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Quality Test Engineer (MakerBot)

Country/Region:  US
State:  NY
City:  Brooklyn
Job ID:  37018
Category:  Product & Engineering

MakerBot believes there's an innovator in everyone. As a global leader in desktop 3D printing, we set the standard in 3D printing reliability and ease-of-use by providing effective solutions for every stage of the desktop 3D printing workflow. From the start, we have also redefined what's possible for makers of all walks by introducing many industry firsts. 

Consistently pushing the boundaries of excellence and quality is a MakerBot core tenant.  Our Quality Test Engineers ensure every new product delivers precision 3D printing and provides a reliable user experience by thoroughly testing the latest hardware and software in development. The MakerBot Method printer is the only 3D printer in its class to guarantee finished part dimensional accuracy ± 0.2mm (± 0.007in). We were able to achieve this through innovative engineering and rigorous testing throughout product development.   


While we are currently remote, we are looking for candidates who are able to come into the Brooklyn office in the future, once we are able to and this role will also require about 10% travel as circumstances permit.

Areas of Responsibility

  • Author, run and troubleshoot Python scripts to control 3D printers
  • Develop automated tools to analyze large datasets for irregularities and trends
  • Execute testing activities to enhance product performance and consumer experience
  • Author and execute test plans, summarize and present results
  • Prepare regular testing updates to highlight progress and significant developments
  • Design custom jigs, fixtures and test prints using CAD software (Solidworks)
  • Perform issue identification and root cause failure analysis (RCFA)
  • Analyze, measure and characterize printer output and defects 
  • Software bug identification and characterization 
  • Report to Senior Quality Test Engineering Manager


Minimum Qualifications

  • Attained an undergraduate college degree in an engineering discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated experience in a relevant field or graduate school work in lieu of experience


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with programming languages such as Python, C++
  • Strong data analysis experience, particularly with analysis of large datasets
  • Exceptional analytical, problem solving, and root-cause analysis skills
  • Experience with data acquisition systems such as LabVIEW
  • Know how to fluently read and interpret engineering drawings and requirements
  • Working knowledge of test equipment, including data collection and interpretation
  • Ability to multitask and handle tasks with competing priorities effectively
  • Ability to travel internationally (up to 10% time)
  • Must have the ability to write technical summaries of testing performed
  • High degree of ownership and professional commitment required
  • Demonstrated expertise to effectively communicate within all levels of the organization 
  • Must be self-motivated and practice effective time management


Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with 3D printers
  • Experience with MatLab programming and statistical modeling
  • Experience with SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD tools
  • Experience with OGP or other metrology systems


Sometimes, it’s the little (virtual) things:

  • Weekly virtual, after-work yoga.
  • Access to 3D printers, of course, but also helpful people who love sharing their knowledge and expertise to help and teach you how to use them.The compensation package includes health, dental, vision benefits, pre-tax benefits for transit, 401K matching, and three weeks of vacation.

This is a great opportunity to make a big impact in a unique industry working with amazing people.
MakerBot, a subsidiary of Stratasys Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSYS), is a global leader in the 3D printing industry. Founded in 2009 in Brooklyn, NY, MakerBot strives to redefine the standards for reliability and ease-of-use. Through this dedication, MakerBot has one of the largest install bases in the industry and also runs Thingiverse, the largest 3D printing community in the world. MakerBot's connected 3D printing solutions address the wider needs of professionals and educators, evolving their ideas from inspiration to innovation.
MakerBot will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
MakerBot is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against for their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, or national origin or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.   Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here

Nearest Major Market: Brooklyn
Nearest Secondary Market: New York City