Socket Mobile, Inc. - San Francisco Bay Area

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Socket Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: SCKT), a leading provider of mobile data collection and manufacturer of Bluetooth barcode scanner and contactless reader/writer is looking to expand its SDK software engineering team with an individual who is passionate about new technologies and the mobile world.

Socket Mobile Inc. is seeking a creative Senior Mechanical Engineer to be responsible for mechanical product design for plastic injection molded parts for consumer electronics. 

Responsibilities include mechanical product design for plastic injection molded parts for enclosures, assemblies, with tooling and fixtures from first prototypes through final production including the verification and validation testing at each step for handheld consumer electronics

Qualifications & Experience:

  • 5+ years of experience in 3D modeling and designing with Siemens/Unigraphics NX.
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in mechanical design of plastic enclosures.
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience doing total plastic enclosure design from concept to manufacturing including conceptual design, specification of individual parts, design analysis, assembly/detail drawing in NX, prototype, tool development with vendor and validation of samples.
  • Minimum is a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar degree

Technical Skills

  • The Sr. mechanical engineer will provide guidance and /or training on NX to other mechanical engineers.
  • Ability to perform conceptual design, specify individual part, analysis, assembly/detail drawing creation in NX, prototype, tool development and validation of samples. 
  • Perform engineering calculations and analysis related to part sizing, performance, part tolerance, tolerance stack up analysis in assembly is required. Need to be experienced in specifying dimension and tolerance for FAI validation.
  • Will work with outside CM’s in Asia for Tool creation and management
  • Provide development steps and estimates on each step of work schedule.
  • Engineer will need to be self -motivated, have ownership of his work and work well as part of a team to be successful in this position. Good communication, documentation and interpersonal skills. 


Travel Requirements
10% travel to Asia as and when required.

Supervisor Responsibilities

Personal Skills

  • Problem-solving by designing the optimum solution using known design patterns.
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Ability to interface with staff at all levels within the organization
  • Ability to effectively work cross-functionally in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Work with global teams across multiple time zones
  • Highly organized and excellent problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment. 
  • Ability to project professionalism over the phone and in person.
  • Must be able to work with remote teams.
  • Willingness to take initiative and to follow through on projects. 
  • Willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines


Socket Mobile, Inc. offers a complete benefits package including

  • Health, dental, vision
  • Group life insurance
  • Long term disability
  • 401(K) plan
  • Stock options
  • Paid Time Off 



  • This position is based either in New York City (preferred), or Newark, California.


Must be legally able to work in the U.S- no visa sponsoring.

Socket Mobile Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Company Description

Founded in 1992, Socket Mobile is a leading provider of data capture and delivery solutions for enhanced productivity in workforce mobilization. Socket Mobile’s revenue is primarily driven by the deployment of third party barcode enabled mobile applications that integrate Socket Mobile’s cordless barcode scanners and contactless reader/writers. Mobile Applications servicing the specialty retailer, field service, transportation, and manufacturing markets are the primary revenue drivers. Socket Mobile has a network of thousands of developers who use its software developer tools to add sophisticated data capture to their mobile applications. Socket Mobile is headquartered in Newark, Calif. and can be reached at +1-510-933-3000 or Follow Socket Mobile on Facebook, Twitter@socketmobile or subscribe to, the company’s official blog.