Design Engineer

Engineering London, United Kingdom


What you’ll be working on

In this role you will be working within our multidisciplinary hardware team and taking the lead on developing future changes to our products, playing a critical role in bringing innovative concepts to life. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the future of sports technology and make a significant impact in designing products that empower athletes worldwide.

Your day-to-day

  • Design, develop, and enhance product enclosures while considering factors such as aesthetics, ergonomics, manufacturability, and assembly.
  • Utilise 3D modelling software (such as Onshape, SolidWorks, or similar tools) to create detailed designs, prototypes, and visualisations of products.
  • Evaluate, recommend, and ensure compliance with industry safety standards, regulations, and certifications throughout the product design process.
  • Prioritise user-centric design principles to create products that are intuitive, user-friendly, and enhance the overall athlete experience.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams, including mechanical engineers, electronic engineers, and firmware developers, to integrate design elements seamlessly into the overall product development process.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and evaluate design concepts to ensure technical feasibility and scalability.
  • Design and create testing jigs, fixtures, and tooling to support internal testing processes and facilitate efficient quality control.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements in design engineering, materials, manufacturing processes, and emerging technologies relevant to sports technology products.
  • Collaborate with external suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure successful production and assembly of designed components and enclosures.
  • Participate in design reviews, providing constructive feedback and suggestions to enhance product performance, aesthetics, and usability.

You should apply if

  • Minimum three (3) years of professional experience in design engineering, with a focus on product development and enclosure design.
  • Proficiency in 3D modelling software, such as Onshape, SolidWorks or similar tools, and experience with creating detailed design documentation.
  • Strong understanding of design for manufacturing (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) principles to ensure efficient production and assembly processes.
  • Experience in prototyping and rapid iteration processes (3D printing) to validate and refine design concepts.
  • Knowledge of materials, finishes, and manufacturing processes relevant to plastic injection moulding, sheet metal fabrication, and other common production methods.
  • Familiarity with industry safety standards, regulations, and certifications relevant to consumer electronics or wearable technology products.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment, collaborating with engineers and designers from various disciplines.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, with the ability to translate complex requirements into practical design solutions.
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design, or a related field.

Even better if you have:

  • Hands-on workshop skills.
  • CAM processes.
  • Knowledge of thermoforming techniques (vacuum and pressure forming).
  • Experience working in a dental office or dental manufacturing environment.
  • Basic electronics knowledge (circuitry, electronic components, wiring principles).
  • passion for sports and athletics.

Pay range: £44,000 to £62,000 annually
Hybrid work schedule


ORB Innovations is a London-based startup making waves in the world of contact and combat sports. With a passion for innovation, ORB makes Smart Mouthguards that protect athletes teeth AND track their fitness, performance and wellness, providing valuable data to help them train smarter and push further... What's a Smart Mouthguard? Imagine a Fitbit, in a mouthguard!

ORB's products are the first and only of their kind, from heart-pumping beats to head-turning impacts, we've got these athletes covered with a wearable that's tailored to their sport.

Founded in 2017, ORB has spent over 5 years tirelessly working to bring this groundbreaking technology to market. Now, as ORB expands its team, join us in bringing the future of sports technology to athletes everywhere.


Our process involves three stages:

  1. Resume Review & Short List.
  2. Initial Call (Depending on the role, a take home task may also be requested).
  3. Final Interview.

Our average process takes approximately 2-3 weeks, but we always work around your availability.

You will have the chance to speak to our recruitment team at various points during your process but if you do have any specific questions or want to talk through reasonable adjustments ahead of or during your application, please contact us at [email protected].


We're a hardware enabled sports analytics startup with an expanding passionate team, collaborating and creating extraordinary physical & digital products that have the potential to make a significant difference to our customers lives. If you love sports and technology, this is where the two meet!

There are loads of ways we help ORB-ians do the best work. We often review and enhance our benefits, but here's a brief overview of what we offer right now. If you'd like more information on any of them, just ask!

You can see a full list of employee benefits at


We are actively creating an equitable environment for every ORB-ian to thrive.

One of our priorities is to promote diversity and inclusion, ensuring that we provide ample support for all our employees to grow within the company. Embracing diversity in all its forms and fostering an inclusive environment are essential to our ethos.

As an equal opportunity employer, we consider all applicants for employment without any bias based on ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, family or parental status, national origin, veteran status, neurodiversity status, or disability status.