Design Engineer

Carv is creating a new category of sports technology by redefining the way skill-based sports are taught with cutting-edge hardware, real-time audio instruction, AI-driven data analytics and content curated by the best instructors in their industries.

Our first product focuses on skiing and was launched in 2016 after a record breaking Kickstarter campaign. Carv’s smart inserts utilise novel capacitive pressure sensing technology and manufacturing processes to measure pressure and motion. Data is then processed by your smartphone to deliver turn-by-turn coaching through your headphones and a breakdown of your technique in our app. We’ve shipped 21,000 units to date and are doubling production every year to keep up with demand.

We are looking for someone to ensure that the product is made, shipped, and delivered efficiently, building a world-class supply chain as we continue to scale and cement our leading position in digital coaching

About the role

We are looking for a Design Engineer to join our team and bring both solid engineering and industrial design expertise to our new product development. You will be working within our multidisciplinary hardware team to creatively solve design problems, conceptualise new products and prototypes, and carry them through to mass production. You will be involved through the complete product life cycle, from brainstorming new concepts and developing and testing prototypes, through to optimising for manufacture and solving engineering problems within our supply chain during mass production.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Research and understanding of user requirements.

  • Conceptual design of new products and prototypes.

  • Designing test fixtures and collecting data to validate design decisions.

  • Creatively solving problems that occur during prototyping and manufacturing.

  • Optimising the product DFMA.

  • Producing documentation to ensure products are produced to spec.

  • Troubleshooting user issues with current products and using this data to inform future design decisions.

Our candidate is someone who:

  • Has 4+ years of experience.

  • Has experience working in multi-disciplinary teams developing consumer electronics or wearables.

  • Has a solid understanding of manufacturing processes at both high and low volumes.

  • Is in their element working through an iterative design process to make the best product possible.

The following will be a bonus:

  • Experience with manufacturing consumer electronics in China.

  • Highly proficient in Solidworks or a similar CAD package

  • Comfortable using FEA tools for design analysis.

  • Loves skiing!

Location

Our head office is in Brixton, London where most of the team are based throughout the year.

This role will involve periodic travel to China, especially during mass production (Autumn).

Over winter, you’ll have the opportunity to work from our Mountain HQ in Innsbruck, Austria with access to some of the world’s best ski resorts. You’ll also have access to the company flat out of peak skiing season.

Duration

Full time, immediate start available.

Remuneration

Competitive with options.

Applications

Please send a CV, covering email (no more than 250 words) and portfolio if available to team@getcarv.com.