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Senior R&D Engineer

Formlabs, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina

We’re Reinventing 3D Printing


To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

Our growing print process team is a mix of mechanical, systems, and software engineers. We are the mad scientists that develop and improve the Formlabs printing process. Our team works closely with other engineering teams to research and product develop Formlabs next-generation printers and materials. We use engineering, physics, and experimentation to turn goop into beautiful and accurate parts.

Do you regularly imagine how to make a complex system work better? Do you love hacking and DIY projects? Do you want to make something that hasn't been done before? We want you to join our team as a Senior R&D Engineer.

The Job:

  • Create new 3D printing techniques - from developing new printer architectures to validating minute changes in galvo control
  • Opportunity to lead projects and investigate new technologies
  • Tackle complex and open-ended problems across multiple engineering disciplines
  • Perform experiments and use results to inform and develop improvements in software or hardware
  • Evaluate current printer performance for areas for improvement
  • Partner with other engineering teams to implement improvements to current products such as redesigning support structure algorithm based on experimental results

You:

  • 3+ years post graduate experience
  • Questions assumptions and willing to back it up with data
  • Autonomously works to research, report results, and make recommendations for next steps
  • Have experience with experiment design and data analysis
  • A website or portfolio document showing off your current and past projects
  • Understand programming and scientific computing, ideally Python or Matlab
  • Familiar with mechanical design, mechatronics, and CAD modeling
  • B.S., M.S., or PhD in an engineering field (all are welcome)

Bonus Points:

  • Previous work on a consumer product
  • Developed physics-based models of complex systems

Our Perks:

  • Flexible Vacation
  • Premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
  • Paid parental leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited 3D prints

Please note that this position is based out of Durham, North Carolina.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.

About Formlabs

We’re a passionate team of engineers, designers, and problem-solvers. Started out of MIT in 2011, Formlabs now employs over 250 people across offices in Germany, Japan, and China. We're committed to bringing powerful and accessible fabrication tools into the creative hands of professionals around the world. With the Form 2 SLA 3D printer, Fuse 1 SLS 3D printer, Form Cell manufacturing solution, and Pinshape marketplace of 3D designs, Formlabs is establishing the industry benchmark in professional 3D printing for professionals from a variety of industries. We also develop high-performance materials in-house, as well as best-in-class 3D printing software like PreForm and Dashboard. We believe in what we do, and we’re excited about creating powerful tools that change the way we work and live.

Want to learn more about Formlabs? Visit Formlabs's website.