Mechanical Design Engineer, Celestial AI

$150-180k

+ A generous grant of our valuable early-stage equity

Expert level
San Francisco Bay Area

More information about location

Office located in Santa Clara, CA

Celestial AI

ML accelerator company

Open for applications

Celestial AI

ML accelerator company

21-100 employees

B2BEnterpriseManufacturingDeep TechMachine Learning

Open for applications

$150-180k

+ A generous grant of our valuable early-stage equity

Expert level
San Francisco Bay Area

More information about location

Office located in Santa Clara, CA

21-100 employees

B2BEnterpriseManufacturingDeep TechMachine Learning

Company mission

To develop audacious AI computing platforms that elevate performance, energy and economic efficiencies, enabling our customers to rapidly deploy innovations in their AI applications.

Role

Who you are

  • We are looking for a candidate with outstanding mechanical design and analytical skills, specifically focused on advancing the design, implementation, and production of our Photonic Fabric-based components and systems
  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience
  • 10+ years of experience in mechanical manufacturing, with a focus on technical and process development, NPI, and component/fixture manufacturing
  • Proficiency in CAD, with expert-level Solidworks experience highly preferred
  • Experience in metal and plastic manufacturing processes, including molding, stamping, die casting, CNC machining, welding, glue dispensing, pad/silk screen, painting, surface finishing, and assembly
  • Experience with electronic equipment chassis/enclosure design
  • Strong understanding of design input/output, requirement traceability, and FMEA risk analysis
  • Experience conducting DOEs and utilizing statistical process control tools for data analysis
  • Familiarity with APAC supply chain vendors
  • Knowledge of cross-functional areas: Board/System Level component integration, material/process technologies, thermals, design for manufacturing, reliability, and cost
  • Familiarity with component and system-level reliability, testing, and failure analysis
  • Project management experience, including effective communication of technical and project/program status at all levels of the engineering organization
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, sound engineering judgment, and analytical ability
  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to engage with internal cross-functional teams and domestic/overseas suppliers
  • Detail-oriented, process-oriented, self-driven, and capable of working independently with minimum supervision

What the job involves

  • Celestial AI, a trailblazer in cutting-edge technology at the intersection of photonics, packaging, and advanced manufacturing, is actively seeking a seasoned Mechanical Engineer to join our innovative team
  • As a pivotal member of Celestial AI, you will play a crucial role in the design and improvement of components for large-scale manufacturing, driving process enhancements to propel our productization initiatives
  • Your responsibilities will include utilizing creativity and engineering acumen to design components, performing root cause analysis of complex issues related to electro-opto-mechanical components and manufacturing processes, and identifying and implementing mechanical design and manufacturing process solutions to enhance performance, reduce costs, and improve reliability
  • Operating within a dynamic and collaborative work environment, you will excel in conducting testing campaigns to validate designs and ensuring compliance with form, fit, and function requirements
  • Additionally, you will be accountable for creating precise stress and thermal models, developing dependable mechanical systems, and spearheading continuous improvement initiatives to optimize the efficiency of our engineering tools and processes, ultimately ensuring the mechanical integrity and thermal performance of our cutting-edge systems
  • Design components and create detailed mechanical drawings for various volume manufacturing processes, including machined, cast metal, injection molded plastic, sheet metal stamped, etc
  • Develop, evaluate, and prototype complex mechanical designs, conveying them effectively using engineering concepts and rigorous mathematical analysis
  • Identify issues, provide clarity, and collaborate with cross-functional teams to deliver effective product solutions backed by solid engineering work
  • Work closely with suppliers to identify, develop, and implement alternate part fabrication methods, reducing hardware costs and enhancing the strength of the supply chain
  • Execute design verification/validation test protocols and document results in comprehensive test reports
  • Investigate and determine the root cause of design, manufacturing, or material defects, implementing solutions in line with industry standards and company procedures
  • Provide mechanical engineering support for resolving field and manufacturing issues
  • Support product risk assessments, Corrective and Preventive Actions, and diligence checks as required
  • Mentor and guide other multi-disciplinary teams within Celestial AI to enhance technical expertise and support system-level integration activities
  • Drive ideation and innovation of component and system-level solutions in collaboration with vendors to advance productization efforts

Otta's take

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Xav Kearney

CTO of Otta

Chip production forms the backbone of our modern, digitally enabled economy; being important enough to be of major geopolitical interest, and garnering billions of investment from the US alone. Celestial AI has developed a proprietary technology platform which enables high-performance computing solutions, using light for data movement within and between chips, enabling it to deliver "the next generation of AI acceleration products".

The company's photonic-electronic technology has sparked significant interest in the AI hardware space, and has resulted in it raising impressive investment. With this funding, the company aims to expand its worldwide engineering workforce, accelerate product development, and build more strategic supplier relationships for the future.

Insights

Top investors

68% employee growth in 12 months

Company

Funding (last 2 of 5 rounds)

Mar 2024

$175m

SERIES C

Jun 2023

$100m

SERIES B

Total funding: $338.9m

Company benefits

  • Collaborative and continuous learning work environment
  • Equity options
  • Health, vision, dental and life insurance

Company HQ

Santa Clara, CA

Founders

Previously a Venture Partner at Khosla Ventures. Before that, Founder, President and CEO of Intermolecular developing IP-protected technology for semiconductor and clean energy customers.

Previously SVP of GM Networking BU at MACOM.

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