Backend Engineer

| Watertown
Markforged is liberating designers and engineers from the long lead times and high costs of traditional manufacturing. We build cutting-edge next generation cloud connected industrial 3D printers that produce parts 50x faster that are 23x stronger and 20x lower-cost. NASA, Google, Ford, Amazon, Siemens and thousands of companies in 50 countries use Markforged printers to produce same-day prototypes and stronger end-use parts than ever before. 
Our software technologies and tools empower our customers to configure print-ready parts, visualize part geometry in 3D, and push to IoT-connected printers for printing. As part of the Software Engineering team, you would be helping to lead the scaling and growth of our 3D printing platform involving end-customer applications and IoT services.
As a Backend Engineer you will be responsible for building out and scaling the systems that power our 3D printing platform. Our team is still small (6 engineers) so you will have tons of upfront project ownership and responsibility. We move at a breakneck pace but refuse to compromise on quality. We believe in “doing it right the first time” and investing in code quality, testing, tooling and infrastructure. Your ideas will directly influence the company's future. You will do interdisciplinary work on physical systems and learn from best-of-the-best engineers across MatSci, Mech-E, EE, and Software. 
This is for a full-time, regular employee role based in our Watertown, MA office. 

What We Value

  • Pride in driving any size project to completion.
  • Passion for building products that enable customers to solve their problems.
  • Strong engineering background in fields such as Computer Science, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Physics.
  • Facility with writing maintainable, documented, and effective code.
  • Familiarity with data structures, storage systems, cloud infrastructure, front-end frameworks, and other technical tools.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams with technical and non-technical members.
  • Skill and comfort working in a rapidly changing environment with dynamic objectives.
  • Capacity to learn new skills, educate others, work autonomously, and make decisions with minimal supervision.

What You Will Work On

  • Design, build, and maintain APIs, services, and systems across the Markforged software platform.
  • Architect a scalable backend to store the world's 3D data and allow seamless collaboration between users.
  • Work with a wide range of technologies to solve problems from end-to-end.
  • Build new features for internal and external users.
  • Development on the Debian-based IoT system that powers the printer.
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes.
  • Guaranteeing stability of the production environment.

What We Look For

  • Excellent command of Javascript.
  • Proficiency in writing node applications and services.
  • Strong desire to minimize operational overhead of systems.
  • Expertise with developing and deploying systems on AWS.
  • Knack for troubleshooting complex customer-facing systems.
  • Working knowledge of Postgres and Redis.
  • Comfortable with Linux, security, and networking fundamentals.
  • Ability to take ownership of a project and execute it with technical excellence.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, or equivalent

Markforged values the differences among our employees and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment. These differences include but are not limited to race, color, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity, results of genetic testing, or service in the military. This goal emphasizes the development of inclusive work environments that capitalize on each employee’s skills, experience, and unique perspectives as we strive to achieve an unparalleled standard of excellence. To all recruitment agencies: Markforged does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias or Markforged employees. Markforged is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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Location

85 School Street, Watertown, MA 02472
85 School Street, Watertown, MA 02472

Insider's spotlight

What are some social events your company does?

Our office has periodic happy hours and company offsite parties, as well as a weekly all-hands meeting where different teams present and lunch is served.

Daniel

Content Engineer

What does your typical day look like?

A typical day at Markforged is exciting. I work with different teams across the organization on a wide array of projects. Each new day brings a unique set of challenges, and we pride ourselves in repeatedly coming up with effective solutions to the challenges that arise.

Ibraheem

Project Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Markforged on the Solutions team. After taking the initiative to learn, attend trade shows, and help with training sessions, the growth of the applications team allowed me to graduate to the role of an Application Engineer. Markforged has continuously allowed me to use my increasing expertise and skill set to grow my career.

Michelle

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What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
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