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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)


About WW:

We are passionate parents, technologists, kids-at-heart, builders, tinkerers, foodies, teachers, researchers, and fun-loving people, all driven and inspired by the potential of each and every child.


We are a small team on a big mission to bring learning and laughter to children around the world. We believe that every child should be empowered to question, think, and create. We want to encourage them to be curious and to find their own joy in learning. Coding enables creativity and agency in this new world. By learning to code, they are becoming shapers of their own world.


Why work for us?


  •  We're off to a great start! We’re well funded, are getting rave reviews, and recently made it all the way to the White House (bit.ly/1qvLoZz)!


  •  We enjoy immense satisfaction in our work by bringing CS education to little ones


  •  We've got vision - our friendly robots, Dash & Dot, are the first in a series of many interactive robot friends geared toward learning


  •  We're solving tough technical challenges in creating a learning platform. We have electro-mechanical, firmware, and software along with apps and games. Stir all of it together and make the UI so simple a 5 year old can use it. Sound fun? Good.


  •  We embrace tangible computing combined with an open world theory which makes play a powerful teacher for computer science fundamentals – we think thi

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