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Principal - Lead Mechanical Design Engineer

Company: Oracle
Location: Santa Clara
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Job Description

Oracle's Hardware Development Organization seeks to add an experienced Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to work within its Server Development team in Santa Clara, California. As a member of this design team, you will have the opportunity to lead the mechanical architecture of the next state of the art server generations for various Oracle programs, including cloud applications.

The successful candidate will be responsible for architecting, designing, developing, integrating, and delivering server designs from concept to volume production. You will also actively participate in number of development efforts such as thermal development, system design feasibility, test and verification process, and transition to manufacturing environment for volume production. You will ensure the server design can be integrated into data center rack level, and can function optimally within this environment.

Career Level -


The list of responsibilities (but not limited) may include:

Detailed mechanical design of components, sub-assemblies, and system integration

Conduct mechanical design activities from concept to product creation

Proficient in working with CAD design tools such as Pro-E, SolidWorks, etc.

Perform extensive Tolerance studies/stack ups (i.e., root sum square, worst case, etc.)

Determine and validate mechanical design requirements for components and their functions within system environment

Manage and guide detailed design development activities and associated schedules

Participate in formal cross-functional design reviews

Active participation in thermal design activities and potential engineering design/modeling work

Drive design optimizations and collaborate with all stake holders on design for manufacturing enhancements

Create design Bill of Materials (BOM) and ultimately release the design into manufacturing and volume production

Oversee the build and validation of engineering prototypes

Perform root cause and corrective action analysis as required

Support Operation Engineering and External Manufacturers (EMs) with manufacturing activities

Communicate clearly and provide directions to less senior staff members and serve as a role model/mentor

You must work closely with Electrical Design and Hardware Validations teams as well as System Engineers/Architects to ensure system's design intent requirements are achieved. You will also collaborate closely with Test Engineering, Value Engineering, and Industrial Design groups to integrate cross-functional feedback into the system's design intent. In addition, you will work closely with internal Operation/Manufacturing Engineering groups and External Manufacturers to meet design for manufacturability process, transfer to volume production, and meet overall product's cost intent. You must have prior experience and a proven track record to demonstrate successful delivery of mechanical engineering responsibilities for on-time delivery of complex enterprise class products to market.

Engineering Requirements:

The candidate at minimum must have a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering with at least 10 years of direct hands-on experience in a related high-tech industry with the following specific requirements:

Extensive engineering design and rich industrial working experience with sheet metal, plastic, and die casting parts and their associated manufacturing engineering processes

Proficient in working with mechanical design tools such as Pro Engineering/Creo, SolidWorks, etc. Familiarity with various thermal and structural analyses such as FloTherm, Icepak, ANSYS, etc., is a plus

Experience with the design of components, integration, and test of electro-mechanical assemblies and sub-assemblies

Experience with mechanical validation tests process that may include, Environmental Test Engineering (ETE), Vibration and thermal testing & characterization. Familiarity with Electromagnetic Compliance (EMI/EMC) is a plus

Prior working experience with system integration into data center rack level and meeting environmental requirements


Certain US customer or client-facing roles may be required to comply with applicable requirements, such as immunization and occupational health mandates.

Range and benefit information provided in this posting are specific to the stated locations only

US: Hiring Range: from $97,400 to $199,500 per annum. May be eligible for bonus and equity.

Oracle maintains broad salary ranges for its roles in order to account for variations in knowledge, skills, experience, market conditions and locations, as well as reflect Oracle's differing products, industries and lines of business.

Candidates are typically placed into the range based on the preceding factors as well as internal peer equity.

Oracle US offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes the following:

Medical, dental, and vision insurance, including expert medical opinion

Short term disability and long term disability

Life insurance and AD&D

Supplemental life insurance (Employee/Spouse/Child)

Health care and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts

Pre-tax commuter and parking benefits

401(k) Savings and Investment Plan with company match

Paid time off: Flexible Vacation is provided to all eligible employees assigned to a salaried (non-overtime eligible) position. Accrued Vacation is provided to all other employees eligible for vacation benefits. For employees working at least 35 hours per week, the vacation accrual rate is 13 days annually for the first three years of employment and 18 days annually for subsequent years of employment. Vacation accrual is prorated for employees working between 20 and 34 hours per week. Employees working fewer than 20 hours per week are not eligible for vacation.

11 paid holidays

Paid sick leave: 72 hours of paid sick leave upon date of hire. Refreshes each calendar year. Unused balance will carry over each year up to a maximum cap of 112 hours.

Paid parental leave

Adoption assistance

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Financial planning and group legal

Voluntary benefits including auto, homeowner and pet insurance

The role will generally accept applications for at least three calendar days from the posting date or as long as the job remains posted.

About Us

As a world leader in cloud solutions, Oracle uses tomorrow's technology to tackle today's problems. True innovation starts with diverse perspectives and various abilities and backgrounds.

When everyone's voice is heard, we're inspired to go beyond what's been done before. It's why we're committed to expanding our inclusive workforce that promotes diverse insights and perspectives.

We've partnered with industry-leaders in almost every sector-and continue to thrive after 40+ years of change by operating with integrity.

Oracle careers open the door to global opportunities where work-life balance flourishes. We offer a highly competitive suite of employee benefits designed on the principles of parity and consistency. We put our people first with flexible medical, life insurance and retirement options. We also encourage employees to give back to their communities through our volunteer programs.

We're committed to including people with disabilities at all stages of the employment process. If you require accessibility assistance or accommodation for a disability at any point, let us know by calling +1 888 404 2494, option one.


Oracle is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer*. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability and protected veterans' status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Oracle will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records pursuant to applicable law.

* Which includes being a United States Affirmative Action Employer

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