Design Quality Engineer

Specialized Bicycle Components

Morgan Hill, California

Full time


Jun 6

Are you ready to combine your passion for an active lifestyle with a meaningful and multifaceted career in the cycling industry? At Specialized, our teammates are encouraged to explore roles in a variety of functions throughout their careers. We value curiosity, a desire to try new things, and an eagerness to learn about all aspects of the business. No matter where you begin with the company, you get to decide where you want to go whether it’s marketing, finance, product development, sales, or an international assignment. Join us in making the world a better place through the power of bicycles and build your dream career at the same time!


Are you an inquisitive engineer with a passion for bikes who is willing to use a hands-on approach to process analysis and improvement? Can you see the risks in a new design and propose ways to eliminate them? Are you passionate about using data to drive product improvements that impact our riders? If you were able to answer “yes” to these questions, we want to talk to you!


  • Build safety, quality, and performance into all Specialized products
  • Ensure that products are designed properly, delivered on time, and completed to reduce warranty costs
  • Ensure that the field test program is carried out and leads to successful production approval

  • Design for Quality
  • Lead targeted DFMEAs in New/Unique/Different/Difficult (NUDD) areas of a project
  • Lead Risk Assessments for new products
  • Identify functional, service, reliability, and manufacturability risks for new designs
  • Develop and implement countermeasures for issues identified during FMEA, CCT, Field Testing
  • Be the voice for Quality during development of new product with R&D
  • Build the voice of our riders into new designs and ensure that significant issues are communicated and resolved
  • Communicate feedback from field issues & lessons learned at the start of new projects
  • Build & manage a product validation plans for projects
  • Field testing
  • Actively participate in Field Testing program and ensure field test issues are resolved before production approval.
  • Assign team members to resolve field test problems. Document completed field test work in a summary field test report.
  • Continuous improvements
  • Improve the various Quality processes as needed to ensure success of the Design Quality team
  • Identify possible ways to improve our field test program
  • Participate in or lead NPI process improvement projects



  • Bachelor’s Degree in engineering in any of the following fields - mechanical, materials, industrial, process or manufacturing engineering
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Eagerness to work in a fast-paced environment with constant innovation and bold timelines
  • Experience working in an R&D environment
  • You’re a passionate cyclist and bike mechanic


  • 1 to 3 years of post-graduate experience in a process development, manufacturing engineering, or quality role
  • Knowledge of formal quality tools and methods for problem solving and process control
  • Experience facilitating risk assessments (FMEA) and leading problem-solving or process improvement teams
  • Experience with outsourced manufacturing, especially with Asian suppliers
  • Ability to read GD&T



First and foremost, we are riders. We share the core belief that bikes help make the world a better place. From product development and operations, to finance and marketing - every role at Specialized contributes to a culture of sustainable, global growth and innovation. Around the world, we work to recruit candidates who are passionate and curious with the belief that everyone has the potential to be a leader.



  • Based in Morgan Hill, CA
  • Health benefits, 401K, plus additional perks including a competitive employee discount. For additional information on benefits and perks, please visit 
  • Dog friendly offices
  • International travel required


We want to increase representation of all races, genders, and body types in the cycling industry and are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce where all people thrive. We encourage everyone – especially those from marginalized groups – to apply to our job postings and help us earn the position as the rider’s brand of choice. We are always looking for creative, innovative, and passionate people who are eager to contribute to our mission of pedaling the planet forward. Regardless of your qualifications, if you are ready to make a difference, please apply and let us know how you can make an impact at Specialized!

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