Senior Manager, Software Development
Company: Glowforge Inc
Posted on: April 8, 2021
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 One of the unusual things about the Glowforge architecture
is that we moved many of the hard engineering problems from
hardware to software. We've also moved much of the software from
device to the cloud. Our cloud service does the heavy lifting for
features like alignment and autofocus, making what was once a
tedious and error-prone process delightful and simple to use. It
also makes it dead easy to diagram, draw, or doodle your invention
and print it directly to wood, acrylic, fabric, leather, or paper.
We rely on multiple components, from web to embedded, to bring this
functionality to our users, and our passion is on making the
overall product as reliable as it can be. Our team is composed of
software generalists and we know that you're one too, but we
particularly want your passion and thoughtfulness around software
quality, automation, and people management. Your team will be
building a tool for our customers. Tools are used daily when they
are reliable and trustworthy, and abandoned when they're not. You
will make Glowforge magnificent. Your expertise will elevate our
customers' experience from "web-connected gadget" to "life-changing
innovation". Here's What You'll Be Doing
- You'll lead and grow the core product team-a diverse and
talented collection of visionary developers who create incredible
web services, mobile apps, and embedded software. You will guide
them through business and technical decisions, and help them to
grow into even more outstanding engineers.
- You'll ship industry-leading software-on time and exceeding
- You'll balance business demands with product needs, and
optimizing the performance of your team.
- You'll execute your product strategy with agility and passion.
You Need These Qualifications
- You have a 4 year degree or equivalent experience and 10 years
industry experience, including at least 5 years of experience as a
respected software manager, growing, mentoring, and stretching your
team to excellence.
- You understand exactly why your previous software projects
shipped on time, or why they were late, and what could have been
- People who have worked for you say you're one of the greatest
managers they've ever worked for, and want to leave their jobs to
work for you again.
- You've been a talented and effective software developer for
much of your career, and now find great joy in helping other
software developers become more talented and effective as
- You've been responsible for shipping a product that people
love. It Would Be Nice If...
- You're a passionate creator yourself and are experienced with
tools of any sort - crochet hooks, milling machines, lasers, or
- You've worked in and/or understand the challenges of a
- You care deeply about customer experience and ease of use.
- You can speak comfortably about modern web technologies,
including Node.js, React, and Ruby/Rails. 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 is 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 hope you can join us.
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