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Materials Engineer

Foundation Alloy

Foundation Alloy

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2023

Materials Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Foundation Alloy is seeking a materials engineer to join our development team. You will be working closely with a talented and collaborative group of engineers and materials scientists to develop new alloys optimized for advanced powder manufacturing techniques. Your tasks will include:   

  • Operate research and development equipment; be a contributor to the production of new alloys and novel components for additive manufacturing
  • Establish and iterate through design of experiments to better understand material composition and process variables
  • Create and characterize metal samples using a variety of methods, including X-ray diffraction, microscopy, and mechanical testing, and communicate testing status to various stakeholders across the company
  • Be an owner and contributor of process related improvements, tasks, and results


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree Materials Science and Engineering or related discipline, or equivalent experience gained elsewhere, and 2+ years of work experience
  • Strong understanding of metal structure/property/process relationships  
  • Ability to perform a wide range of materials characterization techniques to quantify mechanical, thermal, and other physical properties of metals
  • Ability to iterate quickly, pay close attention to detail, and independently see experiments through to completion

About the Company

Foundation Alloy is building the most advanced metal parts supplier in the world. Our mission is to enable innovation in the physical world, and unlock safer, greener and more exciting generations of products across critical industries like space, aerospace, automotive, energy and defense. Leveraging materials technology from MIT and UC Irvine, alongside advanced manufacturing and automation, we can make parts that blow through the performance plateaus of legacy materials and processes while reducing lead times, energy use, and costs.


We don’t look for profiles that “fit” with our culture. We look for people that add to who we are - people with the initiative, positive approach to problem solving, and passion for something (anything!) that will make them both high impact and exciting to work alongside from day one. We know that these people come from all walks of life, with all backgrounds and levels of experience. If you’re excited about the work we can do together, please reach out. We enthusiastically welcome team members of all races, colors, religions, ages, sexes, sexual orientations, gender identities, national origins, different abilities, genetics, veteran statuses, and former incarceration statuses.

Compensation and Benefits

The success of this company will be grounded in the long-term productivity of our team. To provide everyone with the physical, mental and financial safety to operate at their long-term best, we provide the following:

  • Meaningful, challenging, impactful work, and opportunities to grow within the company at all levels
  • Competitive salary, guaranteed to rise with inflation at a minimum each year
  • Equity - People at every level will have an impact, and should benefit from their work
  • Unlimited paid vacation, with a very strong expectation that employees take a minimum of 15 days off per year, and a full week off at least once per year
  • Top tier health, dental and vision insurance with limited employee contributions
  • A voice in future benefits. This is the beginning, and we will work together to keep adding new, better ways to provide for everyone in the company


This is an in-person position located in Cambridge, MA.

Citizenship Requirement

Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the US.