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Mechanical Engineering Manager

Second Order Effects
El Segundo, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Mechanical Engineering Manager

We are looking for a highly motivated Mechanical Engineering Manager to join our growing team as a technical leader. We are a tight-knit group that requires focus and dedication, as well as the ability to interact with engineers and operations teams on a daily basis. 

The ideal candidate leverages their technical background to solve a wide variety of problems and tasks, loves mentoring and training a team and has a tenacious attitude towards problem solving and project execution. We are looking for someone who can build and maintain teams, care deeply about company growth, have empathy for others, and be excited to lead a technical team within a fast-paced engineering consulting organization with exposure to a range of technology companies. 


  • Manage, mentor, and guide a team of engineers with diverse backgrounds
  • Set clear expectations and create a positive, supportive, and empowering work environment
  • Manage team resources and align the needs of the company with the capabilities and interest of the team
  • Support the development, deployment, and maintenance of design infrastructure for engineering teams
  • Collaborate with engineering, programs, and operations teams across the company to identify new opportunities
  • Resolve personnel and resourcing conflicts
  • Support performance reviews by providing actionable and effective feedback
  • Perform detailed technical review of electronics and/or firmware designs
  • Lead recruiting, hiring, and on-boarding of team members
  • Foster collaboration and inclusion within the team
  • Manage the quality of engineering output of the team

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering, math or science discipline
  • 5+ years in a technical mechanical engineering design role for aerospace, consumer, medical, or industrial hardware and software
  • 3+ years in a project management or design lead role in an engineering or R&D environment
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, verbal, written)
  • Experience writing technical requirements, managing engineering projects, and working with engineering teams
  • Familiarity with hardware development processes, architectures, and analyses

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Master's degree (Mechanical / Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, or related field)
  • Experience working in a fast-paced/startup/tech/consulting environment, prioritizing and managing numerous responsibilities concurrently
  • Experience in aerospace, automotive, consumer electronics, medical devices, or robotics industries
  • Familiarity with project engineering tools like Microsoft Project, Mavenlink, Smartsheet, Confluence, Jira, and/or Trello
  • Familiarity with Mechanical PDM tools for mechanical lifecycle management, revision control, configuration control and process
  • Proficiency in mathematical envelop hand calculation analysis, finite element analyses (FEA), and computer-aided designs (CAD)
  • Experience with steady state and dynamic thermal and structural analyses (e.g., pressure loads, random vibe, shock, etc.)
  • Experience with automated test systems or qualification testing for aerospace and/or automotive
  • Familiarity with one or more aviation, medical, automotive, or industrial certification processes including DO-178C, DO-160, ISO 26262, IEC 60601
  • Experience with electronics packaging, custom actuators, and mechanism designs
  • Demonstrated experience leading and mentoring an engineering or project team
  • Understanding of Electrical Engineering fundamentals and design experience with simple circuits using op amps, ICs, and discrete components

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicant must be willing to work 40 hours a week on-site in El Segundo, CA
  • Applicant must be eligible to work on ITAR projects
  • Job Type: Full-time (Salary)

ITAR Requirements:

  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.


  • Competitive compensation + equity incentive plan
  • 100% employer paid health insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision) for employees + 50% dependent coverage
  • Flexible paid time off policy + 11 paid holidays + 12 paid sick days
  • 401(k) retirement account and employer matching (Safe Harbor 4%)
  • Hybrid working arrangements
  • Paid parental leave
  • & more!

Second Order Effects is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SOE is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.


Second Order Effects


El Segundo, CA



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