Mechatronics Engineer

ABOUT PROPELLAND

We are a diverse group of thinkers, makers, hackers, and life-long learners tackling complex problems to improve people’s lives, with hubs in San Francisco, Madrid, Mexico City, Bogotá, and Singapore. Our talented and multidisciplinary teams have the privilege of working with Fortune 500 companies across industries and around the world. Small by design, we prefer to fly while others walk.

Part of the San Francisco innovation ecosystem, propelland is a global strategy, design, and engineering firm helping companies transform and grow. For the past 8+ years, we’ve brought to life products, services, businesses, and experiences that add value in people’s lives.

We are industry and solution agnostic, characterized by relentless curiosity. We work end-to-end beyond just research and strategy – covering everything from opportunity definition and discovery to MVP and go-to-market launch. To generate and implement innovative solutions, we partner with industry-leading clients and leverage our design thinking, business strategy, and engineering capabilities.

ROLE DESCRIPTION

Propelland Latin America is looking for a creative technologist responsible for working with other designers, strategists, and technologists. You are an inventor and a maker. You understand the client’s needs, translate them into a compelling vision for the project, determine the best tools to use throughout the project, and execute on deliverables. You understand complex systems and how they impact people’s behavior. You will especially help translate ideas into artifacts and experience prototypes, help manage projects and build client relationships, and help execute on project deliverables. Your superpower is the ability to use your creativity and diverse range of engineering experience to explore solutions to a variety of problems. With a user-centric approach, you will tackle the design and prototyping phases of projects in order to bring to life digital and physical products that will have a positive impact in people’s lives.

Does this sound like you?

  •  You are creative with an engineering background; you are passionate about solving problems with the use of technology (software and hardware).
  • You have extensive knowledge in the use of electronic prototyping platforms such as Arduino, Raspberry pi and Particle, as well as the development of applications at a proof of concept/prototype level for these platforms in order to create and enhance new user experiences.
  • You possess a maker mindset and use an agile approach to bring to life ideas that add value to the human experience

Once here you will…

  • Collaborate with our team throughout the full design process to build solutions that you feel genuinely proud of.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced studio across a variety of consulting work.
  • Possess a thorough understanding of the design process:
    • Discovery: Conducting primary and secondary research to gather insights, translating insights into areas of opportunity.
    • Design: Designing concepts to visualize the ideas, creating prototypes that demonstrate the experience to validate with users, and refining concepts into higher levels of fidelity.
    • Prototyping: Building functional prototypes to share back with our client partners and eventually working with partners to bring the service, product, or experience to life.
  • Actively participate and help in the experience prototyping process, which includes researching potential technologies and developing working prototypes – both physical and digital – in collaboration with internal and external teams.
  • Demonstrate and test prototypes and completed applications.
  • Provide clients and internal departments with end-user support.
  • Balance client and user needs to develop products that are viable and desirable.
  • Build strong relationships with our existing clients and identify new clients in growing industries.
  • Adapt to new challenges like a pro.
  • Have fun!

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE AND MINDSET

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics, Mechanical Engineering or computer science, information technology, information systems.
  • 3+ years of engineering experience heavily focused on mechanics and electronics.
  • Foundation of Electronics prototyping, in particular with Arduino and Raspberry Pi.
  • A portfolio that reflects expertise in prototyping, mechanics, and electronics.
  • Obsessed with staying ahead of industry best practices and technologies across the world.
  • Outstanding verbal, writing, and presentation skills. Must be comfortable to debate, discuss and defend your work.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Location: Mexico City, Bogotá or distributed in Latin America

TO APPLY

We are excited to get to know you and start the conversation about how we can grow together!

To get started, please use the link on our application form to let us know why you want to join our team of thinkers, makers, hackers, and life-long learners, and to share work examples you’re proud to call yours.

Once in our application form, in the question, “Which studio are you applying to work at?”, please apply for “Mexico City, Bogotá or distributed in Latin America.”

Thank you and we hope to hear from you soon!