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All postings are active as of March 21, 2014.


In-House Makers Wanted!


3D Modeling / 3D Printing Ninja

Requirements:
  • Expert at Maya, 3DS Max, or Inventor
  • Experience with 3D Printing
  • Strong sense of aesthetics
  • Understands internet culture and memes
  • Undaunted by short deadlines
  • Photo editing skills
  • Writing skills
  • Located in the Bay Area
  • Plays well with others
  • Excited about making things

Preferred:
  • Fabrication experience
  • Understanding of mechanisms (gears, linkages, etc.)
  • Basic programming skills

Send resume, cover letter and portfolio to auctoramentum at instructables dot com. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty.



Design-Focused Woodworker

Requirements:
  • Able to build things out of wood with skill, quality and attention to detail
  • Strong sense of aesthetics
  • Understands great design
  • Understands internet culture and memes
  • Undaunted by short deadlines
  • Photo editing skills
  • Writing skills
  • Located in the Bay Area
  • Plays well with others
  • Excited about making things

Preferred:
  • Experience with metalwork
  • Familiarity with CNC tools

Send resume, cover letter and portfolio to auctoramentum at instructables dot com. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty.



Fashion Monster

Requirements:
  • Quick with a sewing machine - faster with a serger
  • Can make and digitize patterns with ease
  • Extensive understanding of fabric and materials
  • Up on high fashion trends
  • Understands DIY aesthetics also
  • Understands internet culture and memes
  • Undaunted by short deadlines
  • Photo editing skills
  • Writing skills
  • Located in the Bay Area
  • Plays well with others
  • Excited about making things

Preferred:
  • Familiar with wearable tech
  • Interest in new technology and materials (3D printing, electronics, etc.)
  • General craft experience

Send resume, cover letter and portfolio to auctoramentum at instructables dot com. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty.


Posted 4/10/14

[end In-House Maker positions]

 


Materials Scientist, 3D Printing


As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. The Autodesk Consumer Group is a new and exciting team that is passionate about providing powerful and fun design and visualization tools, platforms, websites and communities that unlock the creativity in everyone. Whether it’s a kid looking to have some fun, a seasoned pro, or just someone who wants to amp up their creativity, the ACG is all about helping them turn their ideas into reality and share them with the world.

We are seeking an exceptional Materials Scientist to help us design and develop the next generation of integrated 3D printing software. You will be working with a diverse team of 3D printing experts aiming to make an impact on the way we fabricate the objects of the future. Using your material science knowledge you will contribute to the research and development efforts at the intersection of 3D printing software, hardware, and materials. Your work will strongly influence and improve the 3D printing experience by enabling precise software simulation and control of materials. As a Materials Scientist working in this exciting new team, you will have a huge impact on how we enable new forms of 3D printing in the future.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
·         Collaborate with a diverse team of researchers, product designers, product managers, engineers, and scientists to create a fully integrated 3D printing software experience.
·         Research and develop prototype materials for 3D printing.
·         Perform controlled experiments to analyze and characterize the physical properties of materials.

Position Requirements:
·         Passion for working with 3D printing.
·         MS or Ph.D. in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or other relevant field.
·         Knowledge and experience developing new polymer material formulations.
·         Hands-on lab experience to fabricate, analyze, and screen lab scale material batches.
·         Wide knowledge of polymer properties and the ability to quickly research and identify candidate materials.
·         Experience using analytical tools to characterize material properties and lead self-initiated experiments.
·         Working knowledge of 3D printing software and hardware processes.
·         Self-directed and focused, requiring minimal supervision to execute on goals
·         Strong communication skills with the ability to converse fluently to a range of different team members.
·         Keen interest in scientific research and applying it to real world problems.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other useful information to auctoramentum at instructables dot com.  Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty.

Posted 2014-03-21


Software Engineer, 3D Printing


As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. The Autodesk Consumer Group is a new and exciting team that is passionate about providing powerful and fun design and visualization tools, platforms, websites and communities that unlock the creativity in everyone. Whether it’s a kid looking to have some fun, a seasoned pro, or just someone who wants to amp up their creativity, the ACG is all about helping them turn their ideas into reality and share them with the world.

