SUBPAC is seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer to lead our San Francisco-based vehicle audio hardware team. We are a dynamic and expanding team that is transforming the in-vehicle audio experience through our innovative seat-based hardware and software platform. Your primary focus will involve developing vibroacoustic systems, requirements engineering, building our new test lab, and leading a continuous reliability improvement process.

In this Senior Mechanical Engineer role, you will:

  • Own the hardware integration and reliability program for multiple hardware modules from prototype to production phase
  • Plan, design, and execute all hardware vibroacoustic modules and sub-assemblies
  • Manage and grow a small team to effectively achieve engineering objectives
  • Develop and execute ongoing reliability testing and analysis programs for design modifications and failures. Coordinate failure analysis efforts on hardware components
  • Design and fabricate custom mechanical and electrical test setups. Perform quantitative tests to determine how environmental and mechanical stress impact subsystem performance
  • Work closely with component suppliers and customers based in Europe and Asia
  • Research new technologies and applications. Create Design of Experiments to explore alternative choices on materials, processes, and designs.
  • Influence supplier selection to drive higher reliability on requirements and demonstration to suppliers.

What You’ll Need:

  • Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate in mechanical engineering, or a physics discipline with relevant engineering experience
  • Considerable knowledge of vibration, acoustics and thermal systems
  • CAD proficiency. Familiarity with CATIA a plus.
  • Automotive reliability engineering experience and desire to learn by breaking things
  • Love of music and audio!

Bonus Points if:

  • Solid FEA and an analytical background
  • Experience with safety-critical hardware systems and components
  • Understanding of automotive applications and standards
  • Experience in agile project environments
  • Lab management experience