About Us

At skyTran, we are an ambitious team who hates traffic. We are building a breakthrough magnetic levitation transportation technology to reduce commute times by 4x. Our mission is to build mobility that delights riders, connects communities and develops beautiful and livable cities.  


  • Health/dental/vision (90% coverage for employees, 80% for dependents) 
  • Industry competitive compensation and stock option plan 
  • Unlimited time off and sick days 
  • Relocation assistance provided if applicable 
  • Subsidized Lunch Program 
  • 401K 
  • Performance management program and career development support 
  • Generous holiday schedule 
  • Rest Days and Mental Health Days 

Job Summary

We are designing the first human-rated, commercial-ready version of our technology. 

The senior mechanical engineer (SME) will take the technical lead in specifying, designing & developing skyTran’s next generation vehicle levitation assemblies. These assemblies include advanced magnetic subassemblies such as magnetic propulsion drives, brakes & floats. This position will lead development of all critical test equipment and fixtures as well. This position also requires proficiency in operating Solidworks/CAD design tools developing concept layouts & various preliminary analysis including loads, dynamic, thermal expansion, and vehicle safety studies. The SME shall perform all aspects of project management duties including multiple design & technical interchange reviews, status & budget reviews. The senior engineer will assist the VP Engineering in technical proposals and technical inquiries by Reliance Industries technical team.

At skyTran, we operate in a very open and rigorous way, challenging each other for the betterment of the company. The right candidate should be comfortable defending and debating design choices, as well as questioning others.


  • Distill complex equipment specifications for next generation MagLev Vehicle into component & subsystems requirements.
  • Responsible for specification compliance to equipment system design.
  • Develop and test models of alternative mechanical and electromechanical structures, wing floats, propulsion systems designs, feasibility studies, and resultant operating effects.
  • Conduct research testing and analyze the feasibility of design, operation and vehicle equipment subassemblies.
  • Prepare and present detailed equipment designs and critical technical reviews.
  • Create project budgets, task schedules, and project management plans.
  • Develop 2D and 3D concept layouts, FEA analyses, and parts designs using CAD tools.
  • Assist in checking and validating DWGs meet design, manufacturing inspection, and supplier requirements.
  • Assist in creating complete interface control, and assembly DWG’s along with BOM documents.
  • Develop manufacturing processes and procedures per design/development results.
  • Mentor junior and fellow engineers on rigor, analytics, and proven engineering standards.

Desired Qualifications

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 10 years industry experience.
  • Experience in leading development of complex new electromechanical products.
  • 2500 hours experience w SolidWorks. Experience in PDM strongly preferred
  • Experienced in Automotive or Aerospace industries is a plus.
  • Proficient with GD&T (ASME Y-14.5M) design & DWG practices are required.
  • FEA capabilities a plus - SolidWorks Sim, Ansys, Catia strongly preferred.
  • Hands-on shop fabrication, assembly, maintenance, and/or mechatronics are required.
  • Superb creativity, vision & problem solving skills.

Why skyTran

We are a tight-nit and ambitious team - our motto is "One Team, One Ride". Everyone is valued for their contributions and has a responsibility to both challenge and support the team. We overcome challenges and enjoy victories together.

Inclusion is a core part of skyTran’s vision, and valuing all voices is a key company value. skyTran is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

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