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R&D Engineer

Company: Simplehuman
Location: Torrance
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

simplehuman is seeking a sharp engineer to join our Research & Development team to develop early concept ideas and products. R&D is part of our larger product development team, and the right candidate should have the ability to give strategic input as well as handle detailed vendor and project management. Under the direction of a lead project manager, the R&D Engineer will become a subject matter expert who performs research, distill key information, identify opportunities, arrange prototyping and testing. This is an important role that contributes directly to our short and long-term product development, and has the opportunity to grow into a lead manager, or transition into other areas in the broader team.

  • Research new technology areas for new and existing products
  • Seek out vendors and engineering resources skilled in new technology areas
  • Identify and evaluate key components or technology solutions to accomplish features/functions for new product categories
  • Develop proof of concept designs and prototypes to validate new product concepts
  • Test and validate solutions
  • Manage internal engineering, outside vendors, and engineering consultants to deliver innovative solutions
  • Develop turnover packages so R&D engineering solutions can be translated into production solutions
  • Visit trade shows
    • BS in Mechanical Engineering
    • Proven leadership skills with an ability to work with internal and external partners to solve problems creatively
    • A hands-on approach to quickly evaluate and test out prototypes and solutions
    • Experience with the creating new concepts and products
    • A curious mindset
    • Excellent verbal and written communications
    • 2+ years of experience in early stage product development role in a consumer technology company
    • 3-D CAD skills, preferably Solidworks or Pro-E a plus
      We create tools for efficient living. Through innovation and new technologies, we find ways to streamline simple tasks - ones that are so basic that we take them for granted. We make gorgeous trash cans that respond to voice commands, mirrors that speak with Alexa, and soap pumps that dispense with a wave of the hand. At simplehuman, we value ingenuity, precise communications, fast iteration and scrappiness. We're laid-back, but work hard. And we only build products we love to use ourselves.

      • Tight-knit team with work hard, play hard tradition - we take pride in individual and team success and push boundaries to make the best products.
      • Cool office with full-court gym + fitness activities/classes (basketball, yoga, volleyball, badminton, krav maga, more) + weight room
      • Free Wednesday breakfasts + birthday celebrations + holiday parties/trips + juice club
      • Great Benefits + Competitive Compensation

Keywords: Simplehuman, Torrance , R&D Engineer, Engineering , Torrance, California

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