Senior 3D Printing R&D Engineer

Department: Engineering
Location: Somerville, MA

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

Our growing R&D team is a mix of mechanical, systems, and software engineers. We develop and maintain the Formlabs printing process. Our team works closely with other engineering teams to research next-generation printers and materials. We use engineering, physics, and experimentation to turn ideas into beautiful and reliable products.

If you are a systems thinker who enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary environment we would love you to join our R&D team as a Senior 3D Printing 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 the 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


  • 3+ years post-graduate experience
  • Questions assumptions and are willing to back it up with data
  • Autonomously works to research, report results, and make recommendations for next steps
  • Able to design and build test fixtures for experiments
  • 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 Skills

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

Our Perks & Benefits:

  • Robust equity program to build future wealth through RSUs
  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Low cost fund options in our 401K and access to advisors 
  • Generous paid Parental Leave (up to 16 weeks)
  • Tenure-based paid Sabbatical Leave (up to 6 weeks)
  • Flexible Out of Office Plan – Take time when you need it
  • Ample on-site parking & pre-tax commuter benefits
  • Healthy on-site lunches, snacks, beverages, & treats
  • Regular sponsored professional development opportunities
  • Many opt-in culture events across our diverse community
  • And of course… 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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