We are seeking an exceptional Software Engineer to help us design and develop the next generation of integrated 3D printing software. You will be working in a research environment with a diverse team of 3D printing experts aiming to make an impact on the way we fabricate the objects of the future. Using your software expertise, you will create compelling prototype design tools at the intersection of 3D printing and electronics. These prototypes will have the potential to reach millions of people through the Autodesk 123D family, that includes everything from digital sculpting to accessible circuit design. As a Software Engineer working in this exciting new team, you will have a huge impact on how we enable new forms of 3D printing in the future.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
· Develop software systems and prototype applications at the intersection of 3D printing and electronics.
· Collaborate with a diverse team of researchers, product designers, product managers, engineers, and scientists to create fully integrated 3D printing software.
· Deliver 3D design and fabrication software that leverages cutting edge research to deliver a seamless user experience.

Position Requirements:
· Passion for working with 3D printing and electronics.
· BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other relevant field.
· Knowledge and experience in computer graphics, 3D design, and geometric modeling.
· Hands-on experience developing complete graphical applications, either through prototypes or real world applications.
· Experience with client/server architecture and web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML5, and WebGL.
· Working knowledge of electronic circuit design.
· Experience with high-level software design, APIs, and software architecture.
· Self-directed and focused, requiring minimal supervision to execute on goals
· Strong communication skills with the ability to converse fluently to a range of different team members.
· Keen interest in scientific research and applying it to real world problems.

Interested? Apply at the Autodesk careers site here (Job Number: 14WD14989). To let us know you've applied, please simultaneously send an email to auctoramentum at instructables dot com.  Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty.

Posted 2014-03-21



Internships

If you’ve ever wanted to see what happens behind the scenes here at HQ, here’s your chance! We want passionate people who can use our amazing workspace to help them realize their maker dreams, and help us manage the best community on the Internet. This paid position is part time at the Pier 9 workshop in San Francisco.

The strongest applicants will have an Instructables account with a history of well documented projects which show off your amazing skills. Send an email to auctoramentum at instructables dot com with a fun, robot-related subject line. What are you waiting for? Blow us away with your creative portfolio and tell us what projects you want to make when you’re here!


About Instructables


Instructables is the most popular Do It Yourself community on the Internet. Started in August 2005, Instructables provides accessible tools and publishing instructions to enable passionate, creative people to share their most innovative projects, recipes, ideas, and hacks. The site is currently home to over 100,000 projects covering such diverse areas as crafts, art, kids, electronics, pets, bikes, cars, robotics, green projects, and cooking.  In 2011, we were acquired by Autodesk.  Our benefits are now super-charged!  

We're located at Pier 9 in San Francisco in the world's most advanced workshop directly on the bay with gorgeous natural light and unobstructed views of the Bay Bridge. In our shop, we have CNC everything, a 5-axis waterjet, an 11-axis mill, the largest collection of high-end 3D printers, a woodshop, a metal shop, an enormous test kitchen, industrial sewing machines, and a fully stocked electronics lab. See this Machine Catalog Instructable for a peek. 

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This is the most recent and up to date job listing for Instructables despite the posting date.

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Any age limit on the internships???
SCIENCEPAL1 year ago
Is there any internship available 4 2013 summer?
Daniel Zf1 year ago
And im in mexico XD
Still ill try to post all the stuff i can, researching in mexican candy :)
Also will make a post on the dia de muertos and noche mexicana how to, just hope to ge the time.
Thanks instructables for this oportunity to share my small knowledge, this is helping me as a small therapy to overcome my depression.
I don't suppose you have any openings in Australia?
8bit5 years ago
The sales manager should post a "how to be a sales manager" 'ible.
You can get started by practicing. Get a shovel, follow around a horse then sell what you can scoop up as organic fertilizer. Its all downhill from there....A salesman sells the fertilizer, the sales manager convinces the salesman its the best in the world....
And in the meen time the customers get ripped off for manure.
By that rationale anybody who buys a cup of coffee at Starbucks is being ripped off. So, for that matter, is anyone who buy an article of clothing, an oil change or a pedicure. Neither selling things for money nor making a profit are intrinsically disordered activities. Not all salesman are good salesman but the opportunity to work with a well managed, professional sales organization can vastly improve the quality of the workplace experience.
Bucks.
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Depending upon what service / item is being sold and the price it's being sold at depends upon whether or not the buyer gets ripped off.

