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Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer – Advanced Development

At Bossa Nova we create service robots for the global retail industry. Our robots’ mission is to make large scale stores run efficiently by automating the collection and analysis of on-shelf inventory data. We drive autonomously through aisles, navigating safely among customers and store associates.

Oh, we should add, it’s real, happening today, you can meet our robots in some of the world’s biggest retailers.

Position: Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer- Advanced Development

Location: Mountain View, CA 



  • Design complex mechanical systems including integration of PCs, sensors, embedded systems, optical systems, custom cables, sheet metal chassis and large plastic enclosures
  • Design for both low volume high mix systems and drive cost effective manufacturing methods based on scale of products, life cycle and manufacturing volume
  • Manage technology vendors and design consultants
  • Manage large BOMs
  • Lead detail design and drawing reviews, including GD&T
  • Lead design release and vendor interface over the DFM cycle. Drive part quality during build readiness. Manage the FAI process
  • Manage engineering build and verification cycles
  • Modify designs based on failure analysis and corrective action process in the validation cycle of robot bring up
  • Collaborate with team for reliability testing and compliance agency approval process


  • Minimum Degree: BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Robotics or equivalent
  • 15+ years hands-on experience designing and fielding production systems
  • Familiar with product development process, including generating requirements, concept down-select, detail design, verification and production.
  • Manage deliverables against schedule
  • Familiar with FMEA and risk assessment process
  • Fielded multiple products from concept through production
  • Knowledge of material properties and manufacturing methods for both low and mid volume products
  • Mastery of Solidworks highly preferred
  • Optical systems design experience strongly preferred
  • Plastic and 3D printing experience strongly preferred
  • Drive motor and gear design experience preferred
  • Systems engineering experience preferred
  • US work authorization
  • Travel 10% including overseas travel
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