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Interested candidates for US positions please visit http://jarden.jobs/ to access all K2 Sports job opportunities posted on the website of our parent company Jarden Corporation. For international positions please contact through the email provided in the specific job posting.

Region: United States | Europe

United States
BCA Product Development Jr Embedded Systems Engineer, Boulder, CO

Position Purpose:

The Junior systems engineer in this role will undertake all tasks normally undertaken by engineers in the field of Embedded Systems design such as (but not limited to); circuit design/board layout (Altium), simulation (LTSpice, Matlab), prototyping (SMT, PTH), software design/implementation, BoM review, component selection, supplier management, engineering testing (circuit level and product level) and acceptance testing to applicable standards as well as defect root cause analyzes.

The Junior systems engineer will be mentored by senior engineers.

For more information about our products and values, please take a look at our website: http://www.backcountryaccess.com

Principal Accountabilities:

Support lead ESW and HW engineers on day to day work. Design isolated software portions with clear and defined interfaces. Drive whitebox testing. Support HW designer by designing layouts and updating designs for out of life components. Build testing PCBA part of fixtures used both local and offshore manufacturing. Help on quoting process on transferring CFM parts to EMS provider.

Minimum Qualification:

  • Bachelors degree in related field or near graduation.
  • Sound grasp of circuit theory.
  • Ability to work in a team and self-confidence to admit not knowing something.
  • Ability to use standard laboratory equipment, Oscilloscope, DMM, power supplies
  • Experience with microcontroller

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in Embedded C for the PIC microcontroller family (PIC24, PIC18, PIC32)
  • Experience in board layout (particularly Altium)
  • Hands on prototyping experience (soldering etc)

Experience on Labview, PC based C# and embed

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Product Development Senior Engineering Technician , Des Moines, WA

Essential Job Duties

  • Perform product testing for the K2 Research and Development Lab. 
  • Report test results and review with the Test Lab Manager/Engineer(s) to direct Product Development towards design objectives.
  • Design test fixtures and test equipment.  Coordinate the fabrication with the Machine Shop.
  • Instrument products for acquiring load data for laboratory and field testing.
  • Manage a large scale test load of varying products in order to maximize test throughput.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment including Universal Test Machines, Test Chambers, and K2-specific standalone machines to ensure they meet performance and durability requirements.

 



Internet Services Web Designer, Seattle, WA

Position Purpose:

The role of the Web Designer is to design front-end solutions that will be implemented in both new and existing websites. This position is skilled in visual and interactive design and information architecture, and has a solid understanding of web technologies. This role will collaborate with the web department, marketing, and in-house designers on a variety of assignments working in tandem with brand designers and our other interaction designer on some projects and operate as the sole designer on others. This position will also work with the email marketing department to design emails for the brands.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Conceptualizing and designing beautiful and effective design solutions that engage the consumer across various platform (mobile, desktop, email). 
  • Translating marketing and business needs into dynamic and innovative UX/UI applications that provide the best possible user experiences.
  • Prepping designs for handing over to developers.
  • Communicating ideas by means of pencil sketches, wireframes and mockups in photoshop or other wireframing tools
  • Helping manage our assets library using Adobe’s Scene7 dynamic imaging platform.
  • Collaborating with web team members under the direction of Internet Services Managers.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of web/ UX/UI design experience. 
  • Strong portfolio or work samples showcasing web-based design. 
  • Ability to communicate user experience and interface design through sketches, user flows, and wireframes.
  • Experience designing for mobile. 
  • Must be organized, independent, and able to switch rapidly between different projects in a fast-paced environment. 

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K2 Skis Design Engineer , Seattle, WA

POSITION PURPOSE: The Design Engineer role will include design and development of new products for multiple categories.  The products should be high quality, good durability, marketable, capable of efficient production and cost effective.  The Design Engineer works closely with the Product Director, Product Line Manager and other colleagues to meet market and financial needs.  This position will be responsible for managing product briefs and new product planning, prototyping, creating product design and engineering documentation and working with vendors and suppliers for the commercialization of the products. 

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Work with Product Director and Product Line Manager to develop technologies and products to meet market needs and financial goals.

  • Work in Illustrator, CAD and with other appropriate tools to develop unique designs to fit unique K2 customer needs.

  • Prioritize, manage and execute all product-related approvals.  This includes managing the product testing.

  • Achieve product deliverables per the timeline.

  • Generate and update the specification sheets defining the construction of the products.

  • Define factory specifications and key measures.  Work with the factories to ensure quality and durability.

  • Submit engineering change notices for construction related changes at the factories.

  • Travel to trade shows, on-snow tests and manufacturing facilities in China.  Travel to Asia is required 3-4 times per year.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in Engineering or Industrial Design

  • 2-5 years work experience in product development

  • Adept use of CAD and or Adobe programs

  • Self motivated, excellent communication and problem solving skills.

  • Must be able to travel for a minimum of 4 international trips for a duration of 10-14 days.

