Mechanical Engineering Manager


  • Full Time

Embark Trucks is America’s Longest-Running Self-Driving Truck Program and is bringing autonomous freight mainstream. As covered by the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, Forbes, TechCrunch and and other outlets, Embark went public via a ~$5 billion SPAC deal in November 2021, and is listed on Nasdaq under the symbol EMBK. Embark is headquartered in San Francisco, CA with operations centers in Fontana, CA and Houston, TX, moving freight daily using our purpose-built transfer hubs. Embark has aligned itself with truck manufacturers, shippers, and carriers to integrate our technology into the freight ecosystem, pursuing a business model where fleets own and operate Embark trucks. This is an incredibly exciting time for autonomous vehicles and our team is looking to grow.

The Mechanical Engineering Team at Embark Trucks is responsible for developing and delivering the hardware architecture to enable the Embark Driver. As the manager of this team, you’ll be responsible for guiding the team through the development cycle for our next generation hardware, starting from requirements and culminating in a production-ready system.




  • Foster and encourage a supportive team environment that promotes teamwork, mentorship, and diverse perspectives.
  • Work closely with product management and senior engineering management to develop and refine the core requirements of future hardware products.
  • Directly manage a team of mechanical engineers focused on developing and scaling the next generation of our hardware platforms.
  • Manage sub-teams of mechanical engineers across the core design, analysis, reliability, and test domains.
  • Find and resolve issues which are blocking forward progress.
  • Participate in design reviews and provide feedback from the perspective of business needs, with a focus on reliable product delivery.
  • Work closely with technical program managers to understand and mitigate risks, schedule and coordinate tasks, and ensure that scoped work is progressing towards delivery.
  • Work closely with your cross functional counterparts to scope and schedule product development work and ensure a smooth development pipeline.
  • Align work priorities and roadmaps with business needs, and deliver to agreed-upon goals.
  • Develop and enforce engineering processes that ensure quality and completeness

    Preferred Experience:


  • Strong mechanical engineering skills and experience managing mechanical engineering teams.
  • Experience in transitioning hardware from prototype phase to series production at moderate volumes.
  • Strong soft skills especially around performance management and making and delivering technical decisions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly around reading and commenting on design documentation and engineering analyses.
  • 5+ years in leading product engineering organizations with a focus on mechanical systems.
  • Experience in bringing new products to market and meeting tight timelines with a focus on reliability
  • Bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline (preferably mechanically focused)



  • A full time, competitive salary with equity
  • Flexible paid vacation from the start
  • 100% of the base insurance option covered for Medical, Dental, and Vision and a buy-up option for other plans
  • Life insurance covered by Embark
  • Access to a Flexible Spending Account & 401K Plan
  • Snacks & catered lunches
  • Work in a fast-growing startup revolutionizing transportation as we know it



    At Embark we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
    Embark Trucks, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
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