Tennibot has won the 2021 European Product Design Top Design Award!

Mechanical Engineer

Job Description

At Tennibot, we build cool autonomous tennis robots, and we are looking for a creative and forward -thinking Mechanical Engineer who wants to help bring the Tennibot to every tennis court in the world. Ok, maybe we can start with every tennis court in the US first :) We’re a venture-backed robotics startup that builds practical and useful robots that help players and coaches. You will be responsible for activities that include (but are not limited to) designing, prototyping, and testing mechanical components. The ideal candidate is comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and has grounded experience in product development.

In order to be successful in this role you must be hands-on, internally driven and able to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced startup environment.


  • Design parts, housings, mechanisms, and mechanical components.
  • Validate, test, and iterate on both existing mechanical and electromechanical systems.
  • Build 3D CAD models of parts and assemblies.
  • Identify and work with domestic and overseas vendors for manufacturing quotes, sourcing components, quality assurance, etc.
  • Prepare concise and detailed failure reports and recommend corrective action to prevent recurring problems.
  • Identify and implement cost reductions for existing components & assemblies.
  • Develop and execute test plans to ensure products meet their performance and reliability requirements at the design and production phases.
  • Work with certification laboratories to ensure products meet the required regulations.


  • Bachelor or master’s in mechanical engineering or equivalent.
  • 2-5 years of professional experience.
  • Experience with component design, analysis, and validation.
  • Great technical and interpersonal communication.
  • Experience with product design utilizing injection molding, CNC machining, sheet metal fabrication, or vacuum forming.
  • Hands-on skills and comfortable working with hand tools, power tools, and shop equipment.
  • Process or manufacturing engineering experience.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention-to-detail, multitasking capabilities and good time management skills.
  • Excellent SolidWorks proficiency.
  • Manufacturing/DFM experience a significant plus.
  • Experience taking a product to market is strongly preferred.

Perks And Benefits

  • Competitive compensation package with stock options at a high-growth startup
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Free tennis lessons
  • Continuing education stipend