Principal Mechanical Engineer

Cambridge, MA

The team

Superpedestrian brings together a team of extraordinary people for one vision: transforming urban mobility. We are focused on developing single and double-occupancy vehicles for trips under 50 miles. We do this by specializing in developing human-enhancing technologies which enable the creation of small vehicles that are both nimble and a joy to ride.

Our first product, the Copenhagen Wheel, is the first human-enhancing transportation technology available to the mass market. Almost any bike can be equipped with the Copenhagen Wheel, which senses the rider’s motions and amplifies their pedaling power by up to 10 times using the drive system embedded within the sleek red hub. We have an exclusive license to this piece of MIT technology and together, our team is now bringing the Wheel to the masses. Join us as we revolutionize personal transit for a sustainable future.

Superpedestrian is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We care about your skills and your character and we celebrate what makes us diverse. If we think there’s a good fit, we will get in touch. Please, no phone calls or recruiters.

Who you are

We are seeking a Principal Mechanical Engineer with 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
  • Demonstrated experience bringing a product or assembly through its entire lifecycle from initial concept to volume manufacturing
  • Excellent communication, teamwork and leadership skills
  • Experience with reliability testing is a plus
  • Experience with propulsion systems in outdoor environments is a plus

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 renovated warehouse with a private courtyard in the heart of Cambridge
  • A full kitchen, stocked with an intimidatingly wide range of hot sauces, and a grill for our frequent cookouts
  • Regular social events, team lunches, weekly beer runs (often by bike), and a bi-weekly running club

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