this unit. The ability to quickly learn client’s standards and systems are critical to success.
Portsmith is a sister company to SGW Designworks. Portsmith produces docking stations, cradles, and adapters for enterprise IT products. The SGW Designworks team collaborates closely with the Portsmith team to develop, manufacture, and market an evolving product line. With manufacturing in Malaysia, Sweden, Taiwan, and the US, SGW Designworks team members get firsthand experience with contract manufacturing as well as managing in-house assembly, testing, and ongoing product support.