Lead Mechanical Engineer – Accessories

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 top tier candidate for the Lead Mechanical Engineer role. This position will be responsible for developing innovative mechanical design solutions for the camera, mounts and/or all related accessories. The Lead Mechanical Engineer will contribute to the feasibility studies and coordinate validation testing on new and modified designs. The role will also work closely with internal and external partners to generate all necessary documentation and test plans to ensure product(s) meet specification.

What You Will Do

Develop mechanical product architectures and layouts for new generation products that reflect the product concept’s form and functional requirements including thermal design
Contribute to the overall design, analysis, documentation and functional validation of mechanical components and assemblies
Participate in mechanical engineering evaluation and test to validate the robustness and proper performance of new products
Collaborate with internal and external teams (i.e. Suppliers, partners, manufacturing, operations, quality, tooling, etc.) to ensure the successful development and launch of new products
Contribute to the development of mechanical tooling and production part qualification (i.e. first-article inspections, manufacturing process capabilities (Cp/Cpk), measurement gage repeatability and reproducibility (GR&R), material certifications, etc.)
Utilize best-in-class tools to develop innovative mechanical solutions to highly complex problems
Assist direct support personnel in all mechanical related activities throughout the product development cycle
Enhance existing methodology and processes to ensure continuous improvement
Assist in the audit and provide input on mechanical suppliers and external partners
Protect company intellectual property by submitting patent applications

Skills We’re Stoked About

BS degree in Mechanical Engineering
15+ years of relevant experience in mechanical and/or product design development
Experience in the development of consumer electronics products; preferably in hand held, mobile and wireless devices
Thorough knowledge and experience in using UG/NX solid modeling and assembly creation preferred
Working knowledge of using FEA tools such as ANSYS or equivalent
Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and performing statistical tolerance analysis
Experience with Asia ODM partners and manufacturing suppliers
Team player; Ability to work in cross‐functional teams
Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Results and deadline driven
Works with minimal supervision on complex efforts on the mechanical development of components and subsystems of devices
Ability to travel (domestic and internationally)


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