About Us

Farmshelf is an early-stage high-growth startup that builds smart indoor farms. Our bookshelf-sized Farmshelfs provide leafy greens and herbs year-round to food halls, corporate cafeterias, schools and restaurants, including those of acclaimed chefs José Andrés, Marcus Samuelsson, and Claus Meyer. Together, our team of engineers, designers, fabricators, technicians and plant scientists take on the challenges of creating agricultural technology innovations to feed our growing urban populations.

The Role

As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will work closely with the engineering team to design the overall system and subsystems for the next generation of Farmshelf products. Your day to day work will include prototyping, testing, and implementing solutions. You will optimize designs for manufacturability and assembly. Other responsibilities include managing Bills of Materials and cost, creating specifications and drawings, completing regulatory testing, and engaging with CMs.

Due to the fast-paced nature of the organization, you will need to be able to work on many subsystems simultaneously. This position requires a motivated and enthusiastic individual who cares deeply about their own and their team’s work and can execute responsibilities with little supervision.

Farmshelf is based in Brooklyn, NY. This position requires you to work on-site.

Minimum Requirements

  • Must have a portfolio of past work.
  • 7+ years of experience bringing multiple new products to the world, handling design, testing, prototyping, engineering, RFQ, and supplier engagement.
  • Exceptional prototyping skills with the ability to test and validate ideas by creating test jigs, root cause analysis and DOE.
  • Ability to source suitable materials as defined by product requirements.
  • Highly proficient in CAD tools (Solidworks or similar)
  • Experience working in small teams of engineers/designers/project managers
  • Supported domestic and international sourcing & supply chain needs, securing competitive quotes from qualified and reliable factories, visiting/ vetting factories for current and future needs, and contingency plans.
  • Proven experience and understanding of fluid dynamics ( Air and Water) as well as thermal.

Preferred Experience

  • Engagement with a CM from NPI to High Volume MFG
  • Cross-functional experience in Hardware, Software, Operations.
  • Hydroponic system design or other related