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Staff Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Kodiak Robotics
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 19, 2022

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 technologiesCollaborate with Electrical and Software team leads on architecture and roadmapsOwn the mechanical design, assembly, test and integration of automotive grade systemsGuide and mentor other mechanical engineersComplete preliminary mechanical analysis with tools such as FEA or CFD.Collaborate with other engineers to complete detailed analysisManage project schedule and tasks including build eventsWork closely with Systems team to build requirements and validate system performance and safetyCollaborate 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. 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:A place with big goals that we trust we can achieveA fast paced environment where we work with talented, committed and supportive teammatesEquity and competitive pay. Every employee is a stakeholder in Kodiak's successExcellent medical, dental and vision benefitsFlexible hybrid work environmentFlexible PTO and generous parental leave policiesA beautiful facility in Mountain View, CAWe love our dogs, so we are a dog friendly office!Free catered lunch!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 Design Engineer, Other , Mountain View, California

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