Mechanical Engineer

Department: Engineering

Location: San Jose

Who is Outward Inc?

Outward Inc. is a visual transformation technology company. Since 2012, our team of inventors, technologists, brand experts, and changemakers, have been reinventing the retail customer shopping journey through innovations in product visualizations.

Using cutting-edge 3D, AR/VR, and web technologies, Outward is bringing the advantages of automated, AI-perfected product photography to our clients — allowing them to produce a large volume of product images at the push of a button and publish them in any format — from e-commerce to traditional media. 

These innovations enable a breadth of digital experiences and meaningful interactions between manufacturers and retailers of all sizes, and their customers.

Outward, Inc. is based in San Jose, CA and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Williams Sonoma, Inc. (  Outward, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Mechanical Engineer

You will join two other mechanical engineers, designing moving stages for photography, structural members for a large light-box, camera and LED flash mounts, and cable routing.



  • Design of metal components such as structural supports and brackets
  • Design of plastic parts, initially fabricated using 3d printing, but later using injection molding
  • Coordinate with purchasing and fabrication vendors
  • Maintain Bill of Materials including manufactured parts plus standard hardware such as bolts
  • Carefully consider manufacturing costs and ease of assembly



  • BSME or equivalent and at least 3 years industry experience
  • Experience with standard CAD tools, preferably Solidworks
  • Experience designing aluminum welded parts, sheet metal, and plastic injection molded parts
  • Experience shepherding designs through standards certification such as UL and OSHA is helpful

Benefits Just for You

  • Medical, Dental, Vision
  • 401K
  • Paid time off
  • Company-sponsored team events such as regular staff parties
  • Friendly, caring co-workers and management

Why you will love working at Outward, Inc.

  • We’re a successful, fast-growing company with an entrepreneurial vibe
  • A technologically and data-driven business
  • Competitive salaries and comprehensive health benefits
  • We’re at the forefront of tech and eCommerce, redefining technology for the next generation
  • We’re passionate about our internal and external clients and live/breathe the client experience
  • We get to be creative daily
  • A smart, experienced leadership team that wants to do it right and is open to new ideas
  • We believe in autonomy and reward taking initiative
  • We have fun!