San Francisco

Mechanical Engineer II

Why join frog?

Joining frog means you’ll be joining the “pond,” a global network of studios, each with a thriving in-person and vibrant virtual culture. frogs are curious, collaborative, and courageous, united by our passion for improving the human experience through design, while each bringing our unique and diverse skills and experiences to the table. We draw on our global reach and local knowledge to solve complex problems and design innovative, sustainable solutions that touch hearts and move markets. frogs prize humour, positivity, and community just as highly as performance and outcomes. Our culture is open, flexible, inclusive, and engaging. Working at frog means being empowered to Make Your Mark on every project, in your studio, your community—and the world at large.

Join us to do the best work of your life.

At frog we are united by our shared passion for outcomes that transform the human experience. We accomplish these outcomes by taking on complex challenges, big asks, and things that have never been done before. We look beyond point solutions and apply design to the creation of new strategies, systems, and—in some cases—entirely new businesses. 

Our work is transformational because our people are extraordinary. frogs are analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical. We look for hybrid talents and build teams around divergent expertise, which allows us to solve problems and uncover opportunities in unique ways. frogs are some of the best talent in the world, and together we advance the human experience through design. 

We free you to do the best work of your life.

What is it like to work at frog? The diversity of people and projects varies tremendously. We are both thinkers and doers. Collaboration is ingrained in our culture as well as our method. We come from a multitude of backgrounds and our expertise bridges disciplines and spans industries, including automotive, medical, consumer, retail, software, technology, finance, and many others. Our extraordinary collection of talent—analytical and artistic, conservative and unconventional, technical and whimsical—makes working at frog a truly unique experience. With such diversity in our ranks, we are able to orchestrate and customize each client engagement to ensure a positive balance between emotional experiences for consumers and economic benefits for clients.

What does it mean to work at frog? It means working alongside the best talent in the world, including at least a few that are smarter than you. It means facing new challenges and often being asked to work outside your comfort zone. We take on the complex challenges, the big asks, and the 'never been done befores' of the world. We love what we make!

The Position: Mid Level Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical Engineers at frog deliver innovative design solutions for our clients. These responsibilities cover all phases of product development, from brainstorming and evaluating product concepts through troubleshooting and support on the factory floor. This role requires attention to the big picture and the details that make a difference.

The Contribution:

  • Understanding – be able to fully engineer a product from idea to production and furthermore be able to understand, evaluate and communicate conflicting project requirements that are beyond those related directly to the mechanical design.  Examples of these requirements are market, manufacturing, distribution, etc.  Resolve these in a successful design that meets the client’s requirements.
  • Innovation – effective problem solving, to address whatever challenge may arise.
  • Perspective – working smart, balancing numerous constraints and driving to the best and most appropriate design.
  • Communication and collaboration – with frogs, clients, suppliers, and others.
  • Execution – strong performance of core engineering tasks, such as 3D CAD modeling, analysis, and documentation.

You Are:

Someone who wants to influence your own development. You’re looking for a company where you have the opportunity to pursue your interests across functions and geographies, and where a job title is not considered the final definition of who you are, but the starting point. You bring to the organization the following competencies;

  • BSME or similar educational background.
  • Experience and knowledge of mechanical design and documentation with 5+ years primarily in  consumer electronics and similar products.
  • Skills with 3D solid modeling software (Pro/ENGINEER Wildfire2 or later required).
  • Experience and knowledge of manufacturing processes and design constraints for common manufacturing processes such as injection molding, sheet metal stamping, machining, and casting.
  • Effective communication and negotiation skills.
  • Product development process and management.
  • Product definition processes, user need-finding, concept evaluation.
  • Product specification development and analysis.
  • Product qualification and agency requirements (UL, FCC, CE, FDA, etc.)
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA) for both high and low volume products.
  • Cost estimating (COGS) and analysis, Bill-of-Material (BOM) preparation.
  • Cross-process design comparisons (tooling limitations, cost, lead times, etc).
  • Polymer part design (injection molding, blow molding, vacuum forming, etc).
  • Sheet metal part design (stamping, forming, progressive dies, etc).
  • Formed metal part design (die cast, investment cast, powdered metal, etc.)
  • Mechanism design and analysis.
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA), handbook stress analysis and an understanding of shock and vibration effects.
  • Electronic enclosure design considerations (thermal management, EMI, ESD, etc).
  • Understanding of electronics and software design.
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA).
  • Design verification and validation testing.
  • Prototyping techniques (SLA, SLS, casting, rapid tooling, etc).
  • Engineering documentation standards (ANSI 14.5Y 1994), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) and tolerance analysis.
  • Quality control systems (ISO 9001, QS9000, etc.)
  • Supplier qualification and manufacturing liaison.
  • Quotation preparation and analysis.
  • Manufacturing process documentation (assembly or test procedures, etc.)
  • Shipping and packaging requirements.
  • Passion for design.


Equal Opportunities at frog

frog is an Equal Opportunity Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender identity/expression, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetics, veteran status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

frog is a global business with teams working across the world. To help us process your application, please ensure that your application documents (CV, cover letter, portfolio, etc.) are all in English.