At Polaris our DNA started with co-founders Edgar Hetteen, his younger brother Allan and his close friend David Johnson who had somewhere to be and no way to get there. 65 years later, you still see that drive, ingenuity, and pioneering spirit in everything we do.

Sr. Design Engineer (Accessories)

Location: Bangalore, Karnataka IN


Job Number: 4966

Requisition Number: R4975

Position Title:

External Description: At Polaris Inc., we have fun doing what we love by driving change and innovation. We empower employees to take on challenging assignments and roles with an elevated level of responsibility in our agile working environment. Our people make us who we are, and we create incredible products and experiences that empower us to Think Outside.


The Sr. Design Engineer (SDE) is responsible and accountable for overseeing projects from kick-off to completion, while providing a key role in the design of cutting-edge products. A successful SDE will have a solid understanding of product development specific to light truck and SUV vehicle accessories, clearance requirements, 3D modeling in Solidworks using sheet metal, tube structures and surfacing. The SDE will be also be strong in project management to keep projects on pace with required timelines.


  • Creates sheet metal assembly models from scratch while keeping sheet metal best practices and DFM in mind to ensure the product is production ready
  • Creates designs for manufacture, researches and analyze potential issues and retrieves information to execute a project from design brief to production manufacturing and ensure adherence to established specifications and standards
  • Maintains existing applications and continued product enhancements
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to other team members when needed
  • Manage timelines for multiple projects from inception to launch
  • Maintains a hands on/driving role in the fabrication and fit up of prototype parts, drive evaluation, installation, and development of field fixes as required
  • Supports project manager in completing projects as required to maximize the number of new products released to the market
  • Creates working models and drawings using Solidworks
  • Documents part assemblies, creates Bill of Materials
  • Creates detailed installation instruction outlines in conjunction with a fabricator
  • Develops manufacturing work instructions and tooling as required to introduce new products into our work environment
  • Evaluates competitors designs for use in continuous improvement processes

  • 4-year degree in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering or equivalent education and work experience
  • 4+ years ofrelated work experience in a Design, Engineering, Research & Development (R&D) environment
  • Intermediate knowledge of aftermarket accessories market with moderate understanding of vehicle ride dynamics
  • Ability to communicate technical requirements and process needs to vendors, peers, management, manufacturing team
  • Proficiency in hardware and assemblies required specific to automotive applications with working knowledge of materials/hardware and appropriate applications
  • Ability to render initial design concepts quickly with ability to innovate by offering multiple designs within the product development cycle
  • Thorough understanding for in house and outsourced manufacturing techniques
  • Understanding of common industry standards, ASME, ANSI and GD&T
  • Understand project demands upon Kick-off, e.g. long lead time potentials
  • Have ability to QC and approve 1st articles using required equipment, e.g. CMM
  • Understand and apply 4WP Engineering Guidelines, clearances etc.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to hit product launch deadlines
  • Provide technical guidance and advice to other team members when needed
  • Proven MS Windows and MS Office skills, Office 365 preferred
  • Experience with Project Management software, WRIKE experience a plus
  • Proven proficiency in Solidworks sheet metal and tube structures. Solidworks surfacing a plus
  • Experience with the design of forgings in both steel and aluminum a plus

  • Working conditions are office environment.
  • Ability to use multiple hand tools

We are an ambitious, resourceful, and driven workforce, which empowers us to Think Outside. Apply today!

About Polaris

As the global leader in Powersports, Polaris Inc. (NYSE: PII) pioneers product breakthroughs and enriching experiences and services that have invited people to discover the joy of being outdoors since our founding in 1954. With annual 2019 sales of $6.8 billion, Polaris' high-quality product line-up includes the Polaris RANGER®, RZR® and Polaris GENERAL side-by-side off-road vehicles; Sportsman® all-terrain off-road vehicles; Indian Motorcycle® mid-size and heavyweight motorcycles; Slingshot® moto-roadsters; snowmobiles; and deck, cruiser and pontoon boats, including industry-leading Bennington pontoons. Polaris enhances the riding experience with parts, garments, and accessories, along with a growing aftermarket portfolio, including Transamerican Auto Parts. Polaris' presence in adjacent markets includes military and commercial off-road vehicles, quadricycles, and electric vehicles. Proudly headquartered in Minnesota, Polaris serves more than 100 countries across the globe.

EEO Statement

Polaris is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will make all employment-related decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status, status with regard to public assistance, membership or activity in a local commission, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.

City: Bangalore

State: Karnataka

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