  • Proficiency with outdoor sports

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Snowboard Boots Design Engineer-Boots, Seattle, WA

Position Purpose: Development of Snowboard Boot line. Hit quality needs, delivery goals, cost targets, budget limits, and innovation needs to be competitive in the market.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

1. Boot Development

  • Concept development working with teams, sales force, product testers, and other development resources.
  • Development of product and management of development resources (Factories, ID firms, in house resources…)
  • Control the yearly timeline, keeping the model line on target from early design concept through Sales Sample delivery.
  • Meet the needs of the appropriate audience (Team, novice-advanced rider, rental shop…) for fit, comfort, durability, performance, convenience…
  • Manage the balance between design direction and cost needs.
  • Stay clear of existing patents and create new ones for us where possible.
  • Testing designs in fit checks, the lab, and on-hill to insure design efficiency.
  • Coordinate material selection that balances effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Manage tooling build and buy-off of all parts.
  • Insure that creative department hits timeline goals for color, graphic, logo, and other creative needs.
  • Manage color sampling and color buy-off to meet the goals of the creative department in a manner that keeps the boots within the cost targets.
  • Manage the sampling and buy-off of packaging materials (assist with development as necessary, get film to the factories on time, get samples made and in the hangs of the creative department for buy-off.
  • Achieve on-time full boot buy off to get sample and production boots delivered on time.

2. Quality Assurancy and Warranty

  • Update and guide setting up specifications for quality control.
  • Confirmation that Q/A processes are efficient and effective.

3. Line Management

  • Develop and maintain accurate spec packs and BOM’s.
  • Develop and maintain accurate tool lists and development lists for clear agreement and communication of development projects.

4. Assist with development of promotional material and sales force education as requested or desired.

5. Maintain market awareness through interaction with the team, dealers and sales force, on hill experience, trade show research, shop visits, and other interaction.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • BS in Engineering, or Industrial Design
  • Four years of experience in footwear development and manufacturing or applicable product development experience.
  • Experience with illustrator, Photoshop, Solid Works or 3d Modeling Program and Microsoft Office software
  • Experience initiating and completing design projects from concept through production.
  • Experience setting-up running, and analyzing experiments.
  • Experience setting-up specifications for quality control and analyzing quality control data.

Skill Ability

  • Knowledge: Well versed in aspects of footwear development and manufacturing.
  • Must have an in depth knowledge of the snowboard market.
  • Mental: Must be willing to travel to trade shows, test sessions, and factories. Must be self motivated and able to manage projects at the factory. Must have attention to detail for design, production confirmation, and quality control.  Must be able to manage a wide range of projects from engineering to aesthetics. Must be patient enough to deal with language barrier at the factory. Must be strong willed to hold our position at the factory.
  • Interpersonal: Must be able to motivate available resources to focus on our projects. Must be able to clearly communicate even while traveling. Must be able to work in a team environment.
  • Physical: Must be able to travel frequently. Must be able to work while traveling.
  • Must be a snowboarder.
  • Please include a portfolio if you have one. Include in resume pdf

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Internet Services Email Marketing Coordinator, Seattle, Washington

Position Purpose:

The Email Marketing Coordinator works collaboratively cross-departmentally to help oversee the build and deployment of a variety of email marketing campaigns. This client-facing role can adapt their ideas and desires to fit the personality of that brand’s campaigns. This position is expected to develop and track email campaigns in order to increase the business' email marketing success. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Collaborate with Marketing and eCommerce persons for each of our 10 brands to fill in monthly email calendar and ensure staying on-track with deliverables
  • Build and test emails before they are sent, being held accountable for bugs or typos
  • Coordinate creative assets for emails from different marketing departments and designers
  • Work ahead of schedule and alongside Web Project Manager to see that required landing pages are in place when needed
  • List building: list cleaning and segmenting exercises
  • Actively work to ensure email campaigns are impactful and accurately tracked
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging web technologies, to investigate and know what is considered a “best practice” regarding email marketing
  • Oversee creative development of new email templates and redesign of existing templates, to ensure the adherence to best practices, optimization of deliverability, and look and feel
  • Analytical mindset: you will be instrumental in creating and sending reports communicating email performance
  • Build on knowledge of our current email activities and our audiences to discover ways to grow our lists organically

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-3 years experience in marketing and/or email marketing
  • Working knowledge of HTML/CSS, preferably with experience specific to emails
  • Must be organized, independent, and able to switch rapidly between different brands in a fast-paced environment
  • Can make your way around a PSD within Photoshop
  • Knowledge of campaign building and tracking
  • Knowledge of segmentation and persona development
  • Proficiency in MS Office
  • Team player attitude a must

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Bronto Email Marketing Platform
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics
  • Outdoor/winter industry knowledge is not required but considered a huge plus

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Europe
K2 Sports Praktikum Marketing, Penzberg, Germany

Für unser K2 Sports Marketing Team suchen wir jederzeit tatkräftige Unterstützung!

Du bist sportbegeistert und vielseitig, besitzt außerdem ein hohes Maß an Kreativität und Organisationstalent, bist neugierig und lernst schnell?

Wir bieten Dir die Möglichkeit in einem jungen und dynamischen Team mitzuarbeiten,  Erfahrungen in einem internationalen Unternehmen zu sammeln,  unsere Marketingaktivitäten aktiv zu unterstützen und Dich selbst einzubringen. Das Praktikum sollte einen Zeitraum von drei bis sechs Monaten umfassen.

Du unterstützt das Marketing Team von K2 Sports für die Marken K2 Skis, K2 Snowboarding, K2 Skates, Backcountry Access, Ride Snowboards, Line Skis, Full Tilt, Madshus und Zoot.


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