Careers at Glowforge

Why Glowforge?

We get to build futuristic products that give people creative superpowers. We get to make things with our minds and our hands. It’s more than just some words etched in marble, or engraved on hardwood walnut with a laser for that matter: it’s the collective drive behind each and every one of us.

Life at Glowforge

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Hiring at Glowforge

We’ve written a few things about how we do hiring differently. You should check them out.

About our health insurance

You shouldn’t have to worry if a company’s health insurance is inclusive when you’re deciding to interview. So we provide all our health insurance information for you – right here. See more.

We pay for diversity

We pay $5,000 for referrals that lead to us hiring under-represented minorities. Learn more.

The unusual way we do job offers

You shouldn’t have to argue for fair pay. We negotiate against ourselves on your behalf. Read more.

We take care of you

Fair Salaries

We start with research-based salaries that ensure everyone’s pay is fair and above-market. Even better, we don’t make you negotiate for the best offer.

5 Weeks Off

Unplug with 15 days of vacation plus 10 holidays you can take whenever fits the way you celebrate.

Health Insurance

We want you to be healthy so we offer full health insurance and other benefits. Read on for more.

"Paid" Paid Vacation

It’s important to recharge. So important, we’ll pay $2,500 on top of your paid time off to make sure your vacation is awesome.

Competitive Equity

Everyone here builds value together, and when we succeed, we share in the results. Every full-time role comes with a generous stock option grant.

Commute Benefits

We’re near transit, 10 minutes from downtown, but out of the urban squeeze. We provide free transit passes or parking spots for however you want to get to our SODO office in Seattle.

Take Care

We provide wellness, bereavement, jury, parental leave, and more – your life is important and we make sure you have room to do right by yourself and those you care about.

Top-notch Equipment

Whatever you need to be productive, we’ll provide – from a laptop and standing desk to a Haas VF-4 milling machine and leather dye.

Food for Thought

You’ll get to know your co-workers during our daily catered lunch (real meals – not pizza and burgers), and have anytime access to a bounty of healthy snacks for those problems best solved with something to munch on.

Unlimited Prints

Laser Thursday gives you and your family access to a dozen printers, free catered dinner, professional design help, and unlimited Proofgrade™ material – every week.

Employee Discount

Love Glowforge so much you want one yourself? Employees get to purchase one premium Glowforge Pro at 75% off.

Seattle Relocation

If you’re not here already, we’ll fix that. That means flying you out to visit, sharing our favorite secret spots, and helping you relocate to this gorgeous city.