CBRE Build is an industry-leading product innovation group in CBRE, Earth's biggest commercial real estate company. We are a group with diverse backgrounds and skills: engineers, designers, managers, researchers, and data scientists, inventing the future of an enormous industry with a long, rich past. We've developed an inclusive, trusting, collaborative approach to problem solving, and we apply it to the chewy problems of an industry that's just beginning to explore technology.
We're excited to offer a design internship program in summer 2020, located in the heart of downtown Seattle!
During your design internship, you'll dive into technology's growing role within commercial real estate, learning more about the products we build here and their impact on our users. You will work closely with our diverse team of UX Designers and Researchers, working hands-on using a user-centered approach to making products and applying it to define, prototype, validate, and ultimately build products with our team.
Along with day-to-day mentorship from our designers and researchers, you'll work alongside experienced product managers, software engineers, and commercial real estate professionals to define the strategy of our products and create innovative experiences for our users. Your work will have visibility, and your decisions will make an impact.
What you'll be doing this summer
Working with designers and product managers to define, design, test and launch a products for our team
Conducting user research with our UX research team to discover more about your users, and validate your design decisions
Working with engineers and other internal stakeholders to design and build technology products
Coordinating across multiple disciplines at CBRE Build to ensure product features launch successfully, on time, and with high quality
You have a passion for UX and design : you're deeply interested in the intersection of technology and design, with a knack for user empathy and a great sense for innovation, finding inspiration everywhere
You're pursuing a field aligned with product design : you are probably a current Bachelors candidate in a design or product-related major, graduating in 2020 or 2021
You're a quick learner and avid problem solver : you're intellectually curious, with a voracious appetite for learning about new topics, processes, or technologies, and dig deep into problems to find viable solutions
You put collaboration first : you enjoy helping people around you do their best work, by enabling them with everything they need to succeed
You have excellent communication skills : you're comfortable explaining design topics to non-designers, as much as you're comfortable talking about user feedback and affordances to software engineers
Why CBRE Build?
As a lean technology team in a massive Fortune 500 company, CBRE Build gives you the best of both worlds: an opportunity to learn and grow with talented, experienced technologists in a fast-paced environment, while tapping into the resources of a multi-billion dollar global leader in our space. The work you do here has the potential to change the face of the commercial real estate industry.
Our design team is made up of many disciplines with diverse backgrounds, eager to teach the next generation of designers what we know about User Research, Human Factors, Visual Design, Data Science, and Interaction Design. You'll have the freedom to pursue your interests and take on projects that align with what you want to learn over the summer.
We also really like our office culture. Some things we're proud of:
A friendly, inclusive, collaborative, and transparent work environment, where you can do your best work alongside some of the brightest, hardest-working, and friendliest people in the industry
Free food throughout the week, including healthy (and less-than-healthy) snacks, lots and lots of coffee, and a weekly happy hour/team event with fun themes and food
A serious commitment to diversity and inclusion, focusing on creating a work culture that is diverse, welcoming, and accommodating to all
A thriving social atmosphere, with weekly presentations and working groups about anything from machine learning to emerging technologies, access to all the shopping and dining that downtown Seattle has to offer, and many opportunities to join others for outdoor events in the surrounding natural beauty that is the Pacific Northwest
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With broader and deeper capabilities than any other company, CBRE is the leading full-service real estate services and investment organization in the world.
CBRE Group, Inc. is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm, with 2017 revenues of $14.2 billion and more than 80,000 employees (excluding affiliate offices). CBRE has been included in the Fortune 500 since 2008, ranking #214 in 2017. It also has been voted the industry’s top brand by the Lipsey Company for 17 consecutive years, and has been named one of Fortune’s “Most Admired Companies” in the real estate sector for six years in a row. Its shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “CBRE.”
CBRE offers a broad range of integrated services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services.