Role: Senior Mechatronics Engineer

Location: Redwood City, CA (Occasional remote work available for COVID-19)

Type: Full-Time

Reports To: Director of Mechanical Engineering

Job Overview: Bear Robotics is one of the leading companies in our field while carrying out our mission to transform the future of work in the hospitality industry by automating repetitive tasks and helping people provide outstanding service. We are hiring a talented Senior Mechatronics Engineer to join our team. If you're excited to be part of a winning team, Bear Robotics is a great place to grow your career.

Responsibilities and Duties:

● Design and development of early-stage custom mechatronic system prototypes for autonomously driving robots

● Hands-on construction of product concepts. Occasional presence in our Redwood City office while strictly following social distancing protocols will be required for this position.

● Brainstorm and shepherd product ideas through early proof of concept stage of development

● Design and build demos and UX experiments to prove design efficacy, including basic mechanical structures, simple circuits and cable harnesses

● Use microcontrollers like Arduino to demonstrate your creations

● Occasionally assist the hardware team in designing and bringing up complex test fixtures

● Work with the internal product team to define product features and requirements, while collaborating with internal cross-functional teams.


● BS or MS Engineering Degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical, Electrical or similar.

● Minimum 7+ years of experience with demonstrated product design experience in automation, robotics or closely related fields (providing a product portfolio is required for this position), preferably in a start-up environment

● Deep understanding of mechatronics, control theory systems and motor tuning to be incorporated into the end product.

● Experience with mechatronics behavior modeling and methods, including “first principle” engineering equations and other techniques● Strong hands-on, rapid-prototyping skills, including 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, sheet metal and extrusion design

● Experience with CAD (Solidworks) and basic PCB design (Altium); Experience with Solidworks Motion a major plus

● Some basic coding ability is required, particularly with respect to microcontrollers. Familiarity with Python is a major plus

● Basic understanding of high volume manufacturing processes and DFM/DFA principles

● Customer-oriented team player willing to work collaboratively with others

● High energy, self-motivated, quick study, and independent with flexible nature.

● High potential to develop into a technical or personal leader in the organization.
● Strong oral and written communication skills
● Remains flexible and calm in the face of ambiguity

● A good sense of humor is mandatory

About Us:

  • Our company was founded in 2017. Bear has developed a self-driving robot that shuttles food from a kitchen in a restaurant/dining hall out to customer tables, and then brings dishes back for cleaning.
  • A start-up gives you the chance for personal development and building expertise in your field, while providing opportunities for cross-functional growth. We’re not a big tech company yet, but we’re striving every day to be THE global player when it comes to robotics and AI in the hospitality sector. We have deployed robots with several global enterprise customers, and are on the cusp of mass manufacturing our robots for the world to use.
  • We are ~70 motivated people who work hard to make our robots a reality. This means occasional extra hours and last-minute improvements. We will challenge you to walk the extra mile, pick your brain until it smokes and make you think outside of the box. But, we would also like to hang out with you, have an after-work drink together and celebrate our collective success.
  • We provide excellent benefits, including comprehensive health coverage, lunch every day, remote work flexibility, internet and phone reimbursement, and employee bonus programs.

If you feel you’re ready for a professional adventure in robotics and artificial intelligence, we would love to hear from you. Please send us your resume with a short overview of yourself, salary expectations, and why this role is perfect for you.