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Staff Mechanical Engineer

Company: Kodiak Robotics
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Kodiak was founded in April 2018 to develop autonomous technology that carries freight forward-so people, partners, and the planet thrive. Navigating highway environments presents vastly different challenges than urban streets. Kodiak's experienced team has developed the industry's most advanced technology stack purpose-built specifically for long-haul trucks. From our sensor fusion system that maximizes the value of every sensing modality, to our unique lightweight mapping solution that allows our trucks to navigate ever-changing highway construction zones, our world-class team of industry pioneers is bringing the benefits of autonomy to the $800B a year trucking industry quickly, safely, and efficiently.We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer to design and develop the hardware to power our next generation fleet platform, owning designs from prototypes through production.In this role, you will:

  • Lead development of major subsystem such as next generation compute and sensor technologies
  • Collaborate with Electrical and Software team leads on architecture and roadmaps
  • Own the mechanical design, assembly, test and integration of automotive grade systems
  • Guide and mentor other mechanical engineers
  • Complete preliminary mechanical analysis with tools such as FEA or CFD.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to complete detailed analysis
  • Manage project schedule and tasks including build events
  • Work closely with Systems team to build requirements and validate system performance and safety
  • Collaborate with Integration, Manufacturing, and Operations teams to drive resolution of technical issues.
  • Manage relationships with suppliers and external partners.Qualifications:
    • Strong technical background. BS or MS, or equivalent experience, in Mechanical Engineering with 7+ years of experience in the automotive, aerospace or related industry. Strong CAD experience with packages such as SolidWorks, NX, Catia, and/or Creo.Intermediate-expert level thermal analysis. Understanding of aerodynamics.
    • A team leader. Whether formally or informally, you have previously played the lead role on several projects. You take ownership and drive the team to deliver exceptional results.
    • Proven ability to build and iterate quickly. You have experienced product development in all of its stages and are comfortable in the earlier stages - moving from zero to one.
    • Hands on. You are just as comfortable with a wrench as a keyboard. You have a deep understanding of manufacturing processes for both low and high volume production.
    • Great communicator. You have experience writing clear, concise, and detailed documentation. You are skilled in leading and participating in cross-functional design reviews.What we offer:
      • Competitive compensation package including equity and biannual bonuses
      • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision plans through Kaiser Permanente, Anthem, and Guardian (including a medical plan with infertility benefits)
      • Flexible PTO and generous parental leave policies
      • Office perks: dog-friendly, free catered lunch, a fully stocked kitchen, and free EV charging
      • Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Life Insurance
      • Wellbeing Benefits - Headspace, One Medical, Gympass, Spring Health
      • Fidelity 401(k)
      • Commuter, FSA, Dependent Care FSA, HSA
      • Various incentive programs (referral bonuses, patent bonuses, etc.)The annual salary range for this full-time position is $175,000-$220,000 + bonus + equity + benefits. Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. The range displayed on each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target for new hire salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. We can share more about the specific salary range for your job level during the hiring process. Please note that the compensation details listed above are base salary only and do not include bonus, equity, or benefits.At Kodiak, we strive to build a diverse community working towards our common company goals in a safe and collaborative environment where harassment of any kind is strictly prohibited. Kodiak is committed to equal opportunity employment regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Keywords: Kodiak Robotics, Mountain View , Staff Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Mountain View, California

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