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Staff Mechanical Engineer

Magic Leap

Magic Leap

Other Engineering
Plantation, FL, USA
Posted on Friday, May 24, 2024

A new paradigm of computing

Magic Leap is a pioneer in spatial computing, developing groundbreaking augmented reality technology that seamlessly blends digital content with the real world. As the creator of the next computing platform, our mixed reality devices unlock new possibilities for how people interact with and experience their surroundings.

Magic Leap could be your place if you want to be part of a united team where everyone is empowered and trusted to make an impact. At Magic Leap, you can explore innovative solutions and use your talents to solve real-world problems. Working alongside industry experts, you can grow your skills and amplify human potential at the intersection of the physical and digital worlds. We know that successful change and progress accelerate diverse perspectives. As we shape our future, everyone's voice matters. Together, we can reimagine the world of work and, with our bold partners, make the impossible possible.

The opportunity

The Product Development and Engineering roles are core of Magic Leap’s revolutionary AR capabilities. These highly collaborative teams are responsible for our organization's engineering and technical operations, performing cutting-edge and complex scientific research and development that is 'defined as we build' to create new AR products, features, and marketplaces. Activities include undertaking research, design, development, and implementation activities to improve Magic Leap’s AR products and services; designing, constructing, testing, and operating equipment; ensuring that standards of quality, cost, safety, reliability, timeliness, and performance are met in production processes; interpreting plans, drawings, and specifications; and collaborating across all Magic Leap teams to ensure our AR product and features provide a high-quality, immersive experience, meeting and exceeding our customer’s needs and our business objectives.

As a Staff Mechanical Engineer within our Mechanical Engineering Team, you will be responsible for creating and developing new exciting products through design, prototype, manufacturing, testing, and production release. The Staff Engineer takes part in R&D, creates architectural designs, provides technical leadership within the mechanical engineering organization, and works closely with various teams including Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering, Reliability, Manufacturing & Suppliers to ensure the product meets its goals. Qualified candidates will thrive in a fast-paced, hands-on environment and will need to be familiar with the Product Life Cycle process.

This position is based in Plantation, FL (HQ). Relocation assistance is available.

What you’ll do

  • Design and prototype new technology concepts and product architectures for various product designs. Including architecting mechanical assemblies and systems for high-volume manufacturing.
  • Lead, advocate, and enforce best practices in design, development, and testing to ensure product manufacturability, robustness, and function.
  • Lead and drive design improvements and hold engineering design reviews to address reliability/usability issues as reported by customers while leading, advocating, and enforcing best practices in design, development, and testing to ensure product manufacturability, robustness, and function.
  • Work to define and communicate requirements, and provides direction to team members for developing test plans that ensure product requirements are met.
  • Provide strong contributions for system architecture, sub-assemblies, components, fixtures, analysis, and documentation to satisfy the specified requirements.
  • Lead and assist in all facets of the regulatory approvals process, including hosting system-level design reviews, test plan creation, and troubleshooting issues while maintaining close interactions with ID, human factors, electronics, machine vision, optical, mechanical, content, and software organizations to derive, validate, and subsequently verify system performance.
  • Work with the Project Management team to create product schedules and manage the design development accordingly.
  • The position will require travel to supplier and manufacturing sites as permitted by CDC guidelines and recommendations.

The experience you bring

  • B.S. or M.S. in Mechanical Engineering (M.S. preferred) with 8+ years of product development experience designing electronic packaging from cradle to grave.
  • Experience working with suppliers developing various part designs (Plastics, Sheet Metal, Die Cast, Thermoform, Packaging, Die Cuts) and a solid understanding of their manufacturing processes.
  • Strong analytical skills for troubleshooting and root-causing issues.
  • Good communication and leadership skills to facilitate design discussions and reviews across the organization, suppliers, and design partners.
  • Proficient with 3D CAD design using Creo or Solidworks. (Master Modeling, Surfacing, Sheet Metal, & Drawing recommended).
  • Hands-on experience with GD&T, FEA, and DFM as well as building and testing prototypes in a team environment.
  • Familiar with Optical and Force measurement systems, mass production manufacturing processes, and fixtures.
  • Familiar with Reliability specifications MIL-STD, IEC, & UL.

It’s exciting if you also have

  • Expert knowledge of high-volume production fabrication methods used in high-tech consumer products including plastics injection mold tooling and die-casting.
  • Detailed knowledge of direct machining methods for prototyping.
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience building and testing prototype systems in a team environment.
  • Expert knowledge of 3D Cad Design with Creo, FMEA, tolerance analysis, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GDT).
  • 10+ years of mechanical engineering design of consumer products.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to Equal Employment Opportunities guidelines.


If you need an accommodation during the application, interviewing, or hiring process, you may request an accommodation by emailing ApplicantAccommodation@magicleap.com. Magic Leap will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note that we do not accept any application documents via (e-)mail. Furthermore, we do not accept applications from recruitment agencies for this role.

All legitimate Magic Leap email communications will end with "@magicleap.com". Please carefully review all emails you receive, to ensure you only engage with legitimate representatives of Magic Leap. For the protection of your Personal Information, do not click any links, open any attachments, or further engage with any suspicious communications. In the event you receive an unexpected or suspicious communication claiming to come from Magic Leap, please reach out directly to TalentAcquisition@magicleap.com for assistance.


Our salary ranges are determined by role, level and location. In addition to salary, Magic Leap offers a discretionary bonus, equity, and a fully comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees.
US Base Salary Range
$128,500$171,300 USD