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Position: Lead Mechanical Engineer - Micro-Home Development

Location: Starkville, MS / On-site

About Fractal Networks:

Sustainable Systems, LLC is an affordable housing technology company committed to addressing humanities biggest challenges with human-community cooperation through innovative solutions. We are embarking on an ambitious project to address the housing affordability crisis with a groundbreaking product: a low-cost, portable micro-home designed for a distributed network of micro-home communities. We are seeking a passionate and skilled Lead Mechanical Engineer to spearhead the first phase of development, focusing on conceptual design and requirements gathering for our pod micro-home architecture.

Role Overview:

As the Lead Mechanical Engineer, you will be at the forefront of creating a sustainable, scalable solution to one of society's most pressing issues. You will leverage your expertise in mechatronics, vehicular systems, and mechanical process automation to design and prototype a new breed of micro-homes that are not only affordable but also embody the ideals of freedom and independence.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the conceptual design and development of the micro-home, focusing on innovation, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Apply principles of mechatronics and automation to develop intelligent, efficient, and user-friendly systems within the micro-home.
  • Oversee the integration of vehicular systems to ensure the micro-home's portability and compliance with relevant standards and regulations.
  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team to gather requirements and translate them into technical specifications and designs.
  • Conduct feasibility studies, simulations, and testing to validate designs and ensure they meet functional, safety, and quality standards.
  • Stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in mechanical engineering, mechatronics, and related fields to drive continuous innovation within the project.
  • Engage with stakeholders to present design concepts, gather feedback, and make informed adjustments to the development plan.


  • Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechatronics, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in mechanical design, preferably in the context of housing, vehicular systems, or related industries.
  • Strong foundation in mechatronics and process automation, with the ability to innovate and solve complex engineering problems.
  • Proficiency in CAD and simulation software for design and testing.
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to lead a project from conception through to completion.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team.
  • Passion for social impact projects, with a commitment to Fractal Networks' mission of increasing human cooperation and goodwill.

What We Offer:

  • The opportunity to lead a groundbreaking project with the potential to make a significant social impact.
  • A dynamic, innovative work environment where ideas are valued and initiative is encouraged.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits package.
  • Flexible working arrangements to support work-life balance.

Application Process:

Please submit your resume, along with a cover letter and portfolio of relevant projects, to We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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