Director of Software Engineering

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We are the strongest team in an industry where software has been under-appreciated for far too long. Manufacturing tools and software are stuck in the 90s and iteration time is measured in weeks rather than hours. Markforged has proven to the world that same-day hardware development is not only possible but accessible today. Help us fulfill the promise of 3D printing and bring metal-strength manufacturing to the masses.

Markforged is looking for a Director of Software Engineering to help lead and scale the software engineering team. This team is responsible for one of our most valuable assets: our 3D printing software platform. This person will report to the Head of Software Engineering and will work alongside our multidisciplinary engineering leadership team.

You will be a strong, independent and team-oriented leader that is passionate about solving big problems with simple solutions, mentoring and developing exceptional team members, driving engineering excellence and building a great company. You have a proven track record of building large, scalable infrastructure. You are a creative thinker, problem solver, teacher, learner, and a fantastic manager of people. This position offers a great opportunity to proactively develop, maintain, and scale the infrastructure and engineering initiatives in a fast paced hardware startup environment. As a rapidly evolving company, Markforged takes our stability, scalability, and security seriously and is looking for the next great leader to join the ranks and grow with the company. 


  • Provide organizational leadership and management for our software engineering team
  • Relentlessly raise team performance bar through coaching, technical audits, clear and constructive feedback, empathy, and good judgment
  • Actively inspire and develop technical and leadership talent through effective mentoring, coaching, and creating growth opportunities and retention strategies
  • Effectively prioritize and communicate status updates to appropriate audiences
  • Work closely with talent acquisition to develop and execute an effective interviewing framework that ensures top quality hires. (e.g. interviewing techniques, questions, pitch, evaluation, feedback and decision-making)
  • Teach others how to conduct design, code, and performance reviews and effectively provide feedback

Engineering / Technological Excellence

  • Contribute to our current code base. We believe it is important for engineering leadership to be technical and hands on
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to projects and team members
  • Work collaboratively with our product team to properly scope out product priorities and communicate technical implications
  • Manage design and architectural decision making processes so that the most effective and successful choices are made and aligned to our company goals
  • Own development & service delivery for all Web, IoT, and Data Services
  • Deliver architecture & implementation solutions for all product and infrastructure initiatives
  • Lead verification of design while driving analysis to determine performance and functionality metrics
  • Drive the software engineering team to perform troubleshooting and root cause failure analysis associated with system failures
  • Execute on a long-term technical vision for architecture, quality, and infrastructure
  • Set and achieve clear, measurable engineering goals based on data

Process / Program Management

  • Deliver high quality products on schedule
  • Strong desire to be both hands-on and strategic and know how to trade-off and balance
  • Can take a high level project, construct a realistic plan with measurable deliverables and then execute accordingly


Why Markforged?
Help us reinvent manufacturing. 
We are reinventing manufacturing so that engineers can build anything they imagine.
We are one team that wins together!
You will be engaging every day with passionate and dedicated individuals in a collaborative environment working towards making best-in-class products.
Perks & Benefits
For all US-based roles, we offer a competitive compensation package and a full suite of benefits, including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance, 401(k), parental leave, commuter benefits, open PTO policy, and more. Our work environment includes casual dress, a fully stocked kitchen, bike storage, free parking, weekly catered lunches, and fitness perks. You will have unlimited access to our 3D printers for professional and personal parts!
Please be aware that the Company requires all employees [who are required to work onsite, whether regularly or sporadically] to be vaccinated for COVID-19. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of a vaccination. The Company is an equal opportunity employer, and will provide reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.
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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One Team is a company value here. When making a 3D printer, we provide a dedicated build space to a cross-disciplinary team of engineers. These spaces become cultural bastions for promoting camaraderie, great music playlists, and company memes. This fun and inspirational environment for teams to collaborate is why our products are best-in-class.


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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Markforged’s greatest asset is our #OneTeam. This is our DNA. All of the great ideas we’ve seen come to life at Markforged are because of our employees. I truly believe that we have the best team in additive manufacturing! It is because of their intellect, passion, commitment, and creativity that we’ve gotten to where we are today.

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I think one of the most challenging things as a print systems engineer is learning all the technical and non-technical aspects of our business. We have to know a lot, kind of like a jack of all trades. We have to have our fingers on the pulse of a lot of different teams so that we have a holistic picture of what's going on.


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What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Partners with Nonprofits
We sponsor a Distinguished Black Engineer scholarship and Female Engineer scholarship through Bold.Org
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
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Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Markforged provides up to 12 weeks of parental leave to eligible employees.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Work remotely on occasion as needed - especially during COVID no one is required to be in office unless deemed essential.
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Markforged has a take what you need vacation policy.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
We have plenty of controllers for video games - and ping pong tables in both offices.
Stocked Kitchen
Snacks, hot and cold coffee, gourmet tea selection, soda, Soylent, yogurt, string cheese, fruit and veggies!
Some Meals Provided
Markforged provides free catered lunch every Tuesday.
Happy Hours
Weekly Friday happy hours and quarterly Work Anniversary Celebrations.
Free, dedicated employee parking lots.
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Markforged offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Diversity Program
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

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