Kodiak Robotics

Staff Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

Posted on: 
March 15, 2023

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.


  • 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.

Job Requirements

  • 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.

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