Design and Development Engineer at Fast Radius

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We believe manufacturing is important not only for what it makes, but for what it makes possible for the world. Manufacturers have an important job to do, and it’s our job to provide them with the technology and expertise they need through the entire production process, from discovery and design to manufacturing and fulfillment.
We're looking for an experienced engineer to work on various new product design and development engineering programs, ensuring projects are completed on-time and in an efficient manner. These projects typically involve product design, mechanical design, and manufacturing engineering. The design and development engineer would be helping the client take physical products from varying initiation design maturities, potentially starting at concept all the way through production release. Additionally, this role works closely with our other technical teams to build new digital design, analysis and manufacturing capabilities to help grow our business.
We are unable to sponsor or transfer visas to Fast Radius at this time.

About the Job:

  • Lead engineering work in new product design and development in partnership with strategic customers
  • Work with digital tools (CAD, FEA, CFD, etc) to develop, mature and analyze designs Provide design engineering support and project management structure to customer projects
  • Follow a design and development process from concept through production validation for both additive (DLS, MJF, FDM, SLA) and traditional manufacturing (IM, CNC, sheet metal) processes
  • Collaborate with application engineering, program management, and customer success to ensure customers are provided with best in class support
  • Communicate effectively with functional leaders in manufacturing, program management, and sales
  • Come up with creative and outside the box solutions to complex problems

About You:

  • Strong familiarity and proficiency with CAD modeling software including surface modeling for components and assembly design. (Solidworks is a plus but not required)Experience in creating and releasing 3D parts and engineering drawings. Experience with PPAP is a plus
  • Experience working in a structured engineering development process with customers (stage-gate process)Experience engineering parts across a multitude of manufacturing processes and materials
  • Experience analyzing dimensional data and providing insights into design and/or process optimization
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Prior 3D printing or manufacturing experience/knowledge.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis for structural or heat transfer applications.
  • Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, materials science and engineering, or related field (Masters or Doctorate are a plus)
  • Experience writing automation scripts or workflows in Python, C++, Matlab or similar (a plus but not required)
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented and interested in learning more about new engineering tools and manufacturing technologies
  • Thrives in a fast pace and dynamic environment

Every day you can expect to work in an inclusive environment that makes excellence possible, where great work and ideas matter more than seniority. We believe in experimenting fearlessly and learning from our failures—quickly. Our leaders have grown successful companies before, and they understand that businesses thrive when capable people have the freedom to solve problems without constraints.
We want you to come to work happy, healthy, and balanced so you can expect excellent benefits:
- Competitive compensation and bonus structure
- Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
- Generous vacation policy as well as a 401K plan 
Fast Radius is proud to be an equal opportunity employer because diverse perspectives make for better products, better processes, and a better company. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, Veteran status, or other protected status.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SqlLanguages
    • ElixirLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • PhoenixFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement
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    • OutreachLead Gen
    • Zoom InfoLead Gen

Location

We're in the West Loop, home to restaurant row and a bustling tech community!

An Insider's view of Fast Radius

What are some social events your company does?

I believe it’s important to build a strong community at our fast-growing company. There always seems to be something fun going on. Whether it's company-sponsored events like our holiday parties & potlucks or more casual get-togethers after work such as happy hours & sports leagues. These events have helped me get to know people in all divisions.

Kyle Tabatt

Senior Account Executive

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Fast Radius has a strong culture of collaboration. Even the physical layout of the office supports that. The design engineers are next to the manufacturing engineers and the factory so it is easy for us to get feedback and brainstorm in real-time as parts are getting produced.

Izzy de la Guardia

Application Engineer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Growth be can twofold: Growth on a functional level - finding new ways to improve customers' experience with Fast Radius. On an individual level, growth is the expansion of an individual's depth and breadth of skills and experience. As we continue to innovate as a function, new opportunities continue for team members to learn, contribute, and lead.

Jesse Sherwood

Director, Customer Success

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

I empower my team to be more creative & forward-thinking by ensuring they have the space to do strategic thinking and actually implement it. We use an OKR system to set high level objectives backed by concrete key results at a company level, and our teams are responsible for designing their individual OKRs to support company OKRs.

John Nanry

Co-founder & Chief Fulfillment Officer

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our software team is going through an exciting period of growth and redesigning our applications to scale along with the company's growth is our number one priority. Brainstorming application scaling challenges and finding creative solutions is what the team is very excited about right now. We don't know what it will look like yet, but what we know

Sasha Korobko

Software Engineering Manager

What are Fast Radius Perks + Benefits

Fast Radius Benefits Overview

Competitive compensation and bonus structure
Comprehensive health care including dental and vision
Generous vacation policy
401K
WFH Flexibility

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
We offer flexible work schedules.
Remote Work Program
We offer flexible work from home opportunities.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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