Principal Mechanical Engineer

Cambridge, MA

The team

Superpedestrian brings together a team of extraordinary people for one vision: transforming urban mobility. Our first move? Pedal power. We have an exclusive license to MIT’s Copenhagen Wheel, thousands of pre-order sales and backing from tier-one venture capital investors. Together, our team is now bringing the Wheel to the masses.

The Copenhagen Wheel is an electronic assist robot that responds seamlessly to how you ride. It makes biking a breeze. To work with us, you don’t have to be the world’s most obsessed cyclist, but you should possess a strong desire to change the way people everywhere move about cities. We’re revolutionizing personal transit for a sustainable future.

It should be a no-brainer: Superpedestrian is an equal opportunity employer, with women and minorities strongly encouraged to apply. We care about your skills and your character. If we think there’s a good fit, we will get in touch. So please, no phone calls or recruiters.

Who you are

Life at Superpedestrian is about creating the magic that people feel when they ride the Copenhagen Wheel. We are seeking an experienced mechanical engineer who has a solid knowledge of the iterative product development cycle with proven expertise in structural design and analysis. Your work will require you design, optimize and execute hardware development with the likelihood of generating IP along the way. 

What you'll do:

  • Develop complex mechanical systems from concept, to detail design, to full-scale manufacturing.
  • Lead DFM tasks and facilitate transition toward high volume production.
  • Perform advanced structural design, analysis, and optimization using FEA.
  • Evaluate and select various materials and processes for optimal performance and manufacturability.
  • Determine the appropriate methods of test for both prototype and production level hardware.
  • Engage in cross-company collaboration between electrical, firmware, design, and other teams.
  • Contribute and defend informed decisions from technical, business and user experience perspectives.

What we're looking for:

  • Extensive experience in designing highly integrated electro-mechanical assemblies.​
  • 12+ years of experience.
  • MS/BS in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant field
  • Proficiency in CAD modeling, preferably Solidworks
  • Ability to mentor and develop junior mechanical engineers
  • Experience working through DFM with suppliers  to reduce part cost and improve quality
  • Experience with FEA to optimize structures.
  • Thorough understanding of design for volume, including statistical tolerancing, DFA concepts and automation techniques
  • Desirable to have experience with reliability testing.
  • Desirable to have experience with propulsion systems in outdoor environments.
  • Demonstrated experience bringing a product or assembly through its entire lifecycle from initial concept to volume manufacturing.
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

What you can expect

  • A team of awesome, like-minded, driven people that support each other, and mentors from across the top echelons of industry
  • A competitive compensation and equity package as well as a 401(K) retirement savings plan
  • The choice of a wide range of health and dental insurance plans, a flexible spending account, short and long-term disability and life insurance
  • Flexible working hours, casual dress code, and unlimited paid vacation
  • The chance to have your voice heard and help shape Superpedestrian’s future
  • A gorgeous, dog-friendly workspace in a beautifully renovated warehouse with a private courtyard in the heart of Cambridge
  • A full kitchen, stocked with an embarrassingly wide range of hot sauces, and a grill for our frequent cookouts
  • Regular social events, team lunches, weekly beer runs, and a bi-weekly running club

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