PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip, was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014. We’ve since sold more than 200 million grips and expanded our portfolio to include a broad range of empowering, expressive, and fun products. We aim to build an Eternal Positivity Machine—an adaptable global brand that makes an increasing positive impact on the world every year.
A Senior Product Design Engineer at PopSockets will develop new products from the design stage through initial production. Candidate should be comfortable driving architecture directions into executable and manufacturable assemblies. The individual will be responsible for creating CAD models and managing CAD databases within the PDM file management system. Candidate is required to have experience designing plastic injection molded parts, small mechanisms, and prototyping. You’ll work closely with our ID, CMF, project management, manufacturing, and quality teams to develop 3D, 2D, quality tests, test requirements, and reports. Should be self-driven, flexible, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. At Senior level, candidate is expected to own our most challenging projects, whether they be mechanically complex or have wide ecosystem implications.
This position is located in San Francisco, CA. We are currently working in a hybrid model with most days WFH, but in-office days for project specific needs (prototyping, reviews, etc.).
This role will report directly to the Product Design Engineering Manager.
- Design and develop products from concepts through architecture, prototyping, and testing phases, into final 3D models, and ultimately to production
- Generate and maintain 2D and 3D databases for new products
- Tackle projects ranging from innovation and new product engineering to sustaining engineering and testing
- Develop validation plans for new products designsWork with our Manufacturing team and vendors to find the best solutions for each project
- Research into materials and assembly methodsConduct mechanical failure analysis and drive to solutions
- Conduct tolerance analysis and ensure key dimensions are controlled
- Participate in peer reviews of other engineer’s designs, giving critical feedback and making recommendations for changes/improvements
- Maintain proper documentation standards for tech packs
- Solidworks mastery for 3D and 2D drawings
- Solidworks expertise in Surface Modeling (Class A)
- Must be proficient in designing for plastic injection molding
- Experience designing plastic mechanisms (hinges, snaps, etc.)
- Must have experience with DFM process
- Must have experience working with Industrial Design teams
- Experience working with overseas contract manufacturersUnderstanding of tolerance stackups, GD&T, and FAI processes
- Strong understanding of material properties and manufacturing techniques
- Embraces a hands-on approach with lots of quick prototyping
- Experience working with ecosystems and modular components a plus
- 5+ years of product design, preferably in high-volume consumer goods, consumer electronics, accessories
- Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred
Pay range: $120,000 to $140,000
PopSockets is dedicated to the practice of equal opportunity employment. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants and employees on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, color, creed, ancestry, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. This prohibition includes unlawful harassment based on any of these protected classes. Unlawful harassment includes verbal or physical conduct which has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s work performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile, offensive, unsafe or otherwise non-welcoming work environment. This policy applies to all employees, including managers, supervisors, co-workers; and non-employees such as customers, clients, vendors, consultants, etc.