Mechanical Engineer, R&D

SharkNinja - Needham, MA (30+ days ago)3.3

At SharkNinja, our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world. We work very hard to provide our consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation, and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to create the next big thing. We take a team approach to our projects, where everyone has a voice. We want individuals to push limits, look outside the box and think the unthinkable. With the explosive growth we have been experiencing, we’re looking for motivated individuals to join us on our exciting journey. People need to think big, move fast and want to make a significant impact. Are you ready?

Job Summary:
If you’ve ever posted a picture of the product you launched when you saw it on a store shelf and thought of it as a major life moment, we get you. SharkNinja is looking for highly-motivated engineers to join the Research and Development group. We are offering a career in product development, not a job.

Ideal candidates are open to ideas from anywhere, can define what success looks like, and embrace a fail-fast mindset while rapidly developing their ideas. They are equally comfortable spinning a wrench and solving an equation, and don’t want to do the same thing every day. Working individually and in teams, these engineers come up with bold new solutions to the toughest home care challenges!

Key Responsibilities:
Bring new technologies to Shark products: explore existing technologies, assess viability for commercialization, develop and assess new technologies.

Design and build prototypes for internal review, testing and consumer validation.

Participate in peer reviews.

Develop action plans from data and test results.

Work closely with the Advanced Development team to implement new technologies into next-generation product concepts.

Work closely with team members based in China.

Successful Team Members:
Have a BS in Mechanical Engineering

Have strong analytical skills and understanding of engineering fundamentals

Challenge assumptions and think creatively to deliver robust, elegant, and innovative solutions to complex problems

Provide training and mentorship to less experienced engineers and share skills with others

Are motivated to prove the viability of technical concepts and pursue parallel paths to hasten their path to success

Seek out inspiration for innovation from all possible sources including brainstorming, need-finding, observation, past-products and other industries

Respond quickly to shifting priorities without losing sight of longer range projects and goals

Work as individual contributor or as a team leader on multiple projects of varying size, scope, and complexity

Respect and understand other disciplines including Industrial Design, User Experience, Quality and Manufacturing, and Marketing

Communicate ideas quickly and effectively through sketching or CAD

Would be helpful to have:
High proficiency in ProE/Creo or Solidworks

Familiarity with injection molding and other high volume manufacturing processes

Experience working with China manufacturing partners on high volume consumer products