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Technical Visualization Designer



IT, Design
Santa Clara, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Thanks for your interest in Oklo! We are searching for a Technical Visualization Designer to join our team. We are looking to fill this position immediately.


The Technical Visualization Designer at Oklo is responsible for conveying complex technical concepts through a variety of visual media, including physical displays, models, digital graphics, and multimedia content. This position will collaborate closely with the engineering, business development, and marketing teams to create architectural and technical models, product displays, and technology demonstration pieces. The designer will also produce digital media such as infographics, technical renders, product animations, and CAD models and drawings. This role is crucial in ensuring that both internal and external audiences understand the intricate details of Oklo's products and technologies.


  • Model and display creation
    • Build product models and displays using 3D printing, machined parts, architectural models, and other materials to accurately represent Oklo's products and technologies
    • Assist in designing and fabricate mechanical prototypes to support engineering and product development
  • Digital media production
    • Create clear and informative CAD renders, infographics, and technical presentations that simplify complex engineering and regulatory concepts and data
    • Produce high-quality technical renders and product animations to support marketing and educational efforts
    • Work with the marketing team to develop and maintain the company's branding identity, ensuring consistency across all visual materials
  • Event coordination and display design
    • Coordinate and design event displays for customers, investors, regulators, and the Oklo team, ensuring that complex technical information is accessible and engaging
    • Assist in the planning and execution of events, focusing on the visual and experiential aspects
  • Technical Collaboration
    • Collaborate with the engineering team to gain a deep understanding of the technical components and physics behind our systems, ensuring accurate and effective visual representations
    • Support the business development and government affairs team in explaining complex technical concepts to external stakeholders through visual aids
Experience level: Entry level (0-2yrs) Intermediate (2-5 yrs) or Experienced (5-10 yrs)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in industrial design, engineering, architecture, graphic design, or a related technical discipline
  • Experience with 3D printing (FDM or SLA) and building models or displays
  • Proficiency in a CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, NX, OnShape)
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or similar design software

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in product design, graphic design, prototyping, or similar
  • Experience with rendering software (e.g., KeyShot, Blender)
  • Experience with video editing and animation software (e.g., After Effects, Premiere Pro)
  • Experience in event planning, exhibit design, or experience design
  • Metal or wood shop experience (e.g., welding, machining, woodworking)


We are looking for a Technical Visualization Designer that is:

  • Passionate about clean energy
  • Passionate about making advanced fission a reality
  • Willing and able to learn quickly
  • Eager to work on a dynamic team, receive constructive feedback, and grow with us
  • Willing to think differently and do things in new ways
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, highly iterative startup environment
  • Detail oriented
  • An excellent writer who can write in active voice (so make your cover letter compelling and write it well!)

Who you are:

A startup person: You aren't driven by titles or hierarchy, and prefer efficiency to excess process. You don't need or expect to have a lot of guidance but you enjoy working in a fast-paced team. If you prefer the culture and feel of a large organization, that is great, but you likely won't enjoy working with us!

Motivated: You are self-motivated. You bring an enthusiasm to the team, and imbue a sense of passion that goes beyond clocking in and clocking out. This isn't about a lack of work-life balance or an unsustainable hustle culture either. It is about being a part of the vision and feeling a part of reaching team goals.

A team-player: Oklo genuinely is a team. We aren't about taking credit for ourselves, and we aren't about pushing blame to others. We do incredible things because we work as a team.

An excellent communicator: We need a person who is not only technically competent but also a clear and upbeat communicator.

Creative: Being creative means that when things fall outside clear scopes or processes or problems arise without clear solutions, you are able to identify it as well as invent ways to solve a problem or fill a need without micromanagement. The successful person in this job will not only be creative, but also enjoy being creative and solving open-ended problems which may change day-by-day.

Detail-oriented: This focus is a big part of excellence, consistency, and quality.

About Oklo compensation:

Salary: $70,000-$110,000

Salary may fall outside of the range provided and will be dependent on applicant experience.

Oklo offers flexible time off, equity, competitive pay, 401k, health insurance, FSA, flexible work hours, and other benefits.


Santa Clara, CA

About Oklo Inc.: Oklo Inc. (NYSE: OKLO) is a fast fission clean power technology and nuclear fuel recycling company developing fast fission power plants to provide clean, reliable, and affordable energy at scale. Oklo received a site use permit from the U.S. Department of Energy, was awarded fuel material from Idaho National Laboratory, submitted the first advanced fission custom combined license application to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, and is developing advanced fuel recycling technologies in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. National Laboratories.