Mechanical Engineer

Mountain View, CA
Engineering – Mechanical
Kodiak Robotics is developing autonomous technology for long-haul trucking. Our team is highly experienced and comes from the leading technology companies in the space.

We are looking for a mechanical engineer to join us and develop autonomous hardware.

In this role, you will:

    • Be responsible for mechanical design, assembly, test and integration of sensors, compute, and actuation systems.
    • Design for automotive requirements and environmental challenges.
    • Support module and vehicle builds.
    • Work closely with the software team to define and convert perception, planning, and control requirements into hardware specifications.
    • Diagnose and drive resolution of technical issues.
    • Manage relationships with suppliers and external partners.


    • Strong technical background. BS or MS, or equivalent experience, in Mechanical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in the automotive, aerospace or related industry. Strong CAD experience with packages such as SolidWorks, NX, Catia, and/or Creo.
    • 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.


    • Work with an experienced and agile team to revolutionize transportation.
    • Lunch and snacks provided.
    • Competitive salary, equity and benefits, including medical, dental & vision.