Software Engineer

Carbon, Redwood City

Stop prototyping. Start producing.

Working at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science, we are committed to delivering on the promise of 3D printing, enabling commercial customers to go beyond basic prototyping to 3D manufacturing.

Our company is built on the idea that when diverse fields of study come together, we are able to solve challenging problems. We have grand dreams to build technology that will influence industries around the world. You will be joining a diverse team with a dynamic culture, where team success is as important as celebrating individual contributions.

At Carbon, we build and test all software from the ground up, from firmware to rich browser-based UIs to multiphysics simulations to algorithmic part design. All of our printers are internet-connected, and we’re building out a rich set of server-side capabilities to extend printer functionality and help manage our growing fleet.

For this role, we're looking for extremely strong "generalists" who have built complex, high-performance systems and are comfortable up and down the Linux stack. Sample projects could include: precision control of high-performance digital projectors; security and encryption architectures; and algorithms to analyze and process large 3D models. Proficiency with C++ is a must.

Key Responsibilities

  • Able to write large software components from scratch
  • Design and implement novel data structures and algorithms to solve hard problems in a distributed compute setting


  • 5+ years of experience in the design, development and deployment of highly reliable software systems
  • Be comfortable working on *nix systems, with C/C++ and scripting languages
  • Able to effectively optimize code paths across many software components
  • Champion and help implement software engineering best practices like continuous builds, tests etc.
  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent
Carbon is an equal opportunity employer. 

About Carbon

About Carbon WHO WE ARE Carbon works at the intersection of hardware, software, and molecular science. Our vision is a future fabricated with light, where traceable, final-quality parts are produced at scale with CLIP technology. CLIP — Continuous Liquid Interface Production — makes this vision possible by combining engineering­-grade materials with exceptional resolution and surface finish. HARNESSING LIGHT AND OXYGEN TO PRODUCE OBJECTS FROM A POOL OF RESIN, CLIP is a photochemical process that eliminates the shortcomings of conventional 3D printing by harnessing light and oxygen to rapidly produce objects from a pool of resin. From everyday products like tennis shoes and electronics, to industrial components, to highly customizable medical devices, CLIP makes it possible for creators to design the parts and products of the future.

Want to learn more about Carbon? Visit Carbon's website.