Product Engineer, Road Bikes
Specialized Bicycle Components - Morgan Hill, CA

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In this position you will be a key part of our Road Engineering team which encompasses all composite road frames and forks as well as selected alloy frames. Good verbal and written communication skills are very important working in our fast paced environment with designers, product managers, test labs and factories. You’ll be primarily responsible for aspects of engineering projects from concept thru production. You’ll need to be able to successfully manage all aspects of a project in order to turn a concept into a production product. A successful candidate will relish new designs and concepts that make Road projects more relevant and useful for our customers.


  • Engineer meaningful and innovative products that inspire cyclists & lead the industry
  • Collaborate with designers, product managers, developers, graphic designers, and marketing to develop and produce industry-leading products
  • Brainstorm new concepts and ideas for our products & work to gain insight for the needs of the Road bicycle category
  • Attend trade shows for inspiration and to stay current with trends
  • International travel to our factories in Asia

  • Design Engineering:
  • Assist Senior Engineers in taking new projects from concept thru production and all phases in between with long term goal to fully lead such projects
  • Create 3D models and 2D drawings using Pro/ENGINEER of new products as well as any design change to in-line products
  • Perform analysis of new designs as needed
  • Iterate through design revisions utilizing internal design reviews and manufacturability feedback from factories
  • Create engineering briefs (requirements) for your projects with your team members
  • Create timelines for your projects and manage development of projects in order to meet these timelines
  • Work closely with our factories to keep project milestones on time

  • Product Testing & Approval:
  • Get prototypes made and into testing phases (lab testing and field testing)
  • Create test plans for all products and be responsible for making sure all products are completely tested in our labs
  • Iterate products thru design changes until all testing is passed in our labs. We don’t expect products to pass the 1 st time thru the lab but you’ve got to make sure the final product is 100% tested and approved.
  • Make sure all documentation is complete for your projects

  • Production Readiness:
  • Work with factories, manufacturing & quality engineers to get your products ready for production
  • Ensure tooling is correct and that tooling produces parts that meet our drawings
  • Conduct pilot runs as needed with factories to prove out production readiness
  • Be responsible for successful 1 st production startup of your new products

  • Engineering Team Continuous Improvement:
  • Work with engineering team to help improve processes and make our engineering team stronger
  • Perform other duties as required

  • Ideal candidate has bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with 1-3 years of relevant engineering experience. Outstanding recent University graduates will also be considered.
  • Experience with CAD software, Pro/ENGINEER is our standard at Specialized. Ability to use surfacing features in Pro/ENGINEER is highly desirable.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques used in the bicycle industry. Knowledge of composites is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment & complete tasks within product creation timelines. Organization skills are a must.
  • Experience working with international cultures and vendors
  • Hand-on skills are desirable
  • Avid cyclist and bike mechanic