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Head of Software Engineering



Software Engineering
Redwood City, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024
At Carbon, our mission goes beyond 3D printing. We are enabling creators everywhere to make what the world needs, right now. Our company is built on the idea that diverse fields of study must come together to solve intractable problems. We have grand ambitions to create technology that will influence industry around the world. You will be joining a diverse team with a vibrant culture, where team success is as important as celebrating individual contributions.
Help us change the world and we will help you change yours.

Join Carbon, a trailblazer in Additive manufacturing technology, as our Head of Software Engineering. This role calls for a visionary leader capable of merging advanced software solutions with cutting-edge manufacturing processes to redefine the production of customized parts at scale. Our customers are producing millions of parts per month with our technology, with most of those parts being unique and many of them customized using powerful automated software tools we develop and provide. In this role, you will oversee critical development projects that integrate software with hardware, design tools with production, and large factories with our cloud infrastructure to achieve unprecedented manufacturing capabilities in a multi-faceted marketplace.

This role is hybrid and will based in our Redwood City, California office.

You will...

  • Lead the software engineering organization, focusing on high-level strategy, technical architecture, and team management while being comfortable digging into and understanding the underlying code and infrastructure throughout the stack.
  • Strategize and execute on the vision for automating custom part design and preparation in a complex ecosystem involving customers, data providers, and component manufacturers.
  • Drive continuing improvements to the value of our subscription-based hardware by improving performance, UX, reliability, diagnostics, etc.
  • Ensure that the tools used by the software development team are evolving and improving with a focus on the team’s productivity and quality of life.
  • Collaborate closely with executive leadership and Product Management to align engineering initiatives with broader business objectives, ensuring seamless integration and functionality across all platforms.
  • Enhance and scale our existing architecture that supports diverse applications, from dental products to automotive parts to customized sports equipment, where our software is critical to rapid product development and delivery to the end customers.
  • Ensure high availability and reliability of services that factories around the globe depend on, minimizing the impact of outages on production and maintaining stringent performance and cost management standards.

You have...

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field, with experience developing and delivering innovative software-enabled hardware products along with cloud-based software solutions.
  • Familiarity with a broad range of technologies, with examples including AWS, Linux, C++, Kubernetes, Terraform, React, WebGL, PostgreSQL, ElasticSearch, and Bazel.
  • Proven leadership experience, ideally within the manufacturing or similar tech-driven industries, with the ability to inspire and manage a diverse team.
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills, with a track record of leading the development of software solutions that power hardware and software used in commercial or industrial settings.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to drive toward clarity and simplicity.

Why Join Us...

  • Lead innovative projects at the intersection of software and hardware in the 3D printing industry.
  • Directly influence the expansion and efficiency of manufacturing technologies that are vital to a variety of high-impact applications.
  • Lead the rapid scaling of our established core software technology while embracing constant innovation and expanding our cutting-edge manufacturing platform.
  • Work in a dynamic, collaborative environment where technology drives substantial improvements in manufacturing processes.

You do not need to match every listed expectation to apply for this position. Here at Carbon, we know that diverse perspectives foster the innovation we need to be successful, and we are committed to building a team that encompasses a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and skills.

At Carbon, we look at the person holistically and carefully consider a wide range of factors when determining compensation. The pay range for this position is $268,000.00 - $402,000.00. Your actual salary will be based on your experience, work location, certifications and the unique skills you bring to the role. If you are not based in our Redwood City office, the range above will be adjusted for the geographical differential associated with your actual work location.

Carbon also offers to our eligible employees a comprehensive total rewards package that includes equity, benefits, and time off programs.

For more information on how we modify your pay based on your location, please refer to our geographic differentials chart. For details on our total rewards package, visit https://www.carbon3d.com/about/life-at-carbon.

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