Job Description / Skills Required
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 sports 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.
We’re looking for a Senior Product Designer who will work within GoPro’s Product Exploration and Innovation group and be responsible for the research, planning, and advanced design of products with a focus on physical consumer products. The main goal of this position is to create innovative product opportunities that are also feasible and valuable to our users. This individual will be responsible to take a project from discovery to concept design to functional “works like” prototypes. This role is for a self-starter that have a strong blend of user centered design research, industrial design, critical problem solving, and a working knowledge of mechanical part design.
What You Will Do:
Invent and design innovative new products for consumer, sports, and professional activities.
Conduct design research with key users.
Brainstorm, ideate, and prioritize key ideas.
Develop rapid prototypes to quickly validate design ideas with users and management.
Use CAD tools to develop “works like” user testing models and early product architectures to validate feature concepts.
Work with the Product Management Team to help generate critical documents, MRDs and PRDs.
Work with the Industrial Design team to ensure the design intent and functional attributes are maintained.
Work with Mechanical engineers to ensure the design intent and functional attributes are maintained in the mass production design.
Create new intellectual property for GoPro.
Contribute unique ideas and influence the design work of others. Ability to accept and implement ideas from others.
Able to work independently with little direction and multi‐task, handling various projects at once while being extremely productive and timely.
Work collaboratively in a multidisciplinary, cross functional, team.
Results and deadline driven: must be willing to do what it takes to meet deadlines.
Moderate travel requirements, approximately 3 times per year. Domestic and international.
Skills We’re Stoked About:
6-12 years of experience in consumer industrial design or product development.
BS/MA degree in Industrial Design, or Product Design.
Product portfolio that highlights key stages of your process, conceptual thinking, and market delivered solutions.
Strong design sensibility.
Experience with design research and user investigation.
Passionate about inventing things, products, and solving the needs of users.
Strong mechanical intuition.
Experience with component architecture, placement and packaging
Frequent experience with rapid prototyping.
Strong experience using Solidworks or Pro/Engineer CAD tools.
Experience with a wide range of consumer products in a wide range of industries.
Even More Stoked if You Have:
Photo / Video camera related product experience
Experience with sports products
Machine shop / model making skills
Experience with high volume consumer products
Experience in breadboard Electrical Engineering
Experience transferring designs to Asia manufacturing partners
A healthy mix of start‐up, consulting, and large company experience
Experience writing product requirements documents
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!