: Research and Development Engineer
480 Pleasant St,
Watertown, MA 02472

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Markforged is reinventing manufacturing with the most affordable 3D metal and carbon fiber printers capable of producing parts strong enough for the factory floor. Engineers, designers, and manufacturing professionals all over the world rely on Markforged metal and composite printers for tooling, fixtures, functional prototyping, and high-value end-use production and optimizing their manufacturing and supply chains. Founded in 2013 and based in Watertown, MA, Markforged has about 300 employees globally, with $137 million in both strategic and venture capital. Markforgeds vision is a world in which you build anything you imagine. Markforged was recently recognized by Forbes in the Next Billion-Dollar Startups list and listed as the fastest-growing 3D printing company in the US in the 2019 Deloitte Fast 500. To learn more about Markforged, please visit https://markforged.com.


At Markforged our vision is to reinvent manufacturing. We know this will not happen overnight, and that it will take the work of many passionate individuals to not only envision what the future could be, but to perform the underlying research to make that future a reality. As an R&D Engineer, you will be responsible for investigating the fundamentals of Fused Filament Fabrication technology and Continuous Fiber Fabrication. You will own proof-of-concept development of new capabilities - materials, subsystems, and processes. You will be hands-on in the lab and utilize a suite of analytical techniques to support your work.

This role is expected to focus on the plastics and composites side of our business.

In this role you will:

  • Design and run experiments, analyze results, and communicate conclusions
  • Design, build, and test new 3D printing sub-systems and processes
  • Document research progress and communicate recommendations
  • Develop and maintain project plans
  • Analyze current print systems and collaborate with other engineering teams to implement improvements
  • Make and question assumptions - with data
  • Support Application Engineers as they test out your innovations in the market
  • Investigate the landscape of how things are made and propose research avenues for order-of-magnitude improvements
  • Work with the Product team to prioritize and execute on company priorities and new opportunities

What we look for:

  • A demonstrated ability to produce innovative solutions to challenging open-ended technical problems
  • Strong communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to take ownership of some projects, and be a team player on others
  • A drive for quality documentation
  • A bias-for-action
  • Systems level thinking and breaking down problems to their core element
  • Initiative to learn skills as required to complete an objective (e.g. CAD, Labview, Python, fabrication skills, imaging)
  • PhD in any engineering related field, or B.S./M.S. with 3+ years experience


Why Markforged?

Help us reinvent manufacturing.

We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.


We are one team that wins together!

You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.


Perks & Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!


Why Markforged?

Help us reinvent manufacturing.

We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.


We are one team that wins together!

You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.


Perks & Benefits

We offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!


Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employees skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.


To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Full-time