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.
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A Product Design Engineer at PopSockets will brainstorm concepts and take their ideas through a rigorous design process requiring lots of prototyping. The individual will be responsible for managing their own CAD databases and guiding new products into production. You’ll work closely with our ID, CMF, project management, manufacturing, and quality teams to develop 3D, 2D, test requirements, test equipment, and reports. Should be self-driven, flexible, and comfortable in a fast-paced environment. This position is located in our design office in San Francisco, CA.
Design and develop products from concepts through the prototyping and testing phases, into 3D models, and ultimately to production
Support design and development team by generating and maintaining 2D and 3D databases for new products
Tackle projects ranging from innovation and new product engineering to sustaining engineering and testing
Work with our Manufacturing team and vendors to find the best solutions for each project
Maintain proper documentation standards for our tech packs
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
Must be proficient in designing for injection molding
Must have experience managing overseas contract manufacturers
4-6 years of product design, preferably in high-volume consumer goods, consumer electronics, or accessories
Proficiency with CAD tools (Solidworks or Creo preferred) for 3D design and 2D drawings, experience with surfacing is a plus
Understanding of tolerance stackups, GD&T, and FAI processes
Strong understanding of material properties and manufacturing techniques
Embraces a hands-on approach with lots of quick prototyping
Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 15%