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Vista Outdoor Product Development Electrical Engineer - QuietKat in Eagle, Colorado

Job Description

QuietKat, founded in 2012 by twin brothers Jake and Justin Roach, is the #1 hunt, fish and overland premium electric bike brand on the planet. Our rugged all-terrain eBikes were originally designed to elevate the backcountry experience by replacing traditional ATVs and combustion-powered vehicles with a nimble, quiet, and efficient alternative. QuietKat is strategically located in Eagle, Colorado, home to legendary powder days, endless MTB trails, and award-winning trout streams.

Since May 2021, QuietKat has been a proud member of the Vista Outdoor family of brands.

The Product Development Electrical Engineer is responsible for the development of industry-leading concepts for electric bikes designed with a maniacal attention to detail and quality for people who want to go further in the great outdoors. The role will oversee product management, responsible from ideation through prototyping, initial development, and final development for software, UX touchpoints, battery systems, and motor programming.

This individual will develop and prove out technical, manufacturable, and consumer-valued product concepts and technical abilities that ultimately support future products that provide a benefit to the consumer, while striving to achieve or exceed standards beyond state of the art for return value to the company.

We're looking for a talented engineer with a passion for life on two wheels, and bringing electrical bikes even further into the future.

Principal Duties

  • Responsible for portions of the Long Range Product Roadmap as it relates to electrical components of all QuietKat bicycles and accessories

  • Meticulously update and create design documentation such as engineering drawings, product and material specifications, bill of materials, etc., to assure quality in product designs

  • Owns all product development activities for specified projects, from ideation and first prototype through commercialization and production

  • Develops and evaluates designs relative to applicable standards

  • Contributes creative solutions to problems identified along with Supply Chain, Customer Experience, and Brand Management; contributes creative concepts for problems yet to be identified

  • Maintains product certifications and safety compliance (example: UL, FCC, Certifications, Testing, CPSC Compliance).

  • Manages App development for QuietKat products.

  • Creates drawings, models and working prototypes

  • Tests functional prototypes to verify design intent through virtual or physical methods

  • Responsible for testing protocols and UX Maintenance of all components in IOT/Smart products.

  • Lead, Manage, and Direct work by outside design firms (both for physical product and software)

  • May be involved in communication with suppliers overseas using chat and video conferencing technologies. This may require work beyond the typical 9am-5pm hours.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering (BS ECE), Manufacturing & Design Engineering (BS MaDE) or equivalent work experience

  • At least 5 years in the electrical products, app development, smart-products industry or similar life experience with pj components, design and concepts

  • Solid knowledge and understanding of UL Certification, FCC Regulations, and CPSCA standards for product lines

  • Experience acquiring and/or integrating manufacturing operations

  • Project Management experience to include great communication, scheduling, budget and resource planning, team building, and risk management.

  • PMP Certification considered an asset

  • Experience with Battery Management System (BMS) a plus.

  • High competency and experience with app development.

Compensation for this role ranges from 73,600 to 99,600, depending on skills and experience.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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Join our talented team! Employees at Vista Outdoor are passionate and committed to delivering quality products to our customers. Our culture centers on an engaged and accountable workforce. Our goal is to attract and retain a diverse workforce: rich in talent, background, ideas and experience.

Vista Outdoor is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered for employment without regard race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and any other characteristics protected by law. The EEO Law poster is available here: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

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