Senior Applications Engineer
United States
At Carbon, we are a team of passionate entrepreneurs, engineers, designers, programmers, and materials scientists who value creativity and the ability to get things done. Our company is built on the idea that when diverse fields of study come together, we can solve challenging problems.

Carbon’s Application Development team owns the collaboration with visionary manufacturing partners from concept to production readiness. Once applications have been identified to be a strong fit, Design Engineers help prospective customers successfully implement Carbon’s technology within their business. Our team drives and educates customers on Design for DLS best practices while creating products that meet or exceed customers requirements and objectives.

As a successful Application Engineer, you will work with Carbon’s Sales and Account Management teams and external customers to support the identification and development of products and businesses that will have a compelling benefit from implementing DLS. You thrive in employing your creative problem solving abilities and growing your depth of expertise across a variety of functional areas (including software, materials, hardware, product development processes and cross-functional team leadership). You are comfortable leading engagements with external and internal company stakeholders and can handle tough situations with poise and confidence.

Note: our headquarters are located in Redwood City, CA. This role can be based out of that office, but we are also open to other U.S. locations.  Open to remote U.S. after demonstrating technical mastery of DLS after a minimum 3 month training period in Redwood City, CA.


  • Educate customers in Design for DLS best practices and their implementation in part and product design
  • Use hypothesis-driven approaches to understand problems, define test methods, evaluate solutions, use feedback, iterate and provide recommendations to internal and external customers
  • Educate Carbon’s customers on Design for DLS best practices, including how the printer works, details of Carbon's materials, design guidelines to follow, software used to create new design concepts, and post processing techniques.
  • Evaluate potential projects for production based on DLS product-market fit, including technical readiness and cost model evaluation
  • Develop and optimize applications including customer benchmarks, prototype designs and bridge/production applications 
  • Drive all stages of application development including file preparation, resin dispense, printing, post processing, finishing, and quality control to support customers end-to-end in the Carbon journey
  • Manage timelines, milestones, deliverables and troubleshoot when customers face inevitable challenges or roadblocks
  • Document design requirements and objectives, statements of work, standard operating procedures, next-steps and action items to align all internal and external team members
  • Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience leading product development/design engagements
  • Experience in consultative sales 
  • Skilled with CAD and CAE software (SolidWorks, NX or CATIA; Magics, Rhino, Grasshopper) 
  • Familiar with traditional manufacturing techniques (injection molding, urethane casting, CNC machining) and design for manufacturing 
  • Experience with office productivity software for documentation, presentation, and data analysis (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Google Suite)
  • Detail oriented with excellent verbal, graphical, and technical communications skills are a must
  • Demonstrated creative problem solving abilities and positive attitude.
  • BS or MS degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Carbon, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills


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