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Casper // sleep startup focused on mattress
Engineering, Full Time    New York    Posted: Monday, May 09, 2022
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Looking for a job to get you out of bed?

Casper ( believes everyone should sleep better. The Sleep Company has a full portfolio of obsessively engineered sleep productsincluding mattresses, pillows, bedding, & furnituredesigned in-house by the Companys award-winning R&D team at Casper Labs. In addition to its e-commerce business, Casper owns & operates Sleep Shops across North America & its products are available at a growing list of retailers.

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

When youre not catching zzzs, this is what youll do

Casper is seeking a Product Design Engineer to join our growing team. You will use your technical expertise in mechanical engineering to shape the design & development of a broad range of physical products, including furniture, mattresses & soft goods.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with a team of industrial designers, design researchers, & product developers to develop new mattress & pillow products & lead the continuous improvement of existing products.
  • Lead all new product performance claim & reliability testing, with collaboration from quality, compliance, & marketing
  • Manage Casper Lab equipment & testing procedures
  • Build upon Casper ergonomics research, integrating learnings into new products & leading new ergonomics research products
  • Work in different materials & fidelities, from quick experimental mock-ups to meticulous mechanical prototypes.
  • Develop CAD databases & drawing packages to support the development of products & handoffs to manufacturers.
  • Research materials & component technologies to scope development opportunities
  • Conduct field failure analysis & solution evaluation for production product issues
  • Source & engage with manufacturers & vendors
  • Work with Manufacturing & Quality teams to launch new products & manage ongoing improvements on in-market products.

Our Dream Candidate Has...

  • Is passionate about creating new physical products, with 8+ years of product development experience, ideally with a focus on furniture, soft goods, and/or consumer products
  • Is experienced working with a variety of materials including, but not limited to, polyurethane foam, textiles, upholstery, & plastics
  • Supports design decisions with engineering calculations, research, & experimentation.
  • Strong foundation in mechanical engineering fundamentals, including solid mechanics & thermodynamics, & knowledge of basic engineering materials & manufacturing processes
  • Proactive problem solving, with experience in failure analysis, root cause investigation, & DOE creation
  • Is skilled in SolidWorks 3D CAD
  • Basic GD&T knowledge & experience releasing 2D drawings
  • Working knowledge of FEA principles
  • Has shipped product.
  • Experience working through DFM challenges with external vendors
  • Has experience with Product Lifecycle Management tools (PLM software), requirements management tools and/or configuration management
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field

The syrup on your waffles

  • Participation in our HQ bonus program for some splurging.
  • Medical, vision, & dental insurance to help you with those coughs or cavities (too many waffles)
  • Unlimited vacation policy. We believe in the power of rest so take the time you need to recharge.  
  • Work from Anywhere program where you can work anywhere around the world for up to 4 weeks per year
  • A full gifted bed set when you join & product discounts for friends & family!

If you dream about this stuff this job is probably right for you.  We look forward to learning more about you!

Pursuant to the Companys COVID-19 mitigation protocols, individuals must show documented proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment, subject to applicable state & local laws & legally required exemptions, including a medical condition, disability or sincerely-held religious belief. Reasonable accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis for exemptions to the vaccination requirement in accordance with applicable law.

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