Are you interested in working on bleeding edge sensing technologies used by the some of the world’s best companies? 

GelSight is building a platform to digitize touch, the next critical mode of machine intelligence. The next wave of artificial Intelligence must build on the existing human-like vision and listening capabilities, and GelSight is digitizing what only humans can interpret through touching and feeling with their hands. GelSight has pioneered technology to provide extremely detailed and rapid surface characterization, enabling users to finally characterize touch in a meaningful way across various applications in aerospace, automotive, forensics, robotics, and more.

Our company has recently received recognition for its innovation in tactile intelligence from Hexagon, winning its Sixth Sense open innovation platform, which nurtures start-ups creating solutions to pressing manufacturing challenges. GelSight continues to hit new milestones with the launch of the GelSight Mini, a superhuman resolution tactile sensor for robotics, R&D, academics, and hobbyists, as well as theGelSight Mobile 3.2 software update, which adds an AI toolbox to our portable system for surface metrology and texture understanding. In support of this growth, we are looking to add a field application engineer to our team. 

Job Description

GelSight Applications Engineering works to qualify, nurture, and provide technical solutions to both prospective and existing customers. The team works directly with the sales engineering and technical engineering teams to influence application and product development through the voice of the customer. The Applications Engineer will assess feasibility of applications, conduct internal and customer studies on new and existing products, and provide customers with technical support.


  • Become an expert in GelSight products and/or services and address customer needs with varying complexity
  • Assess application feasibility through analyzing customer samples
  • Conduct Gage R&R’s and other qualification studies
  • Answer technical support questions
  • Conduct customer training both virtually and in-person
  • Test new software releases and provide feedback to the software engineering team
  • Support other strategic engineering and pre-sales engineering projects and initiatives
  • 25-50% travel, may include international travel


  • Degree in engineering or computer science
  • 2+ years in technical support or applications support role
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Desire to work in a dynamic startup environment
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Programming experience (MATLAB preferred)
  • Experience with metrology or machine vision is preferred



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