Senior Mechanical Engineer (Speck Design)

Interpublic Group San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted Yesterday

Senior Mechanical Engineer

About Speck Design

Speck Design is the innovation and product design team within FutureBrand. Speck is a team of strategists, designers, and makers who have helped organizations identify and create groundbreaking products for 20 years. Clients including Google, Samsung, Audi, and Silicon Valley's leading start-ups come to Speck Design when they want to create innovative products and need a team who is able to conduct generative research, apply world-class design, and engineer for manufacturing all under one roof. We're driven to design products that elevate our humanity and look to work with companies who have like-minded aspirations. By bringing together FutureBrand's ability to create forward thinking brand strategies and Speck's ability to design next generation products and services, the combined team brings its clients' brands to life in a way that is both timely and authentic.

We're looking for Senior Mechanical Engineer to join the FutureBrand Speck team in the Redwood City office.


  • Design mechanical assemblies, components, mechanisms, and highly-cosmetic customer-facing parts for mass production. Generate test and manufacturing specifications for these items

  • Integrate industrial design input to produce beautifully crafted parts and user experiences

  • The ability to project manage projects, including interfacing to the client as the technical voice of the project

  • Select and specify materials for components

  • Perform engineering analyses of parts and assemblies (FEA, fatigue, manufacturability, FMEA, root cause analysis, DOE creation)

  • Iterate design concepts by rapid prototyping physical models (3D printing, machining, etc)

  • Create and maintain documentation of product development (2D drawings, design notes, assembly methods, test specifications)

Skill/Job Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent practical experience.

  • 7 years' experience designing and developing success mechanical parts.

  • Expert in Mechanical Design, 3D CAD tools. Must be highly capable using Solidworks

  • Proven ability to integrate electronic sensors, motors, and motion control components to perform mechatronic tasks.

  • Strong analytical skills including FMEA, tolerance analysis, and statistical methods.

  • Experience in Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DSA) and Design for Service

  • Collaboration skills, with experience working with UX and ID teams

  • Ability to manage multiple projects, and producing excellent results in high-stress environments

  • Team leadership skills and interpersonal skills

Desired Skills:

  • Medical device development experience

  • Experience in designing and implementing systems with linear actuators, stepper and servo motors, electro hydraulic systems

  • Knowledge of drawing standards and geometric dimensioning per ASME Y14.5

  • Understanding of mechanical tolerances and GD&T

  • Ability to use Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PPT, etc) and industry SW (LabView, Matlab, Python, COMSOL).

  • Proficiency in a machine shop, lathe, mill, CNC mill and hand tools

  • Experience with the various forms of rapid prototyping technologies, including additive technologies, rapid tooling, prototype injection molding and metal laser sintering

  • Experience with Arduino hardware/software or other micro controllers

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