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Mechanical Engineer



Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Title: Mechanical Engineer
Sterling, VA

Company Overview: Dedrone is the world’s most trusted smart airspace security company. Hundreds of commercial, government and defense customers around the world rely on Dedrone’s comprehensive, command and control (C2) solutions to protect against the persistent and escalating threat from drones while enabling “good” drones to fly. By leveraging AI/ML, Dedrone is the only solution that provides continuous, autonomous interrogation and verification of drones that enables both multi-sensor and multi-mitigation options onto a single fused "pane-of-glass". Whether on-premise / air-gapped or in the cloud, Dedrone customers can easily detect, track, identify, analyze, and mitigate drone threats.

We’re looking for an experienced Mechanical Engineer with expertise in hardware development to join our dynamic team at Dedrone. In this role, you will play a pivotal role in driving the development and success of our hardware products, leveraging your knowledge of mechanical design to partner effectively with cross-functional teams.

You will…

  • Develop fixed-site, portable, and mobile solutions, focusing on durable designs that maintain performance in various operational environments.
  • Oversee the entire product lifecycle, from initial concept through to end-of-life, ensuring designs meet requirements for mechanical stability, thermal efficiency, and overall reliability under diverse conditions.
  • Create conceptual designs for new products, considering factors that will influence cost, size, weight, and environmental ratings.
  • Validate new designs using industry standard test equipment.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including electrical and RF engineers, system architects, and software developers.
  • Manage Production Documentation and Compliance, ensuring that all aspects of the design, manufacturing process, and product qualifications are meticulously documented, updated, and in compliance with relevant industry standards.

You have…

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field with a focus on thermal analysis.
  • Solid understanding of engineering principles, including heat transfer, EMI, and shock and vibration.
  • Fundamentals in simulation tools such as SolidWorks Simulation, Ansys, or similar software for thermal and structural analysis.
  • Experience in designing products to withstand harsh environments.
  • Familiarity with MIL STDs and qualification processes.
  • Hands-on experience with fabrication tools, such as drills, bandsaws, and angle grinders.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve technical challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and present complex ideas clearly.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with a high level of ambiguity.

At Dedrone, we believe that great ideas come from anywhere. We support a collaborative environment and value open participation from individuals with different ideas, experiences, and perspectives. We believe having a diverse team makes Dedrone a more interesting and innovative place to work, and we strive to make Dedrone a welcoming and inclusive place for all.