Deako Smart Lighting | Mechanical Engineer


Job Description

Deako is a Y-Combinator funded startup that designs and builds smart light switches for residential home builders. We are looking for a hands-on mechanical engineer with experience designing and manufacturing plastic and metal components and assemblies. If you’re a self-motivated engineer that enjoys teamwork and low overhead come join us in our Seattle headquarters.


Develop robust designs for new products that can be produced according to established project timelines and pricing targets
Build prototypes and testing plans to assess functionality, manufacturability, and robustness of your designs
Drive Mechanical design reviews (DFMEA, DFM & tooling release) to prepare design for each development phase and mass production
Learn and apply safety requirements from UL, ETL and other regulatory agencies
Shepard products through 3rd party safety and compliance testing to ensure timely product releases
Collaborate with cross-functional team (ID, EE, Reliability & Compliance) to ensure Mechanical designs meet internal and external customer requirements
Manage ECOs internally through PDM tools and with factories in Asia for improving and troubleshooting and rework regarding production issues
Establish appropriate quality metrics, critical-to-quality characteristics and selection of qualified suppliers
Perform onsite NPI functions such as the bring up of tools at our factories. Likely to include travel to East Asia


3+ years of experience of mechanical design in consumer electronics
Extensive experience in SolidWorks and PDM
Experience with designing consumer electronics for mass production.
Experience of the full product development process from conceptual design through to manufacturing.
Experience designing products that meet ID, Reliability, Quality & Manufacturing requirements.
Experience in performing tolerance analysis to verify performance of mechanisms and cosmetic specifications in the presence of high volume dimensional variation.
Working knowledge of high- and low- volume manufacturing processes.
Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, or related field with a strong product development focus.
Experience designing and building prototypes

Why Deako?

Deako, a Bloomberg top 50 Global Startup, is committed to making smart lighting accessible to the rest of us.
Why do we have to run around our homes to turn off all the lights when we leave? Why do we have to get up out of bed to turn off lights we forgot? Why do we have to come home to a dark house? Why can’t we have our home match our mood, or ask our house to respond to us using our voice?
Until now, whole home smart lighting has been relegated to multi-million dollar homes, with complex installation, set-up, and support. It’s been confusing and way too costly for most of us to adopt.
Deako changes all that. We make affordable, powerful, yet simple smart lighting systems that enable you to control any light in your home from any switch, your phone, or your voice. They install like a regular light switches and set up is a snap with our iOS and Android Apps. Its patent-pending modular light switch enables homeowners to try out smart lighting in a few areas before committing to a whole home system and can click in an upgrade in seconds.
With tremendous response from its home market in Seattle, Deako is now looking for an entrepreneurial minded Sales Professional to help Deako expand.


This is a full time position located in Seattle, WA. Non-local candidates must be willing to relocate to Seattle. We are not able to sponsor work visas at this point.