Senior Mechanical Engineer

South San Francisco, CA
Full Time
Do you like machines that move heavy things? Is it even better if they make cool noises? Do you hate parking? Do you love parking? If so, we have a job for you.

Volley Automation is looking for a versatile senior mechanical engineer to help bring our robotic parking garage to life. You'll make robots that safely stow patrons' cars, and retrieve them upon demand. There are lots of other mechanisms and infrastructure that go into a robot garage too. You'll work closely with our interdisciplinary team of robot nerds to make everything come together.


In this role, you will handle everything including our AGV that moves cars, the automated systems that interact with it, and designing the rest of the garage of the future. You must be excited at the prospect of seeing your creation actually deployed out into the wild. To accomplish this, you will need to:

  • Drive the design of complex electromechanical systems, components, and products forward from concept to production
  • Roll up your sleeves to do some design, modeling, analysis, prototyping, and validation of mechanical components and manufacturing processes
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (EE, SW, project and product managers) to integrate mechanical components into complete systems - ROBOTICS IS A TEAM SPORT
  • Work closely with suppliers and manufacturing partners to ensure a seamless transition from design to production
  • Don't forget the documentation
  • Occasional travel required to facilitate customer installations and wrangle vendors


  • BS in mechanical engineering (or equivalent)
  • Minimum 7-10 years designing and developing products
  • Strong proficiency in Solidworks, PDM, and simulation tools
  • Solid understanding of large steel structures, injection molding, casting, sheet metal and other manufacturing processes
  • Experience with mechatronics design
  • Good hands on prototyping and testing skills
  • Ability to perform, or at least interpret, structural analysis
  • You need to be a clear communicator, and that includes the documentation you generate
  • Enthusiasm to come onsite to the office at least 3 days per week
  • Must love robots


  • You have shipped a product
  • Familiarity with agency certs and testing (UL, IEC, ISO, CE)
  • FEA ability, static/dynamic analysis
  • Familiarity with architectural engineering plans and related documentation
  • Level 4 (Advanced) on your Vendor Management skill tree
  • Dangerous hobbies a plus
The target base salary range for this position $140000 - $180000 annually.

Applicant must provide proof of his or her eligibility to work in the United States if selected for hire.

Volley Automation is an equal opportunity employer to all, regardless of age, ancestry, association with a member of a protected class, bereavement leave, color, disability (physical, intellectual/developmental, or mental health/psychiatric), exercising the right to family care and medical leave related to serious health condition of employee or family member, child bonding, or military exigencies, engaging in protected activity, gender identity or expression, genetic information or characteristic, marital status, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristic), military and veteran status, national origin (includes language restrictions), pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions, Pregnancy Disability Leave (PDL), race (includes hairstyle and hair texture), religious creed (includes dress and grooming practices), reproductive health decision making, sex/gender, and sexual orientation.

We are not accepting resumes from third-party vendors or agency recruiters representing candidates. Direct Applicants Only.


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