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VP, Hardware Engineering



Other Engineering
Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 12, 2024

Markforged (NYSE: MKFG) is reinventing the $1 trillion+ worldwide manufacturing industry so that engineers can build anything they imagine while reducing environmental impact. With the market’s most robust 3D printing hardware, software and material solution, a world-class team, great customers and abundant capital, we’re well placed to continue our growth and innovation.

As the VP of Hardware Engineering you will lead a group of brilliant and high performing individuals and leaders, driving a roadmap that further establishes Markforged at the forefront of Additive Manufacturing. Markforged is a leader in multiple additive technologies focused on industrial applications. It was the inventor of the only additive printer able to create Carbon fiber reinforced parts and has developed a strong ecosystem of materials, hardware and system level and cloud based software. Drive the future of distributed manufacturing as it drives velocity, efficiency, and economy for our customers and the world.

What will you own?

  • Lead, manage, and guide the Hardware engineering teams in close partnership with Operations and Business leaders.
  • Manage engineering execution to ensure continuous improvement of our systems.
  • Act as the technical authority for our Hardware; balancing design, risks, budget, and schedule with product, system engineering, and manufacturing teams.
  • Prioritize and evaluate the work generated by our team in order to ensure effective and on time delivery of our products.
  • Design, implement, and monitor all operations and key performance metrics/operational efficiency for the Hardware team.
  • Create structured and concise documentation, including partner-ready presentations, process flows, root cause analyses, status reports, and other materials.
  • Acquire deep understanding of Markforged’s business needs.
  • Coach team members to achieve outsize results through career, skill and personal development.
  • Provide engineering leadership and mentoring to coordinate design, analysis, and systems engineering processes throughout development, verification, delivery and operation.
  • Drive new technology efforts in intelligent systems that will drive customer value and ease of use.

Important Note:

Although we list out what we generally look for, we are very likely missing other attributes and skills that you have that could make you a great fit, but are not currently listed. Research has shown this especially applies to women and other marginalized groups, who tend to apply if they check 100% of every box, versus men who apply if they hit roughly 60%. The point we’re getting at, it doesn’t hurt to take a chance and apply!

What you have:

  • 15+ years of progressive hardware experience.
  • 5+ years leading multiple disciplinary teams preferably in mechanical engineering and electrical engineering
  • Expertise in selecting and commercializing sensor technology including computer vision a plus
  • Track record of new product launches and implementations
  • Experience supporting and interacting with C Level Staff
  • Experience leading in a hybrid software/hardware company
  • Experience managing a globally distributed team is a nice to have

**This role is located at our corporate HQ at 60 Tower Rd, in Waltham, MA. Since we have many engineers who are at our offices 5 days a week working on our ground breaking technology, we expect our leaders to be thoughtful about their presence in the office as well.





Why Markforged?
Help us reinvent manufacturing.
We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.
We are one team that wins together!
You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.
Perks & Benefits
For all US-based roles, we offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!
Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence.
To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.