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Mechatronics Engineer



Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2023

Who We Are

Navier is building the boat of the future! We are a fast-growing startup in the maritime space led by MIT engineers with a passion for boating. Our DNA is one part maritime, one part Silicon Valley tech and one part aerospace. Our first product, Navier 27, is a hydrofoil electric boat speedboat that is 90% more efficient than a traditional speedboat. And, it flies above the surface of the water avoiding discomfort and motion-sickness in rough weather (not to mention foiling is a super cool experience).

While Navier 27 will initially be sold to boating enthusiasts, our aspiration is to create radical disruption in waterborne transportation. We believe that achieving a step-function decrease in the operating cost of small vessels - making them as cost effective to operate as a car - will unlock a compelling and meaningful opportunity in transportation. That is, a scalable urban mobility solution for our congested coastal cities.

About the Role

Our boat flies, and this requires actuators, control surfaces, gearboxes, sensors, etc. You will play a key role in developing the various electromechanical components required to create a flying boat.

We are an early stage startup. You will begin as an individual contributor within a small close-knit team leading the development of a major component of our product. As a rapidly growing company we expect this role to evolve over time with opportunities to manage a team as we grow our headcount. The ideal candidate is passionate, driven, and excited about playing a key role in bringing our first product to market.

About the Work

  • Develop actuation systems for flight control surfaces, foil lift system, and other electromechanical assemblies
  • Model and analyze mechanical subassemblies, including performance, wear, reliability, etc.
  • Work closely with embedded systems engineer and controls engineer to design, implement and test effective, reliable electromechanical systems

About You

  • BS, MS or PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent
  • 4+ years of relevant industry experience.
  • Candidate ideally has completed at least one commercial product development program
  • Candidate ideally has previous experience with EV, automotive, aerospace or marine actuators, vendors, and system design

Bonus Points

  • Passion for, and experience with boats / maritime
  • Some background in software development or embedded systems