Computer Vision Engineer (Seattle, full-time)


Glowforge is a beautiful device that sits on your desk. It uses a laser to carve and engrave products from raw materials like wood, leather, acrylic – even cardboard.

If you haven’t already, check out our video on glowforge.com. While you’re there, you’ll notice something amazing: Glowforge is one of the most funded preorder campaigns of all time, with $27.9M sold in just 30 days. We have the rare privilege to craft an iconic consumer product that is going to change the way people think about creativity.

To help us build this future, we’ve got a full electronics lab, machine shop, and makerspace, with 3D printers, sewing machines, optical benches, scrapbook cutters, and a 7-ton CNC vertical mill. This is a company for people who are passionate about creating things, from clothes to furniture to machines to food. If that’s you, we’re going to do amazing things together!

Why we need you

One of Glowforge’s key innovations is a dual-camera system. One camera provides a wide-angle view of the entire cutting surface and one provides an up-close, detailed view of the material near the head. Our cloud-based software processes the images from these cameras and is the key to making Glowforge amazing. We use the cameras for a huge variety of features: our drag-and-drop UI for design placement on material, the ability to cut and engrave a user’s hand-drawn sketch, aligning material that’s been moved, and even more clever tricks we haven’t shared publicly yet.

Our team is composed of software generalists and we know that you’re one too, but we particularly want your passion and thoughtfulness around computer vision. While you’ll do lots of things here, you’ll be asked to take on some of our most challenging image processing capabilities, and will spread your knowledge and experience through an organization that is eager to learn. We’ve just scratched the surface on the types of functionality this system can offer; we need you to push the software powering this technology further than anyone thought possible.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

Our whole software team (and frankly whole company) pitches in on anything that needs to be done, but you’re going to bring some welcome expertise to the table in computer vision and image recognition. That means you’ll be a part of a larger team building the software for Glowforge 1.0 and beyond, and it means you’ll be able to jump right in, streamlining code we’ve got already and building out new features soon. All in all, you’ll do this:

You need these qualifications

It would be nice if…

Please send us your resume, plus something so we can get a sense of your work. For example, we’d love to see your Github account or links to projects you’ve worked on.

One more, very important thing: we are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We’re strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunity for all employees and all applicants for employment. For us, this is the only acceptable way to do business.