Join the VELO3D Team!

We are hiring!

Space travel, supersonic flight, high-performance drones, clean power plants — have all adopted VELO3D technology to power their next wave of innovation.

Our team enjoys excellent benefits including healthcare coverage and 401(K) employer contributions. We believe in transparency and recognizing exceptional efforts through our monthly all-hands meetings and team member appreciation awards.

Check out our open positions below, we’d love to hear from you!

Applications Engineer

Position Overview

As an Applications Engineer you will be working directly with external customers and engineering groups within Velo3D to develop innovative and novel projects in additive manufacturing. You will work closely with process development, hardware and software engineering to refine current systems based on direct experiences with customers. You will support sales in finding and developing business cases that exploit our advanced technology.

Essential Functions

  • Work in a fast-paced start up atmosphere on new technologies with constrained timelines.
  • Design, modify and analyze complex geometries in CAD.
  • Prepare and optimize files to be run on the printer, including understanding physical and economic implications to the print.
  • Interact and communicate directly with customers professionally and effectively to aid in customer service and generate proper customer feedback.
  • Perform highly technical hands-on tasks independently on and off site for extended periods of time.
  • Train and educate customers on Velo3D software use, technology application and machine hardware operation.
  • Operate metal additive manufacturing machines safely. Always wear appropriate PPE and obey safety protocols. Machines pose hazards associated with lasers, electronics, mechanical devices and metal powder.
  • Perform post processing additive manufacturing operations including manual material removal, grinding, furnace operation, media blasting, wire EDM and other related tasks.
  • Lift heavy metal parts and associated equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Travel up to 50%.
  • Work closely and effectively with teams across multiple departments on technical projects.
  • Troubleshoot software and hardware anomalies in the system using monitoring software, machine schematics, written procedures and internal support.
  • Maintain strong organizational skills with regards to documentation, software analysis and project management.

Experience:

  • Customer facing project management roles.
  • CAD software design (Solidworks, Siemens NX, AutoCAD, CATIA)
  • Hands on mechanical experience using machining, semiconductor, additive manufacturing, heavy lab or other related equipment.
  • Desired:
    • Additive manufacturing design or production experience
    • Experience with generative design tools (Altair Inspire, nTopology Element), print preparation software (Materialise Magics, Netfabb) or simulation software
    • Manufacturing design or engineering experience

 Education:

  • Required: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Material Science or related field.
  • Desired: Graduate degree in related field. 

Other Requirements:

  • ITAR compliance

Applications Engineering Technician

Position Overview:

As an Applications Engineering Technician you will be directly assisting Applications Engineers and working with other engineering groups within Velo3D on innovative and novel projects in additive manufacturing. You will perform print production, post processing and inspection on complex metal part geometries for prospective customers across many high-tech industries.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work in a fast-paced start up atmosphere on new technologies with constrained timelines.
  • Review geometry for specific applications using CAD and Velo3D proprietary software.
  • Collaborate and communicate with all the teams at Velo3D professionally and effectively to complete your goals as needed.
  • Maintain strong organizational skills with regards to documentation, analysis, quality checks and reports.
  • Work independently and collaboratively at Velo3D’s two locations in Campbell, Ca.
  • Perform technical, hands-on tasks using basic hand and power tools including machine maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Operate metal additive manufacturing machines safely. Always wear appropriate PPE and obey safety protocols. Machines pose hazards associated with lasers, electronics, mechanical devices and metal powder.
  • Perform post processing additive manufacturing operations including manual material removal, grinding, furnace operation, media blasting, wire EDM and other related tasks.
  • Lift heavy metal parts and associated equipment up to 50 lbs.
  • Troubleshoot software and hardware anomalies in the system using monitoring software, machine schematics, written procedures and internal support.
  • Perform measurements and analysis on parts including 3D scanning, microscopy, DR imaging, detailed cross section preparation and mechanical testing.
  • Generate reports on printing operations, part quality and part failure analysis.
  • Fulfill customer part orders in accordance with specifications outlined by the customer and Applications and Sales team.

Education:

  • Required: High School diploma
  • Desired: Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, Material Science or related field. 

