Senior Mechanical Engineer

Posted on 7/19/2023

Second Order Effects

Second Order Effects

51-200 employees

Engineering consultancy for custom electronics systems

Industrial & Manufacturing
Consumer Goods

Compensation Overview

$135k - $175k


El Segundo, CA, USA

Required Skills
Autodesk CFD
  • Bachelor's Degree (Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Math, related field)
  • 5+ years of experience in mechanical engineering design and system development
  • Demonstrated passion for engineering and technology development
  • Experience in modeling, simulation, and testing of electro-mechanical components or assemblies
  • Experience with a myriad of manufacturing processes such as machining, injection molding, water jetting, electro-discharge machining, and 3D printing
  • Solid understanding and application of GD&T
  • Master's degree (Mechanical / Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics, Math, related field)
  • Leadership experience in team-based design and project management
  • Steady state and dynamic thermal analysis of electronic devices with CFD modeling software
  • Solidworks design tool for modelling and analyzing complex systems
  • Proficiency in mathematical back of the envelope hand calculation analysis, finite element analyses (FEA), and computer-aided designs (CAD)
  • Ability to analyze and estimate structural loading from environmental sources
  • Experience with fatigue and thermal testing of electro-mechanical assemblies
  • Understanding of Electrical Engineering fundamentals and design experience with simple circuits using op amps, ICs, and discrete components
  • Applicant must be willing to work 40 hours a week on-site in El Segundo, California, USA
  • Applicant must be eligible to work on ITAR projects
  • Job Type: Full-time (Salary)
  • To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorship at this time
  • Oversee mechanical projects as the responsible authority, working closely with other engineering disciplines and customers to plan, coordinate, and execute on deliverables
  • Ideate within a multi-disciplinary team to generate producible solutions that meet project requirements
  • Provide hands-on leadership to the engineering team, including technical guidance, development strategy, resourcing, and business support
  • Design and model complex integrated 3D assemblies and produce robust engineering drawings
  • Select materials, processes, and finishes best suited for the application of the project and the industry
  • Develop test setups and environments to evaluate the integrity of hardware and accuracy of analyses
  • Drive technical efforts and teams through the lifecycle of a product development
  • Communicate designs, analyses, solutions, ideas, challenges, and progress effectively and accurately to the team and customers
  • Deliver articulate and comprehensive documentation, reports, and presentations as part of technical design reviews and customer proposals
  • Mentor and motivate other engineers and team members, fostering a constructive and rewarding culture

Second Order Effects is an exceptional place to work for professionals passionate about solving complex engineering challenges in electronics and electronic systems. The company stands out due to its expertise in a wide array of areas including power converters, motor controllers, RF amplifiers, and embedded solutions, making it a pivotal player in the field of custom electronics and engineering consultancy. Their commitment to cross-disciplinary solutions emphasizes a collaborative culture that promotes innovation and technical depth, fostering a stimulating work environment for engineers.

Company Stage


Total Funding



El Segundo, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Competitive compensation + equity incentive plan

100% employer-paid health insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision) for employees + 50% dependent coverage

Flexible paid time off policy + 11 paid holidays + 12 paid sick days

401(k) retirement account and employer matching (Safe Harbor 4%)

Hybrid working arrangements

Paid parental leave

Relocation assistance available if 50+ miles away from the office

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging ports

Casual dress code

Daily catered lunches, snacks, and accessible kitchen