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San Jose, California

Mechanical Engineer


Neato Robotics is developing technology at the forefront of robotics & artificial intelligence.

Our products are designed to free people from household chores and will change how we all look at housekeeping tasks. Our products, the award-winning Neato family of autonomous robotic vacuums, have set new standards for intelligence, ease of use and cleaning effectiveness. The products have been available in retail and online in the U.S. since 2010, and more recently in Europe and Asia. And they are only the first few of many new products to come.

Our team consists of roboticists, mechanical, electrical and software engineers and product professionals who have launched brands that are now familiar names in consumer electronics. Our management team is seasoned in leading startups from early stage to successful multinational enterprises.

We are wholly owned subsidiary of Vorwerk International and headquartered in San Jose, CA. For more information on Neato robotics please visit our web site at

Neato Robotics is looking for a talented and seasoned Mechanical Engineer to join our growing world class team. As a staff Mechanical Engineer reporting to the Director of Product Design and working out of our main office in Newark, you will play a key role in developing, benchmarking and testing current and future Neato robots and sub systems. Your creativity and experience will be put to use exploring applications for the latest sensor technology, brainstorming new concepts for the home robotics market, designing, testing and evaluating our current and future generations of solutions, and supporting manufacturing through ongoing engineering.


  • Execute experiments to advance the science of robot cleaning
  • Design and fabricate test fixtures for component testing, qualification and experimentation
  • Research and qualify new technology that may be applicable to our product roadmap and vision
  • Analyze and implement solutions for technical design challenges that arise in our production facility and vendors overseas
  • Participate in brainstorming, mock-ups and prototyping of future generations of Neato Robots
  • Conceptualize, design and prototype new capabilities and accessories for our family of current Neato


Robots Requirements and Qualifications

Proven interest in mechanical design, analysis, and test of consumer electronics products. Experience with robotics/mechatronics highly desirable.

  • BSME or equivalent required, MSME preferred
  • CAD experience in Creo, Solidworks or NX.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Labview and Matlab a plus.
  • Proficiency in a machine shop, lathe, mill, CNC mill and hand tools
  • Understanding of Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Assembly (DSA)
  • Some experience designing high volume parts for injection , stamping and extrusion etc.
  • Experience with the various forms of rapid prototyping technologies
  • Experience with Arduino hardware/software or other micro controllers, desirable molding

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