Design Engineer (Hybrid)

Ann Arbor, MI
about 1 month ago
Full time role


May Mobility is developing autonomous electric vehicles from the chassis up with a focus on system-level safety design. This focus ...

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Job Description

May Mobility is transforming cities through autonomous technology to create a safer, greener, more accessible world. Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, May develops and deploys autonomous vehicles (AVs) powered by our innovative Multi-Policy Decision Making (MPDM) technology that literally reimagines the way AVs think. 

Our vehicles do more than just drive themselves - they provide value to communities, bridge public transit gaps and move people where they need to go safely, easily and with a lot more fun. We’re building the world’s best autonomy system to reimagine transit by minimizing congestion, expanding access and encouraging better land use in order to foster more green, vibrant and livable spaces. Since our founding in 2017, we’ve given more than 300,000 autonomy-enabled rides to real people around the globe. And we’re just getting started. We’re hiring people who share our passion for building the future, today, solving real-world problems and seeing the impact of their work. Join us.

Job Summary

The Design Engineer is responsible for ideating and maintaining CAD documentation for our mechanical systems on our autonomous vehicles. This role will be a part of the Manufacturing Engineering team, but will work closely with our Mechanical Engineering team and our Production Technicians. Success for this role is engaging with our systems of continuous improvement to deliver unique solutions that improve our quality and decrease overall cost. The Design Engineer will assist May Mobility in scaling from in-house builds to supporting global manufacturing vendors.

Essential Functions

  • Primary contributor to design ideation and refinement from problem statement to fully manufacturable solutions. 
  • Perform Initial studies of problem statements,  research design briefs, and requirements
  • Consistent Ideation of new design that consider serviceability, manufacturing impact, and safety of a design
  • Collaborate with mechanical engineering and Production teams
  • Modify, release, and maintain 2d and 3d Documentation per May Mobility Engineering Standards.
  • Communicate and present progress to senior engineers and  project managers
  • Participate in cross disciplinary design reviews and pin ups with various internal stakeholders
  • Ideate and iterate components designs to reduce cost, improve quality, and reduce manufacturing time
  • Maintain knowledge base of best practices and requirements


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Success in this role typically requires the following competencies:

  • Ability to clearly communicate process through technical work instruction creation
  • Excellent communication among multiple stakeholders and project managers
  • Knowledge and ability to apply ASME Y14.5 drawing standards 
  • Comfortable creating rapid prototypes with various shop tools, including 3d printers


Education and Experience

Candidates most successful in this role typically hold the following qualifications or comparable knowledge:

  • 2 years of experience as a Design Engineer or similar technical discipline
  • Associates/ bachelors degree in Engineering or related field
  • Experience using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software (Solidworks 2019 or newer specifically)
  • PDM experience, 3D experience, teamcenter or other


Physical Requirements

  • Standard office working conditions which includes but is not limited to:
    • Prolonged sitting
    • Prolonged computer use
Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and/or people of color are less likely to apply to a job unless they meet every qualification. At May Mobility, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workforce, so if you’re excited about this role but your previous experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification, we encourage you to apply anyway! You may be the perfect candidate for this or another role at May.

Want to learn more about our culture & benefits? Check out our website!

May Mobility is an equal opportunity employer.  All applicants for employment will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetics or any other legally protected basis.   Below, you have the opportunity to share your preferred gender pronouns, gender, ethnicity, and veteran status with May Mobility to help us identify areas of improvement in our hiring and recruitment processes. Completion of these questions is entirely voluntary.  Any information you choose to provide will be kept confidential, and will not impact the hiring decision in any way. If you believe that you will need any type of accommodation, please let us know.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: May Mobility does not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Furthermore, May Mobility does not pay placement fees for candidates submitted by any agency other than its approved partners.

May Mobility is developing autonomous electric vehicles from the chassis up with a focus on system-level safety design. This focus ...

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