Sr CMF Product Developer (PopLabs)

| Greater Boulder Area

Senior Product Developer - PopLabs

Our 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

A Senior Product Developer at PopSockets is responsible for leading the development and technical specification of innovative, fashionable, and technologically advanced materials and products. You will work with a small group of creative designers and engineers to bring the company’s next generation of products to market.

Responsibilities

  • Manages the development process of company product lines as assigned, ensuring the product quality/integrity of all products falling under their responsibilities.
  • Plans and tracks the development schedule of all products following the predetermined product development calendar.
  • Writes internal and externally-oriented technical specifications for products.
  • Researches, sources, and maintains library of materials and mechanisms from domestic and overseas suppliers.
  • Coordinates with domestic and overseas manufacturers to source materials, identify ideal construction techniques, and refine manufacturing processes to create technically superior products that meet design expectations and margin targets.
  • Works with Operations, Sales, and Marketing to maintain all records, documents, contracts, and samples associated with the product and related programs.
  • Interacts with Creative Director, VP of Engineering, Director of Engineering, Quality Assurance Engineers, Operational Engineers, manufacturers, and parts vendors to solve difficult problems necessary to fulfill product specification.

Requirements

  • 5+ years in Product Development, Apparel Development, or Technical Project Management for products, or similar experience, preferably in the fashion, housewares, toy, or mobile accessories industries.
  • Degree in Engineering, Design/Art/Architecture, Business, and/or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Able to independently manage multiple products of moderate to high complexity.
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of construction and manufacturing processes and equipment.
  • Demonstrates a strong knowledge of product category, product materials, materials vendors, and product development lifecycle.
  • Able to develop aesthetic sensibilities that align with department and company goals.
  • Able to proactively troubleshoot and propose solutions to problems of moderate complexity.
  • Possesses a strong determination to execute products as envisioned.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Participates in ideation, goal setting, and planning.
  • Comfortable with standard software e.g. Excel, Keynote or equivalent, Google Docs/Drive.
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC is a plus.
  • Proficiency in 2D and 3D CAD and rendering software is a plus.
  • Industrial Design, CMF Design, or Mechanical Engineering experience is a plus.
  • Ability to travel overseas.
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Location

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.

Culture
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
Diversity
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
Sabbatical
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
Parking
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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