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Senior Mechanical Engineer

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NIO San Jose , CA 95111

Posted 3 months ago

Team charter:

The Advanced Technologies and Autonomy team is responsible for delivering highly available, high quality systems to enable NIO's Autonomous driving vehicles. Our mission is to provide the next generation of hardware, software and algorithmic solutions. This includes but not limited to sensing, compute, storage as well as vehicle controls and safety system compute.

What the team works on:

  • Autonomy hardware and software architecture

  • Design, development, integration, and test of autonomous compute and sensing hardware

  • Mass storage and Event Data Recorders

  • Vehicle and Safety Controller HW and related functions

  • Environment and Sensor modeling and simulation

  • Autonomy Al and Controls

  • Autonomy R&D Tools

  • Autonomy compute and sensing HW and SW redundancy

  • Sensing, GPS and IMU hardware, software, and integration

  • Autonomy compute communication (sensing, compute, and controller inter-ECU communication)


The hardware group is responsible for the concept, design, and refinement of all hardware associated with autonomous driving. The team will develop the system and follow through during launch. You will collaborate in a team with other engineers and designers to develop an autonomous driven car that delights the consumer.


Lead the development of unique, innovative and advanced engineering concepts and components designs - continuing these through release and launch support.Work with suppliers to develop component/sub-system to meet weight, cost, durability, and performance targets.Hands-on integration and collaboration with disciplines such as software, automation, electrical, mechanical, signal integrity, and FPGA design.Collaborate with other engineering groups, suppliers, and leadership team to meet engineering deliverables within tight time constraints.Communicate complex optical hardware requirements to non-experts both internally and to industry-facing stakeholders.Collaborate with other engineering groups, suppliers, and leadership team to meet engineering deliverables within tight time constraints.Ensure compliance of the system and component designs with all vehicle/component requirements, quality objectives, program milestones, performance, cost, weight & safety.Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.Some travel domestically and/or internationally.


Bachelor or Masters in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent8+ years of experience in product design with a strong focus on high power computes.Understanding of electromechanical systems.Strong thermodynamics and heat transfer fundamentals.Strong engineering fundamentals (beam bending, free body diagrams, GD&T, etc...).Prototype development, testing and systems engineering fundamentals

Mechanical / physical design in ruggedized computing systems.Experience with DFMEA, DVP&R and specification development.Self-motivated and organized, can quickly solve difficult design problems and has a passion for innovation.High energy, detail-oriented personality with a passion for learning.Excellent prioritization, cross-functional teamwork, and written and verbal communication.Experience in production part design utilizing a variety of engineering materials and methods:

  • Plastic injection/blow molding.

  • HPDC of Aluminum and Magnesium.

  • Familiarity with composite materials.

  • Additive manufacturing.

  • MIM.

  • Stamping including fine blanking.

Advanced design and 3D modeling skills (CATIA V5/6 preferred).Fundamental understanding of PCB layout design.Willingness to travel internationally.


Automotive experience including vehicle packaging and familiarity with regulations.Experience with simulation and analysis methods (FEA, CFD and DVA).

About NIO

Our mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle for our users by offering smart, premium electric vehicles and providing the best user experience. We are a global company with world-class research and development, design and manufacturing centers in Shanghai, Beijing, San Jose, Munich, London and nine other locations. NIO U.S. is our Global Advanced Technology Center and North American headquarters.

Our global company has achieved many great milestones such as:

  • Securing the inaugural Formula E Drivers' Championship title in 2015
  • Unveiling the fastest electric car in the world, the EP9, and setting a lap record for an electric vehicle at the Nrburgring Nordschleife in 2016
  • Unveiling its vision car, EVE, in 2017
  • Setting a new world speed record for an autonomous vehicle with the EP9 at the Circuit of the Americas in 2017
  • Launching the ES8, a seven-seat high performance electric SUV, on December 16 with deliveries slated to begin in 2018.

Want to be a part of this? Join us!

NIO is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law.

NIO US is an E-Verify employer.

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