DiDi Labs is hiring a

Mechanical Engineer

Fremont, United States

Didi Chuxing (“DiDi”) is the world’s leading mobile transportation platform. We’re committed to working with communities and partners to solve the world’s transportation, environmental, and employment challenges by using big data-driven deep-learning algorithms that optimize resource allocation.

Didi Chuxing’s Autonomous-Driving team was established in 2016, and has grown to a comprehensive research and development organization covering HD mapping, perception, behavior prediction, planning and control, infrastructure and simulation, labeling, hardware, mechanical, problem diagnosis, vehicle modifications, connected car, and security, among others. We’re developing and testing self-driving vehicles in China and the United States.

In August 2019, DiDi upgraded its autonomous driving unit to an independent company to focus on R&D, product application, and business development related to self-driving technologies. The new company will integrate the resources and technology of DiDi’s platform, continue to increase investment in R&D, and deepen collaboration with auto industry partners.


  • Develop electro-mechanical products from initial concept to successful launch
  • Work together with internal hardware team members to develop and verify mechanical solutions mainly including PCBA and metal enclosure to meet product requirements
  • Work together with external contract manufacturers to make your design real
  • Conduct conceptual and detailed design, detailed modelling and drawings, BOM and release them to suppliers for quote, prototype and production
  • Off the shelf mechanical hardware components selection
  • Build and check prototypes and fix issues during review stage. Adjust design and make mockups or modify existing parts when new requirements or issues pop up
  • Compose documentation and deliver technical presentations
  • Communicate with suppliers in piece part design requirements, part mods, samples review/inspection results, product delivery dates
  • Define product build timelines. Master track list to record issues with details
  • A proven record of the successful product design jobs. A brief portfolio including your past successful projects will be welcomed



  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years’ experience in design of piece parts, modules, subsystems, top assembly
  • 3+ years’ experience in CAD tools

Preferred qualifications:

  • 3+ years’ experience designing rotating machineries and in the field of motor design, modeling, analysis, or control
  • 8+ years’ experience in design engineer role
  • 8+ years’ experience in Creo or Solidworks
  • Experience in the whole product development cycle from concept to production
  • Experience in PCBA, sheet metal stamping, injection molding plastic, aluminum extrusion, machining, die casting, mechanisms, system integration, air delivery and knowledge of manufacturing processes 
  • Experience in building/modifying prototypes, resolving issues, performing tests, fixing DFM/DFA, supporting production
  • Understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. Tolerance analysis of high complexity and precision mechanical designs
  • Hands-on workshop experience
  • Mandarin is a bonus due to the frequent communications with vendors

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