The post, for an 'industrial designer,' shows the company's frustration with the lack of innovation in the market: "Valve is traditionally a software company. Open platforms like the PC and Mac are important to us, as they enable us and our partners to have a robust and direct relationship with customers."
"We're frustrated by the lack of innovation in the computer hardware space though, so we're jumping in. Even basic input, the keyboard and mouse, haven't really changed in any meaningful way over the years. There's a real void in the marketplace, and opportunities to create compelling user experiences are being overlooked."
Valve is not looking for a slouch either, with the requirements being "6+ years of professional experience shipping world-class, high-tech hardware products", along with "confidence with 2D and 3D design visualization tools".
The company previously denied rumors that it was building its own 'Steam Box,' a PC/console that would play PC and Steam games through your TV using a proprietary controller.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 3 Sep 2012 23:51