Product Design Engineering Director, Cowboy – Brussels (BE)


About the job

The Role

We’re looking for an experienced Product Design Engineering Director to help us achieve our ambitious vision: to change urban mobility through mass production of high-tech yet affordable electric bicycles.

You will take ultimate responsibility over the development and the evaluation of mechanical parts of our bikes. You will find innovative solutions to achieve our design target while keeping performance high, BOM cost within budget and insure ever better reliability. From conception to production, from the choice of supplier to signing-off final drawings.

As a key part of the Engineering team you will also have to nurture and grow a young but talented team into a world class engineering function.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Lead the product design engineering and development of the future bike platforms of Cowboy
  • Lead design and drawing review for all mechanical modules, constantly improving the quality of the engineering
  • Support industrial design team to design new concepts and evaluate technical feasibility by rapid prototyping
  • Be willing and cable to design new mechanical parts yourself, leading by example with innovate solutions
  • Write test plans and approve test reports
  • Work closely with supplier; on-site when required
  • Manage a growing team of Product Design Engineers
  • Set up the right processes and use the right tools to make sure the product design function is a scalable part of the Hardware Engineering department.
  • Manage the selection, evaluation, and integration of external resources


Who we are looking for

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience, having some experience in the bike industry is a plus.
  • Experience with metallic and plastic part/sub-assy development with a strong partnership with industrial designer
  • Able to design in SolidWorks
  • Familiarity with the challenges of development for high-volume manufacturing.
  • Hands on experience with rapid prototyping, fine tuning and reliability testing.
  • Understanding of core technologies that drive state of the art plastic and metallic manufacturing.
  • Experience in planning engineering projects (from concept to production)
  • Excellent technical, leadership and communication skills
  • Result focused mindset, ability to drive the team to efficiently and successfully release new products

Who We Are

In 2018, Cowboy introduced the most beautiful, simple, and connected electric bike for urban riders. With a vision to be the ideal mode of transport, Cowboy has transformed the electric bike to be a fully connected ecosystem that our riders experience every day. Over time, the cultural impact we imagine is one of creating the living city – urban environments that are more mindful of us and the way we want to move and more sustainable for all its inhabitants.

We are a disrupter in the market with ambitious goals, winning Red-Dot awards in 2018, 2019, and 2021. We enhance the riding experience by unifying intelligent technology, delightful design, and meticulous customer service. Our mission is to become the most desirable micro-mobility company in Europe & US by 2025.

In May 2021, Cowboy launched its fourth model, introducing a new frame with a wireless phone charging feature. Our bikes, on-demand test rides, and repair services are available in more than 10 European countries and our bikes are available across the U.S.A. In January 2022, Cowboy raised $80 Million of funding from international investors led by HCVC and Siam Capital with continued support from previous investors Index and Tiger Global in the Series C round.

A Cowboy is someone with the courage, despite their fears, to follow their own intuition and to move their own way. Courage is the human emotion shared among our riders and with us as a brand.


What we offer you

  • Highly competitive package with a clear and open salary structure
  • Equity
  • 30 days annual leave/ vacation days (exclusive of local bank holidays)
  • Your own Cowboy bike* (and a nice discount for your family)
  • Monthly wellbeing budget
  • Annual L&D budget
  • If you are based in Belgium then an annual budget to cover some of your costs on the days you chose to work from home. If you aren’t based in Belgium then you will receive a monthly remote work fund to set you up for success or co-working subscription if preferred.
  • Opportunity to become one of the key employees of a fast-growing startup with open, respectful and fun company culture
  • Daily meal allowance
  • Having a real impact on the company’s growth and evolution
  • Working with people who love what they do every day
  • for the duration of your contract

Just like our rider community in cities across Europe, diversity is a strength. No matter where you come from, or the path you’re on, Cowboy is inclusive and so is our workplace. Your unique skills, passion, and perspective will help us continue to transform mobility and urban life for the better.

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