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Director of Hardware



Other Engineering
Alameda, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, March 30, 2023
About Boxbot
Boxbot transforms conveyors into intelligent, three-dimensional package handling systems. The platform can store, sort, and sequence size-agnostic, high throughput payloads while requiring a minimal physical footprint. Boxbot is driving down the cost of last mile delivery with unique applications built for various shipping centers. This is the rare chance to get in on the ground floor of a robotics company that is poised to transform a massive and exciting industry.
We’re a close-knit team that is well funded and are quickly expanding in order to bring our product to market. Every new team member will have a foundational role with significant creative ownership within their focus area. We are seeking teammates who take pride in their work and who get excited about building and iterating on new systems with significant responsibility.
As the Director of Hardware, your responsibilities will include leading the design and development of cutting-edge robotics and hardware systems, managing a team of engineers, overseeing production and testing processes, and ensuring timely delivery of high-quality products to our clients.


  • Lead the design and development of mechanical systems for automated storage and retrieval systems, including 3D modeling, prototyping, and testing.
  • Manage and develop a high-performance team of mechanical engineers, including providing mentorship, coaching, and performance evaluations.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including software, electrical, and controls engineers, to ensure successful integration of mechanical systems into the overall automation system.
  • Oversee the development of manufacturing processes for mechanical components and systems, including material selection, machining, and assembly.
  • Drive innovation in mechanical design and manufacturing processes, continually seeking opportunities to improve efficiency and reduce costs.


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering; advanced degree preferred.
  • 10+ years of experience in mechanical engineering, with at least 3 years of experience in a managerial role leading a team of mechanical engineers.
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical design principles and experience with 3D modeling software such as SolidWorks
  • Experience in the industrial automation industry, particularly in the design and development of robotics
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across functional teams, including software, electrical, and controls engineering, to ensure successful integration of mechanical systems.
We are headquartered in Alameda, CA with an easy commute via Bart, Ferry, Amtrak and free parking. We take the well being of our teammates seriously, with benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and more! We also allow for flexible work schedules and remote options when possible.
If you love new projects, building awesome products and getting stuff done, then we want to talk to you! Simply submit your information below.