Product Development Engineer – Golf

Vista Outdoor Operations, LLC

San Diego, CA


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Job Description

Bushnell Golf created the first laser rangefinder for golf, and we’ve introduced every meaningful innovation since. As the dominate #1 Rangefinder in golf, used by 98% of PGA tour pros, Bushnell Golf is the definitive choice of golfers for Laser Rangefinders, GPS devices and Personal Launch Monitors. Bushnell golf is sold globally in the world’s most recognized golf retail outlets, in over 7,000 green grass accounts, and across several on-line outlets.

Our San Diego, CA location is seeking an experienced Product Development Engineer to join our talented team. The Product Development Engineer reports to the Head of Engineering for Bushnell Golf. Product Development Engineer will join the dynamic team that develops best in class ranging products for the Golf market. The Product Development Engineer will work with the Product Line Manager to define projects proposals and evaluate bid responses. The Product Development Engineer will work with development partners in the development of the product, write and conduct test procedures to evaluate product and project progress, communicate to the organization the release readiness of the product, and provide technical support for sales and customer service.

The Product Development Engineer role provides the opportunity to travel, work with engineers on leading edge designs, and educate the broader organization on the detailed functionality of our products.

Being successful in this role will require a solid understanding in technical products, product development, project management, and software. The ideal candidate will also be comfortable developing and executing test procedures, assisting in the creation and modification of product concepts and design, will offer input on UX and software flow and functionality, and will support in the development of training materials (video, manuals, presentations, etc). The Bushnell Golf Product Development Engineer will be intimately familiar with all technical product specifications and as such could be asked to help prepare product demonstrations, engineering calculations, research.


  • Work with Product line manager, external vendors, and internal resources to define and develop products for a successful and timely release.

  • Work with Product line manager to define product and features.

  • Create detailed specifications for product

  • Define feature and function operation

  • Work with external vendors through the development cycle to address issues, provide direction and clarity, and to assure schedule adherence.

  • Provide project management for the project. Build project schedule, Track progress to schedule, project schedule variations, and work to correct schedule variations. Communicate to team and overall organization schedule status.

  • Develop test plans to verify product is meeting requirements and to validate product meets customer needs. Execute test plans and confirm successful completion has been achieved prior to product release.

  • Define regulatory requirements for the project. Work with vendors to confirm regulatory testing has been successfully completed. Confirm necessary regulatory information is appropriately place on product and packaging.

  • Maintain development issues list. Prioritize issues and communicate issues to vendors and internal organization. Work with vendors to resolve issue. Track issue metrics as a confirmation of schedule progress.

  • Provides documentation and procedures on development products for Quality.

  • Define release readiness requirements. Track and communicate release readiness status to organization.

  • Provides sustaining support for products in the market. Works with internal and external resources to monitor field quality and quickly resolve issues.

  • Works with team for competitive product assessment.

  • Maintains Technology Roadmap. Creates list of concept technologies and features. Works to ready concept items so that they are available when slated project starts.


  • 8+ years of experience in technical capacity in product development, preferably with Consumer technology / electronics, consumer sporting goods.

  • 4 year Technical degree with Electrical, Mechanical, or system Engineering degree preferred.

  • Good understanding of electrical, mechanical, and software development process.

  • Experience with software development and App development preferred.

  • Experience with Bluetooth development preferred.

  • Experience in Optics product development preferred.

  • Experience in working with oversees vendors.

  • Team player, with good ability to work independently and take leadership roles. Demonstrated ability to work within high functioning cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment where continuous innovation is a way of life.

  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative skills, to back up assumptions and develop business cases.

  • Willingness to roll up your sleeves and do whatever it takes to help your team win.

  • Demonstrated ability to dive deep in understanding the product, our business, and the competitive landscape.

  • Proactive, solutions-orientation with a history of solving unique, complex problems that have a broad, inter-connected impact on the business.

  • Interest with technology in sporting goods and outdoor products.

  • Good written and oral communications skills.

  • Proficient in Microsoft office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project) and use of computers.

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally.

  • Fluent in English. Multilingual preferred. Multilingual including Chinese a plus.

Pay Range:

$64,500.00 - $96,700.00

The actual annual salary offered to a candidate will be based on variables including experience, geographic location, education, and skills/achievements, and will be mutually agreed upon at the time of offer.

We offer a highly competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including: medical and dental, vision, disability and life insurance, 401K, PTO, tuition reimbursement, gear discounts and the ability to add value to an exciting mission!

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