And of course neither are disordered activities, it takes management and advertising, the business space needs to be bought, and just selling your service.

organization is not always required in all areas, such as where you place your massage table doesn't have to be placed exactly, but the cans of fruit need to be ordered.

And organization is not the only skill necessary for a business, it needs management to see over all, advertisement, and when starting off a major important thing is to get to be friends with the surrounding / similar businesses. e.g. for Instructables, maybe when they started they looked at other DIY forums for tips, and maybe get to know the makers.
Works with worm poo also.
 That might be alittle more time-consuming :)
Especially finding those little shovels. : )
karip12 8bit4 years ago
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Ghost Comment? 
Nah, just the ignorance of using a keyboard...
What is the hiring age for jobs?
where is the contact email...?
(Scroll all the way down the page.)
ASCAS Kiteman1 year ago
+1
Your not getting in ;)
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ohhhhhh my troll face image didn't work
That's a little challenge, all applicants need to be smart enough to find the contact-email...

L
thanks for the implication that I am stupid... the only email address I see available is a generic information contact
iwannawork at instructables dot com

I assume this is the contact info. Is it not?

iwannawork@instructables.com
(translation!) Hope that helps.
You may take this implication instead:
The topic could have been better written to include something like "If you would like more information e-mail us at-"
(it's British-sarcasm or something)

L
Can I sleep on the couch?
Jayefuu Kiteman2 years ago
'fraid not!
MKosterich2 years ago
Just in case you were concerned, I'm your next intern. Please prepare for me to bake your socks off!
pyromonkey2 years ago
I wish I lived in San Francisco! Got anything in the San Diego area?
nitrojohn2 years ago
Is there a phone number for INSTRUCTABLES.COM let me know people
dompower4 years ago
Hi Guys
check my work at www.deevista.com/anim  for3D graphics & animations.

Dominic Ancelm
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
Tobita dompower2 years ago
Are you familiar with the drag racing that takes place on the service road near the private terminals of King Khaled airport? 1 am to af-fajr prayer Wednesday's and Thursday's (Thurs. and Fri. technically.) Great place to meet gear heads, assuming you catch the ones with a passion and not those with just a fat wallet.
wuz up
rock80342 years ago
i am a student, i been studying graphic design for three years and i would love to be in sales or an intern.
Labot20013 years ago
Does ibles have bases in Chicago and NY now...?
I hope so, cause i would love an internship there... but... im in NYC
Well, dammat. I guess I am out of the running then... I can't relocate to the Bay area, thought most of my extended family is there... But if something REMOTE comes up, Im'a challenge all y'all to MORTAL COMBAT! It will be mine. Oh yes. It WILL be mine.
Chirpoff2 years ago
I'm in a state close by... not exactly driving distance! :) But this would be a very cool job, I love making, doing, editing and photoshopping, and designing anything myself! Who knows, perhaps someday I might look into this further. Working with you guys as an employee would be really awesome!
how about the job for an "IDEA MAN"..................i'll do it for free ???
think bout it and for more details just mail me at

scientificshiv@gmail.com
The proper name for that position is "member" - if you've got great ideas, just start a forum topic, PM the staff, or do it yourself.
sure man thnx..........
thakur9002 years ago
ok so if someone has a business proposal for instructables, where do they contact?

