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Lead Mechanical Engineer – Camera at GoPro in San Mateo, US


This is a Full-Time position in San Mateo posted Feb 06.

Lead Mechanical Engineer – Camera

San Mateo California

Description: GoProneed a Lead Mechanical Engineer – Camera immediately starts from Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:46:16 GMT, this position will be placed in California.

For more detail information about this job vacancy please read the description below. If interested in this position, please email us your resume, along with salary requirements and a cover letter to GoPro starts from Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:46:16 GMT.


GoPro makes the world’s most versatile cameras, enabling people to capture immersive and engaging photo and video content during their favorite activities. GoPro’s HERO lines of wearable and gear mountable cameras are used collectively by more consumers, professional athletes, and video production professionals than any other camera in the world. Based in San Mateo, California, GoPro’s products are sold in over 100 countries worldwide and at GoPro.com.

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 – Camera role. This position will be responsible for developing innovative mechanical design solutions for the camera, mounts and all related accessories. This role will also conduct feasibility studies and coordinate validation testing on new and modified designs. In addition, the Lead Mechanical Engineer will work closely with internal and external partners to generate all necessary documentation and test plans to ensure that products meet specification. The ideal candidate should have the 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.


Drive the mechanical architecture for new products

Responsible for the overall design, analysis, documentation and functional validation of mechanical components and assemblies

Conduct and participate in mechanical engineering evaluations and tests to validate the robustness and proper performance of new products

Act as the lead Mechanical Engineering interface to development groups (i.e. suppliers, partners, HW, etc.) to ensure the successful development and launch of new products

Ensure successful management and development of mechanical tooling and production part qualification (i.e. first-article inspections, manufacturing process capabilities (Cp/Cpk), (GR&R), material certifications, etc.)

Utilizes best-in-class tools to develop innovative mechanical solutions to highly complex problems

Audit mechanical suppliers and external partners in order advise on enablement plans when necessary

Protect company intellectual property by submitting patent applications

Ensure product features achieve cost, schedule, reliability, thermal, and regulatory/safety goals


B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, M.S. degree preferred

Experience in the development of consumer electronics products, preferably in handheld, mobile and ideally wireless devices

10+ years of relevant experience in mechanical or product design development

Advance knowledge and experience using Pro/Engineer solid modeling and assembly creation

Hands-on experience in using FEA tools such as ANSYS or equivalent

Strong knowledge of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing and performing statistical tolerance analysis

Experience with Asia ODM partners and manufacturing suppliers

Ability to travel to global manufacturing sites

Ability to work cross‐functionally and possess advanced interpersonal and communication skills

Results and deadline driven

Lead the mechanical development activities with minimal supervision on the most complex devices, their subsystems and components

Ability to multi‐task with various projects simultaneously in a timely manner

Start‐up company experience is a plus

Experience in sports products is a plus

Take great pride and ownership in designs produced

GoPro is an equal opportunity employer.

Date Posted

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:46:16 GMT




San Mateo, CA

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