Test Manager – Shark Robotics


MA, Needham


The Shark Robotic Test Department’s role is leading a dynamic and focused team of Test Engineers and Technicians who develop test protocols and test plans for the Shark Robotic product lines to help identify any issues within our early concept designs. As such, the ideal candidate will play a key role in helping us evaluate whether our products meet the high demands of our consumers. The position is focused on determining how to evaluate new concepts and technologies, designing and building fixtures to perform these evaluations, and analyzing and reporting the results. There is a high degree of interaction with the Advanced Development Engineering and Product Development teams in this role.


  • Mentor, lead, and coach the Testing Team
  • Work with Product Development to understand consumer behavior and expectation to develop test methods that predict satisfaction
  • Quickly gain a solid understanding of current industry test methods and evaluations to build upon
  • Develop, adapt, validate, and document new concept and technologies test protocols
  • Design and build automated test fixtures for all Shark product types
  • Analyze and process test data for reporting to product teams and executive leadership
  • Hands on involvement in testing and mentoring Test Engineers and Technicians
  • Maintain test plans at the component and product levels
  • Assess product specifications through testing


  • BSME or similar technical discipline major
  • 5+ years of product test engineering experience – previous management experience is ideal
  • Prior experience designing and building electromechanical systems
  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting, prior exposure to test procedures is a plus
  • Ability to translate consumer use cases to repeatable test procedures
  • Effectively communicate within the department and to senior leadership
  • Change agent with energy, passion, and enthusiasm to drive change
  • Analytical, problem solving, and root-cause analysis skills
  • Ability to multi-task and handle tasks with competing priorities effectively
  • Travel – 10% – 20%, after travel restrictions are lifted

Desired Attributes:

  • Hands-on with a ‘Tinkerer/builder’ mindset
  • Ability to identify and apply multiple creative solution potentials to understand and resolve a problem
  • Follows activities through to completion
  • Willingness to learn while stepping outside of one’s comfort zone

At SharkNinja, our purpose is to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world! We work very hard to provide our consumers with high quality, exciting 5-star products that make life easier. We thrive on passion and innovation, and are looking for great people, with great ideas, who want to build the next big thing and develop while they do. At SharkNinja, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is vital to our global success. Valuing each unique voice and blending all of our diverse skills strengthens SharkNinja’s innovation every day. We support ALL of our associates in bringing their authentic selves to work, making an impact, and having the opportunity for career acceleration. With help from our leadership, associates, and our community, we aim to have equity be a key component of the SharkNinja DNA.