Experience

  • Proficiency in basic software skills including Microsoft Office suite and similar.
  • Hands on mechanical experience using machining, semiconductor, additive manufacturing, heavy lab or other related equipment.
  • Metrology, experimental or analytical experience in a lab setting.
  • Desired:
    • CAD experience
    • Manufacturing design or engineering experience
    • Materials analysis experience
    • Additive manufacturing experience

Other Requirements

  • ITAR compliance

Director of Sales & Bus Dev, EU (France)

Position Overview:

Velo3D, a Series D company generously funded by top VC firms, is looking for a Director of EU Sales & Business Development to join the growing Velo3D team headquartered in Campbell, CA USA.  In this position you will lead Velo3D’s sales and business development success in Europe for selling 3D printing on metals technology into the industries Velo3D is focused on serving strategically: Aviation/Space/Defense, Energy, and Turbomachinery industries.  This position is focused on the customer base in France related to these industries.

The position will be responsible for developing the sales pipeline of product manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply chain parts contract manufacturers (CMs) to be sufficient to meet booking goals and to close the number of new customers and the booking amounts to meet/exceed the company’s goals in the Western European markets.

The team is looking for a self-starter leader that enjoys working in a highly dynamic startup environment.  You will enjoy small high growth company atmosphere and excellent benefits.

Required Attributes:

  • A proven “hunter” that finds and closes new customer business to beat quota
  • Experience in capital equipment selling (e.g. 5 Axis CNCs, metal AM systems, strategic Design/Mfg systems) selling with sales achievement over 8 million Euros per year.
  • Success selling into industrial companies such as aerospace (aviation, space, defense), energy/oil & gas, industrial pump and turbo-machinery market OEMs and metal production parts contract manufacturers serving those industries.
  • Possesses deep target market industry insight (e.g. product innovation and mfg supply chain) and has developed strong business relationships at target industrial companies and their manufacturing supply base (i.e. CMs).
  • Ability to grasp the technical value proposition and ability to work with the customer and discover how this value proposition can help the customer to create business value and solve critical business problems.
  • Experience leading effective sales campaigns that utilizes cross-functional team members efficiently to close, retain, and upsell new business.
  • Excellent relationship building skills based on keen ability to listen and creative discovery of critical problems you solved.
  • Consultative development of value, justification, and compelling events to close business as forecasted.
  • Team player

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ sales achievement experience selling industrial automation products exceeding sales targets over 8 million Euros per year
  • Sales and sales leadership position in Startup experience
  • Strong reference customers delighted with solutions you sold them
  • BS degree in engineering is preferred
  • Experience selling capital equipment such as Automation, Manufacturing equipment, Machinery or other complex systems for business customers

Director of Sales & Bus Dev, EU (Germany)

Position Overview:

Velo3D, a Series D company generously funded by top VC firms, is looking for a Director of EU Sales & Business Development to join the growing Velo3D team headquartered in Campbell, CA USA.  In this position you will lead Velo3D’s sales and business development success in Europe for selling 3D printing on metals technology into the industries Velo3D is focused on serving strategically: Aviation/Space/Defense, Energy, and Turbomachinery industries.  This position is focused on the customer base in Germany related to these industries.

The position will be responsible for developing the sales pipeline of product manufacturers (OEMs) and their supply chain parts contract manufacturers (CMs) to be sufficient to meet booking goals and to close the number of new customers and the booking amounts to meet/exceed the company’s goals in the Western European markets.

The team is looking for a self-starter leader that enjoys working in a highly dynamic startup environment.  You will enjoy small high growth company atmosphere and excellent benefits.

Required Attributes:

  • A proven “hunter” that finds and closes new customer business to beat quota
  • Experience in capital equipment selling (e.g. 5 Axis CNCs, metal AM systems, strategic Design/Mfg. systems) selling with sales achievement over 8 million Euros per year.
  • Success selling into industrial companies such as aerospace (aviation, space, defense), energy/oil & gas, industrial pump and turbo-machinery market OEMs and metal production parts contract manufacturers serving those industries.
  • Possesses deep target market industry insight (e.g. product innovation and mfg. supply chain) and has developed strong business relationships at target industrial companies and their manufacturing supply base (i.e. CMs).
  • Ability to grasp the technical value proposition and ability to work with the customer and discover how this value proposition can help the customer to create business value and solve critical business problems.
  • Experience leading effective sales campaigns that utilizes cross-functional team members efficiently to close, retain, and upsell new business.
  • Excellent relationship building skills based on keen ability to listen and creative discovery of critical problems you solved.
  • Consultative development of value, justification, and compelling events to close business as forecasted.
  • Team player

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ sales achievement experience selling industrial automation products exceeding sales targets over 8 million Euros per year
  • Sales and sales leadership position in Startup experience
  • Strong reference customers delighted with solutions you sold them
  • BS degree in engineering is preferred
  • Experience selling capital equipment such as Automation, Manufacturing equipment, Machinery or other complex systems for business customers

Marketing Coordinator

VELO3D is a Series D company generously funded by top VC firms. We’re looking for a highly organized and energetic Marketing Coordinator to join the growing marketing team.

