User Interface/Interaction Designer

| Somerville

To reinvent an industry, you have to build the best team. Join Formlabs if you want to bring ground-breaking professional 3D printers to the desktop of every designer, engineer, researcher, and artist in the world.

Formlabs develops the most powerful and intuitive software experiences in the industry. 3D printing remains a fairly complex and intimidating process, and our ultimate goal is to bring this exciting new technology to a broad variety of users in the most accessible, friendly, and empowering way possible.

Formlabs’ Design Team is seeking an experienced interaction designer to lead the development of our user interfaces and software tools, and act as a liaison between design and software development. As member of the team, you will work across disciplines to redefine how people bridge the transition from digital models to beautiful, physical objects through 3D printing. If you’re excited to reinvent how people make things, we’d love for you to join us as a User Interface / Interaction Designer!

The Job:

  • Develop user interfaces from low-fidelity wireframes to pixel-perfect interactive mock-ups
  • Develop the UI/UX of our core software products across desktop, embedded, and web
  • Create an intuitive, beautiful, powerful, and consistent software experience for our users
  • Instill a commitment to detail-focused, polished, clean, and pixel-perfect UI
  • Understand the capabilities of our hardware and algorithms to find the right balance between simplicity and power in the tools that we build
  • Work and collaborate across multiple engineering and creative teams
  • Sketch, design, prototype, test, and iterate on a continuous basis to invent, try, and communicate new ideas

You:

  • Passionate about user interface design and overall user experience
  • Know the difference between good and great design with strong graphic design skills and experience with Adobe Creative Suite
  • Have a clear creative vision, while knowing how to bring projects from idea to completion
  • Understand the value of mockups and fast prototyping as tools in your creative process and have the software development (fluency in C++, Java, or C#) and creative coding experience (openFrameworks, Cinder, Processing, etc) to make that happen
  • Excited to work with colleagues from a variety of backgrounds
  • Interested in continuously learning new tools and techniques and creating a user experience across a wide range of platforms
  • Have a background in design, fine arts, and/or computer science; but we care much more that you are interested in and enthusiastic about the responsibilities of the role than about the particularities of your background

Bonus Skills:

  • An interest in 3D printing, CAD, and/or related technologies
  • Experience using Git, JavaScript, Qt, QML, Electron
  • Experience developing interactive applications in Unity
  • Familiarity with and/or interest in animation and motion graphics

*A portfolio is required for this role

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. Even if you don't check every box, but see yourself contributing, please apply. Help us build an inclusive community that will change the face of 3D printing.

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Location

35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143
35 Medford St. Suite 201, Somerville, MA 02143

Insider's spotlight

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Culture is extremely important at Formlabs and in the early days (when there were only 10 of us) everyone was naturally very close. We were a pirate crew of friends, out solving interesting and challenging problems. As Formlabs became larger, we knew we wanted to try and preserve the small-company culture that made our team like a family. With now over 200 people combined in our Boston and Berlin offices, the goal is to “keep Formlabs weird,” which is really just a fun way of saying, “let’s keep things interesting.” Since we are trailblazing the way for a new era of low-cost manufacturing, keeping things interesting isn’t difficult. Most of the things we work on have never existed before, which opens the doorway for individuals to contribute their own new ideas to the future of Formlabs.

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What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Formlabs is a rapidly growing company that is leading the desktop 3D printing industry and revolutionizing in-house manufacturing. Everything we’re doing and creating has never been done before. We are a work-in-progress organization and that makes it exciting to work here while providing lots of opportunities for growth.

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Formlabs regularly attends meetups and we’ve just started hosting technical talks at our Boston HQ every Thursday. We also travel to technology trade shows all over the world and strive to stay in touch with young engineers through our involvement with programs such as BU Artemis and the Women in Technology Program at MIT, just to name a few.

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In order to understand how Formlabs has revolutionized the 3D printing industry, you really have to go back to 2011 and survey the landscape. The 3D printing craze was in full swing and the market became flooded with low-cost FDM machines. These consumer-level printers were great for small projects and hobbyists. But there really weren’t any options available for small businesses, entrepreneurs and professionals who needed high resolution, low-cost manufacturing in-house. Formlabs was the first company to bring an SLA 3D printer to people’s desktops and allow them to prototype real-world products without shelling out tens of thousands of dollars. This was a massive game changer for medical researchers, jewelers, film makers and so many other professions who were suddenly able to produce things in-house that were never before possible due to cost and quality. Starting off as an MIT afterschool project, we’ve swelled over the past few years to a now 200+ person company. I think it’s safe to say that we struck a cord in the market!

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One thing I really love about Formlabs is that everyone here is extremely active. We regularly have people organizing everything from whiskey tastings to ice climbing in some of the nearby mountain ranges. The interest-diversity here is vast and people are quick to jump in and learn something new. Just to name a few of my favorite internal “clubs” and groups, we have Booklabs, Filmlabs, Whiskeylabs, ping pong tournaments, Fitness Bootcamp, yoga, Ragnar, summer camps, hackathons, karaoke nights, soup groups, hikes and so many other things. If there’s something you are interested in doing outside the office, there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find a bunch of people here willing to do it with you.

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401(K)
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Dental
Fitness Subsidy
Flex Work Hours
Game Room
Happy Hours
Health Benefits
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Some Meals Provided
Stocked Kitchen
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