Mechanical Designer

Google - Mountain View, CA (30+ days ago)4.3

As a member of a fast-paced multi-disciplinary team, you use your creativity and diverse range of engineering experience to explore solutions to a variety of engineering problems. As a mechanical engineer, you participate in the design, analysis, and prototyping of new concepts. You work in a manufacturing and product oriented development environment and collaborate with vendors and outside sources in order to see parts through to manufacture.

The hardware group within VR/AR focuses on enabling Augmented Reality products through prototyping - with a focus on displays and optics.

As a member of a new Google team, you'll help push technological boundaries. You'll work cross-functionally to gather requirements, understand constraints, and explore options. You'll bring all these pieces together to create elegant mechanical designs that demonstrate and enable our technology, then work with fabricators to build, test, and iterate on these designs. You like to find creative solutions, iterate quickly, and get to the bottom of issues.

The Google Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality team is a fast moving group of engineers, designers, and research scientists tasked with building the foundations for great immersive and augmented reality apps and prototyping novel, delightful user experiences. We are focused on making virtual reality accessible to millions of people through mobile devices, and its scope continues to grow and evolve.

Work closely with optical designers to understand constraints and present concepts for discussion and project definition.
Develop a deep understanding of user issues related to wearable devices, and find solutions.
Understand Industrial Design intent, and make recommendations on design architecture and manufacturing processes.
Take full ownership of the mechanical aspects of a design - everything from alignment fixtures to full fledged "concept car" designs.
Manage fabrication, assembly, and debugging of these systems.

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, Manufacturing or equivalent practical experience.
7 years of experience in consumer electronics product development.
Experience with 3D CAD packages (i.e. SolidWorks).

Preferred qualifications:
Experience collaborating cross-functionally with industrial design, electrical engineering, and operations teams.
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