Senior Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

Senior Mechanical & Electrical Engineer

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Terra Kaffe is seeking a Senior Mechanical & Electrical Engineer (ME & EE) to join the Hardware Engineering team. This role will be heavily involved in design and new product development, while also providing technical support to quality and operations teams on the company's current mass production products. The Senior Engineer will work to uphold the Terra Kaffe standard of providing the best service and designing the best products for our customers.

We're looking for someone who thrives in a fast-paced and hands-on environment. The ideal candidate is looking to get hands on with current project workstreams while also managing and collaborating with a team of highly skilled engineers, designers, and operators.

The Senior ME/EE should have strong technical knowledge with a focus on product improvement and rapid prototyping, as well as carrying products from ideation to mass production. Experience with IoT-devices is preferred. Experience building BattleBots not required, but definitely preferred.

This is a full-time role based in Brooklyn, NY and will report to the VP of Product.

Responsibilities include:

  • Understand and work in complex electromechanical systems
  • Collaborate with multifunctional teams for troubleshooting and brainstorming activities
  • Evaluate mechanical & electrical system issues and propose real-time solutions
  • Propose novel design solutions and communicate them effectively to a broad audience
  • Design, execute, and document repeatable test methods
  • Write technical reports based on findings or research
  • Work closely with Quality Engineering and Operations to troubleshoot issues and support design-related questions
  • Review product feedback from the CX team and evaluate design improvements
  • Work closely with Quality Engineering to review and dispose of production material non-conformances

Interested in candidates with:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or similar field required
  • Masters or Graduate degree preferred
  • Firmware experience is a plus
  • Experience in PCB design
  • Must have experience in taking a design from ideation into a functional prototype

Why Work at Terra Kaffe

Born in Berlin and raised in Brooklyn, Terra Kaffe is a group of coffee enthusiasts who fell in love with coffee brewed from carefully selected, sustainably-sourced beans. TK takes a global approach to culture with a local focus on coffee. Outside of coffee, we focus on e-Commerce, consumer goods, and connectivity. Our team is made up of ~30 passionate and highly-caffeinated employees across the US & Germany, plus an active roster of 5-6 friendly office dogs. To date, we've raised over $10 Million of funding; sell our products in top-tier retailers like MoMA Design Store, CB2, Nordstrom, and more; and partner with coffee roasters across the country (Parlor Coffee, Equator Coffee, and Olympia Coffee, just to name a few).


  • Annual base salary range of $125,000 to $175,000. Pay (base, bonus, and equity) may vary depending on job-related skills and experience.
  • Competitive vacation and paid holidays policy
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits
  • 401(k) plan


  • TK-01 machine for your home
  • Remote work optionality
  • Terra Kaffe gear
  • Office snacks
  • Unlimited coffee (this one should be obvious by now)

Think you'd be a good fit for the role? Send your resume to!