Startup Founder

| Somerville

Starting a company is no small feat. Whether you succeed or fail you can learn more about product development, leadership, and problem solving in a few years than most people will in a lifetime. If you are looking for a place to apply your hard won experiences and stretch yourself even further you should join Formlabs.

At Formlabs you have the opportunity to tackle challenging engineering and business problems as part of a larger team. Many of our most successful leaders started businesses in the past.

Formlabs’ infrastructure means that you can move faster and focus on answering the questions you care about without all of the distractions that come with running an entire business.

Formlabs is building a technology company for the long term. The only way to reach that goal is with a team of independent, entrepreneurial leaders. We value people who have the drive and passion to change the company regardless of their background.

Take your skills in hardware, marketing, software, sales, materials science, design, finance, operations, or manufacturing and apply them to a host of challenges spanning the product cycle from research and development to shipping at a global scale. The standards are high and the work is hard - but success here means that you will be changing fabrication for designers, engineers, researchers, health practitioners and artists everywhere.

The Job:

  • Create products and services that define the future of digital manufacturing
  • Build and lead teams of talented individuals
  • Make crucial decisions that directly impact our core business
  • Work at the intersection of many complex disciplines
  • Get involved in all aspects of the company

You:

  • Previously built a business. A technology company is ideal, but all entrepreneurial experience is valuable
  • Experience creating multi-disciplinary technology products
  • Excel at hiring and leading teams
  • Able to work in a constantly changing environment
  • Have the hustle to do whatever it takes to get the job done - from developing new technologies to building partnerships and selling products. 

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.

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Location

35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143
35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Culture is extremely important at Formlabs and in the early days (when there were only 10 of us) everyone was naturally very close. We were a pirate crew of friends, out solving interesting and challenging problems. As Formlabs became larger, we knew we wanted to try and preserve the small-company culture that made our team like a family. With now over 200 people combined in our Boston and Berlin offices, the goal is to “keep Formlabs weird,” which is really just a fun way of saying, “let’s keep things interesting.” Since we are trailblazing the way for a new era of low-cost manufacturing, keeping things interesting isn’t difficult. Most of the things we work on have never existed before, which opens the doorway for individuals to contribute their own new ideas to the future of Formlabs.

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Formlabs is a rapidly growing company that is leading the desktop 3D printing industry and revolutionizing in-house manufacturing. Everything we’re doing and creating has never been done before. We are a work-in-progress organization and that makes it exciting to work here while providing lots of opportunities for growth.

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Formlabs regularly attends meetups and we’ve just started hosting technical talks at our Boston HQ every Thursday. We also travel to technology trade shows all over the world and strive to stay in touch with young engineers through our involvement with programs such as BU Artemis and the Women in Technology Program at MIT, just to name a few.

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In order to understand how Formlabs has revolutionized the 3D printing industry, you really have to go back to 2011 and survey the landscape. The 3D printing craze was in full swing and the market became flooded with low-cost FDM machines. These consumer-level printers were great for small projects and hobbyists. But there really weren’t any options available for small businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals who needed high resolution, low-cost manufacturing in-house. Formlabs was the first company to bring an SLA 3D printer to people’s desktops and allow them to prototype real-world products without shelling out tens of thousands of dollars. This was a massive game changer for medical researchers, jewelers, film makers and so many other professions who were suddenly able to produce things in-house that were never before possible due to cost and quality. Starting off as an MIT afterschool project, we’ve swelled over the past few years to a now 200+ person company. I think it’s safe to say that we struck a cord in the market!

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One thing I really love about Formlabs is that everyone here is extremely active. We regularly have people organizing everything from whiskey tastings to ice climbing in some of the nearby mountain ranges. The interest-diversity here is vast and people are quick to jump in and learn something new. Just to name a few of my favorite internal “clubs” and groups, we have Booklabs, Filmlabs, Whiskeylabs, ping pong tournaments, Fitness Bootcamp, yoga, Ragnar, summer camps, hackathons, karaoke nights, soup groups, hikes and so many other things. If there’s something you are interested in doing outside the office, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find a bunch of people here willing to do it with you.

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Perks of working here

401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Dental
Fitness Subsidy
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited PTO
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