Senior Mechanical Design Engineer



51-200 employees

AI robotics

Robotics & Automation
Industrial & Manufacturing
AI & Machine Learning

Senior, Expert

Oakland, CA, USA

Required Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
  • At least 7-12 years experience designing mechanical industrial components
  • A Bachelor’s level degree or higher in Mechanical/Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent
  • Proficiency in Onshape or Solidworks & implementing data management workflows
  • DFX, FMEA, vendor selection, fabrication documentation, GD&T
  • Selection and integration of pneumatic & electric actuators
  • Harness design, wiring & PCB integration
  • Strong grasp of analytical methods (FEA) and experience-backed theoretical reasoning
  • Highly familiar with quick-turn manufacturing and rapid prototyping
  • Strong cross-functional communication, documentation, and presentation skills
  • Design and iterate on components & mechatronic subsystems to deploy at customer sites per product requirements within aggressive timelines
  • Lead design and development work from concept through production for mid-scale volumes; perform DFM, DFA, tolerance analysis
  • Design and integrate actuated mechanisms and pneumatics for automated robotic material handling applications
  • Integrate custom sensors and electronic assemblies into industrial-grade components
  • Develop and lead the design of experiments for validation of component functionality & robustness throughout its expected lifecycle
  • Consolidate and parameterize component designs for both ease of configuration and scalability in the field
  • Lead the development of the internal roadmap for the standardized components & subsystem module space
  • Be comfortable both working with vendors and working in a shop environment for quick turn prototyping and iterating on designs
  • Evangelize best practices for CAD, data management, documentation, and cross-company communication

Covariant's mission is to build the Covariant Brain, a universal AI to give robots the ability to see, reason and act on the world around them. Bringing AI from research in the lab to the infinite variability and constant change of our customer's real-world operations requires new ideas, approaches and techniques.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Berkeley, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Health, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family

Unlimited time off Flexible work hours

Lunch and dinner each day

401(k) plan and match