Sr. Mechanical Engineer

Sunnyvale, CA
28 days ago
Full time role


Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable ...

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Job Description

Backed by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into zero-carbon 24/7 heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuels, accelerating the world’s pathway to decarbonize industry and electricity. Propelled by a world-class team that includes leaders in their fields, Antora will eliminate gigatons of emissions while increasing U.S. energy security, reducing our dependence on global supply chains, supporting well-paying jobs, and protecting marginalized communities from industrial pollution. 

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to everyone on earth. People join our team to do the most fulfilling and impactful work of their lives on climate change. Join one of the world’s most transformative climate tech companies. We’re ready to decarbonize the global economy. Are you?

Position Summary

We are seeking an exceptionally driven and passionate individual to join our solid-state thermal battery engineering team. You will collaborate with internal & external engineering teams to scope, define, design, model, prototype, validate, and iterate the mechanical design of Antora thermal battery. You will be a key technical member of a cross-functional and rapidly growing organization. Your work will directly contribute to the demonstration of a first of a kind long-duration energy storage technology.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Drive hardware development for subsystems and components within Antora’s thermal battery system from basic architecture evaluations through detailed design, analysis, prototype, test, and manufacturing phases. 
  • Perform design calculations for static structural elements, actuation systems, fluid systems, and design for manufacturability.
  • Perform basic thermal and mechanical analysis including FEA, where applicable. 
  • Work closely with analysts to develop thermal and systems requirements as well as manufacturing engineers to optimize for cost and production scale-up. 
  • Responsible for product delivery and timeline through the phases outlined above. 
  • Develop and maintain internal design practices and documentation on mechanical design.  
  • Support CAD best practices, drawings standards, and infrastructure.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical engineering.
  • 5+ years of professional experience in mechanical design engineering.
  • Experience developing and delivering hardware products as lead mechanical design engineer.

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • 5+ years of professional experience in mechanical design engineering roles with 2+ years experience as lead engineer on design programs. 
  • Experience with computer aided design (CAD) software, e.g. Solidworks or NX and data management software like ePDM or Teamcenter 
  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) software, e.g. ANSYS 
  • Demonstrated understanding of mechanical and systems analysis including failure modes of thermo-mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in designing for common manufacturing processes like welding, machining, sheet metal fabrication, etc. 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


Salary Range:  $144,000 USD - $180,000 USD

Salary Basis:  Annual

This job posting contains the salary range that Antora Energy believes it would be willing to pay for the posted job. The actual salary offered will be determined within the posted range based on a candidate's experience, credentials, and expertise as they pertain to the requirements of the position.

In addition to a competitive base salary, Antora Energy’s Total Rewards program includes a premium health benefits package with life and disability insurance, a 401K plan, a flexible spending account, industry leading paid time off policy, providing a flexible and inclusive holiday observance, as well as paid volunteer time off. 

We are excited to share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.


Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable ...

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