Freelance Design Engineer

Outward Hound

Centennial, CO, USA


Jan 4

Freelance only - Must have an EIN or be willing to obtain one 


In this freelance role, you will serve as an engineering partner within the design and product teams as needed. You will work collaboratively with the team to solve technical manufacturing problems and help develop & analyze complex, innovative products.

Work Performed:


  • Help the product team analyze & investigate materials & manufacturing technologies/processes
  • Help champion the transformation of Industrial Design concepts into functional and manufacturable products
  • Analyze and correct complex product design issues
  • Help the team select components & materials based on analysis of specification, reliability, and regulatory requirements
  • Consult with the team in the development process by ensuring designs are cost efficient, manufacturable, and reliable
  • Communicate complex technical information in clear language to team members, leaders, and product line managers
  • Consult with team on design for manufacturability (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) recommendations from factory partners
  • Identify potential production, quality and costing issues and make recommendations to ensure brand integrity
  • Available to meet with team to participate in technical design reviews & sample reviews
  • Able to meet project deadlines as given


  • In-depth knowledge of relevant manufacturing processes
  • Experience with intellectual property and the patent process
  • Effective planning/organizational skills with a demonstrated ability to multi-task and set priorities
  • Design engineering experience using CAD (Solidworks preferred)
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • High level of attention to detail with outstanding follow-through
  • High sense of urgency, punctuality, and time management skills
  • Strong communication skills


  • College degree in related field (Mechanical engineering preferred)
  • Minimum 5-7 years of experience in consumer product related field

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