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Product Design Mechanical Engineer

REQ: REQ-125900 Engineering

  • Palo Alto, CA, United States
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About Yohana:

Yohana is on a mission to help people find more balance and prioritize well-being. We create integrated software, services, and hardware specifically for modern families, to alleviate their mental load so they can feel present and connected. We are a fully funded independent subsidiary of Panasonic, one of the oldest purpose-driven brands in the world, with leadership from big tech (Google, Apple, Microsoft) as well as hypergrowth startups (Nest, Waymo, Casper).

First up is our Yohana Membership, which just launched in Seattle. It’s a personal assistant service designed for busy families – especially moms – to help lighten the mental load of having too much to do. It’s the first of many meaningful things we’re working on.

We’re building a positive, supportive culture from the ground up, where individuals and teams grow together. Maybe you should join us.

About The Role:

At Yohana, you will work in a small team of Hardware engineers while collaborating with Firmware Engineers, Algorithms Engineers, Product and Program Managers to define, prototype and integrate hardware technologies to support our consumer hardware roadmap. The Product Design Mechanical Engineer owns the ME stack up through the full hardware product development cycle from concept to mass production. You need to be comfortable with ambiguity and be self-driven to execute with limited direction. If you love working directly on consumer-facing products and shipping what you build, we’d love to meet you.

What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Draft and architect the full system 3D CAD model ● Implement GD&T and create 2D drawings
  • Lead design for manufacturing efforts and champion robust practices within the team
  • Present technical concepts on unique mechanisms to cross-functional teams
  • Participate in failure analysis, root cause investigation, and DOE creation
  • Collaborate with contract manufacturing facilities to facilitate mass production
  • Review vendor FAI/CPK dimensional reports and attack yield issues at tooling vendors
  • Work closely with the electrical and sensor engineering team for optimizing system design and balancing design trade-offs
  • Business travel to support product development in a dynamic debugging and analysis environment
  • Examine test item distributions, set manufacturing limits, and conduct failure analysis of units built at contract manufacturing sites
  • Lead JDM/ODM/CM partners to effectively and efficiently complete product programs
  • Travel will be 10-25% (pending removal of COVID-19 travel limitations)
What You'll Bring:
  • 5-10 years of hands-on experience shipping 2+ products that have landed on the market
  • MS degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • Consumer electronics knowledge (preferred): industrial design, cameras, sensors (magnetometers, IMUs, capacitive, etc), PCBs and flexes, silicon, antennas, batteries, thermals (preferred)
  • Strong mechanical engineering and analytical skills
  • Working knowledge of FEA principles
  • Knowledge of basic engineering materials and manufacturing processes
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to travel up to 15% (pending removal of COVID-19 travel restrictions)

Preferred experience:

  • Modeling for airflow and computational fluid dynamics problems
  • Experience working with rotating bodies within product form factor (Motors, fans, etc)
  • Ability to lead in a cross-functional engineering environment and mentor junior engineers

What We Offer:

  • Opportunity to join a hyper-growth startup on a mission to make well-being attainable for modern families
  • Competitive compensation
  • Comprehensive benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, FSA)
  • 401(k) with employer match
  • Life & Short Term Disability Insurance
  • Supplemental Medical Coverage
  • Unlimited PTO
  • 12 Company Holidays
  • Paid Maternity & Parental Leave
  • Paid Caregiver Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Group and 1-on-1 Career Coaching
  • Pet Insurance
  • Casual Dress Code
  • Catered Lunch & Snacks
  • Discounts on Panasonic products
  • Company Social Events

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law or company policy. All qualified individuals are required to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. Pre-employment drug testing is required for safety sensitive positions or as may otherwise be required by contract or law. Due to the high volume of responses, we will only be able to respond to candidates of interest. All candidates must have valid authorization to work in the U.S. Thank you for your interest.

REQ: REQ-125900 Engineering

  • Palo Alto, CA, United States
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