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4 Sep 2020

Full-Time Mechanical Validation Engineer

GoPro – Posted by GoPro San Mateo, California, United States

Job Description

Mechanical Validation Engineer

About GoPro

GoPro makes it easy for people to celebrate and share experiences. We believe life is more meaningful when shared. We build cameras, software, and accessories that help the world share itself in immersive and exciting ways.

GoPro is a global movement whose business is driven by shared experiences. We celebrate diversity. We practice inclusion. We foster belonging. We demand equality. And we share the experiences of individuals and communities who also hold these values as core to who they are. From Bucharest to Munich, Silicon Valley to Shenzhen, we are dedicated to building a company that reflects and honors the diverse global communities where we live, work, and play.

GoPro is seeking an energetic and outgoing mechanical engineer with a passion for outdoor activities. This is a unique position offering hands-on responsibilities that span the entire development cycle. These responsibilities include lab testing of early prototypes, design plus execution of alpha test events, and failure analysis of customer returns. The ideal candidate for this entry Mechanical Validation Engineer role will build strong relationships and have the technical potential to grow to lead Mechanical Validation activities on new accessories, cameras, and product directions.


  • Perform lab testing of prototypes using mechanical and environmental test equipment.
  • Develop new test methods and correlate test parameters to field use cases.
  • Conduct failure analysis and data reporting on customer returns.
  • Design and execute alpha testing for targeted use cases.

Skills We’re Stoked About

  • B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering with 2+ years of industry work experience (or equivalent experience).
  • Hands on experience with test equipment and general shop tools (experience with machine tools is a plus).
  • Has worked in the outdoor electronics or sports equipment industry; or gained experience using many types of outdoor products through the pursuit of personal passions.
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally to manufacturing and field test locations.

GoPro Highlights

  • Fully-stocked kitchen with snacks galore
  • Get your very own GoPro (Mounts and accessories included)
  • Discounted employee stock purchase plan (ESPP)
  • Pre-tax and Roth 401(k) options
  • Discretionary Time Off
  • 12 weeks paid Parental Leave for new parents
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance – premiums are 100% paid for employees, 80% paid for dependents
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Employee commuter shuttles
  • LiveHealthy gym reimbursement
  • Innovative wellness programs and on-site fitness classes

GoPro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 23 days.

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