Development Engineer - Additive

Joby Aviation

Joby Aviation

Marina, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 15, 2023

Development Engineer - Additive

Job Locations US-CA-Marina
Additive Manufacturing
Regular Full-Time

Joby Overview

Located in Northern California, the team at Joby Aviation is driven by our goal of creating an affordable, all-electric air transportation system. Imagine a piloted air taxi that takes off vertically, then quietly carries you and your fellow passengers over the congested city streets below, enabling you to spend more time with the people and places that matter most. Since 2009, our team has worked steadily to make this dream a reality. We’ve designed and tested many generations of prototype aircraft capable of serving in a network of electric air taxis. We’re looking for talented, committed individuals to join our team as we push onwards toward certifying the Joby aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration, scaling our manufacturing, and preparing to launch commercial service in 2025.


Joby aviation is seeking a passionate development engineer to join our additive engineering team. This role will support the optimization of current additive manufacturing processes while simultaneously advancing the team into new materials and techniques. The candidate will be comfortable across multiple disciplines, including materials science, manufacturing, and statistics.


  • Work in a hands-on environment to develop and optimize laser powder bed fusion process parameters and post-processing conditions to enhance performance, quality, consistency, and efficiency
    Design, analyze, and document experiments to develop and qualify parameter sets across existing and new materials and platforms
  • Collaborate with designers to identify materials and performance needs for new applications and mature manufacturing readiness levels for production
  • Develop and author internal process specifications and support manufacturing and quality to ensure process conformity
  • Work with external partners and suppliers to ensure they meet project requirements and intent and move fast!


  • B.S. in materials science, mechanical, manufacturing, physics, or other relevant engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience in process development and material qualification for additive manufacturing
  • In-depth knowledge of statistical tools and concepts
  • Knowledge of laser powder bed fusion equipment architecture and laser-powder interactions
  • Knowledge of metallic materials and characterization methods
  • Familiarity with print preparation tools and build file execution
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to manage and self-prioritize multiple assignments across short- and long-term deadlines
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a fast-paced dynamic environment


  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of metal powders, their handling, and characterization
  • Familiarity with post processing techniques for additively manufactured parts
  • Experience in controlled/certified environments (AS9100 or ISO9000)
  • Demonstrated experience managing external development projects on tight timelines
  • Experience in authoring and revising materials and process specifications

Compensation at Joby is a combination of base pay and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs). The target base pay for this position is $113,900 - $187,400/annually. The compensation package will be determined by job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.

Joby also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including paid time off, healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan with a company match, an employee stock purchase plan (ESPP), short-term and long-term disability coverage, life insurance, and more.


Joby is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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