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Design Release Engineer – Electronic Hardware

Design Release Engineer – Electronic Hardware
by Admin on 05-12-2023 at 2:11 pm

  • Full Time
  • Tustin, CA
  • Applications have closed

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Tustin, CA is looking for a Design Release Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

The Mechanical Integration Design Release Engineer will be responsible for designing and packaging mechanical components in support of electronic hardware that encompass the Low Voltage Electrical System of multiple EV platforms. The components and assemblies are created in the 3D space to our client´s modeling standards meeting all manufacturability, serviceability and durability requirements.


  • Collaboratively design mechanical components by interfacing with multiple business functions within the company in support of electrical hardware such as ECUs, antennae, displays, harnessing, switches, audio, and power systems.
  • Integrate / package a wide variety of electrical components in CAD, such as microphones, switches, power outlets, USB ports, sensors, and new end user electronic devices for innovative applications on our vehicles.
  • Develop and document component mechanical functional requirements based on product requirements for custom, semi-custom, and off-the-shelf components.
  • Review and approve supplier RFQ responses, test plans, simulation and testing results, and production strategy.
  • Consider all aspects of integration such as UI/UX, EMC, service, manufacturing build feasibility, thermal, durability, mounting, ensuring correct clearances, NVH, water/dust ingress, component functionality, perceived quality, etc.
  • Lead suppliers to effectively execute designs on short timelines and ‘Release’ mechanical components.
  • Complete component design verification plan to ensure we deliver low mass, low cost, yet durable parts to the vehicle program.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned within the scope of the position.

What You Will Need:


  • 5+ years industry experience within automotive or other industries (consumer electronics, biomedical, aerospace, etc.).
  • B.S degree (or above), in mechanical engineering, or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Experience designing components and /or systems that include mechanism design, PCB integration, plastic design standards, user interface/user experience (UI/UX) considerations, and class A surface integration.
  • Be a proficient CAD designer within Catia V6 / 3DX.
  • Great problem solving and communication skills.
  • Lead component drawing creation including GD&T to ASME Y14.5 standards in support of worst case tolerance analysis.
  • Ability to identify optimization opportunities from CAE/testing results.
  • A good knowledge of manufacturing methods such as sheet metal brake-press and stamping, injection molded plastic, cast metals, 3D printing etc.
  • Knowledgeable in a wide range of vehicle systems.
  • Experience with harness design/routing/connection systems.
  • Pay rate: 34 – 59 USD per hour.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company that provides software and cloud solutions in the area of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit altair.com

Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD   

At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world’s most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer’s toughest challenges.

Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair’s history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

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