Senior Product Design Mechanical Engineer

| San Mateo, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: $95,000-$280,000 Annually
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Who We Are

Verkada is the largest cloud-based B2B physical security platform company in the world. Only Verkada offers six product lines — video security cameras, access control, environmental sensors, alarms, workplace and intercoms — integrated with a single cloud-based software platform.

 

Designed with simplicity and scalability in mind, Verkada gives organizations the real-time insight to know what could impact the safety and comfort of people throughout their physical environment, while empowering them to take immediate action to minimize security risks, workplace frustrations and costly inefficiencies.

 

Founded in 2016 with more than $460M in funding raised to date, Verkada has expanded rapidly with 16 offices across three continents, 1,700+ full-time employees and 20,000+ customers across 70+ countries.

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, and finalize product form and 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.
  • Mentor & guide engineering teammates to grow and succeed.

Requirements

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or related fields.
  • 5+ 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 overseas supply chains.
  • Experience working with part vendors on DFM, tooling bring up and validation.
  • Experience developing robust 2D and quality systems to ensure quality parts.
  • Experience designing products for harsh environments.
  • Passion for designing aesthetically pleasing but easy to use hardware.
  • Experience working directly with Industrial Designers and 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!

US Employee Benefits

Verkada is committed to investing in the holistic health and well-being of all employees and their families. Our benefits and perks programs include, but are not limited to: 

  • Healthcare programs that can be tailored to meet personal health and financial well-being needs - Premiums are 100% covered for the employee under most plans and 80% for family premiums
  • Nationwide medical, vision, and dental coverage
  • Health Saving Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) with tax-saving options
  • Expanded mental health support
  • Paid parental leave policy & fertility benefits
  • Time off to relax and recharge through our paid holidays, firmwide extended holidays, flexible PTO and personal sick time
  • Professional development stipend
  • Wellness/fitness benefits
  • Commuter benefits
  • Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily

Pay Disclosure

At Verkada, we want to attract and retain the best employees, and compensate them in a way that appropriately and fairly values their individual contribution to the company. With that in mind, we carefully consider a number of factors to determine the appropriate starting pay for an employee, including their primary work location and an assessment of a candidate’s skills and experience, as well as market demands and internal parity. This estimate can vary based on the factors described above, so the actual starting annual base salary may be above or below this range. This estimate is also just one component of Verkada’s total rewards package. A Verkada employee may be eligible for additional forms of compensation, depending on their role, including sales incentives, discretionary bonuses, and/or equity in the company in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).

Estimated Annual Pay Range

$95,000$280,000 USD

Verkada Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity employer, Verkada is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. All applicants for positions at Verkada will be treated without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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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.

Kris Gonzalez

Lead Technical Recruiter

What are Verkada Inc Perks + Benefits

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
Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Throughout the year we partner with different nonprofits and use our proceeds from internal fundraisers to support their causes.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Mandated 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 insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
Company equity
Performance bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous parental leave
Family medical leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited vacation policy
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Relocation assistance
Fitness stipend
Onsite gym
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Continuing education stipend

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