The team is looking for a self-starter that enjoys working in a highly dynamic startup environment.  You will enjoy a small high-growth company atmosphere and excellent benefits.

What You’ll Do:

  • Maintain websites, email newsletters, campaigns, and social media campaigns
  • Manage online and in-person events
  • Maintain content calendar and our internal project management tool
  • Maintain our website: post press releases, blogs, events, and other content on a weekly or daily basis
  • Work with our PR team to co-ordinate with customers regarding press opportunities
  • Assist our account-based marketing with the execution of campaigns which might include creating creative assets, working with external suppliers, updating our marketing and CRM tools
  • Assist with projects helping us get to the finish line

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2 – 3 years’ experience in marketing/brand management

Your Key Attributes:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Good technical skills
  • Highly organized
  • Can-do attitude
  • Team player
  • Self-starter and natural problem solver

Process Engineer

Position Overview:

The Process Engineer performs experiments to develop novel metal 3D printing processes under the supervision of senior engineers and technologists and works with senior staff to put together project plans and detailed experimental designs.

Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Work independently to execute experiments from preparing solid models, convert to files that can be printed, schedule files to be printed, troubleshoot issues that occur during print and analyzing parts after print.
  • Make detailed observations of experiments and note any anomalies on the tool during the run and troubleshoot any anomalies.
  • Perform all post-build analysis including metrology measurements such as tensile properties, surface roughness measurements and metallographic analysis.
  • Analyze in-build metrology data to gain insight into mechanisms of variable part performance.
  • Responsible for recording all data in a summary presentation for each experiment and prepare weekly update that summarizes the experimental progress on the project.
  • Work with process team to analyze experimental observations and data, plan and execute subsequent experiments based upon prior results.
  • Participate in on-call schedule rotation to serve as process escalation contact for operations team.
  • Follow procedures to operate 3D Printers in lab.
  • Remove completed parts from machine after 3D printing completed.
  • Participate in team and other assigned meetings.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Education:

Required:  Post-graduate degree in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics or related field is preferred; or Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of highly applicable experience

Desired: Ph.D. degree in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.

Experience:

Required: Basic Knowledge of DOE and Statistics

Desired:  Experience with CAD or Solidworks modelling.  Coding experience in MATLAB or related software is preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • High commitment to contribute to a positive, high paced and results oriented work environment
  • Experience defining and conducting experiments based on required learning; parametrizing cause and effects of experiment, and analyzing experiments data using statistical tools included in software such as JMP or similar
  • Ability to organize parts and data
  • Committed to quality, safety and communication
  • High level of accountability
  • Skilled in communicating, both verbal and written, on experimental and other results; and reading complex scientific papers and highlight key phenomena and learning
  • Attention to detail
  • Team-oriented and self-directed
  • Ability to quickly absorb and efficiently incorporate changing project needs

Physical Demands:

Able to lift a maximum of 60 pounds and stand for extended periods of time

Other Physical Requirements (while working in laboratory):

  • Must wear steel-toed boots
  • Must wear protective eye-wear
  • May require hearing protection
  • High frequency of computer keyboarding
  • High frequency of viewing a computer monitor
  • Other personal protective equipment as applicable

Work Environment:

Work is performed in office and manufacturing laboratory. Work is may be performed in emergency and stressful situations and may include handling of hazardous materials.

Process Technician

VELO3D is a generously funded VC backed company looking for a Process Technician to join its growing team in Campbell, CA, and to work on a disruptive 3D printing on metals technology.

You will be working on the world’s most advanced 3D printer technology that will bring 3D metal printing into mainstream production manufacturing. We are looking for process technicians who are mechanically inclined and interested in utilizing their technical aptitude in an exciting position to expand their career!

Position Overview:

The Process Technician’s role is to assist Process Engineers in the execution and analysis of 3D Printed builds and perform maintenance in support of tool operation within the overall scope of the process engineering function at the company. The primary function of this position is to operate 3D printers and supporting tools following detailed procedures and safety guidelines.

