Casper is hiring a

Mattress Engineer

San Francisco, United States

Overview

Casper is seeking a Mechanical Engineering perfectionist interested in devoting their 100% focus to building the world’s most perfect mattress.  You will be the hedgehog of the mattress world.  

Casper launched in 2014 with one mattress for all and quickly grew to $100MM in revenue by 2015.  Over time, we have continued to modify and perfect the mattress, but there is still a lot to do to increase our understanding of sleep behaviors, mattress dynamics, materials science and manufacturing methods.  If you love sleep and are obsessive about creating something perfect, this could be the job for you.

Responsibilities

  • Develop a deep understanding of the biomechanics of sleep and how they relate to a mattress
  • Develop a strong, data-driven POV on what makes a perfect mattress
  • Develop and execute test methods and test plans to evaluate new materials and mattress design improvements
  • Engineer mattresses for new markets, using new materials and new manufacturing partners
  • Track customer feedback to drive continuous improvement in the product line
  • Source and engage with manufacturers and vendors, set development schedules & manage projects
  • Collaborate across design disciplines (ID, Design Research, EE etc) and across other functions within the company (supply chain, marketing, consumer experience, communications, etc.)

Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of mechanical engineering experience.
  • A deep understanding of the principles, tools and technologies of mechanical engineering and manufacturing
  • Exposure to and experience with materials science and the development of new materials (bonus if have previous experience with foams and/or textiles)
  • Test engineering experience
  • Curiosity about human behavior and sleep science
  • Obsessive about creating something perfect
  • A data-driven designer
  • Willingness to work in our San Francisco location

About Casper

Casper (casper.com) is a sleep brand that launched in 2014 with one perfect mattress sold directly to consumers — eliminating commission-driven, inflated prices. Its award-winning sleep surface was developed in-house, has a sleek design, and is delivered in a small, "how did they do that?" sized box. A year and a half after launching the mattress, Casper expanded its universally comfortable product line, which now includes a perfect pillow and sheets.

The company is one of the fastest growing consumer brands of all time with more than 100 full-time employees, $100M in revenue for 2015, and 100,000 Casper owners. Casper was named one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies in the World, and its eponymous mattress was crowned one of Time's Best Inventions of 2015.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary + equity
  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance
  • Fitness stipend
  • Open vacation policy
  • Lots of free food and unlimited naps!