Mechatronics Engineer

San Francisco

Come Build Robots


At Ouster, we build sensors and tools for engineers, roboticists, and researchers so they can make the world safer and more efficient. We've transformed LIDAR from an analog device with thousands of components to an elegant digital device powered by one chip-scale laser array and one CMOS sensor. The result is a full range of high-resolution LIDAR sensors that deliver superior imaging at a dramatically lower price. Our advanced sensor hardware and vision algorithms are used in autonomous cars, drones and many other applications. If you’re motivated by solving big problems, we’re hiring key roles across the company and need your help!

Ouster is looking for a mechatronics equipment engineer to develop automated manufacturing and test systems to scale LIDAR manufacturing and develop methods for new product introduction. You will collaborate with an exceptional engineering team to scale our production volumes and make affordable 3D sensing a reality.


  • 3+ years experience in machine design (Solidworks, Creo, NX or other 3D modeling software) and experience with design for manufacturability.
  • 3+ years experience designing opto-electro-mechanical systems including motion control, vision systems, lasers and general optics design
  • 3+ years experience in designing automation software including high-level programming (Python, Matlab, C++ or similar), database fundamentals (MySQL, PostgreSQL or similar) and data analysis (Python, JMP or similar)
  • Experience with electrical system integration including debugging sensor and power systems, cable design and routing.
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and best practices is a bonus.
  • Enjoys owning complex projects end-to-end from prototyping parts, collaborating with other engineers, to polishing the final product to be used by operations team and technicians.
  • Proficient at tolerance analysis, ANSI drawing standards and common inspection equipment and methodology.
  • Independent and results-oriented, and able to set and meet schedules in a fast-paced and dynamic start-up environment.
  • Qualifications: B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field, relevant work experience.


Ouster is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer that pursues and hires a diverse workforce. Ouster does not make employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, nationality, sex, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, military status, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal laws. Ouster also strives for a healthy and safe workplace, and prohibits harassment of any kind. Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Ouster considers qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know. 

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