Love the ‘burbs? Check out 7 tech jobs outside Boston and Cambridge

by Justine Hofherr
August 15, 2017

While Boston and Cambridge may hold the lion’s share of tech jobs, there are plenty of amazing opportunities for techies in the suburbs. From Somerville to Waltham, open roles await at growing companies like Formlabs and Paint Nite. We’ve rounded up seven positions that could get your foot in the tech door — without having to face a downtown commute.

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Photo via Formlabs

The job: 3D printing customer success manager

What you’d do: Connect with 3D printer users to teach them the technology, identify problems and create solutions via email and phone.

Where you’d work: Somerville

What they’re looking for: You should have more than one year of experience talking to customers on the phone and are ideally well-versed in CAD, modeling, 3D printing and/or digital fabrication tools.

 

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Photo via SHYFT Analytics

The job: Director, implementation services

What you’d do: You’d serve as a trusted adviser to customers in your portfolio and be responsible for leading a team of engagement managers and consultants focused on implementing SHYFT products.

Where you’d work: Waltham

What they’re looking for: You should have over eight years’ experience delivering technology solutions with a consultative mindset and over five years of management experience. Knowledge of the life sciences/healthcare industry is a plus.

 

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Photo via Paint Nite

The job: Software developer

What you’d do: You will work on multiple projects (on tight deadline) with other senior developers and the product and design teams, using development technologies, frameworks and practices like React, Webpack and Babel.

Where you’d work: Somerville

What they’re looking for: Someone with two to three years of software development experience with Javascript MVC libraries such as React or Angular. Bonus points if you have experience with React, Redux, GraphQL or Apollo.

 

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Photo via Shutterstock

The job: Senior web designer

What you’d do: Own and manage the design, look and feel of the Netcracker website as a marketing and e-business tool, ensuring ease of navigation, usability and interactivity for users.

Where you’d work: Waltham

What they’re looking for: An outstanding portfolio and track record of successful web designs, with a solid understanding of HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

 

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Photo via Carbon Black

The job: Sales development representative

What you’d do: You’re responsible for identifying and qualifying sales opportunities for Carbon Black’s sales organization, accomplished through outbound calling and emailing.

Where you’d work: Waltham

What they’re looking for: You should have strong time management, organizational and decision-making skills. While experience in lead generation in the high-tech software industry is a major plus, there is not a high degree of technical knowledge required for this position.

 

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Photo via Videolink

The job: Production manager

What you’d do: A good growth opportunity for those with a couple of years of experience in video or broadcast production, this role requires planning and coordinating all aspects of a production.

Where you’d work: Newton

What they’re looking for: Must have two to five years of experience in video production or broadcast television, including studio and remote productions, crewing, webcasting and transmission. Attention to detail is a must.

 

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The job: Group product manager

What you’d do: In this role, you will lead a team of product managers to define and prioritize the application and system enhancements required to address customer/business partners' and internal business stakeholders’ needs.

Where you’d work: Waltham

What they’re looking for: A minimum of over five years of software product management experience, as well as expertise in researching, defining and documenting complex business processes and requirements.

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