Freeform is a stealth-mode startup backed by premier venture capital firm Threshold and the industry’s most successful technologists. We are entrepreneurs dedicated to solving hard problems in order to deliver on the promise of 3D printing. We value integrity, passion, problem-solving ability, and a sense of humor. To reinvent an industry, you need the best people, and we are always looking for extraordinary people to join our team.
Freeform is searching for a world class Mechatronics Engineer that is passionate about revolutionizing all aspects of the metal 3D printing industry. As a crucial member of the engineering team, you will be responsible for bridging the gap between hardware, electronics, and software as well as driving the pace of innovation and maximizing hardware development speed.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Own key architectural decisions and the product delivery timeline through concept generation, design, analysis, testing, and delivery of the final product
Design, develop, test, and qualify complex electromechanical and optomechanical systems and components
Apply first-principles reasoning to the design and development processes
Lead by example in perpetuating a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and continuous learning/improvement
Develop innovative solutions to challenging engineering problems involving (but not limited to):
High speed scanning and motion systems
Advanced sensors and sensing systems
Data acquisition and control systems
Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
Advanced robotics / industrial automation
5+ years industry experience
B.S. or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field
Strong mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals with extensive hands-on hardware development experience
Creative thinker able to apply first-principles reasoning to elegantly solve complex cross-disciplinary problems
Proficient in any mainstream commercial CAD software
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Driven self-starter that thrives in unstructured and fast-paced environments; ability to quickly adapt to strategic changes in direction
Able to effectively set and manage priorities, and consistently meet deadlines in a scrappy and entrepreneurial way
Able to provide legal proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, which applies to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike. [Freeform does not currently sponsor H1-B visa petitions.]
NICE TO HAVE
Familiarity with industrial automation technologies and robotics
Experience designing and/or developing optical, optomechanical, and optoelectrical components and systems
Exposure to industry standard systems and processes for optical system calibration and alignment
Familiarity with a broad range of conventional manufacturing techniques/technologies
Experience with high accuracy motion systems, high speed scanning systems, optomechanical assemblies, and complex electromechanical systems
Working knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. ANSYS) and the ability to analyze results
Experience with designing and operating powder-based additive manufacturing systems
Familiarity with data acquisition and control hardware and software (i.e. LabVIEW)
Familiarity with MATLAB, Simulink, C/C++, and Python
Our naturally bright, cozy, and breezy headquarters are in coastal South Bay L.A., a couple of blocks from Main Street in downtown El Segundo.
We have an inclusive and diverse culture that values collaboration, learning, and making deliberate data-driven decisions.
We offer a competitive compensation package that includes significant equity in the company, as well as a full suite of additional benefits including premium health care (medical, dental, and vision) and life insurance, paid vacation, and holidays.
Our work environment includes casual dress, flexible work hours, a fully stocked kitchenette, free parking, and regular catered team-building events.
Freeform is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity; employment with Freeform is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.