Technical Product Developer

Website SharkNinja

Technical Product Developer – Ninja

Needham, MA, United States

Our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world! We work very hard to provide our consumers with high-quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to build the next big thing and develop while they do.

The Product Development organization within SharkNinja is unique. It consists of a group of consumer-focused engineers, marketers, and analysts that have the mindset of product developers. We work cross-functionally with every product facing team that is involved in the design and development process from concept to mass production and beyond. We are constantly striving to deliver a 5 Star customer experience with every product that we touch and have redefined the Product Development function here. We have shifted our focus beyond just product reliability and have integrated a collective aim toward perfecting product satisfaction, interaction and experience.

The Technical Product Developer is the consummate consumer advocate for the product and category. This person will participate as a member of the technical product development team and is responsible for the development of new products from initial concepts through its lifecycle. Primary focus is defining, developing, and proving our product concepts and designs will deliver 5-star consumer experiences in all aspects.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Support SharkNinja in the development of successful and profitable programs as part of the technical product development team, a critical function responsible for new product development and growth
Define and develop product definitions, marrying consumer wants/needs, white space in market, and new product technologies as the primary consumer advocate and arbiter that the product will deliver a 5-star consumer experience
Manage cost, margins, configurations and product set up materials
Be the product “expert” and point person for all cross functional questions or concerns related to performance, reliability, touchpoints and haptics
Translate user-centered research into design validation requirements that inform new product design, developing user-relevant design targets – KPIs and CSIs (Key Performance Indicators and Consumer Satisfaction Indicators) – for product performance and user experience
Applies best practices in establishing and validating these product definitions and KPIs
Facilitate comprehensive product risk analysis through tools like FMEA, QFD and others
Performs competitor product benchmarking and collaborates with category team to define product performance metrics and test methods.
Provide appropriately-detailed communication summaries and presentations for management as required (at least weekly) and may actively participate in program updates with executive management
Collaborate with and enhance upon the highly-engaged, inquisitive, and passionate cross-functional working team that includes Product Marketing, Protocol Innovation, and Design Engineering, while being comfortable with challenging their assumptions to build extraordinary products
Education and Experience:

BS in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related engineering discipline.
2-3+ years of experience in product development ideally at a consumer goods company.
Demonstrated experience as an impactful contributor of cross-functional teams in a fast-paced environment is essential.
A mindset geared towards building relationships across multi-functional teams and business units.
Must have excellent communication skills (verbal and written) along with solid interpersonal skills.
Detail-oriented, versatile,organized, articulate and professional.
Desire to make a big impact, learning and growing in a passionate environment.
Ability to embrace transparency and shifting priorities while learning from each decision and focusing on the path forward.

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