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Mechanical Engineer

DUST Identity
1 Grant St
Framingham, MA 01702

DUST is a cutting-edge physical identity technology that provides an unbreakable bond between valuable assets and their digital records. Founded in 2018, DUST Identity is an MIT spinoff, backed by top-tier VCs, that is taking on a vast global market opportunity with government entities and enterprises. Our team aims high, and we need people who thrive when challenges are great, but the potential is even greater. Are you a self-starter? Are you a problem solver?  Are you looking to build Boston’s next hottest startup? If you are, then please keep reading. We are looking for knowledge and experience, but above all else, care about character and cultural fit. DUST Identity is an equal opportunity employer, but you do have to be an entrepreneur at heart.


  • Participate in hardware design and development of optical scanner components and thin film applicator systems

  • Develop standard operating manuals, design specifications and documentation

  • Work with our Product Lead and Hardware Engineering team on product and feature enhancements

  • Prototype designs using rapid manufacturing tools (in-house and third-party)

  • Design and implement product packaging


  • BS in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design, or related fields

  • 5-7 years working in a fast-paced, self-starting environment

  • Launched multiple commercial products

  • Oversaw full product design from initial concepts to prototyping to final design and revisions

Desired Skills:

  • CAD design (SolidWorks preferred)

  • Rapid Prototyping techniques (3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining, etc.)

  • Familiarity with opto-mechanical systems, lasers, and/or imaging

  • Hands-on experience in design and implementation of automation systems

  • Microcontroller firmware development; Sensor and actuator integration

  • Experience working with contract manufacturers and suppliers

  • Ability and desire to work on a diverse and rapidly evolving set of problems

Category: Hardware Engineering

See What It's Like To Work Here

DUST Identity is the creator of the Diamond Unclonable Security Tag (DUST), a proprietary technology utilizing nanoengineered diamonds to create an unclonable identity layer on any object. 

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