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Innovation Endeavors

Materials Development Engineer



Somerville, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

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.

Materials development presents one of the greatest opportunities to innovate in 3D printing, unlocking new applications in different industries such as engineering, consumer, manufacturing, automotive and healthcare. Our materials science team works closely with product management, hardware and software teams to develop new materials that push the boundaries of what can be done with 3D printing.

If you are a scientist or engineer with experience in polymer development who’s excited to break new ground in an industry that’s moving at lightning speed, we want you as a Materials Development Engineer.

The Job:

  • Develop world-class materials for 3D printing from initial lab explorations to validation and commercialization
  • Shipping the right product as fast as possible
  • Collaborate with hardware and software engineers to ensure new and existing materials print on our hardware seamlessly and reliably
  • Design and perform experiments, and use the results to inform and develop materials performance improvements
  • Partner with product management, hardware and software engineers to continuously improve our materials


  • A creative and resourceful problem-solver, balancing speed and scientific rigor in a dynamic environment
  • Highly collaborative and results driven, constantly striving to improve product performances and project timeline
  • Have solid understanding of the fundamentals of materials science and polymer development
  • Passionate about testing and troubleshooting, not afraid to test hundreds of times
  • Love to harness data; can design and conduct experiments to optimize materials
  • Can work autonomously and take initiative to learn new skills to complete an objective
  • Excited to collaborate with a diverse group of scientists and engineers
  • B.S., M.S., or PhD in a relevant science or engineering field (all are welcome)

Bonus Skills (Optional):

  • Experience developing materials for 3D printing, especially for SLA/DLP or SLS printers!
  • 3D CAD modeling
  • Programming skills (Python, Matlab, SQL, etc)

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.