Senior Designer / VTT

Are you a passionate, experienced, designer with a strong understanding of service design? Are you also able make ideas and concepts tangible through visual design and rapid prototyping? Do you want to use your design skills to solve the biggest global problems and help create a more sustainable future? Are you audacious enough to believe you can change the world? 

VTT is one of the leading applied research organisations in Europe. What unites us are curiosity, a passion for learning and a purpose: to solve the biggest challenges of our time and turn them into sustainable growth and well-being. Our cross-disciplinary community of over 2000 brilliant minds is focused on creating impact through science-based innovation. Get to know us further by exploring VTT’s research infra at VTT World

We are now looking for a Senior Designer to take an important role in our Design team.

As a Senior Designer, you will have a key role within the VTT Design team. You will collaborate deeply with VTT researchers to make sure that design makes a major contribution to the success of the projects you work on. You will also mentor and guide more junior designers and coach researchers in design skills and methods. You will help us shape our vision and craft, as well as our ways of working and our culture.

VTT´s Design team offers a chance to be part of something special: We are a close-knit design team where the sky is the limit. We are part of introducing new skills, ideas, and methods to VTT and having a wide impact on the organization and in society. Design in research builds strategic insights and enhances research ambition and impact. This is a unique opportunity to grow and expand your design career by working on the biggest global challenges, together with truly world-class researchers, scientists and engineers. Read more about VTT´s strategy  – the path of exponential hope.   

The job is located in Espoo or Tampere. Please note that if located in Tampere, you must be able to flexibly travel to capital area according to project needs.

As Senior Designer concretely you will:

Who we are looking for:

For this position, we are looking for a person with genuine interest in science and technology and the role they can play in solving major global challenges. You have a passion for design and the ambition to take your skills into new challenges and contexts. In addition, you are able to absorb, simplify and communicate complex, systemic topics and frameworks on the fly.

As a person, we hope that you are:

With VTT, you’ll enjoy:

Apply now and join our community of brilliant minds!

Please send your CV and application with your salary request via our recruitment system as soon as possible but at the latest by 28 February 2022. We will process applications as they come in, and fill in the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

Interested and want to know more?

For further information, please contact Niall Shakeshaft, Vice President, Head of Design on +358 40 631 3940 during 16th of Feb at 13.00-14.00 and 17th of Feb at 11.00-12.00.

We look forward to hearing from you!Apply between 7 February 2022 and 28 February 2022 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)Employment type: Full-time, Permanent (hybrid work)


VTT is a visionary research, development and innovation partner. We drive sustainable growth and tackle the biggest global challenges of our time and turn them into growth opportunities. We go beyond the obvious to help the society and companies to grow through technological innovations. We have over 75 years of experience of top-level research and science-based results. VTT´s turnover and other operating income is 258 M€. VTT is at the sweet spot where innovation and business come together.

VTT – beyond the obvious.