Essential Functions:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Follow procedures to operate 3D Printers in our lab with attention to detail.
  • Monitor additive material levels and replace materials when needed.
  • Remove completed metal parts from machine after 3D printing completed.
  • Preventive maintenance of supportive tools.
  • Perform basic part finishing with grinding and band saw equipment.
  • Follow procedures to perform basic metrology on the parts after printing.
  • Initiate and participate in process improvement activities as approved and directed by supervisor.
  • Participate in team and other assigned meetings.
  • Other duties as needed or required.

Education:

Desired: Undergraduate degree from an accredited university in an applicable field such as engineering, computer science, etc. or equivalent job-related experience.

Education:

Required: Professional working experience in a laboratory, manufacturing, or research and development environment.

Desired: 2 year of directly applicable experience operating machines in a lab or manufacturing environment

Other Requirements:

  • Committed to quality, safety, and communication.
  • Good computer skills to enter data and record information.
  • Good mechanical aptitude (basic machine operations, monitoring, debugging).
  • Aptitude to follow process instructions.
  • Understanding of production procedures.
  • Willing to perform repetitive tasks for extended periods.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated experience following established safety rules and regulations.
  • Ability to maintain a safe and clean workspace.
  • Team-oriented and self-directed.

Physical Demands:

Able to lift a maximum of 60 pounds and stand for extended periods of time.

Other Physical Requirements

  • Must wear steel-toed boots and protective eyewear.
  • May require hearing protection.
  • High frequency of computer keyboarding.
  • High frequency of viewing a computer monitor.
  • Other personal protective equipment as applicable.

Work Environment

Work is performed primarily in a manufacturing laboratory during day and night shifts.

Software Engineer

VELO3D is a mature startup creating a future of manufacturing where previously impossible components are now a reality. We are working towards allowing customers to reliably print any geometry they require in a variety of metals. Doing so requires solving hard geometric, computational and visualization challenges. Our products are 3D printers as well as made-to-order parts printed in-house.

Our distribution network currently covers the US, Asia (Korea and Japan), Australia and we are expanding to Europe.

The Team:

You would be joining our expanding team of engineers responsible for writing cross platform C++ tools that handle preparation of our 3D printing jobs.

The tools we develop:

  • handle import of 3D CAD and mesh models, converting them to water-tight high quality surface meshes
  • arrange the models, modify them and analyze them for issues that might impact the print
  • take the build and generate print instructions by mapping a wide range of different process types onto features of the geometry. These computations are highly parallel and run on clusters and can take hours to days. They need to be extremely reliable as a single wrong laser instruction can cause a build to fail
  • analyze and visualize the resulting gigabytes of data to detect potential issues and support development of new processes

Our printers have created parts that have gone into space, supported development of super-sonic flight among other application areas.

We have a modern, cross-platform development setup with thorough CI, benchmarks, static analyzers, clang sanitizers etc.

Position Overview:

If you are looking for exciting technical challenges we have a job for you!

You will be working on:

  • developing geometric and physics based tools to predict and prevent build issues
  • developing geometric optimization procedures to reduce surface defects
  • developing a library of robust operations on 3d surface meshes
  • optimizing futures and structured loop based parallel computations
  • implementing support for concurrent operations in our GUI
  • moving geometry processing from 2D to 3D to improve spatial coherence, robustness and speed
  • developing and implementing geometric algorithms and data structures.

You will be working in close collaboration with the people who develop our print processes and help customers with their challenging parts.

Requirements:

  • BS or above in CS or Engineering
  • 3+ years of programming experience
  • 1+ years of C++ on any platform
  • Familiarity with computational geometry concepts
  • Good communication skills 

Bonus Points For:

  • Deep knowledge of modern C++
  • Understanding of key visualization libraries such as Qt, VTK
  • Understanding of usage and implementation of robust 2 and 3-dimensional geometric operations
  • Knowledge of Polygonica, Boost.Polygon and other meshing and polygon libraries
  • Experience in structured parallel computations such as Intel TBB and futures
  • Experience with infrastructure for running large batch jobs on AWS
  • US Citizen/Green Card holder as rocket engines are covered by ITAR

This position is fully remote till at least August of 2021.  We are looking forward to returning to face-to-face collaboration, while maintaining flexibility and a work-life balance.

Sr Software Engineer

VELO3D is a mature startup creating a future of manufacturing where previously impossible components are now a reality. We are working towards allowing customers to reliably print any geometry they require in a variety of metals. Doing so requires solving hard geometric, computational and visualization challenges. Our products are 3D printers as well as made-to-order parts printed in-house.

Our distribution network currently covers the US, Asia (Korea and Japan), Australia and we are expanding to Europe.

