Mechanical Design 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!

We are looking for a mechanical design engineer to design our next generation lidar sensors. You will collaborate with an exceptional engineering team to scale our production volumes and make affordable 3D sensing a reality. This is your opportunity to join a small engineering team and make a big impact.


  • 3+ years experience in product design and experience with design for manufacturability.
  • CAD experience in Solidworks preferred; Creo, NX or other 3D modeling software acceptable
  • Proficient at tolerance analysis, ANSI drawing standards
  • Proven design acumen as demonstrated by personal portfolio
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional team to develop solutions to complex mechanical, electrical, optical and manufacturing problems.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with electrical engineering team to ship a high volume consumer hardware product - grounding, thermals, negotiating space and structural integrity.
  • Organized, pragmatic thinker with the ability to track and control technical documents.
  • Experience with revision control hardware design using PDM and working knowledge of PLM systems
  • Understanding of manufacturing processes and best practices is a bonus.
  • Experience transferring products to manufacturing teams and supporting production ramp is a bonus.
  • Experience with Python, C#, Matlab or similar programming languages is a bonus. Send us your github link!
  • 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 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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