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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Distalmotion believes that every patient undergoing minimal invasive surgery should benefit from the best of surgical expertise and robotic technology. This is the vision that made us create Dexter, the world’s first and only on-demand robotic surgery system. Thanks to Dexter, surgeons have never been closer to their patients while benefiting from robotic best-in-class technology.

Distalmotion has been created in 2012 by passionate and open-minded people with various experiences. Today, we are still convinced that an inclusive and international company culture is the best way to continue growing. Our leadership is highly committed to promote diversity among the teams and welcome every employee based on their identity.

About Senior Mechanical Engineer : 

As a senior Mechanical Engineer within the Mechanical team, you will lead and support product development and verification testing of mechanical systems and subsystems of our next-generation surgical robot, Dexter.


  • Responsible for the development of highly integrated mechatronic subsystems, integration of functional requirements including industrial design and compliance with the necessary laws and standards.

  • Design components and assemblies, produce mechanical drawings in a regulated environment.

  • Work in cross-functional R&D teams to design, prototype, test, and manufacture robotic platform subsystem designs as well as improvements to existing designs.

  • Edit documentation including preparation of requirement specifications, design description, verification protocols, as well as giving support for assembly instructions, preventive maintenance, calibration protocols and manufacturing process instruction.

  • Execute Engineering Change Requests.

  • Be involved in product design transfers to our contract manufacturers. Support evaluation and selection of suppliers for mechanical parts. Help resolve supplier quality issues.

  • Lead technical design reviews and present technical details to cross-departmental groups.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in mechanical design, preferably in design of cobot/robot or robotic joints.

  • A Bachelor’s and/or a Master’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline.

  • Demonstrated proven experience in designing products or equipment, including design for manufacturability (DfM), assembly (DfA), design to cost, reliability and serviceability through strong concept development, design review, hands-on prototyping, and reliability testing skills.

  • Be able to coordinate development with external partners and suppliers as well as coordination with different departments within interdisciplinary development projects.

  • Be able to design under Solidworks for the following manufacturing processes: conventional machining, metal casting or forming, sheet metal processing, additive manufacturing, injection molding and others.

  • Being a self-driven person with the ability to excel in a high-energy, small, focused team, to maintain a strong sense of shared responsibility and reward, and to make work fun and interesting.

  • Keep a passion for solving tough technical problems and creating elegant and reliable products.

  • Professional Proficiency in English (oral and written).


  • Opportunity to work in a fast-growing company active in one of the most promising fields of medicine.

  • A dynamic atmosphere in an internationally minded environment.

  • Permanent contract with 25 days of paid vacation.

  • Benefit from one day to two days per week working remotely to boost flexibility.

  • Attractive talent development programs and initiatives empowering employees to enhance their skills and fostering professional development growth.

  • Mobility plan, competitive company pension plan, support for gym memberships.

  • Regular team building events such as boot camps, skiing and much more.

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