Advanced Development Engineer II at YETI Coolers, LLC

Posted in Other 18 days ago.

Location: Austin, Texas

Job Description:

At YETI, we believe that time spent outdoors matters more than ever and our gear can make that time extraordinary. When you work here, you'll have the opportunity to create exceptional, meaningful work and problem solve with innovative team members by your side. Together, you'll help our customers get the high-quality gear they need to make the most of their adventures. We are BUILT FOR THE WILD™.

The Advanced Development Engineer will report to the Sr. Manager, Design Engineering in Austin, TX. This role is a core member of the Food and Beverage engineering team acting as the conduit for long-term development initiatives, designing with manufacturing in mind while pushing the envelope of what is possible for the best product performance and user experience.

YETI is looking for a highly motivated Advanced Development Engineer with a proven track record of integrating innovative ideas into new products. You thrive in fast-paced environments with entrepreneurial DNA and are comfortable charting new territory. Your strong organizational skills allow you to stay on top of multiple projects at the same time. Your applied R&D background allows you to research, create, review, support, and manage the development of new technologies or products. You have a natural curiosity and repeatedly ask the question, "Is there a better way?" You can troubleshoot and problem solve every different kind of product, manufacturing, or material challenge thrown your way. In fact, you love solving problems - the bigger the challenge, the more satisfying the resolution.


  • Manage multiple projects from ideation to hand-over

  • Ability to work independently on multiple simultaneous projects

  • Translate non-technical requests into technical performance requirements

  • Establish product architecture including part breakout and material selection

  • Create proof of principle prototypes

  • Utilize CAD/CAE analysis tools to raise confidence in design

  • Establish product manufacturing specifications and critical to quality metrics

  • Scout for new technologies and new product ideas that are aligned with the product roadmap

  • Work with internal and external labs to establish appropriate test criteria for new technologies

  • Technical documentation of project progress as well as any functional or design constraints associated with the idea

Qualifications and Attributes:

  • B.S. or higher in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent work experience

  • At least 4 years of Design Engineering or R&D experience, or a combination of both

  • Domestic and international travel may be required (up to 15%)

  • Proficient in 2D, 3D CAD software (Solidworks preferred)

  • Experience with plastics manufacturing (injection molding preferred) Experience with multi-component assemblies (mechanisms a plus)

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Ability to distill complex information into concepts a non-technical audience can understand

  • Experience and knowledge of metal component fabrication preferred

  • FEA analysis experience (ANSYS, Moldflow preferred) Experience working directly with Marketing and Industrial Design teams preferred

This position is based at YETI's HQ in Austin, Texas, and relocation support will be offered to selected candidate.

YETI is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our commitment to creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture is at the center of everything we do for our YETIzens. We embrace all applicants looking to bring their authentic selves to YETI and contribute to our mission of keeping the wild WILD. Find out more about our commitment to DE&I at

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