Desktop Metal: Materials Lead

Desktop Metal is looking for a Vice President of Materials to lead a specialized team of materials scientists and engineers. The materials team works on metallurgical research, optimizing process parameters for metal alloys, materials characterization, heat treatment, and metal powder evaluation.


  • Supervising research, development, and qualification of material formulations, debinding processes, and sintering processes across alloy compositions and product lines.
  • Managing requirements, scope, and schedules for material development.
  • Collaborating with hardware and process engineering to develop robust printing processes for metallic components.
  • Collaborating to define requirements for 3D printing processes and materials.
  • Collaborating to define requirements for materials processing hardware.
  • Maintaining high levels of communication with cross-functional teams on schedules and product development status
  • Working with an interdisciplinary team to define, write, and execute designed experiments


  • MS or PhD in materials science, metallurgical engineering or related field
  • Prior experience supervising materials research in both early and late stages of product development.
  • Deep experience in metals processing or similar industry
  • High temperature metal processing
  • Powder materials processing
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Quality engineering
  • Intellectual property development
  • Excellent written and oral communication