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Funding20M-50M USD
IndustryWeb 2.0, Consumer, E-commerce, Social Networking
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Freelance Mechanical / Design Engineer

at Quirky in New York, NY   —   Apr 22, 2014   |  

We are Quirky.
We make invention accessible.
We believe that the best ideas in the world aren't actually in the world--they're locked in people's heads.

We exist to solve that problem.

We’re looking for an amazing and passionate Freelance Mechanical / Design Engineer to join our team in NYC or San Francisco.


We are looking for a very unique individual, someone with a solid engineering foundation combined with an appreciation and sensitivity for design. You must be very detail oriented without ever losing sight of the big picture. Good time management skills, flexibility and the ability to manage multiple projects at different stages of development will be critical in our fast paced and rapidly evolving work environment. Common sense and a fundamental understanding of what works will be key components to your success. If you are a proactive and highly-adaptable self-starter with a passion for bringing elegant products to life, then we want you to join our team.


As a Freelance Mechanical / Design Engineer at Quirky, you will...

-Be a member of Quirky’s engineering team, reporting directly to Quirky’s head of product development
-Work closely with our multi-disciplinary design staff to take ideas from initial conception all the way through to final production
-Strive for perfection at all phases of the design process
-Be a part of a growing movement to make invention accessible


-Check us out at Spend some time on our site understanding what we do. If you like what you see, please continue
-Apply using the following link:
-Submit your resume and a personalized cover letter addressed to Nicholas Oxley. Let us know where you went to school, places you have worked, all that other fun stuff. And tell Nick why you're the best person for the job and why you want to work at Quirky.
-Your Portfolio! In order to be considered, we need to see examples of your work (products brought to market, CAD models, prototypes, sketches, etc.) so make sure to attach a copy of your portfolio to your application.
-Please also follow the instructions on the next page to submit a stick figure drawing of yourself through
Collaborate - assist the design team by participating in brainstorms and upcoming product launches
Inspire - share your knowledge and insights with Quirky design staff and community members
Create - develop 2D and 3D content for prototypes, renderings, quotes, and final production
Prototype - develop in-house mock-ups for design validation of both form and function
Test - design, develop, and run experiments to determine the performance limits of prototypes and pre-production samples
3 - 5 years product development experience
Knowledge of a wide variety of materials and manufacturing processes
Ability to create complex surface models with Pro/Engineer
Excellent model making, prototyping and mechanism design skills
Intuitive understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing
Exceptional verbal and visual communication skills
Team player with a good sense of responsibility and accountability
Proven success in a high growth, rapidly changing environment
Action-oriented with stellar process and organizational skills
Unrelenting intellectual curiosity and pride in doing awesome work
Awareness of shifting trends in contemporary design
Passion for what we are doing at Quirky
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