Mechanical Engineer

Location: Waltham, MA
Employment Duration: Full time


Who We Are

Evolv Technology has screened more than 25 million people to date, preventing visitors from bringing more than 5,000 weapons into public venues and places of work worldwide. Organizations such as Lincoln Center, Oakland Airport, Gillette Stadium, and LL Bean use Evolv’s free-flow weapons detection systems to prevent active shooters and terrorists from entering their venues. By fusing the latest sensors and Cortex AI, Evolv delivers the only weapons detection system smart enough to screen thousands of people per hour without the need to stop and empty pockets or remove bags. Evolv eliminates the need to choose between safety and convenience, reducing the burden on security teams and taking the hassle out of people-screening at places of work, schools, transportation hubs, sports stadiums, entertainment venues, hotels and conference centers, airports, houses of worship, and government agencies.

Evolv is backed by world class investors and advisors including Bill Gates, General Catalyst Partners, Data Collective, Lux Capital, SineWave Ventures, Finback Investment Partners, and former leaders from National Security and Counter-Terrorism Agencies. We are recruiting leaders in sales, marketing, product, customer success, and engineering.

What we seek

Evolv is looking for a Mechanical Engineer to help us develop innovative system architectures and design modules and accessories for our security products which are designed for both indoor and outdoor use. The ideal candidate enjoys analytical problem solving and has experience designing and analyzing mechanical systems as well as practical knowledge of medium volume plastics manufacturing methods including stamping, pultrusion, extrusion casting, and injection molding. In this role, you will work with Evolv’s operations, manufacturing supply chain, and quality organizations as well as vendors to ensure a smooth product launch and volume production.

What you bring

You have a BS in Mechanical Engineering and at least seven years of experience in mechanical design, preferably working with large, complex mechanical structures and electromechanical systems. You have a thorough understanding and use of the principals, theories, and concepts in mechanical engineering, as well as hands-on experience crafting simple proof of concept models for production level design implementation. You excel at multi-tasking and you have a high attention to detail. You are very organized, with strong analytical and communication skills. Previous experience working in a fast-paced start-up environment is a strong plus. In addition, you can demonstrate the following:

  • Experience writing functional specifications, design verification plans, and technical test procedures
  • Experience delivering at least two complex mechanical systems from concept to production
  • SolidWorks CAD experience with best practices for part design, advanced assemblies, and complex configuration management
  • Strong track record of working with an interdisciplinary team to execute product designs from concept to production, including specification, design, prototyping, validation, and testing
  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA), modeling, simulation, and thermal analysis (both forced air and free convection systems) is a strong plus

Why Work at Evolv?

If you want to solve one of the most difficult issues of our time and save lives doing it, you want to work at Evolv. We are passionate, knowing that what we do and how we do it can affect life or death situations for our customers. At Evolv, you will have unparalleled exposure to all aspects of our business, working with a talented team of researchers, engineers, manufacturing and operations executives, and product managers who share our vision for a safer world. If you are inspired by invention and gain satisfaction from seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture, Evolv will be a great fit. Equity is an important component of every compensation package. We offer a flexible work environment, a unique culture, and competitive benefits: medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an unlimited vacation policy.

This is an opportunity for you to build a world class product portfolio and make a real difference in the world. Come join us today!

Evolv Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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