Principal Mechanical Engineer – Robotics

Principal Mechanical Engineer - Robotics

Austin, Texas

Direct Hire

7 days ago

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  • Contribute in the development of a robotic platform for construction applications, focusing on motion platforms and dynamic fluid systems.
  • Design and create prototypes using in-house and external fabrication
  • Specify robotic servo-driven actuators using industry standards for aerospace applications, including mobile (rover-based) robotics, and large format, long reach robotic actuators.
  • Run FEA and CFD analysis to provide safe and reliable engineered solutions for use in space.
  • Provide hands-on, troubleshooting, and build support as well designing, implementing, and integrating solutions in a fast-paced environment with a quick AGILE development cycle.
  • Create design solutions utilizing engineering methods with good documentation processes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional, multidisciplinary teams to procure, fabricate, test, and ultimately fly the hardware you have designed.
  • Perform a wide range of tasks on a daily basis (e.g. Transition from office work to field work at a moment’s notice)
  • Establish individual and team goals consistent with overall company OKRs
  • Mentor engineers in their career development



  • B.S. degree or higher in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
  • 5+ years of recent experience designing aerospace or equivalent type mechanical system elements within aircraft, spacecraft, or launch vehicles.
  • Strong mechanical design and integration skills using 3D modeling tools.
  • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and contribute to a culture of inclusion.



  • M.S. or PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering.
  • Strong thermal analysis skills.
  • Past design experience in extreme thermal environments.
  • Familiarity with serial robotic arm operations and design constraints.
  • Experience in aerospace actuation design.
  • Experience in formal systems engineering: requirements development, implementation, verification, system integration, qualification and release.
  • Experience in spacecraft systems design.
  • Experience in Solidworks.
  • Experience in structural FEA and CFD using ANSYS, or similar tools.



  • Work performed in an environment requiring exposure to fumes, odors, noise, and outdoor conditions.
  • Physical effort may be required for the handling of supplies or materials (up to 50 lbs unassisted).

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