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Build the Circular Economy Together

Computational Design Engineer



Sterling, VA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Hours: Full-time

Location: Molg HQ in Chantilly, VA (Northern Virginia)

Salary: $90 - $120k per year, plus equity, 401k, generous PTO policy, and full healthcare benefits


Tackle the fast growing e-waste problem by making electronics manufacturing circular.

Molg builds robotics microfactories and software to autonomously assemble and disassemble complex electronic products like laptop PCs, servers, and battery packs. Working with some of the leading computer + server manufacturers as well as industrial companies like Stanley Black and Decker, we are building the circular manufacturing technology to recover existing in-market devices for reuse and recycling as well as helping develop the next generation of circular-focused devices at the design level.


Work with a talented cross-functional team of software, mechanical, electrical, and robotics engineers to develop our core technologies in assembly intelligence from CAD and 3D models as it relates to our robotics and microfactories. As a Computational Design Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • Developing and pushing quality code for Molg’s assembly intelligence and synthesis software that focus on the core CAD and 3D models to robotic motion, grasp planning, microfactory orchestration workflow.

  • Designing and building plugin integrations with Autodesk, Solidworks, PTC, and other CAD software packages.

  • Working on and contributing to Molg’s proprietary scripting language (MPL).

  • Building internal tools to improve overall Microfactory orchestration and workflows.

  • Collaborating with robotic, mechanical, and software engineers on customer product implementations with Molg Microfactory.


  • 3+ years of industry experience in CAD software development, 3D modeling software, 3D printing software, rendering and visualization software, game development, or related field.

  • Proficient in modern software development (e.g. python, ROS, github, docker, etc)

  • Passionate about robotics, automation, and control systems

  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently both verbally and in writing


We spend our days building robotic systems, developing complex assembly intelligence software, and designing the next generation of circular products for our customers. Given the importance of working hands-on with physical systems, we are a 100% in-person team collaboratively working in our industrial space in Chantilly, VA, down the road from the largest data center market in the world. Our facility includes a variety of robots, CNC milling machines, 3D printers, and all the tools needed to build and test our products. It is important to us that anyone on our team that is interested in learning how to use our various pieces of equipment and machinery is taught and can gain the skills and appreciation for making physical things.

While we are primarily funded by our work with Fortune 100 companies, we are also supported by amazing backers like Elemental Excelerator and Techstars.


  • We’re a small collaborative team with big ambitions, and there’s a good amount of context-switching. We expect people to be autonomous and drive their own work to completion.

  • We are a profitable business that is primarily funded from customer revenue, which means we are scrappy and looking to build a great sustainable company for years to come.

  • As a growing company and startup, priorities may shift as customer or business requirements change. We strive to empower individuals with context and decision-making power to meet this need.

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