Title: Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: Samsung Research America (SRA)

Lab: Think Tank Team

Location: Mountain View, CA

Position Summary:

The Think Tank Team is an interdisciplinary collective of researchers, designers, scientists and engineers located in Mountain View, CA. Our mandate is to explore what’s next for Samsung by applying bleeding-edge advances in software, machine learning, sensor and display technologies, and human-computer interaction to solve real-world challenges and transform user experiences.

As a mechanical engineer at TTT, you will lead efforts to develop hardware for a diverse range of projects spanning new, unexpected, and often unfamiliar topics. You will design, iterate, and build new devices, mechanisms, actuators, and products in collaboration with other engineers, designers, and scientists. You will develop end-to-end prototypes from quick sketch mockups, to benchtop proof-of-concept models, to demo-ready integrated systems.

What we are looking for:

If you are passionate about inventing new devices; if you want to build mechanisms that baffle the eye; if you want your project to produce a smile when someone sees it work, then this position is perfect for you. You must be ready to learn on the fly, tackle hard challenges, work closely with others, and creatively approach mechanical and mechatronic design at all scales. We are looking for people who want to create impact by sparking ideas for products that will be in the hands of millions.

We believe a person’s work speaks for itself, and welcome everyone with the right drive, attitude, and skills.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in science or engineering, or equivalent in experience/demonstrated ability
  • 5+ years of relevant work experience
  • Strong understanding of engineering first principles
  • Working knowledge of engineering fits and GD&T

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience with DFM (design for manufacturability) and fabrication processes
  • Proficiency with 3D/2D modeling and design software (experience with Solidworks and PDM systems a plus)
  • Hands-on experience with machine shops and rapid prototyping
  • Proof that you like to build things. Bonus points if other people have used what you built

Lab Summary:

The Think Tank Team is an interdisciplinary collective of researchers, designers, scientists and engineers located in Mountain View, CA. Our mandate is to explore what’s next for Samsung through a unique mix of creativity, research, and early product development. We have a strong track record of driving concepts to production. Our team members represent a diverse skillset, including electrical engineering, computer engineering, signal processing, machine learning, computer vision, visual design, interaction design, industrial design, optics, physics and more from top-notch institutions such as MIT, Stanford, Cambridge University, Berkeley, CMU and others. You can learn about some of our work at http://thinktankteam.info/

TTT began as a small team in 2012 and brought its first concept -- the Samsung Gear watch -- to market one year later. Since then we have released several projects such as the Beyond 3D/360/4k camera for AR/VR cinematography, the Bot Chef cooking robot, the Ballie personalized companion, and others. We work on a wide variety of time scales, advancing science and applying it to create new products and experiences that will impact the lives of millions.

We believe that the best way to explore ideas is to design and build prototypes, and that the best products come from teams collaborating to understand and solve a problem from multiple perspectives. We believe that design and creativity are core duties of every member of our team.

If this is something you would love to do, let us know. Show us what you have built, and tell us what you would like to build next!

Samsung is an EEO/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer. We welcome and encourage diversity as we strive to create an inclusive workplace.

 

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