Changing the world, one revolution at a time

Engineering Manager

Opening: Immediate
Location: Burlingame, CA
Posted: May, 2014


Aperia Technologies is bringing to market an innovative approach to automatic tire inflation for the transportation industry. Our solution will have a significant effect on transportation companies’ bottom-line as well as their environmental footprint. Aperia is a venture backed, innovative start-up that is on a path towards high growth as the industry pulls our technology onto the worldwide stage. Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Aperia is positioned near Tesla, ATDynamics, Peloton Technologies and a myriad of other visionary transportation focused companies. With the infrastructure to support rapid innovation and the resources to attack the problem head-on, Aperia presents an exciting career opportunity.

We are a venture funded automotive product start-up developing a mechanical device which improves vehicle energy efficiency. We are looking for an Engineering Manager to drive the design, development and execution of one of the trucking industry’s most innovative technologies. The Engineering Manager is responsible and accountable for the performance of the engineering organization and will provide overall management, strategic leadership, and drive the engineering execution according to plan. The Engineering Manager will drive multiple projects and be expected to manage a team of engineers.


  • Lead a team of engineers with outstanding fundamental engineering aptitude
  • Drive design engineering to achieve a flawless product while meeting cost, reliability, functional & manufacturability targets
  • Integrate development activities across reliability, manufacturing, and R&D functions
  • Lead development engineering efforts to include DFMEA’s, DVP&R, and other technical documentation
  • Utilize DFSS methodologies throughout the design, development, validation and launch phases
  • Enforce sound engineering methodology and guide the team through root cause analysis activities
  • Lead design reviews & creation and execution of design finalization checklists
  • Responsible for ensuring engineering work satisfies quality and cost objectives. This includes ensuring that product designs are well documented and communicated.
  • Provide timely issue resolution and critical path management
  • Determine engineering resources necessary, identify gaps, and create/implement plans to address those gaps.


  • Minimum of 7+ years’ experience in mechanical engineering of high volume consumer, automotive, or military projects, preferably at the OEM or Tier 1 supplier level
  • Minimum BSME from an accredited engineering institution
  • Proficiency in Solidworks 2009 or later is highly preferred
  • In-depth technical experience with mechanical product utilized in external vehicle applications
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in a leadership role with a minimum of 2 complete product lifecycles, concept to launch; demonstrated ability to motivate and inspire high performance with measurable results in extreme environments with significant technical challenges.
  • Portfolio of personal engineering feats and/or accomplishments that demonstrate exceptional technical ingenuity and the ability to execute novel concepts through to manufacturing production
  • Proven ability in cross-disciplinary leadership and collaboration in executing development of complex mechanical systems


    If you are a talented, passionate, and ready to take on a challenging position, please submit your resume and cover letter to: careers@aperiatech.com
    Please include the title of the job you are applying for in the subject of your email.

    Aperia is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote without regard to race, color, age, sex, ancestry, marital status, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, present or past history of mental disability, genetic information or any other classification protected by state or federal law. While Aperia has normal working conditions, extended work hours may be required to meet assignment deadlines. The physical demands required to successfully perform the essential functions of this job are typical. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.