Group Design Leader

We are looking for a GDL with at least 5 years of experience. You will be part of a team with ownership of the product from cradle to grave. The team is responsible for that time, technology, and cost are held and will be kept within the agreed framework as well as securing quality assured deliveries.




Full - time


Swedish and English fluent



A 3D rendered robotic hand using Blender


At MERPHI, we’re all about pushing the boundaries of human-centric robotics. If you join us, you’ll start off as a consultant for a specific time meaning you will be working at the clients office. After that, you’ll focus on internal projects, working on exciting robotic assignments. During your time as a consultant you will always have the opportunity to work on our internal projects and advance your knowledge of robotics.

Job descripton

You will be a member of a team with the ownership and responsible for development and maintenance of the product. The team contains of developers with competence as Design Engineers and Group Design Leaders. We put trust in the team and strive to build knowledge and experience to make an empowered team that drive development and take needed decisions within the team. 

Responsibilities and tasks

  • Lead design teams through project development.
  • Provide guidance and direction to ensure project success.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams for seamless integration.
  • Facilitate effective communication and information sharing.
  • Develop comprehensive design plans, ensuring adherence to timelines.
  • Apply deep technical knowledge to address complex challenges.
  • Integrate industry trends and technologies into the design process.
  • Implement rigorous quality control measures for final design compliance.
  • Conduct thorough testing and validation of design components.
  • Maintain detailed design documentation for collaboration and knowledge transfer.
  • Update design documentation as needed.
  • Mentor and guide team members for professional growth.
  • Conduct training sessions to enhance the team’s skill set.
  • Identify and address potential risks to minimize disruptions.
  • Develop mitigation strategies as needed.
  • Collaborate with clients to understand and align with project objectives.
  • Present design concepts and updates to clients.
  • Optimize design processes for efficiency.
  • Implement feedback loops for ongoing improvement.


  • At least 5 years of design management working experience.
  • Master of Science alt. Bachelor of Engineering or equivalent competence through other education and /or professional experience.
  • Knowledge of the product development process system
  • Knowledge in engineering design, manufacturing, mechanical joining and behavior of materials.
  • Knowledge in DFM and CAD (CATIA V5, On-shape, CREO)
  • Knowledge in PLM and PDM
    Specific knowledge within areas such as injection molded and painted plastic design, sheet metal design is considered as meritorious.

Work enviroment

At MERPHI, we are a compact team that collaborates closely with one another and our clients, united by our goal of creating a future where humans and robots co-exist in harmony. Operating from our Majorna office, we perform wonders for clients around the globe, engaging in everything from the industrial design of leading humanoid robots to in-house projects where we build robots from the ground up. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to work with intriguing clients and will always find the support, time, and facilities to further your knowledge and skills in robotics.

You’ll enjoy attractive employment benefits, including 25 paid vacation days, parental leave, healthcare, pension plans, sick leave, training and development, flexible working, and matching benefits through collective agreements. Please note that if you are international, you have to hold a valid work permit in Sweden or EU

Other information

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to contact us at MERPHI by sending an email to You can also submit your application and any additional materials you’d like to showcase, such as a portfolio or a video of your DIY robot solution, to this email address. We look forward to hearing from you!

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