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Mechanical Design Engineer

Location: San Mateo, CA

Department: Wonder Workshop

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

The ideal candidate will be a committed and versatile engineer with a strong sense of personal accountability who can function in an interdisciplinary team and drive tasks to completion.



BA/BS in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
2+ years of product design experience, preferably in consumer electronics
High competency in solid modeling (Solidworks/Pro-E)
Deep understanding of mechanical design principles
Knowledge of materials (especially plastics and metals) and injection molding processes
Experience in plastic part design, taking into account drafting principles, dimensioning and tolerances
Familiarity with tool and fixture design for high volume plastic parts
Ability to work with industrial designers to achieve an aesthetically pleasing and manufacturable product
25% travel to Asia to support mechanical engineering efforts as well as any other department as needed
Experience with electromechanical products; rudimentary understanding of PCB layout/design conventions
Effective in high pressure environments with demanding time lines and various responsibilities
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Skills:

Hands-on fabrication skills (competency with shop equipment, familiarity with rapid prototyping methodologies, hand finishing/sculpting)
Ability to sketch/communicate ideas visually
Experience with Adobe CS
Experience in test method development (in-line & outbound QC)


You'll join an amazingly passionate team at the very top of their respective fields, dedicated to having fun, educating children, user experience, and (of course) robots! We offer competitive compensation plus great perks like daily catered lunches. Apply now or contact us if you're interested in learning more.


About Wonder Workshop:


Kids learn by doing, which is the essence of play. We’ve got big ideas to support an evolution

of education. Children will use our products to make memories and have fun - all while developing their problem solving skills, creative capacity, and sense of curiosity about how the world works.


Why work with us?


We enjoy immense satisfaction in our work by bringing education to little ones in a fun way

We’ve got vision - our friendly robots, Dash, Dot and Cue, are the first in a series of many interactive robot friends geared toward learning- our product roadmap is expanding with new features, software, and curriculum solutions, and our target age group will grow to attract and retain lifelong learners


We are a series C funded startup on a strong growth trajectory, a proven track record of success, and solid financial backing. We are backed by a strong portfolio of venture investors including Tencent Holdings, TAL, Madrona, and Charles River Ventures.


We are pedantic about delivering a world-class customer experience!

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