Product Design Mechanical Engineer

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Who We Are
Verkada is the leader in integrated cloud-managed enterprise building security. Verkada combines our cloud-managed software platform with hardware powered by edge-based processing to provide customers with a real-time view into every part of their organization. Designed with simplicity in mind, Verkada’s video security cameras, access control and environmental sensors natively integrate with our platform and are virtually effortless to install, maintain, and manage across hundreds of sites. Verkada protects more than 6,000 organizations, including more than 30+ of the Fortune 500.

As a Product Design Mechanical Engineer at Verkada, you’ll contribute to the design and development of new cameras, access control systems, sensors, and other enterprise IoT products. Verkada’s PD engineers own all aspects of the mechanical design from prototype through to mass production. 

Responsibilities

  • Drive new products from initial proof of concept through to mass production.
  • Generate mechanical solutions for a wide variety of product requirements relevant to enterprise hardware (mounting, sealing, environmental resistance, thermals, tamper resistance, etc). 
  • Collaborate with our Electrical Engineering team to integrate PCBAs, sensors, interconnects, and other electro-mechanical elements into your designs.
  • Collaborate with our Industrial Design team to explore, prototype & test new product concepts. Collaborate with ID to finalize product form & CMF.
  • Work with mechanical vendors to dial in DFM/DFA, then quote & kick-off parts at prototype and production quantities. Own tooling release, bring up and validation for a broad variety of parts & processes.
  • Develop, manage & execute mechanical reliability test plans and various DoEs. Assist with failure analysis and root cause analysis; troubleshoot, iterate, and validate quickly.
  • Work closely with our JDM and CM partners to steer your product concepts through validation builds (EVT, DVT, PVT) & into mass production.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field
  • 4+ years of experience designing and manufacturing enterprise or consumer electronic products
  • Mastery of 3D CAD software. 
  • Experience getting hands-on with building & testing hardware.
  • Strong understanding & intuition regarding strength of materials, thermodynamics, and manufacturing. We value both breadth and depth.
  • Experience integrating thermal management solutions, optics and/or electronics into your mechanical designs.
  • Experience working with an Asian supply chain.
  • Experience working with part vendors on DFM, tooling bring up and validation.
  • Experience designing products for harsh environments.
  • Passion for designing aesthetically pleasing but easy to use hardware. Experience working directly with Industrial Designers. Knowledge of CMF specs.
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 15%.
  • Startup Mindset: As a fast-growing startup, every day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth, and we want you to grow with us!

Perks & Benefits

  • Generous company paid medical, dental & vision insurance coverage 
  • Unlimited paid time off & 11 companywide paid holidays 
  • Wellness allowance 
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily 
  • Generous paid parental leave policy & fertility benefits 

Verkada is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is support for members and allies of our internal communities like Women at Verkada, Pride at Verkada, Multicultural at Verkada and Parents at Verkada. 

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An Insider's view of Verkada Inc

How does the company support your career growth?

Verkada is a company with a lot of opportunity and challenges waiting to be tackled. It really is a place where you get to "create your own destiny" while being a part of something great.

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Verkada Inc Benefits Overview

As an organization, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. We offer flexible PTO, catered lunch and dinner every day, commuter benefits, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, wellness benefits, paid parental leave, fun celebrations, and more!

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Throughout the year we partner with different nonprofits and use our proceeds from internal fundraisers to support their causes.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have 3 committees which include Multi-Cultural Community, Women @ Verkada, and Pride @ Verkada.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Twice a year we hold a mandatory unconscious bias training for all employees to strengthen our culture and reaffirm our commitment to diversity.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We offer three different ERGs and will continue to add more as we the company continues to grow.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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