Lovevery is a fast-growing digitally native brand co-founded by successful serial entrepreneurs and based in Boise, Idaho. Our customers are parents, and our mission is to help them feel confident they are giving their children meaningful development experiences in the critical early years of life. Taking a science-based approach, Lovevery products have won awards from Red Dot, Parents’ Choice, and NAPPA. Lovevery was named one of Fast Company's 10 most innovative education companies of 2022.

The Role

The Product Engineer Lead must have entrepreneurial ambitions and a strong professional record to back them up. We are looking for a creative problem solver that is able to manage everything from high level project milestones down to the technical details of every part. The job responsibilities include technical development and engineering project management of a variety of products and product lines, from conceptual stages through design, validation testing and manufacturing. This position will report directly to the Product Engineering Manager.


  • Create and collaborate with Design, Engineering, Product Development, Safety and Quality teams to develop children's toys and products that promote early stage development.
  • Manage entire product lines through New Product Development pipeline.
  • Create and evaluate designs that adhere to strict safety, regulatory and performance requirements.
  • Advise on feasibility of material selections to meet product requirements.
  • Lead Engineering Point of Contact with Quality Engineers, Safety and Product Development for product pipelines.
  • Interpret and communicate product milestones in intradepartmental meetings.
  • Maintain a working relationship directly with suppliers to evaluate designs and optimize for manufacturing.
  • Research and implement new manufacturing methods and materials for use in new or existing products. Up to 25% international travel required to suppliers in Asia.

Attributes required for success in the role

  • Attribute 1: A willingness to jump in to problems head-first and hands-on to help team members accomplish goals
  • Attribute 2: Ability to understand both engineering problems as well as how solutions and timing pertain to the business as a whole
  • Attribute 3: Ability to break down complex problems into digestible information for stakeholders across various departments

About You

  • 5 years of professional experience performing mechanical engineering of materials (including material comparisons and applications) using Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (“GD&T”) and performing computer-aided design (using Solidworks) in the children’s toys field;
  • 5 years of professional experience using polymers and design for injection molding, model making, and prototyping;
  • 5 years of professional experience adhering to consumer products safety guidelines (including ASTM F963-17); 2 years of professional experience drafting technical standards and practices using Engineering PDM systems; and
  • 5 years of professional experience with engineering project management and executing engineering projects independently.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or U.S. equivalent in Operations, Mechanical Engineering, or related field, plus 5 years of professional experience as a Product Engineer in the toy industry.
  • Must be local or willing to relocate to Boise, Idaho, remote candidates are not eligible for this role.

The Benefits/Perks You’ll Enjoy

  • Competitive salary, benefits and stock option package
  • 3 weeks PTO in year 1 +14 paid holidays
  • Generous parental leave
  • Any equipment you need to get the job done
  • Free/discounted Lovevery products

Lovevery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in all forms. All employment decisions at Lovevery are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, HIV status, marital status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate.