Product Developer Job Description

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April 1st, 2020

A Product Developer manages the process of developing a product or enhancing existing products in order to meet customer expectations effectively. Product Developers conduct research, develop proposals, and supervise the design process.

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We are looking for a Product Developer to be responsible for creating and developing new products and improving existing products. The responsibilities of a Product Developer include conducting market research, collaborating with marketing, technical and manufacturing specialists, and developing prototypes.

To be successful as a Product Developer, you should have engineering and design knowledge, solid knowledge of the prototype design process, and strong written and verbal communication skills. Ultimately, a good Product Developer should be highly innovative, possess the ability to problem-solve and work well within a team.

Product Developer Responsibilities:

  • Creating and enhancing products that fill a niche in the market or allow their clients to remain competitive.
  • Determining product specifications according to a number of various factors and uses.
  • Supporting manufacturing and design activities by developing prototypes for products in development.
  • Consulting market research materials and sales data to ensure that products are viable and competitive.
  • Submitting proposals and designs for evaluation by the project team and management before moving to the next stage.

Product Developer Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Industrial Design.
  • Proven working experience as a Product Developer or in related field.
  • Be comfortable using prototyping equipment (3D printers and CNC machines).
  • Be comfortable using Design software (SOLIDWORKS and Autodesk).
  • Work well within a team.
  • Creative and innovative thinking skills.
  • Problem-solving skills.

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