Designer 2, Interiors

San Jose, CA

RMW architecture & interiors is an innovative, award-winning architecture and interior design firm with a collaborative culture. Our mission is to design engaging workplaces for great companies. We are currently experiencing exciting growth and seek an Interiors Designer 2 to work on a variety of commercial office projects in our San Jose studio.

Essential Function:

Responsible for design and presentation drafting on interior design projects, including schematic design tasks and design development. Considering a project’s scope, size, and complexity, an Interior Designer 2 may work independently on small-scale projects or within a larger design team on larger, more complex projects. 


  • Coordinates and assists in the development of the client’s program
  • Coordinates on program, budget, and schedule for timely and appropriate design development
  • Develops design alternatives to meet the client’s programmatic requirements
  • Researches and completes material and finish selections
  • Develops presentation materials that communicate the design concept(s) to the client
  • Assists client in the selection of FF&E systems, freestanding furniture, and furniture dealers
  • Coordinates FF&E specifications and installation as required
  • Assists construction administrator in reviewing construction for general conformance with the design concept
  • Assists in preparing, reviews and evaluates cost estimates during Schematic and Design Development phases
  • Meets with clients to coordinate design decisions
  • Assists in maintaining the RMW database
  • Ensures that the project meets general firm goals, standards, and quality assurance, as well as monitors liability exposure
  • Ability to devise new and multiple approaches to a design problem
  • Ability to make significant changes to a project with principal review

Education / Certification / Experience Requirement:

  • NCIDQ certification preferred:  Professional degree or recognized equivalent
  • General experience on medium size projects of 25,000 sq. ft. or more with budgets of millions of dollars in construction and FF&E, and 5-7 years of experience are required for this position
  • Experience coordinating project resources, including project consultants
  • Proficient knowledge of Revit. Experience in SketchUp, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign desired
  • Highly creative with the ability to execute high levels of design
  • Awareness of building codes, materials, costs, and drawing techniques
  • Problem solver with a strong sense of design, color, and materials
  • Technically-minded.
  • Strong follow-through and attention to detail is required.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and to work within a team structure
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Positive attitude with a strong aptitude for learning

For consideration, please email your resume and work samples to, referencing the position title on the email subject line. No phone calls please. RMW architecture & interiors is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.