Senior Mechanical Engineer

San Carlos, CA
About Iron Ox

Iron Ox is building robotic greenhouses to supply fresh and sustainable produce to grocery stores and restaurants. We're a team from Willow Garage, Google[x], and Savioke that is passionate about developing the next wave of technology in food production. Iron Ox is a well-funded startup backed by Y Combinator and located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Who we're looking for

Iron Ox is looking for a senior mechanical engineer to join our team. You will lead our mechanical design efforts for a range of design problems, from robotics to hydroponics, and work closely with roboticists and growers to build the future of automated farming.


    • BS in mechanical engineering or related field. MS preferred.
    • 3+ years job experience planning, designing and manufacturing mechanical systems.
    • Broad knowledge. We have many problems to solve, from robotic actuators to water pumps.
    • Ability and desire to move quickly and iterate.
    • Hands-on approach to prototyping.
    • Proficiency with CAD tools.

Nice to have

    • Experience with robotics or mechatronics.
    • Exposure to agriculture.
    • Deep knowledge about one or more of our specific problems.


    • Build technology that feeds people.
    • Equity in a pre-Series-A, Y Combinator-backed startup.
    • As one of the first employees, you’ll have key impact on the company.