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Associate Mechanical Engineer

Magic Leap

Magic Leap

Plantation, FL, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 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 an Associate Mechanical Engineer within our Mechanical Engineering Department, you will play a vital role in advancing our critical research and development projects. Your responsibilities will include contributing to the design, prototyping, testing, and validation of products, with a focus on quantifying physical comfort variables, establishing baseline comfort for wearable devices, and integrating new technology to support comfort goals. You will work closely with cross-functional teams, including Human Factors, Simulation, Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering, and Manufacturing, to ensure that our products meet their design and performance goals. This role requires a hands-on approach, familiarity with the Product Life Cycle process, and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Your work will be crucial in mitigating technical risks, managing resources, and ensuring the timely delivery of key project milestones, thereby supporting our commitment to innovation and excellence.

This role is based at our HQ in Plantation, FL and will require onsite presence the majority of the time. Relocation assistance is available for non-local candidates.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from diverse disciplines, including human factors, industrial design, electrical, software, controls, and optics, to gather and develop design requirements and specifications for product components and assemblies. Facilitate the prototyping process for mechanical and opto-mechanical components and assemblies, ensuring they meet production standards.
  • Develop innovative concepts and designs for fixtures, and production components using 3D CAD software (e.g., Creo).
  • Assist in research and development to determine suitable product technologies within cost constraints.
  • Design solutions to address technical challenges, ensuring the development of high-quality and innovative products.
  • Participate in engineering design reviews, contributing to the development and improvement of product designs.
  • Work closely with Manufacturing, suppliers, and outsource partners to support the design and development of products and components that meet mass production requirements.
  • Support the design, fabrication, and installation of fixtures and equipment, ensuring adherence to engineering and customer specifications.
  • Engage in prototype builds, troubleshooting manufacturing and reliability issues from cradle to grave.

The experience you bring

  • 3 years of professional experience in mechanical engineering design of consumer products.
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience designing electronic packaging.
  • Experience working with suppliers developing various part designs (Plastic, Rubber, Sheet Metal, Thermoform, Die Cut, etc.) and an 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, with suppliers, and design partners.
  • Proficient with 3D CAD design using Creo or SolidWorks (Master Modeling, Surfacing, Sheet Metal, & Drawing recommended).
  • Hands-on experience building and testing prototypes in a team environment.
  • Familiar with Optical and Force measurement systems.
  • Experience with GD&T, & FEA.
  • Familiar with mass production manufacturing processes and fixtures.
  • Familiar with Reliability specifications MIL-STD, IEC, & UL.

It’s exciting if you also have

  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Additional Information

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

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.

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.


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.



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
$62,800$104,600 USD