Software - Robotics/Mechatronics at Formlabs

Cambridge · Full Time
To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world. We’re keeping that scrappy flexibility and endurance of our startup days even as we develop into one of the biggest names in 3D printing. Read More

Job Description

Software is at the center of our product development, as it bridges the transition from digital models to beautiful physical form in 3D printing.

Formlabs continues to develop one of the most powerful and intuitive desktop print applications on the market: PreForm. Our software determines the machine movements required to generate a physical object from a digital model, controlling multiple actuators and a high precision laser system. Producing perfect 3D prints requires developers who have a deep understanding of the electromechanical processes involved.

If you’re passionate about both the digital and physical and are able to translate complex physical ideas into production software – we want you on the Form Team as a Software Engineer.

The job:
-Design, prototype, and implement software systems to improve the printing process
-Collaborate with mechanical engineers and material scientists to devise and implement production software for new printing processes
-Build internal tools necessary for rapid iteration on physical processes

-Are a talented programmer who loves to blur the lines between digital and physical
-Have a strong C++ and Python programming experience
-Have an engineering background, especially in mechanical engineering, robotics, material science, or optics
-Can architect and implement complex software products
-Can lead projects and work closely with a high-caliber team
-Have shipped production quality code to thousands of users

Bonus Skills:
-Computational geometry or OpenGL
-Software development with Qt

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What We're Building

We are a passionate team of engineers, designers, and problem-solvers. Started out of MIT in 2011, Formlabs is committed to bringing innovative and sophisticated fabrication tools into the creative hands of designers, engineers, and artists around the world.

An unprecedented convergence of design, performance, and accessibility, the Form 1+ brings professional-quality 3D printing to a broader audience.

We believe in what we do, and we’re excited about creating powerful tools that change the way we work and live.

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Maxim Lobovsky
Co-Founder, @Formlabs. Leader in at-home 3D printing since its infancy with the Fab@Home and FabLab projects. M.S. @Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.
Natan Linder
Founder and General Manager of Samsung Mobile R&D Center in Israel. EIR at JVP. Lead UI Designer at Heartland Robotics. Ph.D Student at @Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab
Cyprien  DECOUTY
1st employee at Formlabs EU. Manage partnerships to maximize sales channels in EU (from 0 to 8 digits) Build our brand abroad (trade shows, PR, meetups)
Michael Semone
Mechanical Engineer with extensive global supply chain management & product development experience in high-stakes, fast-paced environments. BSME Harvard '11
Eduardo Torrealba
Former founder and CEO @Oso Technologies. NSF Graduate Research Fellow @University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign. BSME @Baylor University
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What is your office environment like?
It's awesome! We have a big office (20,000+ square feet) across three floors! We've got a huge amount of building/lab/r&d/engineering space, as well as plenty of space to focus and sit. The office is always bustling, active, and with as much as we are growing, we are often moving lots of teams and workspaces around. It's an 'open' office environment (no cubicles) but our developers have a quiet room, there's plenty of flex space and conference rooms, and most teams have a project space close to their desk where the team can huddle for projects, do work, or store things. We have family lunch 3x a week in a huge kitchen, which ends up acting as the center of the office. We've been expanding more and more into this building since we first moved in, so we've gotten pretty comfortable with things being in flux, and we readily adapt the space to meet the needs of projects and teams.
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How many people are you hiring in the next year?
As many as it takes! We have 50+ jobs open online right now, if that gives you a taste. We don't hire for numbers, however -- it's always based on need, fit, and dynamics within a project or team. Because we work on fast cycles here, exactly what we need may shift quarter to quarter. We are always looking for "great people" -- and we do literally everything here. (Hardware, software, materials, all hardcore engineering! web, support, sales, design, marketing, operations, etc). Anything you can imagine doing at a growing consumer electronics company -- we probably have someone here doing it -- or we are looking for that person.
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