Full-Time

Design Engineer

Forward

Forward

501-1,000 employees

Modern healthcare platform

AI & Machine Learning

$130,000 - $210,000

Equity

Mid, Senior

San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
CAD
Communications
Product Design
FEM/FEA
Requirements
  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Design Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field.
  • 5 years of detailed and hands-on experience designing structures, enclosures, mechanisms and assemblies.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) including emails, preparing slide presentations, and presenting technical concepts to multi-disciplinary teams and external vendors.
  • Familiarity with (and appreciation for) the product development process (early concept definition through mass production).
  • Knowledge of diverse materials (metal, plastic, composites, soft goods) and manufacturing techniques (machining, molding, thermoforming, bending, secondary finishes).
  • Strong analytical skills/engineering fundamentals including statics, dynamics, mechanics of materials, FEA and statistical tolerances.
  • Fluency in 3D CAD (any modeling package), including resolving tolerance stack-ups and interference issues in 3D models.
  • Fluency in 2D drawings, including basic GD&T knowledge.
  • Proficiency in a variety of processes and hands-on skills to fabricate prototypes.
  • Strong problem solving skills, with experience in failure analysis, root cause investigation, and DOE creation.
Responsibilities
  • Work closely with Product and Design to assess feasibility of a new design and define product requirements.
  • Generate robust 3D models and renderings and fully toleranced 2D drawings based on design intent and design collateral.
  • Perform detailed mechanical analyses of structures, enclosures, mechanisms and assemblies.
  • Finalize designs using your broad knowledge of engineering materials and manufacturing processes.
  • Fabricate and debug functional prototypes to test and demonstrate your designs.
  • Lead user experience reviews and technical feasibility reviews.
  • Document and communicate your designs to ensure accurate implementation.
  • Manage expectations on deliverables and schedules, identifying risks and communicating these to the team.
  • Collaborate with external vendors throughout the development cycle as a technical owner of the vendor’s output.
  • Challenge assumptions, identify the critical problems, prioritize those problems, recommend solutions, and implement those solutions.
  • Drive collaborate with diverse expertise (product, design, software, hardware, ops, clinical) to solve full-stack problems with real-world constraints.

Forward is on a mission is to create a world where everyone has access to the best medical care available

Company Stage

Series E

Total Funding

$432M

Headquarters

San Francisco, California

Founded

2016

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

26%

1 year growth

36%

2 year growth

55%

Benefits

Dental Insurance

Health Care On-Site

Mental Health Care

Vision Insurance