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Prototype Engineer

Position Summary:

Samsung Research America Digital Health Lab is looking for an experienced engineer/prototyper with solid software technology background, UI/UX design, and project experiences in mobile/wearable application development, web development, client service integration with cloud, fast prototyping with new UI/UX design on various mobile devices, TVs, wearables, IoTs, etc. You will be a core part of a passionate team charged with developing, incubating, and launching a portfolio of product concepts that will transform healthcare. The newly-established agile team will be working to design and develop innovative digital health services and solutions. By leveraging smart phones, wearables, medical devices and IoTs in health/wellness domain, your work will significantly benefit real-world patients, seniors, physicians and care givers. Samsung’s unique advantage in consumer electronics market and growing focus on digital health will provide you with exciting technical challenges and rewarding career experience.

We’re looking for a hybrid developer / designer to help us prototype new experiences and services, as well as improve existing ones.

Ideally you have both UX testing and coding skills. You thrive in early stage product development – rapidly building, iterating, and perfecting prototypes and laying the groundwork for full-fledged products. We’re looking for people with a broad base of skills, a track record of success, and a drive for creating products that people love.


You will collaborate with product managers, researchers, and others to prototype new product concepts, gather feedback, and iteratively develop, test, and perfect healthcare products for both pilots and market launches.

  • Ideate: Collaborate with a cross-functional team to come up with human centered, innovative designs for healthcare.
  • Design: Understand the current and future needs physicians, case managers, hospital staff, patients and care givers; create and execute experiments and rapid prototypes to understand our users’ pain points and how to solve them.
  • Develop: Work with design, product and engineering teams to develop new innovative features services.

The primary challenge of this role is being capable of thinking like an engineer and thinking like a designer. A part of that challenge is to blend solid engineering skills with design skills. We need you to know user interfaces, interaction design, user experience, usability, UI design patterns, etc.



An innovative mind that is able to think outside the given scope and come up with fast and functional prototypes
Solid coding skills with product development and prototyping experience in order to test innovative UX and UI solutions provided by the design team
Proficiency in the Android, Tizen, iOS development environment with the ability to create fully working prototypes
Experience in multiple programming languages: Java, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, SQL, etc.
Strong knowledge in UI/UX design cycle, fast prototyping, user research and MVP development

Familiarity with back-end programming to assist creation of support for demos and prototypes
Good communication/presentation skill and team work spirit
MS in computer science +3yrs experience, or higher. 

Partner with designers, researchers, product managers and other stakeholders to develop and visually polish hi-fidelity prototypes
Participate in user testing to gain a better understanding of user needs
Sketch concepts, wireframes, and prototypes to find innovative solutions to problems
Participate in product and design discussions with the team

Use collaborative prototyping tools like or InVision with ease.
Strong empathy/passion and commitment to human/user-centered design.
Prior hands-on experience with agile development.
3+ years of experience of building native mobile applications in iOS or Android.
General knowledge of software/UI patterns of consumption of synchronous and asynchronous web services.
Energetic, passionate and eager to work in a highly collaborative environment.
Be an independent operator.
Excellent analytical and research capabilities.
Be prepared to share examples of your previous work.

Experience developing with programming frameworks and libraries such as AngularJS, jQuery, React Native, etc would be a plus.
No issue to travel, up to 25%, domestically in US.


Nice to have skills:

Previous experience in healthcare industry and/or fitness/wellness applications

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