Senior Thermal Engineer

San Mateo, CA, US

Job Description / Skills Required

About GoPro
GoPro, Inc. is transforming the way people capture and share their lives. What began as an idea to help athletes self-document themselves engaged in sport, GoPro has become a mobile storytelling solution that helps the world share itself through immersive content. 
GoPro offers a fun and fast-paced work environment with passionate and motivated people who have a drive to learn, innovate and succeed
GoPro is seeking a highly skilled and experienced candidate to take on the responsibilities of a Senior Thermal Engineer. The position will be responsible for the thermal architecture, design, analysis, and validation of thermal technologies within camera and ariel products. The role utilizes and champions a design process based on estimating, simulating, and testing the thermal performance of new products and architectures. The ideal candidate will have a strong fundamental background in heat transfer, fluid dynamics, and the implementation of thermal solutions in consumer electronics.
 
What You Will Do 
Architect, design, and validate experimentally the thermal design of cameras and ariel products
Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team to develop optimal product architectures meeting all product requirements
Optimize thermal solutions through the use of CFD simulation while minimzing product cost
Specify and develop thermal requirements
Drive the thermal architecture while completeing trade-off studies considering all aspects of the product
Communicate power, thermal, and mechanical requirements to the team
Design, manage, and execute thermal test plan to validate the thermal design
Develop thermal algorithms to be integrated into the product firmware for thermal management
Design, develop, and validate new thermal capabilities to be incorporated in future products
  
Skill We’re Stoked About 
BSME required, MS Preferred
10 years of experience with detailed thermal analysis and design; at least 5 within the consumer electronics industry
Deep knowledge in fluid dynamics and heat transfer theory and highly skilled in CFD analysis with the ability to model complex systems efficiently
OEM and factory DOE experience
Extensive familiarity with the specification and application of passive and active thermal management hardware, including heat sinks, spreaders, TIMs, fans, and heat pipes
Experience negotiating thermal and related mechanical and electrical product requirements
Skilled in performing thermal feasibility studies; developing and contributing to conceptual designs that meet system requirements
Skilled in preparing and reviewing test plans, executing tests as well as supervise testing
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment
Good interpersonal communication, problem solving, and analytical skills
Strong written and verbal communicating skills
 
 
Perks 
Your own GoPro Camera (Mounts and accessories included)
Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro.
Employee commuter shuttles throughout the Bay Area (San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose)
Employee discounts on GoPro products and other industry discounts
Paid Time Off Programs
Medical, Dental & Vision – premiums are fully paid for employees
Life Insurance & Disability Benefits
Company 401(K) Match
LiveHealthy Program – Monthly benefit toward participation in wellness activities
Awesome wellness program including onsite fitness classes, health screenings, farmers market and more!
Subsidized onsite cafeteria
Fully stocked break rooms on each floor!
 
GoPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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