Product Design Engineer II
Advanced Development, Shark
Posted on 9/19/2023

1,001-5,000 employees

Vacuum & kitchen appliances
Company Overview
At SharkNinja, their purpose is to positively impact people's lives every day in every home around the world. They work very hard to provide their consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier.
Consumer Goods

Company Stage


Total Funding





Needham, Massachusetts

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Needham, MA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
Product Design
Mechanical Engineering
  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or relevant exp
  • 2-4 years of experience working on user-centered innovation projects
  • Desire to work in the undefined front-end on product development projects
  • Proven track record of creating and implementing robust, elegant, and innovative solutions to complex problems
  • Intuition on what consumers want and what works in the marketplace
  • Willingness to fail fast and fail often to succeed sooner when exploring early product concepts
  • Open to pursuing multiple paths to get to the best solution, and not being too proud of your own ideas to listen to others or try out alternate ideas
  • High level of CAD proficiency in ProE/Creo or SolidWorks
  • Ability to build prototypes of varying levels of fidelity and speed, from rough mock-ups, to breadboard prototypes, to fully functional prototypes with ID surfaces
  • Experience designing injection-molded plastic parts for high volume production preferred
  • Strong communication, coordination, teamwork, and people skills
  • Apply Design Thinking to identify, test, and provide solutions to real consumer problems, and translate these into Advanced Development projects
  • Design and build prototypes for internal review, testing, and consumer validation
  • Challenge assumptions and think innovatively to solve complex problems creatively
  • Hold cross-functional brainstorming sessions and encourage out-of-the-box thinking
  • Work as individual contributor or as a team leader on multiple projects of varying size, scope, and complexity. Respond quickly to shifting priorities without losing sight of longer range projects and goals
  • Participate in peer design reviews. Think critically about new product concepts, and ask the kinds of questions that help make them better
  • Collaborate with R&D team to bring new technologies into Shark's next generation products, and to initiate the exploration of new technologies
  • Work closely with team members based in China to transfer design intent and get early manufacturing feedback on new product concepts
  • Interpret data/test results and develop action plans
  • Champion product concepts that are ready to be Shark's next products, which includes selling new product concepts to SharkNinja's executive team
  • Transition concepts from Advanced Development to the New Product Development and Implementation team
  • Expand, develop, and refine the Advanced Development team's strategies and processes
  • 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”