Senior Mechanical Engineer

San Francisco, CA
Hardware /
Full Time /
On-site
About Nimble

Nimble is a robotics and AI startup founded from the AI labs at Stanford and Carnegie Mellon. We’re pioneering the way robots learn to grasp and manipulate any object.

Our ultimate goal is to enable the dark warehouse, a fully automated eCommerce fulfillment center with swarms of intelligent, cloud-connected robots to enable affordable same-day fulfillment for every retailer, large and small. In the process we aim to create one of the world’s most valuable robotics companies.

We’re backed by the world’s most prestigious investors as well as AI and robotics legends like Marc Raibert (Founder of Boston Dynamics), Fei-Fei Li (Chief Scientist of AI at Google, Director of Stanford’s AI lab), and Sebastian Thrun (Founder of Google X, Waymo, Kitty Hawk, and Udacity)! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3XPfrlkO7s

Nimble's Core Values:
1) Be relentlessly resourceful - Find a way to make the impossible, possible. Do whatever it takes.
2) Be legendary - Be the best at whatever it is that you do. Leave your mark. Motivate and inspire others.
3) Be humble - Leave your ego behind. Have a growth mindset. Learn and improve yourself every day.
4) Be dependable - Take ownership and deliver. Be loyal to your team and Nimble's mission.

About the Role:
Help us advance our robotics moonshot by designing and creating scalable, reliable, innovative new hardware components for Nimble’s robotic systems.

You will play a critical role in working with our world-class cross-functional team to architect and build the world’s most advanced robotic systems for the world’s biggest robotics opportunity!

Responsibilities

    • Generate new concepts to solve our real world challenges.
    • Create reliable and scalable designs and concepts.
    • Design and implement specifications for life-cycle testings
    • Design components for manufacturing and assembling
    • Provide input on all aspects of product development from brainstorming to final delivery.
    • Welcome new challenges and work independently across disciplines to both investigate issues and identify solutions.

Qualifications

    • Fast learner, A-player, great work ethic and ambitious
    • BS/MS/Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline, or equivalent experience.
    • 5+ years of industry mechanical engineering experience
    • CAD expert (3+ yrs in Solidworks preferred)
    • Machine design experience is required for this role
    • Extensive Mechatronics skills, specializing in actuation & sensing
    • Experience with FEA, vibration analysis, risk analysis
    • Rapid prototyping, CNC, sheet metal design, plastics molding
    • Electronics & PCB integration, connectors & wiring harness design 
    • Experience with CAM, fabrication documentation, GD&T, vendor selection, materials sourcing, reliability engineering, structural analysis
    • Design-for-manufacturing, Design for assembly, tooling experience
    • Project management and planning, PLM, Jira & Confluence

Nice To Have

    • Experience with robotics, automation of warehouses, factories or labs
    • Sensors and control systems
    • Cameras, optics, lenses, precision calibration
    • Linux shell, Python scripts and data analysis

Additional Requirements

    • Willing to work extended hours and weekends if needed
Culture:
We embrace challenges and strive to make the impossible possible each day. We’re not in this to do what’s easy or to be mediocre. We want to create something legendary and leave our mark on the world. We’re ambitious, we’re gritty, we’re humble and we’re relentlessly resourceful in pursuit of our goals. If this sounds like you then you might be a great fit!

Press:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210311005117/en/Nimble-%C2%AE-Robotics-Raises-

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/11/nimble-robotics-scores-50m-for-its-fulfillment-automation-tech/

https://multichannelmerchant.com/operations/nimble-robotics-takes-in-50m-adds-ai-luminaries/


Nimble Robotics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local laws.


Nimble's Benefits

Flexible PTO
Enjoy the time you need to travel, rejuvenate, and connect with friends and family.

Health Insurance
Nimble provides medical, dental, and vision insurance through several premier plans and options to support you and your family.

Paid Parental Leave
Enjoy paid bonding time following a birth.

Commuter Benefits
Take the stress out of commuting with access to fully-paid parking spots. 

Gym Reimbursement
Nimble offers employees reimbursements to invest in their health and fitness.

Referral Bonus
Get a cash bonus for any friend or colleagues that you refer to us that we end up hiring. 

401k
Contribute towards a 401k for retirement planning.

Annual Team Retreat
Once or twice a year, join the entire company for a trip to pause work, relax and have fun as a team in destinations like Tahoe and Vegas.

Equity
Be an owner in Nimble through our equity program

Culture:
We embrace challenges and strive to make the impossible possible each day. We’re not in this to do what’s easy or to be mediocre. We want to create something legendary and leave our mark on the world. We’re ambitious, we’re gritty, we’re humble and we’re relentlessly resourceful in pursuit of our goals. If this sounds like you then you might be a great fit!

Press:
https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210311005117/en/Nimble-%C2%AE-Robotics-Raises-

https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/11/nimble-robotics-scores-50m-for-its-fulfillment-automation-tech/

https://multichannelmerchant.com/operations/nimble-robotics-takes-in-50m-adds-ai-luminaries/


Nimble Robotics, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. We make all employment decisions based solely on merit. We provide equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable state, federal or local laws.


Nimble's Benefits

Flexible PTO
Enjoy the time you need to travel, rejuvenate, and connect with friends and family.

Health Insurance
Nimble provides medical, dental, and vision insurance through several premier plans and options to support you and your family.

Paid Parental Leave
Enjoy paid bonding time following a birth.

Commuter Benefits
Take the stress out of commuting with access to fully-paid parking spots. 

Referral Bonus
Get a cash bonus for any friend or colleagues that you refer to us that we end up hiring. 

401k
Contribute towards a 401k for retirement planning.

Equity
Be an owner in Nimble through our equity program