Casper is hiring a

Senior Product Design Engineer

San Francisco, United States

Looking for a job to get you out of bed?

Casper is seeking a Product Design Engineer to join our growing connected product team. You will use your technical expertise in mechanical engineering to shape the design and development of a broad range of physical products, focusing on consumer electronics. From time to time you may also work on furniture, mattresses, packaging and soft goods.

 When you’re not catching zzz’s, this is what you’ll do

  • Work directly with a team of industrial designers, design researchers, electronic engineers, manufacturing engineers and product managers to develop and launch new hardware products and push the continuous improvement of existing products.
  • Work with a wide variety of materials and fidelities, from quick experimental mock-ups to meticulous mechanical prototypes.
  • Develop CAD databases and drawing packages to support the development of products and handoffs to manufacturers.
  • Research and development into new materials, processes and component technologies to scope development opportunities.
  • Test failure analysis and solution validation to complete successful product development.
  • Conduct field failure analysis and solution evaluation for production product issues
  • Source and engage with manufacturers and vendors
  • Work with Manufacturing and Quality teams to launch new products and manage ongoing improvements on in-market products.
  • Work in our San Francisco location, travel required.

Our dream candidate is...

  • Is passionate about creating new physical products, with +3 to 5 years of product development experience, with a focus on consumer electronics goods. Experience developing soft goods and / or furniture would be advantageous.
  • Is experienced working with standard manufacturing processes for consumer electronics goods, and willing to experiment to develop processes incorporating new materials and techniques.
  • Supports design decisions with engineering calculations, research, and experimentation.
  • Strong foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals, including solid mechanics and thermodynamics, and knowledge of basic engineering materials and manufacturing processes
  • Experience in performing tolerance analyses.
  • Proactive problem solving, with experience in failure analysis, root cause investigation, and DOE creation.
  • Is skilled in SolidWorks 3D CAD.
  • Basic GD&T knowledge and experience releasing 2D drawings.
  • Working knowledge of FEA principles.
  • Has shipped products.
  • Has experience working through DFM challenges with external vendors.
  • Has experience with Product Lifecycle Management tools (PLM software), requirements management tools and/or configuration management
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field.

The syrup on your waffles

  • Salary to pay your bills, a potential bonus for some splurging, and equity so that you’re part of the Casper family.
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance to help you with those coughs or cavities (too many waffles...).
  • 401K program so you can still spend money later in life.
  • Extra cash incentives for being healthy and fit (we actually give you money to track your sleep!).
  • Unlimited vacation policy.  If you need time off just take it; we trust you!
  • Bi-weekly catered lunches to catch up with your teammates.
  • Free snacks and coffee, including a huge breakfast selection (10 types of cereal anyone?)
  • Nap pods, for those days when you stayed out a little too late...
  • A full gifted bed set when you join (mattress, sheets, pillows, the works)!

Casper ( is a global sleep company that launched in 2014 with an obsessively engineered, outrageously comfortable mattress sold directly to consumers. Its critically acclaimed sleep surface was developed in-house, has a sleek design, and is delivered in a small, "how did they do that?"-sized box. The company is one of the fastest-growing consumer brands of all time, and its product line has expanded to include sheets, pillows, a matching foundation, and a dog mattress. Casper was named one of Fast Company's 50 Most Innovative Companies in 2017, and its eponymous mattress was crowned one of TIME Magazine's Best Inventions.

We are deeply committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce so that we represent all those who dream big equally.

If you dream about this stuff this job is probably right for you.  We look forward to learning more about you, but if you’re feeling sleepy, take a nap before applying!


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