Embedded Software Engineer


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 the largest crowdfunding campaign in history. There is incredible demand for what we’re creating. It’s not a geeky tool for the tech elite or a garage workshop; we’re crafting an iconic product that is going to change the way people think about creativity. Our customers include consumers, digital designers, crafters, engineers, teachers, artists, and more.

Why We Need You

Our cloud-forward architecture is a subtle dance between lightning-quick and reliable firmware and the vast computing resources in the datacenters we use. We rely on you to unlock the incredible abilities of the Glowforge hardware, from cameras to motors to sensors to lasers. You conduct the data flows across multiple processors and subsystems; you understand our hardware intimately and create the software to make it respond to the user’s every command.

Your code is the “feet on the ground”. You coordinate real-time motion, achieve subtle and accurate sensor readings, and manage complex multi-processor communications. Your code is the very core of our customers’ Glowforge experience. You make our hardware sing.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

This is a full-time role in Seattle, and we are happy to help new employees relocate to this beautiful city.

You’ll be working with a small and dedicated team of embedded systems professionals to deliver new functionality, improved reliability, and entire new accessories and features to Glowforge customers. That means:

You need these qualifications

It would be nice if...

Send us a resume or a link to whatever showcases your skills the best. If a resume isn’t handy, a Linkedin profile or GitHub account is fine.
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.