Senior Software Program Manager


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 see something amazing: Glowforge has had the biggest crowdfunding campaign ever. Bigger than any Kickstarter, bigger than any Indiegogo campaign. People love what we’re building and can’t wait to get their Glowforge so they can start creating things themselves…

Why we need you

Our secret sauce is software. From the start, we knew that while each Glowforge was made out of plastic, metal, glass, and electronics, it’s the software that truly makes the product unique. From the open-source firmware, to the beautiful and simple interface, to the optimized cloud-based motion planners, to the machine vision systems – software makes the experience of using a Glowforge truly transcendent.

You are a conductor and the software is your orchestra. You understand the people, the software, and how they must all come together in time to produce something amazing. You bring our product to the tens of thousands of people who’ve already paid for it, to the hundreds of thousands of people who will buy one soon.

Here’s what you’ll be doing

As Senior Software Program Manager, you’ll be responsible for delivering Glowforge printers that are as good as our customers deserve, on time. You’ll be working closely with the software team – cloud, firmware, devops, and more – to help guide their development schedule, ensure the right issues get addressed, and everything comes together on time. You’ll also track the hardware and manufacturing schedules, to ensure everything lines up for a timely delivery.

When we start delivering long-awaited Glowforge printers to customers, your efforts switch again: now, you’re working with the software team to keep making our product better, every week, with new improvements and features.

Specifically, your role will include:

You need these qualifications

It would be nice if…

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.