Glowforge Technician, Hardware

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 While you’re there, you’ll see something amazing: this project is one of the most funded preorder campaigns of all time. People love what we’re creating and can’t wait to get it. And we’re still tiny!

That’s where you come in. You’re going to be one of the first people to dive deep, deep inside a Glowforge, and learn exactly how it works. You’re going to become an expert in everything from the optics to the liquid cooling system to the electronics. You’ll know more about a Glowforge than just about anyone.

Why we need you

We are a small company with enormous sales and an amazing future ahead. Even as we grow our team, every one of us is leveraged tenfold.

As machines start to pour out of the factory, we’re going to hit speedbumps. At first, we’ll be pulling apart factory rejects to see what went wrong. Later, we’ll be autopsying machines from the field to see what we can improve. Throughout it all, you’ll keep a fleet of machines running in tiptop shape at Glowforge HQ, even though they’re all sorts of Frankenstein agglomerations of new technologies being tested.

You’re the one who’s going to enable our designers to print, our support team to support, our engineers to engineer – you’re going to keep all our hardware running smoothly, and be our foremost expert on what goes wrong and how to fix it. While you’re not going to service every machine yourself, everyone who services a Glowforge machine will use your knowledge and procedures to make it possible.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

You need these qualifications

It would be nice if…

Please send us your resume, and – more importantly – a cover letter that tells us about your interest here. If you have any supplementary information, like an online portfolio, please share that with us too.

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.