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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Sense is on a mission to make all homes intelligent, and in turn more efficient, safer, and reliable. Using our Sense energy monitor can ramatically reduce a home's carbon emissions, with the potential to remove over one gigaton of carbon from the atmosphere every year

We are hiring a Senior Manufacturing Engineer that is looking for professional and technical growth with a desire to expand their opportunities in developing, designing, implementing, and driving key high visibility initiatives.

As the Senior Manufacturing Engineer, you will participate in driving/contributing to upgrading our design of scaling production for new and upgraded hardware.

You will report directly to the Director of Manufacturing, and as a key contributor to these high visibility projects, reaching key milestones that are critical to company growth.

In this role, your range of responsibilities will be both broad and small projects focused to reach our company-wide objectives and goals. This requires the ability to see the big picture, calibrate, drive, contribute and take ownership of deliverables.

If you consider yourself to have a balanced blend of independence, collaboration, interpersonal skills and a solid communicator with electromechanical expertise this is an excellent position to grow professionally. You will be instrumental in developing unique electromechanical products to support our growing customer needs.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing comprehensive, cost-effective manufacturing strategies, including supplier selection, to drive product team decisions on sourcing to achieve cost and time targets.
  • Providing analysis and recommendations for feature and manufacturing cost tradeoffs, during the design phase of new products.
  • Developing design documents using Solidworks and managing change with PLM software.
  • Participating in DFMEA, PFMEA, and CTQ processes assuring specifications are well defined and documented.
  • Issuing ECOs and manage changes with CM and Sub tier suppliers
  • Evaluating Quality reports and develop actions to improve design or process
  • Providing detailed assessments and critical Design for Manufacturing review of engineering designs/drawings of components and assemblies.
  • Assessing the design intent, manufacturability, proper dimensioning, and tolerancing of components and assemblies to allow the product to transition into the manufacturing environment.
  • Incorporating inspection and test requirements into the production plan.
  • Managing the manufacturing of prototypes used in new product development, including selecting the most appropriate prototype methods and executing prototype development to support new product design trials.


  • 4 to 6 years in a manufacturing engineering role, including remotely managed NPI and CM experience.
  • Mechanical Engineering degree
  • Experience manufacturing consumer electronics products at scale, including cables and plastic components.
  • Demonstrated end-to-end experience on large-scale projects.
  • Design skills including GD&T, design validation, and inspection.
  • Demonstrated Solidworks proficiency.
  • Willing and interested to be onsite with flexibility, though our company is fully remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this position involves using tools and equipment in our hardware laboratory.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • Startup experience, taking a product from launch to scale
  • Experience in building financial models to evaluate the Cost of Goods Sold.
  • Experience with Six Sigma tools and Lean Manufacturing concepts is a bonus but not required.
  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar.


  • Be a part of building something that will make a difference in the world.
  • Great opportunity to gain experience at a consumer smart home startup.
  • Work with a team of experienced entrepreneurs creating revolutionary technology.
  • A wide range of difficult and interesting problems to be solved.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits.
  • Flexible hours.
  • Primary Onsite workplace, with flexibility to work remote on occasion
  • Travel approx. 20%
  • Located in Cambridge, MA with a great office in Central Square right by the Red Line.


About Sense

Sense is backed by some of the largest companies and investors from the world of energy, with recognition from just some of the following:

Have a big impact at a VC-backed consumer startup that's doing big things:

  • Best Startups in Cambridge - Tech Tribune
  • "One of the world's top 100 AI companies" - VentureBeat
  • Clean Tech Company of the Year - New England Venture Capital Association
  • 50 on Fire - BostInno
  • Top 100 - Red Herring
  • Best Consumer AI Technology - AI Dev World
  • Global Cleantech 100
  • Work with a small team of experienced entrepreneurs creating revolutionary technology.
  • A wide range of difficult and interesting problems to be solved.
  • Great opportunity to gain experience at a consumer smart home startup.
  • Competitive compensation and generous healthcare benefits.
  • Paid parental leave.

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