Jobs at Samara

Mechanical Engineer

The Mechanical Engineer will own the design and development of the roof for proprietary building systems and construction technologies. The engineer will be responsible for designing the novel roof system from the first principles and conducting deep and thorough research. This role will be expected to develop engineering designs, perform calculations or simulations, identify the proper tests for design validation, build validation and test prototypes and use all available resources to produce the best product possible.

Role & responsibilities

  • Own the design of a new roofing system for residential buildings
  • Perform engineering calculations or simulations to support design and justify decisions and requirements
  • Collaborate with electrical engineers to mechanically integrate a rooftop photovoltaic system
  • Collaborate with members of a cross-disciplinary team to harmonize different complex systems
  • Ensure compliance of design with all applicable codes and regulations
  • Create engineering drawings and other design documentation to produce and mechanically test prototypes
  • Develop parts for manufacturing and design with long-term intent


  • BS in Mechanical, Structural or other relevant Engineering field with 4+ years of experience
  • Experience working on enclosures or alternative sealing applications involving gasketing, sealants, and physical barriers to prevent ingress of air and water.
  • Knowledge of high volume manufacturing methods including injection molding, casting, sheet metal forming, etc.
  • Experience or knowledge of prototype processes including CNC machining, laser cutting, waterjet cutting, 3D printing, etc.
  • Experience with mechanical testing, including load testing, impact testing, fatigue testing, etc.
  • Proficiency in CAD Software (e.g. Solidworks, Siemens NX, etc.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Authorized to work in the United States