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Technical Applications Engineer, Injection Molding at Fictiv
San Francisco, CA, US

At Fictiv, we’re inspired every day by our customers and teammates

You’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of the most renowned companies on the planet who make physical products loved by millions. You’ll be working with some of the highest quality and most talented vendors who produce what seems impossible to produce. You’ll be surrounded by a wicked awesome team (think PhDs, Ironmans, artists) who are obsessed with winning the hearts and minds of product engineers and designers who are literally building the future (think autonomous cars)... today.

You’ll bring your sales experience, growth mindset and creativity to create and execute an enterprise sales playbook which generates tons of raving Fictiv fans (and puts our competitors' old-school sales teams to shame).  


Impact in this Role. WIIFU (What’s in it for you?)

Fictiv is developing the premier platform for on demand manufacturing and our customers demand an increasingly sophisticated level of support and advice as they bring their products to market. As the Applications Engineer you will serve as a technical subject matter expert supporting our sales team and advising customers to ensure their long term success.
Your strong knowledge of product development, engineering and manufacturing processes will allow you to advise Fictiv clients throughout their product lifecycle. By working closely with Account Executives you will give customers utmost confidence in Fictiv’s ability to deliver business value as a next generation manufacturing partner.
You will work closely with sales to understand customer project requirements. This understanding will allow you to provide valuable suggestions and input on how to improve their designs, manage complex production schedules, hit budget targets, and achieve  business objectives. By playing a critical role in the success of our customer’s product development you’ll help Fictiv transform the manufacturing industry and allow more world changing, innovative new products to successfully come to market.


What You’ll Be Doing

  • Combine deep technical subject matter expertise (SME) in injection molding with keen business acumen to guide current and prospective Fictiv customers through their product development processes
  • Meet with customers to identify process and design challenges and recommend solutions which Fictiv is uniquely positioned to address
    Provide consultative guidance on manufacturing feasibility, material selection, project management and engineering guidance to help ensure long-term success for Fictiv customers.
  • Create & deliver training, webinars, and instructional content for live and online audiences.
  • Collaborate with internal Fictiv teams to provide feedback on customer requirements


Desired traits

  • 10+ years experience with Injection Molding while working as a manufacturing engineer, mechanical engineer, tooling/plastics engineer, or applications/sales engineer
  • 5+ years of customer-facing experience with proven ability to lead complex, consultative technical sales engagements
  • Experience with common CAD platforms like SolidWorks, CATIA, Nx, Onshape, Solid Edge, Inventor, or Fusion 360
  • Unparalleled verbal and written communication skills
  • BS/BA degree in plastic, manufacturing, or mechanical engineering or related work experience
  • BONUS: Experience working in a high-volume manufacturing facility


About Fictiv (

Fictiv is transforming how teams design, develop and deliver the next generation of hardware products.

Fictiv is a manufacturing platform and the most efficient way to fabricate parts. Powered by a distributed network of highly vetted vendors, Fictiv provides the critical infrastructure teams need to streamline prototyping and accelerate development cycles. The online interface makes it easy for customers to get instant quotes, review manufacturing feedback, and manage orders—all through a single service.

We’re actively seeking potential teammates who can bring diverse perspectives and experience to our culture and company. We believe inclusion is the best way to create a strong, empathetic team. Our belief is that the best team is born from an environment that emphasizes respect, honesty, collaboration, and growth.

We encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups, including but not limited to women, members of the LGBTQ community, people of color, people with disabilities, and veterans.