Computational Designer

United States - Remote

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CannonDesign has an exciting remote opportunity for a Computational Designer. Take a look at the description below. If you think your skills and experience, make you a good match for this position, we’d love to hear from you. We’re looking for creative, curious, empathetic people to join our Living-Centered Design movement.  


CannonDesign is an integrated design solutions firm focused on helping people continuously flourish. Whether designing for innovations in health, new scientific discoveries, equity in education or the next big idea in business, we use our Living-Centered Design approach to help organizations realize widespread change. Our ability to design transformational places, plans and strategies is why Fast Company named us a World Changing Company and one of the most innovative design firms in the world.


You will be responsible for developing and implementing our Design Automation expertise for the firm.  You will report to the Design Technology Manager and work with other key leaders across the firm to ensure strategies are in alignment with firm goals and expectations.  You will collaborate with internal and external clients to understand their needs and develop and implement a strategy to ensure Cannon Design is leading the industry in bringing the practice and our clients the best-in-class parametric, computational, automation focused design tools.


  • Understand the range of design automation tools that exist across the AEC industry and have some level of expertise in these tools. These include computational and generative design tools but also various workflow automation tools.
  • Determine the best way to bring design automation tools to practice as well as leading the firm to standardize on a range of tools. Ensure quality assurance, process documentation, and define key performance indicators.
  • Build technical expertise across the firm in these tools and be responsible for continuing education around the same.
  • Determine new technologies as they pertain to design automation, computational and parametric design & machine learning for the AEC environment and build firm technical expertise around this approach.
  • Work with management to prioritize new business models.
  • Drive research and development into emerging technologies as they filter across the AEC industry
  • Be an internal and external thought leader on related topics.
  • Locate and define new process improvement opportunities.
  • Other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s Degree Interactive Media Design, Computer Science, Software Engineering, Hardware Engineering, or related fields required; Master’s Degree preferred.
  • A total of 6 years of related experience required which includes:
    • 2 years leading a computational design team required. 
    • 4 years of experience with Grasshopper, Dynamo, Autodesk Forge platforms required.
    • 4 years of experience Python, C# preferred.
  • Strong understanding of the AEC industry.
  • Business acumen and ability to execute strategy.
  • Exceptional analytical skills, and the ability to collect, organize and disseminate significant amounts of information with attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to develop and lead a team.

The salary range for this position is $83,600 - $104,500 annually. This salary range is the range we believe is the anticipated range of possible base compensation at the timing of the posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the anticipated salary range for the position. Employees may be eligible for discretionary bonuses. We offer a full benefit package including medical, dental and vision coverage and flexible spending account options and voluntary insurances. We have paid time off, flex-time summer hours, remote work options and a 401k plan and employee perk programs. For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at Actual compensation may vary from posting based on geographic location, work experience, education and/or skill level.


  • We are relentless in our pursuit of client adoration (not simply satisfaction). Consistent delivery of the best service is what we are about.
  • We are committed to ensuring our practice is equitable for all employees, representative of the communities around us – and focused on the future of design. We advocate for equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts through the leadership of our DEI Council, Employee Resource Groups and other community advocacy initiatives.
  • We’re about communication and transparency here. If you want to talk to someone about an idea you have, or a challenge that needs addressing, we’re ready for you.
For a general overview of our benefits, please visit our careers page at
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As a condition of employment, all employees are expected to complete mandatory training, including compliance training, within required timeframes and adhere to our internal policies and our Code of Conduct.
CannonDesign recognizes the value of diversity in our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunity. We consider all qualified employment applicants without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, partnership status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Individuals who hold legal work authorization applicable to employment at CannonDesign in the United States will be considered without regard to citizenship/alienage.