Senior Mechanical Engineer – Camera

San Mateo, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

GoPro is seeking a candidate for the Lead Mechanical Engineer – Camera Product Design role. This position will be responsible for developing innovative mechanical design solutions for GoPro capture devices and related accessories. This role will drive the validation of concepts via early analysis, prototyping and testing. The Lead Mechanical Engineer will work with cross-functional teams to ensure that product requirements are balanced to achieve optimized products for our customers. In addition, the Lead Mechanical Engineer will work closely with internal and external partners to to technically define designs and ensure that all product and project requirements are met. This is a high-visibility position that that will expose you to rewarding challenges and career growth opportunities.

What You Will Do

Responsible for the overall design, analysis, documentation and functional validation of mechanical components and assemblies
Support the creation of mechanical architecture for new products and related accessories
Provide technical oversight to product design team to inspire innovation and drive data-based engineering decisions
Provide technical data to Product Definition and Industrial Design team for tradeoff analysis during early development
Work with Mounts and Accessories teams to define, concept and validate the ecosystem products that complement our capture devices
Validate initial designs via analysis, prototyping and testing to increase efficiency of our development process
Work with Quality Assurance and Test Engineering to define and implement validation testing plans and ensure products meet reliability requirements
Work with Thermal Engineering to ensure products meet operational and regulatory/safety requirements
Interface with Program management to ensure that cost, schedule and performance targets are achieved
Act as the primary PD interface cross-functional teams (i.e. ID, Product Definition, QA, Operations, EE, Audio, RF/Antenna, suppliers and partners, etc.)
Ensure successful development of mechanical tooling and production part qualification (i.e. first-article inspections, manufacturing process capabilities (Cp/Cpk), (GR&R), material certifications, etc.)
Collaborate with operations and quality teams to audit mechanical suppliers and external partners
Work with cross-functional teams to improve processes and increase business efficiency
Protect company intellectual property by submitting patent applications

Skills We’re Stoked About

S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, M.S. degree preferred
Experience in the development of consumer electronics products, preferably in handheld, mobile and wireless devices
10+ years of relevant experience in mechanical or product design and development
Advance knowledge and experience using CAD solid modeling and assembly creation
Hands-on experience in using FEA tools such as ANSYS, Abaqus or equivalent
Strong knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and performing statistical tolerance analysis
Experience with Asia ODM partners and manufacturing suppliers


Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro.
Get your very own GoPro (Mounts and accessories included)
Discounted employee stock purchase plan
Competitive salary
401(K) matching
Paid time off
Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are fully paid for employees
Life insurance and disability benefits
Employee commuter shuttles
Fully stocked kitchens with snacks galore