Following the launch of our first scanning clinic in Stockholm this year and recently attainted 60 million Euro in funding, Neko Health is in an expansive phase and plans to open more clinics in the near future. To achieve this, we will be strengthening our hardware team with the addition of two mechanical design engineers. You will work alongside optics, electronics and mechanical specialists on the design of diagnostic instruments used in our scanning rooms.
About Neko Health
Neko Health is a Swedish health-tech company co-founded in 2018 by Hjalmar Nilsonne and Daniel Ek. Our vision is to create a healthcare system that can help people stay healthy through preventive measures and early detection. Neko has developed a new medical scanning technology concept to make it possible to do broad and non-invasive health data collection that is both convenient and affordable for the public. This requires completely reimagining the healthcare experience and incorporating the latest advances in sensors and AI. The company is based in Stockholm and has 40 employees across Europe.
About the role
As a senior mechanical design engineer at Neko Health, you will play a pivotal role in shaping the future of healthcare technology. Your responsibilities include taking the lead in developing and designing cutting-edge health-tech products which extends to driving projects from prototyping through to production and demonstrating a pragmatic and initiative-taking approach. You will collaborate closely with our multidisciplinary team of experts to translate concepts into real-world solutions. This will involve designing parts for sheet-metal, CNC and 3D-printing, producing assembly drawings of new and existing instruments, redesigning key elements of existing instruments, creating detailed production drawings, obtaining manufacturing quotations, sourcing manufacturing of parts and being responsible for the assembly of the instruments and their installation in our scanning rooms.
Regulatory compliance is a key aspect of the role, as you will be responsible for ensuring that all design and construction activities comply with regulatory and legal requirements, contributing to the safety and effectiveness of our body scanners.
To excel in this role, you should possess an open mindset with experience of driving projects from prototyping to production, experience of working with multidisciplinary teams, and ability to work in other areas than purely mechanical, e.g., optical and electronic/electrical design. With a strong background in construction and design, ideally with a PhD or master's degree in mechanical engineering or a related discipline. Proven leadership experience in construction projects and product development, with 10-15 years in mechanical design, is essential. Proficiency in relevant construction and design software, including Solidworks and PDM, is a must.
Strong communication skills in Swedish and English, both written and verbal, are necessary to facilitate effective collaboration with internal teams and external partners.
About the Engineering Team
Distributed and Remote First
We are 40 full time engineers at the company, working from Berlin, Chamonix, Hamburg, Lisbon, Marseille, Vilnius, and Stockholm and spanning diverse disciplines such as Hardware Engineering, Firmware Development, Electrical Design, Algorithm Development, Machine Learning Development, Optronics Research, Frontend Development and more. Our headquarters and our hardware development team are in Stockholm, Sweden.
We are a Remote First company; however, it is of course much easier to work remotely as a software engineer than a hardware or firmware engineer (since they require access to hardware or devices occasionally). Software engineers based in Stockholm work maybe one day a week or one day every two weeks from the office. We meet a couple of times per year to get to know each other and have fun.
Organization and Way of Working
The engineering team is divided into smaller cross functional project teams that each focus on a specific goal or target, where some groups are long-lived, and some are short-lived, depending on how big the goal or deliverable is. We strive to create groups which are cross-functional and able to complete their goals without dependence on other teams, even though this is of course not always possible.
Groups track goals on a yearly and quarterly basis with goal follow-up across the entire engineering organization on a bi-weekly basis.
Most groups do internal planning on a bi-weekly basis, but in the end it's up to the group to decide how they want to work.
We have, however, mandated that all groups must present their progress or failures or hacks at our bi-weekly engineering demo, a fun meeting/presentation where we talk about everything from short-circuiting power-modules, how hard it is to calibrate cameras or align polygons in space, to neat new command line tools for operations, a new auth mechanism in the backend, a cool new way to visualize health data or a new feature which helps our doctors be more productive.
We have a flexible workplace that focuses on work/life balance, and we strongly believe in our mission but do not think that achieving it requires sacrificing everything else.