Reliability Engineer

Seattle, WA - Full-time

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At Glowforge, we help people bring home the future and make it their own. Our printer uses a laser to carve and engrave products from raw materials like wood, leather, acrylic – even cardboard. Take a look and see for yourself.

We build magical products to delight our customers, and we do it while taking care of each other. We hire people who are outstanding at what they do, who thrive in tight-knit teams, and who want to make things that make a difference.

Together, we've built a product we're incredibly proud of, and the reward has been incredible growth.

We work together because we believe in the power of creativity. We believe we can bring about a future where anyone can print anything.

We'd love to have you join us.

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

Why We Need You

When you use a Glowforge you can immediately tell that it takes a magnificent blend of technologies working together in harmony to make your creation. However, when the technology fails or is not in harmony, then the only thing our customers get is disappointment and frustration.

Your role is incredibly important to Glowforge because you and your team are the guardians of delightful experiences as you ensure that our products are delivering on the promises we made to our customers.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

We need a Reliability champion with the vision and experience to build out the team, processes and tools of an elite quality organization.

Did you know the Glowforge printer is one of the only products on the market that actually gets better with time? It does so because of the work that your team does in analyzing failures leading to corrective actions that will continually improve our products.

Your expertise will be on full display as you train, mentor and coach team members by using your data and process driven approach. You will be managing all aspects of Reliability starting with partnering with the Glowforge Engineering teams to define and incorporate reliability specifications for our products and critical components.

You will lead the development and execution of reliability test plans which will be deployed throughout the supply chain and will perform reliability modeling and predictions at a product, subsystem and component level.

Your passion to improve the product will drive you to partner closely with Quality, Manufacturing Engineering, Failure Analysis and Customer Success to review data, understand trends and propose product improvements.

In the end, your attention to detail and working with the spirit of partnership will mean our current products and future products will greatly benefit from your contributions!

You need these qualifications

  • 5+ years of overall Reliability experience and a four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Enginering or equivalent experience
  • A proven track record of implementing reliability programs and test plans
  • Deep knowledge of Reliability models and techniques, Design of Experiments, and Data Analysis
  • Your amazing successes and spectacular failures have taught you lessons that you are ready to apply to this role.

It would be nice if…

  • You have excelled at both startups and big companies in the electro-mechanical industry
  • You have experience with Highly Accelerated Stress/Life Testing (HAST/HALT)
  • You have experience with electro-mechanical, complex consumer products
  • You have some experience in Regulatory, safety and Compliance testing

We'd love to hear from you so please 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.

There's one more, very important thing. We are an equal opportunity employer. We search for amazing people of diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives. We take care of each other to create an inclusive work environment where we love to come to work every day. We'd be happy to provide reasonable accommodations to help you apply - just email us at We hope you can join us.

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