Tire Design Engineer

Engineering Waterloo, Wisconsin


A bit about us

Trek is an awesome place to work, with amazing benefits for all employees. We build only products we love, provide incredible hospitality to our customers, and change the world by getting more people on bikes. When you’re on our team, you’re taken care of, encouraged to learn and grow, and given lots of opportunities to do so. Give us your best, and we’ll give it right back. Sound pretty sweet? Then come join us!

Job Description:

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced engineer to develop the best road and mountain bike tires in the world. This will be done through extensive research, prototyping, testing with high level athletes, design work, lab testing, and production project implementation



  • Plan and perform engineering research, design, testing, and development tasks for Bontrager tire products of varying complexity and in a team environment
  • Learn, create, and implement engineering tools that will enable you and your teammates to be successful in creating best-in-class tires
  • Create and develop engineering specification packages that effectively communicate to internal and external partners to ensure products meet given project parameters
  • Effectively balance multiple projects, responsibilities, and tasks simultaneously
  • Translate customer/rider feedback into specifications for tread design, compounds, and constructions
  • Work in conjunction with Trek Factory Racing teams to develop appropriate Bontrager and Trek product that perform at the highest level
  • Develop collaborative relationships with tire vendors and work with them to develop new bicycle tire technologies
  • Stays informed of new technology through contact with tire vendors, technical publications, and seminars
  • Provide tire expertise to bike groups, athletes, marketing, and other internal customers


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, tire engineering, materials science, or equivalent
  • Experience in tire development including tire compounds, tread design, and constructions
  • Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work in a fast pace team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, able to interact effectively with domestic and international teammates
  • Attitude that fosters continuous improvement and flexibility
  • Proficient planning and organization skills, initiative, accountability, and attention to details
  • Proficient mechanical aptitude and solid modeling abilities
  • Competent computer database, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing abilities


Specialized Skills and Knowledge

  • Passion for and knowledge of high-performance bicycle tires
  • In depth knowledge and experience developing rubber compounds for high end tires
  • In depth knowledge of tread design for off-road tires
  • Knowledge of high-end tire materials and constructions, and how these influence performance
  • Passion for sustainability and interest in working with vendors to make our products eco friendly
  • Experience owning a tire product design from initial concept though production implementation
  • Proficient with 3D printing and computer aided engineering tools including solid modeling and simulation
  • Experience with statistics, advanced mathematical modeling, and analysis programs such as FEA and CFD
  • Understanding of tire testing and analysis of testing results to further develop products



  • 5-10 years' experience in an engineering related field focused on R&D and product development
  • Bachelor’s degree, tire engineering, materials science, or equivalent
  • Post graduate studies in an engineering related field is a plus


Trek Benefits:

Flexible and fun company culture

Competitive health care

Flexible holiday schedule – 10 company holidays

Competitive vacation package

401k Match

ESOP program

Tuition Reimbursement up to $15,000! (Undergraduate & Masters programs)

Employee discounts on all product

Deep partner retail discounts

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