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Description & Requirements
PARC, a Xerox company, is in the Business of Breakthroughs®. Practicing open innovation, we provide custom R&D services, technology, expertise, best practices, and intellectual property to Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies, startups, and government agencies and partners. We create new business options, accelerate time to market, augment internal capabilities, and reduce risk for our clients. Since its inception, PARC has pioneered many technology platforms – from the Ethernet and laser printing to the GUI and ubiquitous computing – and has enabled the creation of many industries. Incorporated as an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox in 2002, PARC today continues the research that enables breakthroughs for our clients’ businesses.

The world-renowned R&D teams at Xerox PARC have been developing new technologies designed to address many of the most complex and hard-to-solve challenges in the Cleantech sector.  The Mechanical Engineer for Cleantech is a newly created role that will work closely with the VP and Head of the Cleantech Business Unit and the R&D team at PARC to bridge novel thermal-fluids systems technologies into productization in Xerox’s new Cleantech Business.

This role offers a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of innovation for Cleantech solutions and be a part of creating and launching cutting edge technology.



Lead all technical aspects of product development for a complex electrochemical HVAC product from prototype phase through product launch, revisions, feature engineering, etc.
Provide hardware design/development subject matter expertise, lead and coordinate various engineering sub-specialty teams and systems engineering resources.
Work closely with product management team to create and follow detailed product development road map and work plans, including accurate estimates of timelines, resource requirements, and budgets.
Coordinate with systems and test engineering groups to maximize value of physical testing and modeling efforts for rapid product development cycles.
Lead diagnostics and troubleshooting efforts to rapidly overcome performance, cost, and design complexity hurdles en route to productization of technology.
Coordinate with systems, controls, and UX functions to ensure high product usability, compatibility with existing HVAC systems, customer satisfaction, and market acceptance.
Champion DFMEA, accelerated lifetime, reliability, and other product robustness testing and engineering measures to ensure high-quality product and high customer satisfaction upon product launch.
Oversee design for manufacturing and cost-optimization efforts including designing towards optimized capabilities of supply chain elements and consideration of materials selection, fabrication techniques, assembly labor, and quality/reliability factors.
Project management of waterfall and agile/sprint-based product development efforts, including tracking progress and executive communication/updates.



MS in Mechanical Engineering or directly adjacent field of study
Demonstrated success bringing prototype hardware technology to fully productized commercial launch on an accelerated timeline
>5 years experience working in product development of complex fluid and/or mechanical systems
Superior critical thinking skills: ability to deep dive into cause-effect and complex diagnostics and troubleshooting
Structured problem solving skills leveraging inputs such as functional documentation (electrical schematics, control logic, gas flow paths)
Knowledge of manufacturing techniques and systems across a broad range of hardware types
Facility with analyzing/evaluating CAD designs, physical models, controls simulations, and other engineering design tools
The successful candidate must be able to meet the requirements under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). 


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