Product Design Mechanical Engineer (Intern)

San Mateo, California

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About VerkadaAt Verkada, we’re rethinking what it means to be physically safe. Today, we build security cameras that detect action, identify danger and help keep people and places safe and secure. Using a combination of software and hardware, we’re transforming an industry that has seen little innovation for decades—and we already support thousands of customers. But this is just the beginning. We envision a world in which security systems feel as seamless and modern as the organizations they protect and our enterprise solution becomes a model for not just business security, but public security as well.
As a Product Design Mechanical Engineer Intern at Verkada, you’ll contribute to the design and development of new cameras, access control systems, sensors, and other enterprise IoT products. Verkada’s PD engineers own all aspects of the mechanical design from prototype through to mass production. You’ll make a big impact — your designs will be a part of future products that Verkada ships.


  • Leverage your rapid prototyping skills & analytical abilities to drive new products from initial proof of concept through to mass production.
  • Work collaboratively with our Industrial Design team to refine prototypes, finesse parts and finalize CMF.
  • Work collaboratively with Electrical Engineering resources to generate mechanical solutions which integrate a wide variety of electro-mechanical product requirements.
  • Work closely with our JDM and CM partners to design and validate new products; see your designs through EVT, DVT and PVT.
  • Work with mechanical vendors to dial in DFM/DFA, then quote & kick-off parts at prototype and MP quantities. Own tooling release, bring up and validation for a broad variety of parts & processes.
  • Participate in root cause & failure analysis work throughout the product development & production process.
  • Participate in the development & execution of mechanical reliability tests.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and contribute concepts and problem-solving across multiple projects. Iterate & validate quickly.


  • Pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering or a similar field.
  • Interest in developing consumer or enterprise electronic products.
  • Strong understanding of different material types and manufacturing processes suitable for prototyping and production. We value both breadth and depth.
  • Experience with 3D CAD software.
  • Experience solving problems in a collaborative team environment.
  • Passion for designing aesthetically pleasing and easy to use hardware; always have an eye on how our customers will use our products.
  • Startup Mindset: As a fast-growing startup, every day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth, and we want you to grow with us!
About our teamBehind the scenes, we’re a team of computer scientists, hardware engineers and experienced founders who saw a chance to make a real impact. We’re united by the challenge of building beautiful products, designed for real people—and by our commitment to using technology responsibly. We believe keeping data private and secure is core to our safety as individuals, businesses and communities and we put great care into building systems that embody our values as people. Likewise, many of Silicon Valley’s top investors believe in us: we’re backed by Sequoia Capital, FirstRound, Meritech and Siemens (Next47).
Verkada is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.

Job tags: Engineering Product design Prototypes
Job region(s): North America
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