Mechanical Design Engineer

Menlo Park

Matternet is seeking an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join a team designing the next paradigm in autonomous transportation. This role will require an ability to spearhead projects given ambiguous goals and drive them to completion. You will work cross functionally with Software, Electrical, and Industrial Design teams to ensure the Matternet design ethos transpires through all products. We are looking for someone with extensive experience in designing and integrating dynamic mechanical systems, with a strong understanding of linear actuators, guides, sensors, bearings, and industrial pneumatics.

Role Description

    • Develop system architecture based on business and roadmap goals
    • Work with ID, EE, and Software teams to define system requirements and functionality
    • Conceptualize, design, and execute on clever mechanical systems and components
    • Design and construct prototypes throughout the design process to validate concepts
    • Perform detailed CAD design, FEA, generate manufacturing documentation, and manage manufacturing of components throughout the project
    • Manage the assembly and testing of mechanical systems
    • Advise on shop equipment
    • Perform failure analysis
    • Design with a constant focus on aesthetics and function as well as cost and manufacturability


    • 6+ years of mechanical design engineering experience 
    • Fluent in any major CAD system, NX Preferred
    • Expert in design for all stages of product lifecycle, from initial prototypes to mass production
    • Detailed knowledge in engineering materials and structures
    • Extensive hands-on exposure to electro-mechanical systems, actuators, and sensors
    • A proven track record of designing elegant mechanical mechanisms and systems
    • Experience in driving vendors do deliver quality components on time
    • Demonstrated ability in component fabrication, machining, assembly,  prototyping
    • Familiar with GD&T and well versed in producing and understanding technical drawings
    • Experience in tolerance analysis of mechanical parts and systems
    • A basic understanding of PCB production and electrical control is desired but not a firm requirement
    • BSME Required

About Matternet
Matternet is the leading developer of autonomous drone logistics systems. The company’s complete solution for automated aerial logistics enables customers to implement and grow modular networks of any size at the scale of their needs. Matternet has partnerships with some of the world’s most trusted organizations including Mercedes-Benz Vans, Swiss Post, Swiss WorldCargo, UNICEF, World Health Organization and Doctors Without Borders. For more information about Matternet, please visit: