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Hardware Engineering Manager



Other Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Mantle is a growth-stage, venture-backed 3D printing company that helps manufacturers bring millions of products to life faster and more affordably while solving manufacturing labor shortages. By combining hardware, software, and materials, Mantle has created a new category of metal additive manufacturing that is being rapidly adopted by major global OEMs, molders, and toolmakers to automate their toolmaking processes. Mantle’s employees thrive in an environment where multiple fields of study come together to solve challenging and important problems. You will join a diverse, cross-functional team working to bring the most advanced precision metal 3D printing technology to market.

We are looking for a Hardware Engineering Manager with a successful track record leading teams in the development of complex robotic/mechatronic systems from initial requirements through production release and support. This is a managerial and technical leadership role, requiring strong technical background and leadership skills that combine in a demonstrable ability to support successful execution of projects and the well-being of the team. Working at the cutting edge of 3D metal printing technology, new challenges and problems to solve are a daily occurrence. Success requires a highly effective and well led team. Success also requires collaboration and support with and from other technical teams at Mantle.

You Will

  • Drive people management and career development activities including but not limited to recruiting, onboarding, training, mentoring, coaching, and performance evaluations
  • Lead the ideation, engineering, design, and integration of mechanical and mechatronic subsystems for innovative materials processing and automated process control
  • Drive optimal architecture and design decisions by fostering cross-functional collaboration with process and material departments
  • Oversee and ensure thorough technical documentation of designs and release to production
  • Support Manufacturing and Customer Success in DFM/DFA issues and customer bugs
  • Own project scoping, planning, risk management, and outcomes


  • 8+ years of experience in developing complex robotic/mechatronic systems
  • 3+ years in a leadership role
  • BS in Mechanical/Mechatronics/Robotics Engineering
  • Expertise in engineering robotic/mechatronic equipment including specification, design, prototyping, and BOM and documentation management
  • Demonstrable experience leading the development of complex capital equipment from concept to production
  • Ability to mentor and coach individuals and groups to achieve career development and performance targets
  • Capability to collaborate with multidisciplinary groups and take ownership of results, follow through and keep multiple simultaneous projects on schedule

Bonus Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical/Mechatronics/Robotics Engineering
  • PDM Administration

Mantle Benefits

  • Generous PTO, 11 paid company holidays
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Equity and 401(k) plan
  • Regular team lunches and events

The pay range for this role is $170,000 - $190,000 per year and is commensurate with experience relative to the position. Position also includes stock options that are subject to vesting. Actual compensation will depend on various factors, including experience, skills, and location. Mantle is an equal opportunity employer. You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Mantle, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.