Engineer turned Programmer (Software Engineer)

| Somerville

Software is at the center of our product development - 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. In addition to the user-facing side, our software also determines the machine movements required to generate a physical object from a digital model. We use code to control multiple actuators, sensors, and a high precision laser system. Producing perfect 3D prints requires developers who have a deep understanding of the electromechanical process.

If you have the engineering background to understand the physics of our printer, and are excited to use your software expertise to improve our product, we have the perfect challenge for you.

Join us as a Software Engineer.

The job:

  • Take experimental software features from research into production
  • Collaborate across engineering disciplines to improve our product
  • Write software to implement production algorithms and print process improvements

You:

  • Are a serious programmer with excellent C++ and Python programming skills
  • Can architect applications and integrate new features into a large code base
  • Have shipped production-ready code to tens of thousands of users
  • Can quickly build internal tools to improve how we test and experiment
  • Excited to work on improving toolpath generation (move lasers, move motors)
  • Equipped to improve existing print algorithms (layout, orient, support structures)
  • An interdisciplinary engineer who is endlessly curious about “how things work”
  • Can lead projects that cut across software, engineering, and research teams
  • Passionate about making the best 3D printer in the industry

Bonus Skills:

  • Computational geometry or OpenGL
  • Software development with Qt
  • Degree or work experience in a physical engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, robotics, optics, material science)

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.

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Location

35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143
35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Culture is extremely important at Formlabs and in the early days (when there were only 10 of us) everyone was naturally very close. We were a pirate crew of friends, out solving interesting and challenging problems. As Formlabs became larger, we knew we wanted to try and preserve the small-company culture that made our team like a family. With now

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Formlabs is a rapidly growing company that is leading the desktop 3D printing industry and revolutionizing in-house manufacturing. Everything we’re doing and creating has never been done before. We are a work-in-progress organization and that makes it exciting to work here while providing lots of opportunities for growth.

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Formlabs regularly attends meetups and we’ve just started hosting technical talks at our Boston HQ every Thursday. We also travel to technology trade shows all over the world and strive to stay in touch with young engineers through our involvement with programs such as BU Artemis and the Women in Technology Program at MIT, just to name a few.

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In order to understand how Formlabs has revolutionized the 3D printing industry, you really have to go back to 2011 and survey the landscape. The 3D printing craze was in full swing and the market became flooded with low-cost FDM machines. These consumer-level printers were great for small projects and hobbyists. But there really weren’t any option

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One thing I really love about Formlabs is that everyone here is extremely active. We regularly have people organizing everything from whiskey tastings to ice climbing in some of the nearby mountain ranges. The interest-diversity here is vast and people are quick to jump in and learn something new. Just to name a few of my favorite internal “clubs”

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Perks of working here

401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Dental
Fitness Subsidy
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
Unlimited PTO
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