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  • Senior Researcher - BOA Technology

    ABOUT US

    The BOA Fit System is a revolutionary and award-winning, patented system integrated on market-leading brand partner products, making the world’s best gear even better. BOA's innovative solutions are designed to enable consumers to dial in to fast effortless precision fit. Whether snowboarding in the Colorado back country, Alpine touring in Austria, participating in the Tour de France, competing in an ultra trail competition, hiking Mount Fuji, golfing at Augusta, or working in extreme outdoor conditions in northern Finland, BOA helps consumers perform at their peak.

    OVERVIEW OF THE ROLE

    Reporting to the Director of Biomechanics Research and Performance Fit Lab and based in our Denver office, you will be responsible for delivering proven performance insights that lead to technologically innovative solutions. The Performance will lead our performance and validation testing and contribute to all other biomechanical testing conducted in the Performance Fit Lab. Fit Lab operates within the Product Development department and helps in delivering best in class product, specifically in efficacy of our benefits: Agility & Speed, Endurance & Health, and Power & Precision. You will execute projects that require collaboration with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and be part of a keystone team that enables BOA to achieve its strategic initiative of delivering measurable performance fit improvements. You will bring a curiosity and rigor to your work that assists us in developing, executing, and growing the PFL.

    CORE RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Support the growth of the Performance Fit Lab, building the ability to quantify the effects of BOA solutions on footwear and human performance
    • Conduct Performance Fit Lab testing using industry-standard hardware (MoCap, IMU, force), advanced analysis techniques, qualitative research methodologies, and newly developed/cutting-edge protocols to streamline data acquisition, analyze findings, and interpret human performance data in a sound scientific manner
    • Lead end-to-end biomechanical tests, including management of the lab calendar and preparation of test subjects for data collection in a variety of tests and applications (both in the lab and field) to publication
    • Create reports, visualize data, present findings, and integrate insights in a clear and concise manner for a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
    • Mentor and train new lab members in equipment use, result visualization, and test protocols
    • Ensure that all projects meet the needs of the requestors and are completed on time
    • Identify opportunities to advance the performance effects of BOA’s solutions
    • Assist in the authoring of external Lab communications including white papers, articles, press releases, etc.
    • Regularly role model the Core Operating Principles to your team and others

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Ph.D. or Master's degree with 2+ years experience in biomechanics, kinesiology, mechanical engineering or biomedical engineering
    • 2+ years of experience in a biomechanics lab with human subjects experience
    • Experience collecting and processing motion data using force plates, cameras, and IMUs
    • Comfort analyzing data using one (or more) of the following: R/Python/C++
    • Advanced understanding of statistical inference
    • Ability to troubleshoot equipment difficulties
    • Comfort and ability in presenting to diverse audiences, including those who do not have a biomechanics background
    • A desire to use your focus on quality and organization to continue evolving our lab operations

    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • An understanding of resampling methods (such as Bootstrapping, Jackknife, etc.) as well as standard Frequentist and Bayesian inference
    • Knowledge of collaborative code practices such as git
    • Previous experience recruiting research test subjects
    • General knowledge of footwear design and application with respect to athletics

    OVERVIEW OF COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
    • Budgeted salary range: $70,000 - $80,000
      • We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees with similar experience in the same or similar role
      • This role is also eligible for a 10% annual bonus
    • Comprehensive healthcare plans including Medical, Dental and Vision
      • All plans include subsidization from BOA, with one option 100% subsidized by BOA
      • BOA also funds HSA accounts for enrolled employees
    • 3 weeks PTO to start, paid family leave, unlimited volunteer time off and sick leave
    • Matching 401K retirement plan
    • Annual cash benefits for fitness and products, and ability to earn cash benefits through health and wellness program
    • Eligibility for stock options after three years of employment
    • Flexible working schedule that includes both days at home and days in the office when needed
    • Learning and development opportunities
    • Discounts on many outdoor gear brands
    • Dog-friendly office

    PHSYICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE ROLE

    We welcome any requests for reasonable accommodations. The information below is meant to provide a general overview of physical considerations, and if you believe you may need an accommodation, please provide more information in your application comments, or contact BOA Human Resources.
    The following considerations apply to this role:
    ☒ Regularly performs work in both office and laboratory environments, in both standing and sitting positions, with use of heavy machinery and standard office equipment

    We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.
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