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Senior Engineer - NPI

| Greater Boulder Area

Senior Engineer - NPI

The Company

PopSockets LLC, based in Boulder, Colorado, designs, manufactures and sells innovative lifestyle products. Our flagship product, the PopSockets grip—a collapsible grip and stand that provides secure one-handed holding for any mobile device—was invented by philosophy professor David Barnett, with the first grip sold on PopSockets.com in 2014 and the 100 millionth sold in 2018. PopSockets products embody the company's mission to create empowering, personal, and fun products.

PopSockets was named one of the Best Places to Work in Colorado in 2018 and also listed as Inc. 5000's second fastest growing company in the US, with a 71,424% percent of sales increase over the last three years.

For more information on what it’s like to work at PopSockets, check out: https://www.builtincolorado.com/company/popsockets-llc

The Role: We at PopSockets LLC (PopSockets.com) would like to hire a Senior Engineer for NPI (New Product Introduction). We’re looking for someone who has a track record of successfully launching new products utilizing project management and problem solving to direct process development and production ramp up at multiple Asian contract manufacturers. We’re also looking for a conscientious, friendly person -- we are fun but hard-working, and we're looking for someone with similar spirit. We value people with positive energy, and we strive to have our workplace be someplace that you're excited to go to in the morning.

As our Senior Engineer, you will be working cross functionally with the PopSockets Engineering and Operations team as well as manufacturing partners World Wide to launch New Products. The Senior Engineer will report into the Operations Engineering Manager. The job is based in Boulder, CO. Travel (~25%) mostly but not exclusively to Asia will be a part of this job.


  • Project/Program management as needed to ensure New Product Introduction tasks are completed resulting in on time New Product Introductions.
  • Work on site with manufacturing partners to observe first shots, product bring up, manufacturing, quality and reliability processes. Resolve issues to qualify products as production ready.
  • Direct process development for high yield mass production within capital and COGS targets.
  • Identify and implement process improvements that reduce cost, increase quality and shorten lead times of tooling and production.
  • Provide day to day NPI technical support as required for critical process and issues.
  • Manage the development and verification of tooling, assembly fixtures, and work instructions.
  • Participate in Design Reviews with Development Engineering to champion DFX for all variables in a product and process. Validate via appropriate quality and reliability testing
  • Support with costing strategic initiatives.
  • Mentor Junior Engineers to advance understanding and improve engineering group performance.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 5 years experience working with plastics and/or plastic injection tooling and manufacturing.
  • 5 years experience traveling to Asia to work with manufacturers is required.
  • 4 year engineering degree –Mechanical/Electrical Engineer preferred.
  • Must understand how to read and create engineering drawings. Knowledge of Solidworks and 3D CAD design are a plus.
  • Must have strong Interpersonal and Project Management skills. This is not eyewash. If you are not a people person, you will not succeed in this job
  • Must be a self-starter that looks for problems to fix them.
  • Working knowledge of statistical process control. You have to be able to walk this talk.
  • A personal commitment to Continuous Improvement and lean manufacturing.
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We are soon moving to a new location 5757 Central Ave: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3V6q-NR8yZGVzJ5QkR2b0hLSVBCcVlBemlXRnVaSG1iYUtJ/view

What are PopSockets LLC Perks + Benefits

PopSockets LLC Benefits Overview

Employees are valued at PopSockets. We provide a number of perks and benefits to show we care and are always looking for ways to do more for our employees.

Volunteer in local community
PopSockets Employees are offered two paid volunteer days. Our Manager of DoGoods works directly with local nonprofits we can support as a company. Volunteer opportunities are coordinated quarterly.
Partners with Nonprofits
PopSockets partners with more than 100 nonprofits—large and small—through Poptivism, our unique give back program. Over the past three years, we have contributed more than $3 million to charity!
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
PopSockets has a flexible spending account
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
We offer Cardio and Yoga classes three days per week!
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
We contribute 3% of of an employee's annual gross pay to their 401K
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
We provide an option to create a dependent care account
Generous Parental Leave
We provide 12 weeks paid paternal leave for employees who have been here 6 months.
Flexible Work Schedule
PopSockets provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes Flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
PopSockets sponsors family oriented events throughout the year.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
We love our snacks at PopSockets. We also offer plenty of tea, coffee and beer on Tap. We also have our own Bevi machine!
Some Meals Provided
Bagles and Donuts every Wednesday and Breakfast burritos the last Friday of the month!
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
We offer thrive pass, $50 per month toward the wellness activity of your choice.
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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