Manufacturing Manager


Glowforge has created a 3D laser printer: a beautiful device that sits on your desk and uses a beam of light the width of a single hair to create almost anything, from handbags to robots. It can print from raw materials like wood, leather, cloth – even chocolate. And we’ve got more than 10,000 excited, creative, and delightful customers eagerly waiting for it to arrive on their doorstep.

After wrapping up the biggest 30 day crowdfunding campaign in history, we put together a team of incredible people who we are humbled and excited to call our co-workers. We hail from tech giants like Amazon, Google, and Apple, and top startups like Tableau, Tesla, and Evernote. One thing we have all have in common? We want to build see a future where printing a wallet (or a lamp, or a birthday card, or a stunning sushi wrap) is just as easy as printing a resume.

We’re about to introduce the world to a beautiful device that will catalyze a change in the way things are made. In every department, in every role, our company is for people who are passionate about creating things - from handbags to robots. If that sounds like you, we’re going to do amazing things together. We can’t wait to meet you.

Why We Need You

We have an unbelievably talented team hailing from the greatest tech companies and startups in the world, from Apple to Tesla. We owe it to them to provide a brilliant, strong, and caring leader who can help our manufacturing team thrive and grow.

We’re manufacturing with Flex in their Milpitas, CA facility. They are capable of churning out immense volumes of fantastic products for us, but it only happens with your wisdom and guidance. Our customers have trusted us with their dollars - you’re the one who fulfills those dreams by manufacturing the product they’ve been dreaming of.

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’re going to build and lead a tremendous manufacturing team to build first tens, then hundreds of thousands of Glowforge units for consumers around the world. You’ll work closely with your colleagues in software, engineering, and supply chain to keep the factory lines humming smoothly. All the while you’ll be dreaming up and implementing new and better ways of building our products faster, more reliably, and at lower cost than ever before. That means you will be:

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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 are 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.