Desktop Metal: VP of Quality

Desktop Metal is looking for an experienced leader to define a vision around Quality, and build the strategy, team, process and tools to achieve it. In this role, you will grow, nurture, and lead a team that keeps quality top of mind for our products, our teams, and our internal processes. You will define, staff and establish the functional unit focused on ensuring quality products and ensuring consistency across all functions of the company.


  • Spearhead the initiative in defining a quality mindset in engineering, product management, and customer experience.
  • Lead a group that is laser-focused on the quality of our products, our internal processes, and our supply chain.
  • Create, maintain, and coach the organization through an overall quality plan.
  • Ensure that the company has the tools and resources to adopt quality best practices.
  • Establish, implement and report quality metrics.
  • Take a proactive approach to identify quality issues.
  • Develop and implement automation solutions as needed (mechanical, electronics and software) needed to validate the products efficiently and thoroughly.
  • Working with compliance, ensure our products meet relevant regulatory requirements for shipment and use across all sales regions.
  • Audit processes for compliance with the overall quality plan.


  • You have managed successful Quality teams, and have established processes and tools at a startup / high growth company.
  • You are high-energy and business-smart who knows how to balance and align business and customer needs.
  • Experience using data-driven processes to track our overall quality journey.
  • Experience implementing a modern digital QMS.
  • Experience working on a complex hardware product electromechanical, control systems, machines, robotics, devices, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing industry standards and methodologies - Six Sigma, SPC, Control Plans, APQP, PPAP, etc.
  • Experience working on a product sold internationally.
  • Able to travel about 10%