Engineer turned Programmer (Software Engineer) - C++/Python
Location: Somerville, MA
To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring groundbreaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.
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 produce 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 an engineering background to understand the physics of our printer, and are excited to use your software expertise to improve our product, we want you as a Software Engineer.
- 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
- Are a serious programmer with excellent C++ and Python programming skills
- Architect applications and integrate new features into a large code base
- Ship production-ready code to tens of thousands of users
- Quickly build internal tools to improve how we test and experiment
- Excited to work on improving toolpath generation (move lasers, move motors)
- Improve existing print algorithms (layout, orient, support structures)
- Are endlessly curious about “how things work”
- Lead projects that cut across software, engineering, and research teams
- Passionate about making the best 3D printer in the industry
Bonus Skills (Optional):
- Computational geometry or OpenGL
- Software development with Qt
- Degree or work experience in a physical engineering discipline (mechanical, electrical, robotics, optics, material science)
- Flexible vacation
- Premium coverage for medical, dental, and vision plans
- Paid parental leave
- Commuter benefits
- Unlimited 3D prints
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.