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Sr. Mechanical Engineer



Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 4, 2024

Apptronik is building robots for the real world to improve human quality of life and to help solve the ever-increasing labor shortage problem. Our team has been building some of the most advanced robots on the planet for years, dating back to the DARPA Robotics Challenge. We apply our expertise across the full robotics stack to some of the most important and impactful problems our society faces, and expect our products and technology to change the world for the better. We value passion, creativity, and collaboration to help us overcome existing technological barriers in the industry to create truly innovative products.

You will join a team developing state-of-the-art general-purpose robots designed to operate in human spaces and with human tools. It is designed to work alongside humans, mobilize to human spaces, and manipulate the world around it.

We're looking for highly motivated and talented engineers with hands-on experience and a passion for robotics to join our team. Specifically, we seek a Sr. Mechanical Engineer with proven capabilities for system design and integration.


  • Collaborate with a small cross-disciplinary team of engineers
  • Participate in creative brainstorming for concept generation
  • Conduct engineering analysis to drive design decisions
  • Compare concepts via iterative design, prototype, assembly, and test
  • Detailed design of structures, joints, mechanisms, and actuators
  • Perform analysis (FEA, etc.) to optimize and validate design
  • Create GD&T-informed drawings, a Bill of Material, and procurement documentation
  • Produce assembly instructions and finalize project documentation
  • Participate in pilot build of your design


  • 5+ years of experience in development of robotic systems, or similar
  • Mastery of engineering fundamentals / first principles
  • High proficiency in CAD (SolidWorks, Creo, or similar)
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent teamwork and collaboration
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • The ability to multi-task and manage conflicting deadlines
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Great team player able to perform within a dynamic start-up environment
  • Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent

Nice to have:

  • Experience solving complex and multifaceted design problems
  • Demonstrated ability to design and manufacture electro-mechanical systems
  • Strong understanding of kinematics, structural design, and actuation
  • Familiarity with Series Elastic Actuation
  • Knowledge of human biomechanics
  • Robotics, Aerospace, or Automotive industry experience


  • Creative, analytical, and disciplined
  • A passion for building things. Fellow tinkerers are encouraged to apply.

*Please submit a detailed design portfolio along with your resume!


  • Competitive base w/ benefits
  • Highly motivating equity incentive package
  • Hybrid work schedule (i.e. work from home in some capacity)
  • Flexible work hours policy
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Open Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • 401k plan

*This is a direct hire. Please, no outside Agency solicitations.

Apptronik provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.