PM me if anyone knows the details...
Did you look at the list of staff to find the right POC?
fishcake272 years ago
i wish i had a job here...
jeff-o2 years ago
I don't suppose a telepresence robot would be good enough, eh? Ontario to SF is one heck of a commute...
does anyone know if instructables is still looking for interns?
good one it is
bien jejejeje esta bno auke no lo puedo descargar
Batman4t3 years ago
The Java Web Developer looks like a very enjoyable job except I am short on the experience bullet point by one by year. I am assuming this would disqualify for that position, even if I meet all of the other requirements. I was wondering if I could get some confirmation on this fact. The reason I ask is because I don't want to waste my time writing a pointless cover letter and waste your time reading about another candidate who isn't qualified.
Shortcomings in one requirement can be compensated for by superiority in another.

If you genuinely want the job, apply for it.

xrissy3 years ago
I love the Editor position. Unfortunately, I live in the UK :O( Boo hiss. Can I do it from here? What a cool job.

If you want to start a UK branch, let me know. Due to time constraints, I've only made 2 instructables, but both were featured, and one was put in one of your ebooks .... huh, huh?

Cheers -
Xrissy
gmjhowe xrissy3 years ago
We already have a UK branch, it is somewhat run from my front room though...

We are going to be at the makers faire this year! In full force.
The one in Queens? ;-)
Who you calling a... oh....

No, the UK Faire, in Newcastle. There's a forum topic about it somewhere...
I figured as much.... ;-)
Kiteman xrissy3 years ago
Hey, I'm ahead of you in the queue - I wrote part of the printed book.

Oh man, what i wouldn't do... I forget living in Canada, I would need a visa and other pesky documents to relocate. Oddly enough on the radio erliar before they were playing that song, "if your going to San Francisco, where a flower in you hair..." How about a Northern Canadian Office?
YES! that would be great! say... edmonton?
Maybe... I'm a west coaster though - I had dibs lol, I was thinking an online collaboration, as I'm sure there would be east coasters as well wanting in. It would keep things simple. instructables.ca anyone?
instructables.ca does not seem to be an available domain, maybe they bought it :D
Interesting, maybe. Aside from asking I wonder if there is a way of determining ownership of such a thing
I have no idea if this matters, but, if you go to instructables[dot]ca , at the bottom of the page is "contact us" maybe an army of Instructables users e-mailing them will persuade them to hand over the domain :P
maybe, but... lets make sure first that its not all ready owned by instructables.com, not wanting to re-invent instructables. More like just a Canadian chapter to make things slighlty easier for Canadians. Instructables may be based in San Francisco, but they are international in there intentions and actions. I love this site and the work they do here!
agreed.
measure twice cut once and all that
WHOIS = is how you find out, I ran one from my box and it seems like .com has lots of info Technical Contact:
Wilheim, Eric info@instructables.com
Instructables
82 2nd St.
San Francisco, California 94105
United States
while the .ca is lacking... and isn't registered through godaddy like .com is
Name: (10dollar.ca) 10 Dollar Domain Names Inc.
Number: 1064689
peace
I agree... Maybe something that someone with their own home office already can do??? *Pointing to myself
*

i can deal with west coast.
i just find it a little annoying when everything is on the east coast (its a long and or expensive trip!).

yay, instructables.ca!
yes, I think this might need to be pursued a little on the serious side
WOOT! I second that!
uh oh, I smell the Canadian edition forming, come on we've got ... poutine? yeah!
zieak3 years ago
*SIGH*

[Dreams of a career change.]
ewilhelm (author)  zieak3 years ago
I know you love AK, but consider SF!
I live in OH (DYT) and only need this one excuse to relocate to SF! I sent you a resume (attn: hiringbot)! I'll fly out there for an interview!
amnard3 years ago
good
kkelley43 years ago
Regards! Go global and translate your site in German. I am interested in your Online Editor position. Please advise at your earliest convenience and thank you for your time.
tsuss! klk
danbar3 years ago
hi! im from mexico and i can work with you guys translating the site if you are interested contact me!
dari_d3 years ago
Great thing I live in the Bay Area. I submitted my application. Can't wait to hear back from you guys.
mobby6663 years ago
The biggest sale that I ever organised was worth 6 million pounds (the pound was worth a little more back then). Tragically I live in the UK, so the commute would be rather tedious.

