Mechanical Engineer | Optical Systems

San Francisco
Mechanical Engineering

Otto is a team of the sharpest minds in autonomous technology who are driven to rethink transportation – not just improve it. And at the heart of Otto’s vision is the belief that autonomous technology is the key to creating a more viable, efficient, and above all, safer, transportation future.

The Otto team consists of some of the world’s leading technologists who are passionate about transforming transportation through emerging autonomous technology. The team is made up of veterans of autonomous tech who have come to Otto from other world changing companies like Apple, Cruise and Google.


    • Design key components of optomechanical systems
    • Design support tools and test fixtures to support system design
    • Design and implement methods of aligning, fixturing lenses, mirrors, emitters, detectors into novel hardware systems
    • Experience managing a team of engineers to coordinate efforts on a single system
    • Experience with design-for-manufacturing, vendor engagement, part inspection
    • Experience with lens fixturing, mirror fixturing, beam steering


    • 5+ years of optomechanical systems experience
    • Experience with optical cavity design
    • Experience with optical superstructure design
    • Experience with receving block alignment tools
    • Experience doing lens fixturing
    • Hardware test fixturing


    • Sharp, motivated colleagues in a fun office environment
    • The rare opportunity to change the world such that everyone around you is using the product you built
    • Catered lunches, snack bar and team happy hours
    • Competitive salary package including equity, paid company holidays and 401(k) plan
    • Full medical/dental/vision package to fit your needs
    • Unlimited vacation policy; work hard and take time when you need it

Equal Opportunity Employer