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Software Engineer (Robotics)



Software Engineering
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 20, 2024


Freeform is deploying software-defined, autonomous metal 3D printing factories around the world, bringing the scalability of software to physical production. Our proprietary technology stack leverages advanced sensing, real-time controls, and data-driven learning to produce digitally verified, flawless parts at unprecedented speed and cost. Our mission is to make the transformative power of 3D printing available to all industries at scale and unlock the future of innovation.

As a Software Engineer at Freeform, you will be responsible for architecting, developing, and maintaining high-performance automation systems for our autonomous 3D printing factories, which includes high-speed factory controls, data acquisition/storage systems, and input geometry processing pipelines. Ultimately, your solutions will pave the way for the first fully automated, production-scale metal 3D printing factory. As an integral part of our engineering team, you will spearhead innovation, accelerate development, and uphold the highest standards of excellence across the entire team.

Success here doesn't hinge on 3D printing experience. Instead, we seek intelligent, motivated, and collaborative engineers who thrive on solving challenging problems and creating groundbreaking technology.

What you'll do:

  • Architect and develop software for an advanced, production-scale metal 3D printing system
  • Work with process and mechanical engineers to implement algorithms that drive the physics of the printing process
  • Develop robust production control software and algorithms that run our high-power laser systems and robotics
  • Improve and scale up telemetry, high-rate data acquisition, storage, and retrieval systems
  • Implement processes for converting customer part geometries into machine print instructions
  • Expand testing, continuous integration, and continuous deployment support throughout the software engineering team

What you'll bring:

  • 2+ years of professional experience in software development
  • Proficiency in writing production code in C++
  • Experience with modern continuous integration and continuous deployment tools
  • Experience working in a Linux environment
  • Bachelor's or advanced degree in computer science or computer engineering

Nice to Have:

  • Experience developing embedded or real-time software systems
  • Experience interfacing with microcontrollers, FPGAs, or GPUs
  • Experience writing software for industrial automation systems, robotics, or related hardware


  • We are located in Hawthorne, CA in a 35,000 square foot, state-of-the-art facility featuring large open spaces for team collaboration, R&D, and production, as well as easy access to the 405, 105, and 110 freeways. Our facility is in the heart of Los Angeles' vibrant emerging tech ecosystem alongside many other high growth startups and enterprises.

What We Offer:

  • We have an inclusive and diverse culture that values collaboration, learning, and making deliberate data-driven decisions
  • We offer a unique opportunity to be an early and integral member of a rapidly growing company that is scaling world-changing technology.
  • Benefits
    • Significant stock option packages
    • 100% employer-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (premium PPO and HMO options)
    • Life insurance
    • Traditional and Roth 401(k)
    • Relocation assistance provided
    • Paid vacation, sick leave, and company holidays
    • Generous Paid Parental Leave and extended transition back to work for the birthing parent
    • Free daily catered lunch and dinner, and fully stocked kitchenette ($9,000 subsidy, per year, per employee)
    • Casual dress, flexible work hours, and regular catered team building events
  • Compensation
    • As a growing company, the salary range is intentionally wide as we determine the most appropriate package for each individual taking into consideration years of experience, educational background, and unique skills and abilities as demonstrated throughout the interview process. Our intent is to offer a salary that is commensurate for the company’s current stage of development and allows the employee to grow and develop within a role.
    • In addition to the significant stock option package, the estimated salary range for this role is $100,000-$145,000, inclusive of all levels/seniority within this discipline.
  • Freeform is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity; employment with Freeform is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.