Product Design Engineer / Interaction Design

San Francisco /
Product /
Full Time
Wispr is building the future of human-computer interfaces controlled by the peripheral nervous system. We're building a team of world class scientists, engineers, and product designers to make that a reality. We're funded by top tier Silicon Valley investors (NEA and 8VC) and backed by angels including Ben Jones (COO, CTRL-Labs), Jose Carmena (Berkeley professor; co-CEO iota), David Gilboa (CEO, Warby Parker), and Will Ahmed (CEO, Whoop). Our founders are Stanford alums and have previously sold a company and run a team at a deep tech startup with over 100M in funding.

We're hiring in SF Bay Area / DC Area / Remote.

As a product design engineer at Wispr, you will primarily be responsible for developing the unique interactions, frameworks, and applications required for a new class of device. You will be rapidly prototyping across both hardware and software to evaluate and select the best designs. You will work closely with Wispr’s founders and work directly with the rest of the world-class engineering team to design and execute Wispr’s product vision.

We value creativity and breaking down barriers. We iterate, iterate and iterate again until it's right. We seek passionate individuals who aren't afraid to step outside their comfort zone. We're creating intuitive, reliable, and highly performant interactions that are truly transformative. If that interests you, we'd love to hear from you!

Come join us and make magic happen.

Core Job Responsibilities

    • Design and develop cutting-edge hardware devices
    • Build a lot of prototypes, break them, and iterate quickly
    • Work across mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, and software / firmware and collaborate with the engineering teams to build prototypes and bring interactions to life
    • Help define and drive product roadmap and timelines
    • Drive tasks independently, solve challenging problems, and communicate issues and needs clearly
    • Build new interaction models, connecting unique sensors to application-level frameworks
    • Interact with our industrial designers to envision and create the next generation of human computer interaction

Required Knowledge/Skills, Education, And Experience

    • BS in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with 2+ years of work experience
    • Experience with designing and prototyping new modes of interaction / HCI
    • Experienced mechanical design engineer who loves working on highly creative, fast-paced, and collaborative teams

Nice to have Knowledge/Skills, Education, And Experience

    • MS in Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with 4+ years of work experience
    • Prototyped hardware products from zero to one
    • Experience building consumer products / wearables
    • Comfortable with demos and presentations
    • Familiarity with multiple product and project development disciplines and dependencies and how they interact
    • Knowledge of manufacturing techniques (stamping, machining, injection molding, etc.)
    • Experience interfacing with network-dependent services
    • Basic CAD for prototyping and fixtures, 3D printing
    • Experience with IMUs/sensor systems with an understanding of calibration methods
Why Wispr?
- Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment.
- Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in.
- Headquarters in an open, green, and bright office in South San Francisco - with a wide view of the bay and proximity to the Caltrain.
- Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors.
- Receive excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, equity ownership in Wispr and competitive salaries.
- Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best.
- Grow your career and do the best work of your life.

At Wispr, diversity is important to us.

At Wispr, we believe that true innovation starts from people from diverse backgrounds coming together, bridging ideas, and collaborating. Wispr is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where employment opportunities are available to all applicants and teammates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by applicable law.