Product Design and Development Engineer – Bike Parking

August 18, 2022

Woodinville, Wash.

Sportworks is a fast-paced growth company passionate about making the world more accessible and bike friendly. For more than 30 years Sportworks has designed and manufactured transit bicycle racks and bike parking solutions supporting the use of bicycles as an environmentally friendly and cost-effective mobility solution. We serve a wide range of global market segments where there is a need for secure and user-friendly ways to park and store bicycles.

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Engineering, Sportworks is seeking an onsite Product Design and Development Engineer for our global Bike Parking line of business. The ideal candidate is resourceful and driven, has experience with locally designed and manufactured products, is inspired by solving meaningful and complex customer and market challenges, and embraces creative ideas and innovative technology.


What YOU will do:

  • Work closely with Sales and Marketing to identify and deploy new product designs for commercial bike parking products.
  • Assume ownership and involvement from the customer’s eyes/voice all the way through the factory, including modeling, drawing, tooling design, BOM structure, work instructions and final drawings.
  • Drive product roadmap, understanding customer needs and evaluating, curating, and pursuing new ideas.
  • Deliver Product Realization of these products through engineering and development of both product and manufacturing tooling.
  • Interact professionally with both internal and external customers.
  • Own the business case evaluation, the financial analysis, and the development plan.
  • Perform on-going production performance reviews and make improvements when appropriate.
  • Be key contact for internal/external customers for product installation, performance, or safety issues.


Qualifications for Success: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering
  • 5+ years’ experience in product management or product development engineering.
  • Embraces a LEAN environment, and continuous improvement without letting perfect get in the way.
  • Fluent computer user with 3D CAD experience, preferably Autodesk Inventor
  • Voracious learner, creative, curious with a strong bias for action; unafraid to challenge the status quo. 
  • Independent, self-starter, personally sets a high bar and is results and outcome focused.
  • Organized, detail oriented, with strong project management skills. 
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including the ability to root cause and identify solutions.
  • Creative and curious; ability and desire to learn and manage own career development plan.
  • A cross-functional collaborator. An active listener, and strong believer in the power of teams. 
  • Eligible to work in the US.
  • COVID-19 Vaccinated.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Some tool design and process development experience.
  • Experience with welded assemblies and bent tubing products.
  • Experience with FEA and conventional Stress Analysis a plus
  • Experience working with architects and builders; understanding building codes and restrictions
  • Experience with QFD, DFMEA and other design methods.
  • Creativity with mechanism and linkage design.



More about Sportworks: 

 Founded in 1990, Sportworks is an industry-leading manufacturer of commercial bicycle infrastructure products. Our bike racks for buses are preferred by cyclists and transit operators, and transport more than 2 million bikes per month Worldwide. Suppling an end-to-end solution for sustainable mobility, we also supply innovative bike parking products for public and private-sector clients. We serve a wide range of global market segments including municipalities and transit authorities, government, university, retail, school and corporate campuses, residential, mixed use -- anywhere there is a need for secure, and user-friendly ways to park and store bicycles. More information about Sportworks is available at: 


Top 4 reasons Sportworks is recommended as a great place to work: 

1. Culture and values come first … with leaders who “walk the talk” 

2. Opportunity to make a significant impact, while accelerating personal development 

3. We’re mission driven: Promoting the use of bicycles as a convenient and cost-effective mobility solution 

4. A fast-paced growth company 


Company Benefits 

·         Medical, dental and vision insurance 

·         SIMPLE IRA retirement plan with employer match 

·         Bicycle commuting amenities 


Please note that we are not accepting inquiries from agencies or recruiters for this position. 


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