New Balance was founded on one simple maxim: we were born to move. For over a century, that idea has inspired us to support athletes of all kinds in their pursuit of excellence, whether that means winning a medal or just leading a more active lifestyle.

But as proud as we are of our history, we’re even more excited about our future. We innovate fearlessly, guided by our core values and driven by the belief that conventions were meant to be challenged. We seek leaders and pioneers – those kindred spirits who follow only their passions — because tomorrow belongs to the courageous of today.

Join us in upholding a culture of integrity, teamwork, and community. Join New Balance and declare your independence.

The New Balance Sports Research team mission is to be an innovation catalyst, pushing the boundaries of performance through scientific exploration. As a team within the New Balance Innovation Organization, the Sports Research Engineer is responsible for research and validation of concepts and materials. Your goal will be to ensure the broader innovation team is aware of the latest and most relevant information in the scientific literature and from previous Sports Research Lab work to collectively drive towards providing our customers with authentic performance product.

  • Independently designs and carries out biomechanical, physiological and material science research experiments in the areas of performance, injury, comfort, fit and others
  • Continually seeks new pertinent research in the academic literature to broaden the company’s knowledge
  • Seeks and manages the implementation of new testing opportunities/protocols that increase the team’s efficiency or provide more valid answers
  • Ability to create clear and concise summaries of findings for a variety of internal and external audiences
  • Participate and facilitate brainstorming sessions using our foundation in biomechanics, physiology and material science
  • Explore and validate novel performance principles and minimally viable products that will drive authentic performance differences
  • Skillfully and creatively problem solves business and athlete challenges to help us achieve the strategic corporate initiatives
  • Clearly and accurately presents research & testing results, methodologies and potential solutions to product teams in a timely manner.
  • Helps facilitate brainstorms and product direction using foundation knowledge
  • Uses creativity and knowledge to uncover novel performance principles and product concepts
  • Builds and maintains a strong cross functional relationships and uses them to effectively solve problems and break down barriers


  • MS degree or PhD in Biomechanics or Kinesiology, Biomedical or Mechanical Engineering, or similar with a minimum of 3-5 years of related experience
  • Major experience with independent data interpretation, statistics, and the creation of summary of results
  • Demonstrated creativity professionally or personally
  • Publication history related to running a plus
  • Programming knowledge, data visualization techniques, or other interesting skills a plus
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, analytical and time management skills with ability to work independently on many projects simultaneously
  • Some local and national travel may be required (up to 5%)


Our products are only as good as the people we hire, so we make sure to hire the best and treat them accordingly. In addition to a comprehensive traditional benefits package (medical, dental, vision, 401k, etc.) we proudly offer a slate of more nontraditional perks – opportunities like on/offsite seminars, customized team building sessions, tuition reimbursement, and various mentorship programs – that encourage our associates to grow personally as they develop professionally. You’ll also enjoy a flexible work schedule, gym discounts, fitness reimbursements, and volunteer opportunities, because work-life balance is more than just a buzzword – it’s part of our culture.

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New Balance provides equal opportunities for all current and prospective associates and takes affirmative action to ensure that employment, training, compensation, transfer, promotion and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment are provided without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, handicap, genetic information and/or status as an Armed Forces service medal veteran, recently separated veteran, qualified disabled veteran or other protected veteran.