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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: SharkNinja
Location: East Hartford
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

SharkNinja is looking for a highly motivated Senior Mechanical Engineer to join the Ninja R& D team. We seek a creative problem solver who possesses an intuitive grasp of physics and engineering fundamentals, is equally comfortable hacking together a prototype in the lab or analyzing the results of a test, and is passionate about solving the tough engineering challenges required to be the first to deliver innovative new kitchen products to market.The R& D team is responsible for "how things work" in our products. New technologies and innovations must be implemented within tight constraints and on accelerated timelines. To accomplish that, the Senior Mechanical Engineer participates in idea generation, prototype design and construction, and working with a cross-functional team to determine what our new products should be and how to make them. They run tests, gather data, analyze it, and develop theories that may be referenced in product development here for years to come - or overturned with tomorrow's test results as they build an even deeper understanding of how things work.This role is involved heavily at the front-end of the product development cycle but also supports products all the way up to mass production, continuously working to push the limits of product performance. The Senior Mechanical Engineer works collaboratively with other engineers in R& D as well as other disciplines ranging from Electrical Engineering to Product Marketing in the pursuit of making amazing, 5-star-rated products. This is not a CAD focused role, but you will drive the design of the product through participation in design reviews and close collaboration with our New Product Development and Industrial design teams.A successful candidate must be prepared to work, think, and lead cross-functionally, and must be able to understand better than anyone else how products function, why they don't work, and how to make them work better.Responsibilities:Act as R& D lead on multiple earlystage, concurrent products, overseeing the technical performance workstreams from ideation to late-stage prototype.Lead hands on research and development for early-stage kitchen products to understand key product features or parameters that drive product performance. This includes creating validation rigs; developing and executing test plans; analyzing data; and evaluating tradeoffs between key architecture items.Drive cross functional conversations with both technical and non-technical teams to define the product and product requirements.Embrace a "progress over perfection" mentality while also balancing a "details make the difference" mindset to improve product performance over successive prototype builds.Represent the engineering function of the project in leadership reviews, core team, and company meetings.Guide and mentor junior engineers during the product development process.Collaborate with our overseas technical teams in the U.K. and China offices.Due to the hands-on nature of the role working with prototypes this is an in-person role at our Needham, MA office.Minimum Qualifications:B.S. or M.S. in Engineering (Mechanical or similar discipline)Typically, 5+ years of related experience working on electro-mechanical or consumer product developmentExperience working in a fast-paced, startup type environment: Comfortable multitasking and responding quickly to shifting priorities without losing sight of longer-term projects and goalsAbility to break down complex problems into first principles, generate a plan/approach to resolve the problems, and then execute using a fail-fast and "progress over perfection" mindset.Strong understanding of mechanical engineering/physics fundamentals including heat transfer, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and mechanical designExperience communicating/presenting technical details to leadership, technical, and non-technical team members in a clear and effective manner.Experience with general hands on mechanical and electrical fabrication (power tools, sheet metal work, electrical wiring)Experience with rapid prototyping techniques such as 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, foam/cardboard models.Advanced skills in using Excel (or similar programs) to organize and analyze test dataPreferred Qualifications:Experience working with/mentoring junior engineers and team membersSuccessfully delivered at least one product from idea to commercializationInterest in controls development and working alongside Software/EE/Controls engineers to support control system developmentProficient CAD userPassion for cooking and food is a plus!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 build the next big thing and develop while they do.At SharkNinja, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is vital to our global success. Valuing each unique voice and blending all of our diverse skills strengthens SharkNinja's innovation every day. We support ALL associates in bringing their authentic selves to work, making an impact, and having the opportunity for career acceleration. With help from our leadership, associates, and our community, we aim to have equity be a key component of the SharkNinja DNA. YOUR ROLE in DIVERSIFYING SHARKNINJA - As a corporate citizen, learn and support SharkNinja's Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategy - Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through continuous development, modeling inclusive behaviors, and proactively managing bias - Explore SharkNinja's DEI Groups or volunteer to serve on committees that organize diversity-related events and activities - Participate in employee engagement surveys and respond as openly and honestly as possible - Become culturally competent; take the time to learn about different cultures, races, religions, and backgrounds represented by your colleagues - Ensure equitable experiences, strengthen inclusion acumen, and promote a culture of inclusivity and belonging that embraces the contributions of all team membersSharkNinja is voted 2022 Best Places to Work in Boston and 100 Best Large Companies to Work For. As a subsidiary of JS Global Lifestyle Company Limited (Hong Kong: 1691), a leader in small household appliance innovation, we are ranked in the top three for the 'Best ESG Management Company' in consumer necessities sector by leading international financial magazine, Institutional Investor, in June 2022. We strive to get smarter and are dedicated to integrating DEI in our processes, practices and policies. Some of our benefits include 4 Global DEI subcommittees, 8 Affinity Groups, 5 Business Resource Groups, Cultural Celebrations, Summer Half Day Fridays, Volunteer Impact Day/Activities, Mentorship & Coaching Programs more.Plus your first SharkNinja product is on us and you can enjoy discounted products throughout the year.YOUR ROLE in leading our SUCCESS DRIVERS & representing our UNIQUEMINDSET - Lead us to be "RARELY SATISFIED" - Make things better each day; "PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION" - Use your knowledge of our consumer, understand that "DETAILS MAKE THE DIFFERENCE" - Deliver something great; "WINNING IS A TEAM SPORT" - Be clear and honest, "COMMUNICATING FOR IMPACT"Explore SharkNinja on our social channels:InstagramLinkedInSharkNinja's Candidate Privacy Notice can be found here: https://www.Sharkninja.Com/careers/candidate-privacy-notice/

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