Senior Manufacturing Engineer

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Sense is on a mission to make all homes intelligent, and in turn more efficient, safer, and reliable. Using our Sense energy monitor can dramatically 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
  • Paid parental leave
  • 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:

  • 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
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Sense Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation including equity
* Remote or local/hybrid in our Cambridge Central Square office
* Home office setup allowance ($200/year)
Great work-life balance
* Flexible work hours
* Vacation starting at 3 weeks/year + 1 week paid sick time
* Paid parental leave (5 weeks or more depending on location)
* Dependent Care Accounts
Generous healthcare benefits for employees and dependents
* Medical (90% of the premium and first 50% of the deductible)
* Dental (90%)
* Vision (100%)
* Flexible Spending Accounts
* Life, AD&D, long- and short-term disability insurance (100%)
401k plan
Free Sense energy monitor for your home, discounts for friends and family

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Sense pays 90% of the cost of health insurance premiums and the first 50% of your health insurance deductible.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
15 days in year one; 25 days after 5 years; ability to roll over 5-10 days annually
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
40 hours of paid sick leave per calendar year
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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