Join the VELO3D Team!

We are hiring!

Whether its racing cars or missions to Mars, digital manufacturing is printing the future of innovation. VELO3D is the leader in mission-critical digital manufacturing solutions specializing in metal Additive Manufacturing (AM) or 3d Printing for high performance industries.

With the only SupportFree laser powder bed fusion capability, we enable on-demand manufacturing of production quality Titanium, Inconel, and Aluminum parts with an unprecedented degree of design freedom and quality control. The VELO3D award-winning solution includes an integrated offering of hardware and software: Sapphire® metal AM production printer, Flow™ print preparation software, Assure™ quality assurance and control system, and an integrated manufacturing process that runs throughout the printing operation.

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:

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.

 

Sr Software Engineer

ABOUT VELO3D

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.

THE POSITION

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.

Software Engineer

ABOUT VELO3D

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.

THE POSITION

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.

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

Research Analyst

POSITION OVERVIEW:

As the Research Analyst for Velo3D, you will arm executives with data for market insights, decision-making, and business strategy. You will demonstrate strong analytic skills and be comfortable collecting, analyzing, and presenting data in various environments and formats. You will be a strategic partner to the CEO, CMO, CFO, and the VP of Sales, delving into various projects, such as identifying the Total Addressable Market (TAM) for Velo3D’s target industries and metal parts. You will also help identify new territories for expansion and be responsible for providing the data needed for critical business decisions. To be successful in this role, you should be entrepreneurial in spirit, comfortable with ambiguity, have exceptional attention to detail, and the ability to confidently articulate findings and make recommendations to senior executives. This position requires a keen interest in supply chain operations, manufacturing processes, and supply chain optimization.

 

WHAT WILL YOU DO?
  • Identify the Total Addressable Market (TAM) for Velo3D’s target industries and metal parts
  • Play a key role in identifying, developing, and supporting the rollout of new business markets, segments, and opportunities
  • Provide timely and actionable research findings and insights to Velo3D’s senior management team for decision making and to aid in accelerating revenue, company brand equity, and profitability
  • Provide the data needed for critical business decisions as needed

 

WHAT DO YOU BRING TO THE TABLE?
  • You are quantitative, analytical, logical, and good at managing numbers and data
  • Analytical thinker who enjoys working deeply with data to uncover insights
  • Advanced proficiency in data analysis, financial modeling, and visualization (SQL, statistical modeling, Tableau, etc.) to solve complex business problems
  • Interest in manufacturing and supply chain (experience preferred but not required)
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent communication and presentation skills for stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong business acumen and with the ability to apply context to sanity-check numbers
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; demonstrated effective listening and communication skills with the ability to synthesize data
  • Ability to communicate clearly and make recommendations based on insights collected

 

QUALIFICATIONS
  • MBA graduate with an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering
  • Three years experience in mechanical engineering is a strong plus

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES
  • Experience working with senior decision-makers
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Strong understanding of primary and secondary market research methodologies, techniques, tools and processes and working knowledge of advanced statistical applications, i.e., SPSS
  • Must have analytical ability; communication skills, be results-driven, have technical, and business acumen
  • Able to influence without direct authority with a track record of establishing strong cross-functional partnerships
  • Comfortable with ambiguity
  • Very trustworthy with high integrity
  • Positive, optimistic attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.

 

Public Relations & Social Media Manager

POSITION OVERVIEW:

As the Sr Director of Public Relations & Social Media for VELO3D, you are an experienced storytellers, strategists, and leader. 

You will be responsible for building strategic public relations, analyst relations, and editorial programs and use industry knowledge and expertise to develop trust with customers to allow us to tell our joint stories. 

You will be masterful at translating key messages into a story placement or speaking engagements and have a track record of developing original ideas, an eye for a good story, leading executives, and generating impactful public relations results for emerging, fast-growth companies. 

As part of your role, you will also be responsible for building relationships with key industry analysts to drive awareness, influence revenue, and build our brand credibility. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

Execute PR and social media campaigns that generate high-impact press coverage 

  • Build and nurture relationships with top press across business, tech, and trade media 
  • Own development of PR materials, including announcements, messaging, pitches, press kits, etc. 
  • Manage multiple agency partners to drive steady cadence of positive coverage in priority publications 
  • Partner with sales t teams to identify media opportunities within our customer base 
  • Identify and draft award submissions and develop media presentations 
  • Recommend speaking opportunities and create speaker proposals 
  • Manage social media channels to engage key audiences and amplify our messages 

Develop PR strategies to support brand awareness, demand, and adoption of VELO3D 

  • Monitor and understand competitive landscape and positioning 
  • Conceive and deliver unique storylines that favorably position VELO3D, its leadership and customers relative to competitors 
  • Develop and execute on scrappy, guerilla-style events & campaigns that drive press and/or social activity 
  • Own the day-to-day management of PR agency partners, including communicating priorities, reviewing agency-produced work and managing deadlines. 
  • Develop materials for press briefings, including development of messaging and presentations 
  • Monitor news on a daily basis, sharing point of view with various teams  
  • Track and improve qualitative as well as quantitative results over time 
  • Measure and track ongoing health of PR programs based on agreed upon metrics and KPIs on a monthly basis 
  • Collaborate with Marketing colleagues to create an integrated PR strategy in support of business goals 
  • Own PR activities for cross-functional, integrated marketing campaigns, such as product launches and major events, to maximize business impact 
  • Understand the role of PR in the broader communications and marketing function and how it contributes to the marketing funnel 
  • Be creative!  

Build, manage and own relationships with key Analysts  

  • Develop and execute a plan and approach to identify and drive relationships with key industry analysts to raise awareness and advocate for VELO3D’s strategy, market leadership, products and solutions 
  • Manage industry analysts to influence revenue, and build brand credibility 
  • Work closely with senior executives and subject matter experts to create and coordinate analyst contact, collect information for analyst requests, manage deliverables, and drive information through the business 

 

WHO YOU ARE:
  • 10+ years of public relations experience, including several years in leadership roles at an agency or start-up  
  • Experience developing a brand narrative and crafting messaging from scratch that resonate with key audiences 
  • Hands-on experience with social media to help amplify messages and build engagement with key audiences 
  • You’re comfortable with technical products and audiences, and translating benefits and features to be more accessible 
  • Corporate marketing experience managing industry analysts to influence revenue and credibility   
  • Evaluated, chosen, and managed external agencies successfully all within budget 
  • Ability to turn ideas into actionable plans that align with business goals and generate public relations results 
  • Advanced writing and editing skills 
  • Direct, transparent, inclusive interpersonal communication skills 
  • Collaborative approach to public relations 
  • Ability to interact, influence and communicate clearly with senior executives and other subject-matter experts 
  • Track-record of sustained, high-quality work in fast-paced environments 
  • A portfolio of PR work that exemplifies brand strategy, public relations execution, and leadership capabilities 

 

KEY ATTRIBUTES: 
  • Self-starter with strong project management skillset—ability to focus on tactical execution to get the job done 
  • Able to influence without direct authority, track record of establishing strong cross-functional partnerships 
  • Attention to detail while delivering against tight deadlines 
  • Collaborative and transparent  
  • Comfortable with ambiguity 
  • Very trustworthy, high integrity 
  • Positive, optimistic attitude; willing to do what it takes to get the job done. 

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