• Location
    • Palo Alto
  • Date Posted
  • 18 Sep 2020
  • Function
  • Engineering Hardware
  • Sector
  • Ai/ml, Mobility

You will be joining a world-class team of self-driving vehicle pioneers that is enabling a revolution in safe and efficient transportation. Our company is nestled in the nerve centers of self-driving technology: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as well as San Francisco and Palo Alto, California.

Our Mechanical Engineers work closely with a multidisciplinary team spanning both hardware and software to define, design, test, and integrate self-driving vehicle systems.


  • Work closely with autonomy software teams to define and translate sensor, planning, and control requirements into hardware specifications
  • Design, assemble, test, and integrate beautiful, robust sensors, computers, and their accompanying power, heating, cooling and cleaning solutions
  • Design for prototype and mass-production including machined, injection-molded, formed, die-casted, and extruded parts
  • Perform design analysis including stress, strain, thermal, modal, and tolerance
  • Create 2-D drawings and documentation with GD&T and SPC fundamentals
  • Work with hardware platform partners to optimize Aurora design for high-volume production and reliability


  • BS or MS in mechanical engineering. Preference is given to those who have broad experience spanning several disciplines in the robotics domain
  • Applicants with a MS degree should have 2+ years of total professional experience with direct contribution to successful and relevant products
  • Applicants with a BS degree should have 3+ years of total professional experience with direct contribution to successful and relevant products
  • Proficient in CAD design - Catia V6 and Solidworks preferred, not required


  • Hobbyists with significant DIY experience and a demonstrated record of executing solid design into great product
  • Knowledge of rapid prototyping, design-for-manufacture, design-for-test, and design-of-experiments
  • A-class part design experience ideally in partnership with automotive design teams
  • Experience with or applied knowledge of motor vehicle systems and bus architectures
  • Thermal management design sense with applied product experience
  • Electro-mechanical experience with control drawings for PCBAs, connector selection, harness specification, and shielding requirements
  • Understanding of automotive requirements and qualification processes
  • Strong presentation and communication skills for driving critical design decisions