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Senior Mechanical Engineer - Robotics & Hardware Design

A Society Group, Inc.
Fremont, CA
  • Full-Time

As a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer, you will work in a small team of talented engineers to make our vehicles move fluidly and intuitively, transforming design requirements for vehicles with up to 24 degrees of freedom into components that allow our vehicle to walk and drive over extreme terrain. You'll join a passionate team and have high individual ownership of pieces of this challenge. You will play a critical role in identifying vehicle and component requirements, developing component and vehicle design and analysis workflows and collaborating with Controls Software, Mechatronics, and Manufacturing Engineering. This role requires excellent technical communication skills with team members in manufacturing, electrical engineering, and computing and controls software as well as external partners. This role is based in Fremont, CA and reports to the Section Head of Mechanical Hardware.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:

  • Assist in the creation of technical roadmaps and project plans for control systems for legged-wheel locomotion and robotized suspension systems for ground vehicles.
  • Own the design of specific components and subsystems for ultimate mobility vehicles (UMVs) from requirements through fabrication and initial testing.
  • Create and implement workflow to evaluate designs using virtual environments and simulation platforms.
  • Model components and subsystems in CAD software (SolidWorks)
  • Perform or oversee the use of FEA structural analysis code along with hand or analytical calculations based on first principles for design improvement and reliability.
  • Support the development of vehicle and subsystem requirements
  • Plan and implement additional projects, budget planning, and purchasing processes, and other administrative tasks outside your core area as assigned.
  • Communicate design decisions to the rest of the team and documents plans, progress, and findings using collaborate document programs (e.g., Jira and Confluence) and engineering data management programs (e.g., Valispace)
  • Work in a team environment providing guidance and mentorship for less experienced team members.


  • BS in mechanical engineering, robotics, or a related field. May also apply with relevant work experience.
  • 10+ years of experience in robotics or mechanical hardware design engineering
  • Proficiency in CAD software, SolidWorks preferred
  • Experience in DFX (X = manufacturing, assembly, test, etc.)
  • Experience with subtractive and additive manufacturing methods
  • Cross-disciplinary collaboration
  • Experience working in a culturally diverse team environment.
  • Excellent skills in MS Office tools (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.)
  • Able to work onsite for a minimum of three days per weeks.

Preferred Competences
  • Quadruped robot experience
  • Ground vehicle design experience
  • MuJoCo experience
  • Robot Operating System 2 (ROS 2)
  • Experience with MATLAB/Simulink and Simscape.
  • Proficient skills in using tasks management and engineering documentation management tools such as Confluence or Jira or Valispace
  • ANSI and ASME drafting standards


A Society Group, Inc.

Fremont, CA
94555 USA



Posted date

May 22, 2023

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