However if you need a token physically challenged individual I would score quite highly in that respect, however, you should take into account that a staff member on morphine can be somewhat limited on occasions…lmao

My next project is to design and build a TMS device (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) as this has shown some remarkable effects on chronic pain. I would value constructive comments, ideas, help from any of you who might be interested.

could you hire me to add extreem to instructables by using google wave?

I would be happy to build extentions and robots.
people could add instructables and look through the site without needing to change page.

i am offering you free setup from me and free extentions and robots AND MORE TRAFFIC ON THIS SITE... that is neede to make money to keep the whole site up and running.

the shop can be on instructables and people can sell there projects if they dont need or want them or just made extras.

i want to allow letter by lettter communication and make it easer to edit and do what ever they need to do with instructables/waves.

if i get hired there will need to be a sub-domain http://wave.instructables.com/ for me to install openfire and then add google wave with a robot that will convurt the instructables into waves.

what happens with the pros?
pros will have no adds annoying them,
they loose the advantage of being the only one with all-steps: every one gets it.
they can talk i the pro fourms/waves by using a group known as pro@instructables.com

just rember the hard work is done the wavers make the platform (using java, javascript, and xml) ok so i still have a hard task to do that is creat a fully javascript wave baced single html page.

just an unfinished sample of my idea for the embing waves goto http://jamesm.com.au/blog/ this is going to be a pay-for deal but for my fav site its free.(that this site...)

so please i have been making websites from the age of 7 and i have a realy good knollage of what is possable in the web browser.

no capitalization and bad speeling is a grate way to git highered
 i kno, it is reely effectuv
i wud definatly hier this person they seam lyk a gr8 candidut
 nouw weer gouing into l33tspeek?

lolz!
i wud liek. 2 applie 4 teh 1337 h4xx0rz posishun pl0xzz
I said that to be confusing, to show that clarity is crucial! ;)
I probably can't top that. You definitley made your point clear! =P
Sometimes not clear enough. =P
Biotele3 years ago
Do I have to be physically present to work. Can i edit across the internet? I will be cheap :)

Being able to read and understand instructions may be considered a primary function of the job, in which case you've just disqualified yourself.


If you want to work remotely


Click here for more information about helping out around the Instructables website.

Can I swear at you?
You can, but there's a little matter of the site's Be Nice policy. More reading....
At least he doesn't actually have to be physically present to swear at you, though...
Spint Kiteman3 years ago
I lol'ed.
xavier1433 years ago
need a weapons creater?

I can make a sunbeam rifle. you contain sunbeam in a round bowl(construct it) of some kind. the cover should be from the grey material that doesn't contain or let heat through. In the cover you put cells that holds sunlight. put a cap (two, one across the other) to make an opening. open the cap and let the beam go through magnifying glasses and it will shoot like a solar rifle. you can kill an human being miles away. the sunbeam won't disperse because those light molecules will be denser than tne sun's. I even have theorie of making a bomb out of sunlight, a bomb that evaporates human's. but I don't have the money, it's cheap though. sorry from gramatical error's because my main language is dutch.
chinnybeer3 years ago
Shame I live in the UK and only do EMS calibration and software development in EMS for well known automotive manufacturer. Limited experience in websites (other than browsing) only recently having created my own site, of which I'm very pleased for a first attempt, have a look :) http://chinnybeer.co.uk
My name is Lauren Collier. I just sent you an email and applied! Hope to hear back from you soon!
theburn74 years ago
What if I want to be an intern? Write good? Read your own writing "

Internships

Instructables is seeking interns of all shapes and sizes! We're looking for people who take good pictures, write well, and want to share their knowledge and help us manage the community. An active Instructables account with great projets is the best way to show off your skills." Projects is spelled wrong, you spelled projets.
dear friend,

I am a writer and author of number of books in English and regional language and also extensively toured India with lot of good pictures and help you on virtual India tour. My Book -Opportunities Unlimited is about Case studies of 50 people who come from poor to middle class people and how they have come up in life by sheer hard work.

I can help you with pictures which I have taken myself. Pl let meknow your interest.

R.Jagannathan.
Pro

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