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Full-time Firmware/software developer

at Makerbot Industries in New York

We’re looking for a flexible, talented developer to help write the open-source code that makes our bots buzz and our applications rock. Your primary responsibility will be writing and maintaining the firmware that controls our machines. The job involves writing, testing, and releasing code for multiple boards and cores, as well as merging contributions by talented programmers from all over the world. You’ll also be helping to develop our end-user applications, and working on whatever crazy projects tomorrow brings. One day you might be writing computational geometry algorithms for multicore machines; the next, convincing an AVR core to play 4-part harmony on a stepper motor. There’s a little bit of everything.

Are you a fast, reliable worker? Are you interested in working with crazy, cutting-edge hardware? Do you enjoy coding under unusual conditions*? Do you like the idea of living in the future? Do you live in or around Brooklyn, NY? Then read on!

Key responsibilities:

  • Firmware design, implementation, and debugging.
  • Write software to support new hardware development.
  • Work with active open source developer community.


  • Be able to hack C/C++ while blindfolded, underwater, and on fire.
  • Strong Java and Python skills.
  • Adaptability and ability to work independently are key.
  • Must be capable of quickly learning new platforms and technologies.
  • Comfortable working with and debugging hardware. At one point or another your desk will be a nest of wires.

Useful skills:

  • Embedded Linux/RTAI
  • Git/Github
  • AVR and/or ARM cores
  • Robotics/motion control
  • OpenGL
  • Good understanding of open source
  • Interest in 3D printing

This position will be based out of our Brooklyn, NY office.

To apply, email with your resume and links to any open source projects you’ve authored or are contributing to, or some other example of your work.

About Us

MakerBot Industries is a rapidly growing, Brooklyn based startup that designs and manufactures low-cost 3D printers. We make machines that make things. Our goal is to take digital fabrication mainstream and kickstart a new Industrial Revolution by creating personal manufacturing tools that are cheap enough to be owned by individuals, yet easy enough to be used by non-experts. We are also part of a growing open source hardware movement which is dedicated to openness and creating new things. We are a small but passionate company with big dreams. This is your chance to be part of something that has the potential to make a huge difference in the world.

*Like when a pressurized syringe full of grape jelly explodes all over your keyboard at four in the morning, and you have to get the code done by nine. True story.

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