Staff Engineer – Mechanical Engineering


Job Description / Skills Required

Location: Shenzhen

  • With Flexible – This role requires proximity to an office location with the flexibility to work from home.

GoPro is seeking a top-tier candidate for the Mechanical Engineer role. This position will be responsible for developing innovative mechanical design solutions for the camera, mounts, and all related accessories. The 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. In addition, the Mechanical Engineer will ensure product features achieve cost, schedule, reliability, thermal and regulatory/safety goals. The ideal candidate should have thorough ability to use state-of-the-art CAD and analysis tools to create mechanical designs, primarily consisting of injection-molded plastic, stamped sheet-metal and die-cast component assemblies for high-volume mass production. The candidate will be also required to create mechanical and electro-mechanical product designs by working closely with internal teams and/or external partners to generate all necessary documentation required for meeting all specifications within the product launch schedule.


  • Drive/support the mechanical architecture, development and analysis activities for new products
  • Be responsible for the overall design, analysis, documentation and functional validation of mechanical components and assemblies
  • Conduct and 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, ID, PDM, 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 Excited About

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. M.S. degree preferred
  • 8+ years of relevant experience in mechanical and/or product design development
  • Experience in the development of consumer electronics products; preferably in handheld, mobile and wireless devices
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in using Unigraphics NX solid modeling and assembly creation
  • Product Data Management familiarization, model driven BOM
  • Working knowledge of using FEA tools such as ANSYS or equivalent
  • Knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and performing statistical tolerance analysis
  • Ability to travel (domestic and internationally)
  • Ability to work cross-functionally teams. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to communicate effectively with cross-functional team members.
  • Results and deadline driven
  • Works with minimal supervision on complex efforts on the mechanical development of components and subsystems of devices. Ability to prioritize tasks within the complete picture of the mechanical systems development.
  • Ability to handles various projects simultaneously in a productive and timely manner
  • Take great pride and ownership in designs produced
  • DFx – Design for Manufacturability, Assembly, and Serviceability with understanding of compliance certification and safety requirement. Experience with Asia ODM partners and manufacturing suppliers
  • Strong English skill both in oral and written
  • Experience in sports products

GoPro Highlights

  • Get your very own GoPro (mounts and accessories included)
  • Live it. Eat it. Love it. – Two dedicated hours during your work week to explore your passions and capture it with your GoPro
  • Employee discounts on GoPro products and other industry discounts
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Time Off Programs
  • Commercial Insurance
  • Kitchen with coffee bar, drinks, and snacks galore

We strive for the day that no group can be described as underrepresented at GoPro – whether as part of our brand or in our workforce. We are committed to providing a more inclusive, representative, equal, just and happy world. GoPro is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.