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Software Engineer - Front End

| 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 Frontend Engineer you will use your extensive knowledge of JavaScript, HTML, and CSS to improve the Markforged web client, a complex in-browser slicing and geometry engine that enables our customers to easily print industrial strength parts with a single click. 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. 
We are looking for a front-end engineer who can help us grow and scale a modern front end stack while contributing to the development of features and infrastructure. You will be working on software that powers thousands of printers that manufactures use to accelerate their product development. We need talented engineers to build and maintain the highest quality product as our vision moves forward.

In this role you will:

  • Design, build, and maintain highly performant and functional front end modules and services
  • Architect a scalable frontend application that doesn't break a sweat when handling large complicated 3D printing data
  • Use AngularJS and WebGL to create a beautiful browser-based slicing experience
  • Improve our on-device touchscreen printer operating system experience
  • Build new features for internal and external users
  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes
  • Maintain stability of the production environment

What We Look For

  • Excellent command of Javascript
  • Expertise in building complex layouts with CSS and HTML
  • Experience with modern browser technologies
  • Strong UX and design sensibilities, and a desire to sweat the small stuff
  • Knack for troubleshooting complex customer-facing systems
  • Self-­awareness and a desire to continually improve
  • Ability to take ownership of a project and execute it with technical excellence
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • 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
  • Pride in mentoring other developers
  • Desire to get involved in deciding what gets built to solve for the customer and the company
  • A strong appetite for learning and an ability to leverage what you learn to make our products better
  • Have 1-3 years experience building complex, modern web applications
  • Strong CS fundamentals
  • Bachelors degree in Computer Science, or equivalent

Bonus Points

  • Experience with AngularJS, Jade/Pug, and/or LESS
  • Experience profiling and improving JavaScript performance
  • Experience with WebSockets, WebGL, Local Storage, or WebWorkers
  • Experience in small start­up environments
  • Experience designing web sites or applications

Why Markforged?

  • At Markforged, we have a culture that values learning, data-driven decision making, and prioritization
  • We learn from failure and are not afraid to keep trying after others have given up
  • We are a team of talented individuals and are looking to grow with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of improving how the world innovates
  • 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

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

480 Pleasant Street, Watertown, MA 02472

An Insider's view of Markforged

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?

Every day for me is a little different. Typically, I'd start the day by checking on the results of some multi-day experiments or pull parts out of experimental furnace runs for our metal system. Later in the day, I'd kick off the next set of experiments, which could be something like a regular print or a special furnace run.

Michelle

Materials R&D Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

We're taking risks here with new technology, and we're asking our clients and partners to do a lot of the same, but we have data that shows that it's worth it. And as we move forward, we're going to continue needing the space. Be ready to move fast, learn, and adapt to changes as they come and as we scale.

Lauren

Enterprise Business Development Representative

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

For the last hundred years, machines have been unaware of what they’re creating and would happily waste millions of dollars producing out-of-spec parts. We’re going to fix that by connecting the machines that make parts, and the ones that inspect them, with a powerful AI software.

Greg Mark

Founder and CEO

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

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.

Dalton

Print Systems Engineer

What are Markforged Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
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
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.
Parking
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.
Paid industry certifications
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