Sr. Mechatronics Engineer; Electronics Packing Design, Analysis, Testing

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The Sr. Mechatronics Engineer will be part of the Control System team as part of the Product Development Function. This individual works with other teams to specify, develop and maintain the hardware electronic control units and peripherals for the control systems of hyperloop - safety-critical, real-time and other uses. Mechatronics Engineer; Electronics Packing Design, Analysis, Testing will contribute to the overall embedded control solution by being responsible for mechanical specification and design of electronics packaging and/or mounting. This also entails analysis of mechanical design (structural, thermal, envelope, etc), ensuring integration alignment across teams, facilitating and aiding in testing of complete unit.
We are seeking candidates with various levels of experience to join our team of qualified, diverse individuals at our Los Angeles facility.


  • Lead Design mechanical packaging and/or mounting brackets for various electronics components, ensuring such are designed with manufacturability and integration in mind
  • Collaborate with Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Manufacturing Engineers across the company to ensure integration compatibility
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers, EMI/EMC team to ensure design meets necessary EM, electrical, and electronics packaging requirements
  • Lead and perform necessary trade studies to ensure mechanical design meets environmental, electrical, or sensing requirements
  • Lead and conduct structural/mechanical analysis of packaging, ensure design meets necessary vibration, shock, thermal, and other requirements
  • Aid in troubleshooting various hyperloop hardware ranging from PCB testing and debug, sensor, and other peripheral testing
  • Facilitating testing of both mechanical and electronic units, working with Test and Dev team and/or test facilities as needed.
  • Identify manufacturing/fabrication options
  • Lead and/or work with supply integration team to identify and engage manufacturing/fabrication options
  • Provide and/or work with test team to provide test procedures, plans, and results
  • Perform necessary documentation and design life cycles
  • Lead and perform design cycle reviews
  • Ability to read and understand electrical schematics as needed
  • Work with and manage vendors as needed in order to deliver design(s)
  • Conduct or work with technicians to build and test protype units
  • Lead investigations of failures or anomalies.
  • Understand electrical system design and integration practices
  • Familiar with EMI/EMC design concerns


The candidate must have practical mechanical engineering experience with understanding of both mechanical design/analysis as well as knowledge of electrical engineering and embedded control systems fundamentals.

  • Skilled Mechanical Engineer with background in electronics and sensor packaging and mounting
  • Good understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals and ability to aid in debugging electrical-mechanical systems (namely embedded systems and sensing)
  • Problem Solver: Take action, fill gaps, provide solutions

In addition, the Sr. Mechatronics Engineer; Electronics Packing Design, Analysis must possess the following characteristics: 
• Team oriented: you are comfortable and energized by working in a team with a wide variety of backgrounds and skillsets. You welcome constructive feedback and different perspectives. You desire to truly understand the goals and needs of your teammates.
• A learner: you’re always eager to learn new skills; faced with a new challenge, you apply considerable research skills and diligence to figure it out
• Dynamic and creative: you thrive in a fast-paced environment where several interdependent technologies are being developed simultaneously. You welcome the challenge of generating ideas and performing analysis based on inputs and requirements that are subject to change. 
• Ability to make decisions, and effectively lead tasks and meet challenging deadlines
• Excellent problem-solving skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • 5+ years of hand on experience in Mechanical Design utilizing NX, ANSYS, and Teamcenter
  • Excellent structure, thermal, dynamic (envelope) analysis


  • Our Benefits: medical (including infertility & mental health), dental, vision, life, FSA, HSA, 401k, and more 
  • Your Wellbeing: flexible work schedules, unlimited PTO, and 16 weeks of paid parental leave
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Eat lunch together
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Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
VHO employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 100% of annual salary with no maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3x an employee's annual salary. Additionally, we offer the ability to purchase additional Supplemental Life & AD&D insurance to protect yourself, your spouse & children.
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Generous Parental Leave
VHO offers up to 16 weeks of paid parental leave to eligible employees who become parents through birth, surrogacy, adoption, or foster care
Flexible Work Schedule
VHO provides employees with a flexible work schedule that includes flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Hourly employees receive between 15 and 20 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive 48 hours per year of paid sick leave.
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