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?
Summary of Position
We are looking for Product Design Engineers (New Product Development) to help us create a new generation of innovative products across our Kitchen, Garment Care and Floorcare categories. We thrive on designing great products that delight our customers but know that it takes unusual individuals to make it happen. Working as part of our London Product Innovation team, you will bring technical substance and inspiration to our creative efforts to ensure that imaginative but credible solutions populate our ambitious product road map. As a NPD Engineer you will be leading design within a cross functional product design team.
Originate novel concepts and technologies for our next generation of products.
Be active and influential in getting to the heart of the consumer insights.
Define elegant but robust solutions to satisfy the products functional requirements.
Work with our U.S. Product Development and Product Marketing teams to ensure a cohesive approach to the design of our products.
Communicate ideas quickly and effectively using a combination of sketching, CAD layouts, 3D models and working prototypes to evaluate potential solutions.
Inject energy, enthusiasm and creativity into everything you touch.
Be able to vigorously defend the best ideas but be open and receptive to input from a broad creative team.
Apply sound engineering principles to technical problems.
Apply an understanding of high-volume manufacturing processes and materials to optimize designs.
Confidence in managing external providers of technology solution to reduce our time to market.
Develop and execute verification and validation test plans.
Understand the importance of clear product definition during the design process but be able to appreciate the spark of inspiration.
Be naturally curious and relentlessly driven to find better solutions to everyday problems.
Demonstrate integrity and courage in the way you work; breaking the mold is not easy.
Stay abreast of the latest relevant technologies and products and be able to anticipate what we should do next.
Identify new ideas, products and/or features that improve customer satisfaction, reduce costs and keep our product line at the forefront of our industry.
Attributes and Skills:
3 – 5 years’ experience working at the front end of product concept generation.
Communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers and encourage their efforts.
Promote personal and group interaction with our products, our teams, and our customers to gain a real understanding of needs.
Work seamlessly with our U.S. and China based Product Development teams to ensure that great ideas make it through to production.
A natural and effective communicator, capable of reducing abstract concepts to reality.
Able to quickly generate visual and physical definitions of new products that convey key attributes of function and layout
Self-motivated and obsessed with details
A good understanding of basic physical principles
Creativity and technical knowledge are crucial in this position.
Education and Experience:
The ideal candidate will have a degree-level technical qualification, probably Mechanical or Industrial Design Engineering, with significant design content.
Experience in a mechanical/product design environment
Experience in the consumer goods household appliance space strongly preferred
Great communication skills with proven structured approach to creative problem solving
Positive attitude with inquisitive nature
Self-starter, driven and energetic