Sensata Technologies, Inc. Mechanical Design Engineer in Sofia, Bulgaria

Within our Design Engineering Department in Sofia, Bulgaria we do a ground breaking research and development of sensor technologies for the automotive industry worldwide. For our growing needs, we plan to attract a few new Mechanical Engineers for new products development in the area of high temperature sensors. Engineers work individually and collaboratively in multi-national teams. Engineers must develop and technically support sensor products to satisfy internal metrics and the demanding needs of our customers.


Main responsibilities:

  • Perform design verification on original and/or derivative ideas using analytical and experimental methods;

  • Technology selection, conceptual design and prototyping;

  • Work with a multifunctional team to validate design changes on current products and on product development teams to impact and validate new designs;

  • Conduct feasibility studies and testing on new and modified designs;

  • Provide design information to CAD drafters;

  • Provide technical leadership in the design and development of sensor products. This includes research and analyze customer design proposals, specifications, and manuals to determine feasibility of design or application. Interface with both internal and external customers and utilize their requests and specifications in developing solutions to problems. Provide direction and leadership to other engineers, technicians, machinists, and other support groups.

  • Participation in continuous improvement and cost reduction projects;

  • Maintain product documentation (drawings and specifications);

  • Stay in contact with customers (automotive OEMs) and suppliers on a regular basis.

Main requirements:

  • Strong understanding of fundamental mechanical engineering principles and ability to apply principles flexibly in unfamiliar situations;

  • 3+ years of mechanical design engineering experience;

  • BS/MS/PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Transport Technologies or similar;

  • Excellent English language skills - verbal and written;

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts clearly;

  • Creativity and innovation; persistence and drive to solve challenging problems and overcome obstacles;

  • Ability to deliver results in a complex, fast-paced environment;

  • Works well in a team and is able to openly communicate in an honest and forthright manner with peers, interdisciplinary engineering groups, customers and vendors;

  • Appreciation of the automotive industry.

We offer:

  • Base salary grounded on their individual performance and competences as well as market competitiveness;

  • Plenty of training & development opportunities concerning your professional growth in specific technical and functional areas, soft and leadership skills;

  • International opportunities for overseas assignments and training;

  • Global markets and directly work with all major automotive OEMs;

  • Opportunity to be recognized as an engineering buddy to new-comers or trainees;

  • Over one hundred individual projects related to mission-critical sensors;

  • Tuition assistance.



Our employees are the reason we have been successful in the past and the reason we will be successful in the future. Employees’ skills, talents and work ethic have defined the business and will shape our collective future.

Our Vision is to be:

  • A world leader and early innovator in mission-critical sensors and electrical protection

  • Satisfying the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency and a clean environment

  • A partner, employer, and neighbor of choice.

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Sensata Technologies is one of the world's leading suppliers of sensing, electrical protection, control and power management solutions. Sensata's products improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day in automotive, appliance, aircraft, industrial, military, heavy vehicle, heating, air-conditioning and ventilation, data, telecommunications, recreational vehicle and marine applications.

We are a rapidly growing company with $3 billion in annual revenues, operations and business centers in 13 countries and more than 20,000 employees worldwide, including 900 people in mostly engineering, business development and corporate support roles at our U.S. headquarters in Attleboro, MA.

We pride ourselves on being a leading global company with strong, local decision making and innovative complex products that make a real difference. We have a reputation for unwavering integrity and offer global exposure to world-class talent and significant personal growth and development opportunities.

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