Senior Coatings Engineer

Cambridge, MA

Position Summary

Do you have a passion for developing and commercializing revolutionary technology, either in a start-up or as part of a new product group? Do you have an advanced degree and a strong background in fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, the physical chemistry of surfaces, or interfacial phenomena?

LiquiGlide has raised $27 million in funding and is expanding its team to commercialize its slippery coating technology. Reporting to the CEO, the Senior Coatings Engineer will lead and work with teams to develop liquid-impregnated surface (LIS) coatings for applications in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, packaging, or medical devices.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Quickly master LIS science through independent study, tutorials and training sessions.
  • Study and experiment independently to gain LIS expertise that will enable you to grow in critical R&D and project management functions as the company scales.
  • Lead coating development projects and engineers.
  • Develop strategies for specific customers and applications, and act as point of contact with clients.
  • Develop predictive testing methods, theoretical models, and best practices to accelerate coating development.
  • Lead and manage teams, and nurture a positive, creative, problem-solving environment for the teams.

Skills & Experience

  • 5 -15 years experience with engineering and managing projects, teams, and customer relationships.
  • Strong background in fluid dynamics and thermodynamics of surfaces and interfaces.
  • Strong hands-on experience and proven ability to design effective experiments.
  • Experience working in a lab with other team members and nurturing a creative environment.
  • Proven ability to handle a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Ambitious and comfortable with ambiguity.
  • Start-up experience is desirable.


  • Masters or PhD Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Material Science, or Physical Chemistry preferred.

Company Summary

We are an exciting, fast-growing start-up whose mission is to fundamentally alter interfaces between liquids and solids to eliminate waste, save lives, and enable a new engineering paradigm. Originally developed at MIT, LiquiGlide’s technology platform enables custom-design of slippery coatings for endless applications—packaging, manufacturing, medical devices, and oil pipelines. We will bring about a greener, safer, more efficient world.

LiquiGlide® has won a variety of innovation awards and been featured on CNN, NBC, ABC News, BBC, and Fox News, as well in The New York Times, and we are working with some of the largest and most successful businesses across many industries.

Job Location: Cambridge
Position Type: Full-Time / Regular