Special Projects Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: Somerville, MA

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

3D printing requires a complex interplay of software, hardware, electronics and materials. On Special Projects you get to do it all. As a member of the testing group you will design, prototype, build, and test systems of our future 3D printing technology. We are creating electromechanical systems and iterating quickly to find elegant solutions to challenging problems.

If you are passionate about hands-on engineering and are ready to tackle complex challenges with real world constraints, we want you to join our team as a Special Projects Engineer.

Sharing a portfolio/website that reflects your engineering work or projects is required for this position.

The Job:

  • Design and build initial prototypes for the next generation of 3D printing. Put the prototypes through a barrage of tests to understand how they’ll fail
  • Develop, execute, and manage system, subsystem, and component level validation test plans to ensure products meet design and reliability requirements. 
  • Perform hands-on and data-driven root cause analysis of electromechanical subsystems utilizing common problem solving methodologies
  • Design, build, and implement automated testing equipment for subsystem characterization and reliability/environmental testing
  • Collaborate with the design team throughout product development to perform risk assessments, manage continuous testing, and contribute to design reviews


  • Are ready to dive into complex electromechanical systems
  • Thrive in a technical environment with rapid design cycles.  
  • Enjoy contributing to projects that are larger than you can build alone
  • Excited to learn whatever you don’t already know

Our Perks:

  • Flexible vacation
  • Premium healthcare coverage
  • Paid parental leave
  • Commuter benefits
  • Unlimited 3D prints

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.

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