Senior Field Quality 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

You would not believe the incredible innovations packed inside the Glowforge! It is a magnificent blend of technologies working together in harmony. However, products do not always work the way they are intended to and sometimes do fail. We need a champion like you to come in to be an integral part of our failure analysis lab and help perform root cause analysis. Without you playing this critical role, our amazing products will have no chance of further improvement.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

You’re going to partner with our engineering and physics teams in analyzing failures, looking at the data, determining root cause and recommending corrective action. You will partner closely with your colleagues in manufacturing engineering, supplier quality, and follow up on implementation of corrective actions. Your work will directly contribute to a reduction in failure rates, delighting both our current and future customers.

Data is key and you will find that data by reviewing and analyzing sources like customer complaints, field failure reports, posts on Glowforge community and machine data to detect failure trends.

Your leadership will be on full display as you train, mentor and coach other team members by leading a methodical, systematic failure analysis process.

You will synthesize vast amounts of information in order to provide the structure and clarity needed to allow the technicians and engineers to focus on the most important technical problems.

In the end, your Early Warning System will catch issues early and your findings will be folded into our new products which will mean our current products and future products will greatly benefit from your expertise!

You need these qualifications

  • You have 5+ years of overall experience with three of them being focused on failure analysis, and a four-year degree in ME or EE or equivalent experience.
  • You have a consistent record of spotting trends, figuring out root cause and driving permanent corrective action at the source.
  • You have contributed to reducing field failure rates and improving reliability
  • 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.
  • You have deep practical experience in both EE and ME domains.
  • You have built a reputation for going after difficult problems and solving them

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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