Mechanical Engineer at Baraja

Hardware Engineering, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia engineering
Posted 10 days ago

Mechanical Engineer
Full-time, Permanent  
Sydney, Australia

About Baraja

Baraja is changing the world of self-driving cars through the invention of a new type of LiDAR called Spectrum-Scan™ that delivers ultra-high performance at high resolution, even at incredibly far distances. Today, Baraja LiDAR is already deployed in multiple verticals, working with global automotive and industrial partners.

Originally founded in Sydney, Australia, we also have offices in San Francisco, China and Europe. We are funded by Sequoia, Blackbird and Main Sequence Ventures and we are excited to continue growing the team, so if you are looking for a fast-paced, dynamic role in a start-up we are keen to hear from you!

The Opportunity:
The purpose of this role is to be the design authority on high quality mechanical components, processes and systems from concept to manufacture, within a fast paced and collaborative environment. Negotiate with other disciplines from requirements to manufacturing handover. Contribute to building the machine of the business, with efficient quality processes that support the mechanical team. 

Inside the Job:

  • Create high quality designs for low and high-volume manufacturing processes.
  • Deliver rapid prototype iterations to prove system concepts
  • Review designs for mass manufacturing processes and to minimise component cost
  • Create clear component specifications and open communication with suppliers
  • Ensure establishing of controlled supplier process to deliver system outcomes
  • Ensure accurate planning of tasks and project milestones while communicating effectively with stakeholders
  • Root cause analysis and manage solving of complex mechanical issues
  • System and component designs verified to meet regulations and customer needs 
  • Design test plans to characterize components and confirm design direction.
  • Drive implementation of new mechanical processes to improve efficiency and productivity within the organisation
  • Support the training and professional development of junior engineers


About You:

  • Experience of directly managing key stakeholders
  • Significant track record of start to finish engineering product development (5 years)
  • Tertiary qualifications in Engineering, Industrial Design or similar discipline
  • Experience creating quality controls to measure and confirm process capability
  • High degree of Solid works proficiency (5+ years)
  • Experience testing products to customer requirements and working with product validation standards
  • Experience with high volume manufacturing processes
  • Experience managing thermal constraints through design, simulation and testing
  • Experience with assessment of risk (g. tools such as risk assessment or FMEA)


  • Automotive industry experience
  • Experience with FEA
  • Experience with Optics or Photonics
  • Systems engineering and interface management experience
  • Familiar with Python, VBA and C
  • Familiar with the agile methodology 

Our Culture & Values

We believe that our culture is one of our most important assets and we’ve wrapped it up with three key values that we do our best to live up to every day:

  • Hustle to deliver on hard and meaningful problems- Passion to achieve. Resilience & learning. What's the next challenge?
  • Build the machine that builds the machine - It’s not enough to design amazing products, we need to design the means to manufacture these products, at scale.
  • Develop sustained high performance - Great teams make great things. They also respectfully challenge each other to reach the next milestone.

We work towards our goals by being in constant communication in person and through a range of technologies. We also have big ears for feedback from customers to help us continually improve the Baraja experience. We are pretty good at what we do (but definitely not perfect), so you'll be learning from and working with a top-flight team on a mission to be better every day.

Benefits & Perks

What we can offer you

  • Healthy lunch provided
  • Wellness Budget
  • Learning & Development budget
  • Internal progression opportunities
  • ESOP offering & remuneration package
  • Monthly social events
  • Volunteer day
  • Team lunches
  • Social sporting teams i.e. hiking, soccer, frisbee and table tennis.

Apply Now!

What are you waiting for? If you're looking for a rare opportunity within a fast-paced, innovative, growing global start-up we are keen to have a chat!