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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Company: Kinship
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are

Kinship is here to help everyone pet parent like a pro. Why? Because our pets make us better humans, and we owe them the best possible care. As the premier partner to a new generation of pet parents, we use our data, products, and services to help people be the best pet parents they can be. And we unite changemakers in pet care to break down barriers, open new doors, share insights, and advance our collective knowledge. All so we can reimagine the pet parenting experience, up people's confidence, and help the world find better ways to care.

Kinship Is a Coalition That Includes

  • Adopt-a-Pet, the destination for finding homes for homeless pets; we help animal shelters, humane societies, SPCAs, pet rescue groups, and pet adoption agencies connect their homeless pets to millions of adopters a month
  • Our world-leading Wisdom Panel --- genetic health screening and DNA testing for dogs
  • The award-winning Whistle --- GPS dog tracker and health monitor
  • Pet Insight Project, our ground-breaking science team that uses AI to turn billions of data points into actionable insights
  • VETINSIGHT--- which gives modern pet parents the veterinary and wellness guidance needed to make smarter, more informed health decision for their pets.
  • The Wildest , the destination that helps pet parents keep their cool in the wild world of pet parenting
  • GoodFriend, our recently-launched marketplace for all your pet's people
  • PetStory , our platform that curates top services for pet parents in Russia
  • FluffyGo , the mobile-first platform is a one-stop solution for science-minded pet parents in China
  • LEAP VENTURE STUDIO , our accelerator that supports innovators and start-ups, allowing Kinship to bring new solutions to pet parents
    Together, these teams and more work to set new standards in pet care. And, as a part of Mars Petcare, they work to create a better world for pets. Learn more at .


    The Kinship Hardware Team are the creators of Whistle which is the leading pet tech brand transforming the way we care for our pets by empowering the people who love them. As the pet wearable market leaders, we track pet's health, location, and fitness, and provide access to on-demand televet services. By combining pet science and technology, our products help owners care for pets in ways not previously possible, and are changing the way we understand our pet's overall health and well-being. Kinship is the tech division of Mars Petcare.

    Our team designs for the foundation of Kinship's business for all current and future hardware products. We provide research and technical insights that help shape the definition of new products, exploring emerging technologies that push boundaries and empower our business. We develop core driver and application functionality and maintain a comprehensive database of diagnostic device data to ensure that our products meet the high standard of quality that our customers have come to expect.

    • Demonstrates expanded conceptual knowledge in own discipline and broadens capabilities
    • Solves problems in straightforward situations; analyzes possible solutions using technical experience
    • Explains complex information to others in straightforward situations
    • Ability to identify various options to solve technical problems, describe pros and cons of each option
    • Flexible and calm in the face of uncertainty and/or ambiguity

      Leadership Competencies

      As Kinship people, we have three pillars that set out how we aim to be--in our everyday work, and in how we approach each other. We call these our Cultural Pillars. In all of the roles that we hire for, we look for people who are Optimistic, Purposefully Inquisitive, and Open to All. And for this role, you'll need these skills to knock it out of the dog park:
      • You Have Courage : a willingness to bring forth a new idea, engaging others across Kinship to support you, and taking risks and action will full accountability
      • You Learn at Pace: a consistent and fast work ethic to meet growth goals, and the ability to evolve and pivot quickly from what you've learned
      • You Value Difference : a genuine belief in inclusion and diversity is in your DNA, and it shows up in your work, and how you work.
        Technical Skills
        • 7+ years of proven experience in mechanical design
        • SolidWorks, Creo or other CAD software experience
        • Ability to craft 2D drawings with FAI / CPK / GD&T practices
        • Identify requirements for new projects and brainstorm multiple concepts
        • Build and test prototypes to iterate on your designs
        • Create and manage BOMs, part tracking lists, and design revisions and schedules effectively
        • Excellent verbal/written communication and presentation skills
        • Self-motivated and enthusiastic with demonstrated creative and critical - thinking capabilities.
        • Travel to vendor facilities as required.
          JOIN OUR PROS!
          • Unique opportunities for a customizable career within pet care
          • A super collaborative, flat work environment with direct access to our senior leadership team
          • Work from the hottest cities across the world
          • Dog-friendly workplaces
          • Medical, dental, vision, 401k match, and pet benefits for you and your family
          • Unlimited paid time off
          • Flexible work opportunities
          • Parental leave for the birth or adoption of your new human child (and fur baby)
          • Discounts on pet products, services, nutrition and veterinary wellness plans
          • Welcome kits with pet merch & Kinship swag
          • An extensive onboarding program with a chance to meet all of our leaders across Kinship

Keywords: Kinship, San Francisco , Senior Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , San Francisco, California

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