The Team:

You would be joining our expanding team of engineers responsible for writing cross platform C++ tools that handle preparation of our 3D printing jobs.

The tools we develop:

  • handle import of 3D CAD and mesh models, converting them to water-tight high quality surface meshes
  • arrange the models, modify them and analyze them for issues that might impact the print
  • take the build and generate print instructions by mapping a wide range of different process types onto features of the geometry. These computations are highly parallel and run on clusters and can take hours to days. They need to be extremely reliable as a single wrong laser instruction can cause a build to fail
  • analyze and visualize the resulting gigabytes of data to detect potential issues and support development of new processes

Our printers have created parts that have gone into space, supported development of super-sonic flight among other application areas.

We have a modern, cross-platform development setup with thorough CI, benchmarks, static analyzers, clang sanitizers etc.

Position Overview:

If you are looking for exciting technical challenges we have a job for you!

You will be working on:

  • developing geometric and physics based tools to predict and prevent build issues
  • developing geometric optimization procedures to reduce surface defects
  • developing a library of robust operations on 3d surface meshes
  • optimizing futures and structured loop based parallel computations
  • implementing support for concurrent operations in our GUI
  • moving geometry processing from 2D to 3D to improve spatial coherence, robustness and speed
  • developing and implementing geometric algorithms and data structures.

You will be working in close collaboration with the people who develop our print processes and help customers with their challenging parts.

Requirements:

  • BS or above in CS or Engineering
  • 5+ years writing production software
  • 1+ years of C++ on any platform
  • Familiarity with computational geometry concepts
  • Good communication skills 

Bonus Points For:

  • Deep knowledge of modern C++
  • Understanding of key visualization libraries such as Qt, VTK
  • Understanding of usage and implementation of robust 2 and 3-dimensional geometric operations
  • Knowledge of Polygonica, Boost.Polygon and other meshing and polygon libraries
  • Experience in structured parallel computations such as Intel TBB and futures
  • Experience with infrastructure for running large batch jobs on AWS
  • US Citizen/Green Card holder as rocket engines are covered by ITAR

This position is fully remote till at least August of 2021.  We are looking forward to returning to face-to-face collaboration, while maintaining flexibility and a work-life balance.

Sr. Mechanical Engineer (Electromechanical)

Position Overview:

The Senior Mechanical Engineer researches, develops, designs, tests, evaluates, and documents mechanical components, subassemblies, equipment, and systems, applying principles and techniques of mechanical engineering.  This position is responsible to work independently and as a member of a team supporting the development of capital equipment.

Essential Functions:

  • Research, develop, and design mechanical and electromechanical and/or pneumatic prototypes, systems and subsystems for capital equipment (involving stepper or servo motors, pneumatic pumps, valves, etc…)
  • Perform tolerance analysis of designs at the system and subsystem level
  • Conduct system level integration and validation of designs (testing and troubleshooting)
  • Plan and perform tests to analyze the feasibility, design, operation and performance of equipment, components and systems
  • Continuous improvement related to enhancing system performance, reliability and manufacturability
  • Drive full documentation of design including BOM, drawings and procedures
  • Oversee and coordinate activities involved in fabrication, operation, application, installation, and repair of mechanical or electromechanical products and systems.
  • Manage small to mid-sized projects from concept to production.
  • Collaborate in a team environment working with Hardware, Software and Process.
  • Participates in team and other assigned meetings

Education:

Required: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in mechanical engineering or a related field or higher

Experience:

Required:

  • 5+ years of experience in Mechanical Systems Design and Development
  • 5+ years of CAD experience (Solidworks)
  • 5 years’ experience designing manufacturing systems for semiconductor, machining, automation, materials processing, or other related industrial capital equipment applications (Additive Manufacturing, Semiconductor, Solar, Robotics, CNC, or Biomedical Manufacturing Equipment Design Engineering experience)

Desired:

  • Metal additive manufacturing experience a plus but not required
  • Experience with risk analysis methods such as FMEA

Other Requirements:

  • Systems level thinker with experience working on complex mechanical systems
  • High level of commitment to contribute to a positive, high-paced and results-oriented work environment
  • Willing and able to work “Hands-on” to build, integrate and test newly developed systems and/or subsystems
  • Good experience in CAD design including GD&T, FEA and quality detail drawing documentation.
  • Self-driven and independent thinking. Ability to work independently.
  • Strong desire to work for an early stage startup company on disruptive technologies and make it a success.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.

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