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Sr. Systems Engineer

Company: Seek Thermal, Inc
Location: Goleta
Posted on: September 18, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description

Hi, We're Seek Thermal.

Join us on our mission to make thermal imaging a part of everyday life!
At Seek, you'll get to work with the world-class engineers that pioneered the technology, and now they're building an organization that's built on that same pioneering spirit...but we can't do it alone. We want your ideas, your enthusiasm, and your passion to help us make thermal imaging a part of everyday life, for everyone.

Our Story

The company was founded in 2012 by two industry pioneering scientists, Bill Parrish, PhD and Tim Fitzgibbons PhD, who spent 40 years advancing the state of military and professional-grade thermal imaging technology. Following their previous two companies, Amber Engineering, and Indigo Systems, each with successful acquisitions, Seek Thermal is their third venture with the mission to make thermal imaging a part of everyday life.

An unseen world of energy surrounds us. We only see some of it with our eyes, light from a source of energy reflected on objects around us. But even though we can't see it, all objects produce or retain heat. When viewed through a Seek Thermal camera, this world of heat can be converted to images, providing important information useful in solving everyday problems that are otherwise invisible to the naked eye. Seek thermal imaging lets you see the world of heat instead of the world of light.

Seek Thermal is partnered with Raytheon and NXP to design and deliver high-quality, affordable thermal imaging sensors and products across the globe at scale. As one of the few companies in the world capable of building sensors, Seek Thermal has shipped hundreds of thousands of thermal imaging products around the world as it continues to make thermal imaging an accessible, everyday tool, so people can do their jobs safer, faster, and smarter.

We love where we work, and so can you.

Job Description

What We're Looking For

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to design, build, test, validate, and support mechanical packaging solutions for our thermal imaging consumer products. This role will work closely with sales, product management, engineering, and production staff throughout all stages of product development. Previous experience designing mechanical packaging solutions for consumer grade products, strong 3D CAD skills, and familiarity with designing for high volume plastic injection molded and cast metal parts fabrication is highly desired. Above all, we are looking for the right individual to work in our rapid paced environment and are willing to consider candidates with different levels of work experience. The Senior Mechanical Engineer will report directly into the Director of Hardware Engineering.

What You'll Do

--- The Senior Mechanical Engineer will design mechanical packaging solutions for electro-optical products that require detailed knowledge of standard material types, fabrication methods, and certification standards for consumer electronic devices.

--- Evaluate alternative design concepts by performing analysis, modeling, and technical trade off studies.

--- Develop test plans and methodologies to objectively verify performance against requirements.

--- Prepare product documentation to support new product introduction.

--- Document project decisions and provide appropriate cross-functional team communication.

--- Serve as primary technical interface with outside vendors for related design work.

--- Design mechanical fixtures used for manufacturing, testing and other design related activities.

--- Provide sustaining support for existing product lines. Recommend, where appropriate, design changes.

--- Work with Operations department to ensure optimal manufacturability.

--- In support of Seek's ISO Certification and QMS conformance, the Senior Mechanical Engineer will ensure that process comply with the requirements of ISO, including ensuring process outputs meet intended objectives, while focusing on Customer requirements and satisfaction.


--- Strong knowledge of Mechanical design and 3D CAD with Solidworks

--- Strong knowledge of high-volume plastic injection molded and cast metal parts fabrication

--- Knowledge in infrared systems, analysis, measurements, and testing

--- Ability to make decisions, and effectively lead tasks and meet challenging deadlines

--- Ability to build strong relationships and effectively partner with others

--- Ability to multi-task in a rapid paced environment

--- Ability to perform technical tradeoff studies

--- Strong understanding and appreciation of proper documentation practices

--- Strong communication abilities, both verbally and written

--- Strong Computer Skills: Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint


Bachelors of Science degree (BS) in Mechanical Engineering or related field with at least 8 years professional engineering experience. In unique cases, extensive work experience can substitute for degree requirements.

Additional Information

Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident

This position offers a hybrid of work from home and work from remote. Must live in Santa Barbara County within commuting distance.

Keywords: Seek Thermal, Inc, Santa Barbara , Sr. Systems Engineer, Other , Goleta, California

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