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Positions available at Instructables (updated August 25, 2016)

Graphic Artist


Instructables is looking for an awesome person to join our Editorial Team! Our ideal candidate is a talented graphic designer who is excited about owning the design of our contest graphics and helping to extend our brand visually and compellingly through social media, email, printed collateral, and branded swag.  

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Collaborate with the contest and editorial teams to make sure every contest we run is represented by inspiring, on-brand graphics
  • Produce all promotional graphics and ads for social and newsletter outreach
  • Create editorial assets for all social media platforms where we distribute our content
  • Shoot, edit and prep photography for graphics, as needed

Qualifications:
  • 1+ years of experience in graphic design and illustration for the web, preferably at a digital media outlet
  • Sophisticated sense of design, typography, and photography
  • Proficient with Adobe CS, particularly Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong collaborative skills and the ability to integrate feedback with a positive, can-do attitude
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Motivated self-starter with ability to work efficiently in a deadline-driven environment
  • An authentic passion for making things
  • Ability to work full-time. Our office is in San Francisco but we will consider remote candidates for this position.

Do you think you’d be a good fit with our team? We’d love to chat with you! Send your cover letter, portfolio, and resume to auctoramentum at instructables dot com.  If you're already a member of our community be sure to mention your username when you apply. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and if possible, fun!

 


Software Engineer, Additive Manufacturing at Autodesk



As a global leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, Autodesk helps people imagine, design, and create a better world. The Digital Manufacturing Group is a new and exciting team that is passionate about providing powerful tools, platforms and communities to realize the future of fabrication.

We are seeking an exceptional Software Engineer to help us design and develop the next generation of integrated additive manufacturing software. You will be working in a research environment at our Pier 9 facility with a diverse team of 3D printing experts aiming to make an impact on the way we fabricate the objects of the future. As a Software Engineer working in this team you will create solutions that enable new forms of additive manufacturing.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop software and firmware at the intersection of additive manufacturing hardware, materials and software
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of researchers, product designers, product managers, engineers, and scientists to create fully integrated additive manufacturing solutions

Position Requirements:
  • BS or MS in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or other relevant field.
  • Experience programming solutions for embedded Linux and for Windows and MacOS
  • Experience in C++ and Ruby
  • Experience with client/server architecture and web technologies such as Faye, JavaScript, HTML5, and WebGL
  • Experience with high-level software design, APIs, and software architecture
  • Experience with low-level software development at the interface to hardware and networks
  • 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

Added Bonus
  • Experience with Scrum or other Agile methodologies
  • Knowledge and experience in computer graphics, 3D design, and geometric modeling

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.

Internships


We don't have internships available now, but we love meeting people who love making. Be bold! Propose a project, and we'll get back to you.

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. These paid positions are located 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!


Artists in Residence


The Pier 9 Artists in Residence (AIR) program gives artists, makers, and fabricators a chance to work with us in our digital fabrication workshops at Autodesk. Our artists explore, create, and document cutting-edge projects, and share them with the DIY community. See the Autodesk AIR website for more information and instructions to apply.


Volunteer Intern/Apprentices - orphans preferred


The illustrious Tim Anderson, one of Instructables most prolific authors, is also seeking interns, orphans preferred. See his posting here.


About Instructables


Instructables is the most popular Do It Yourself community on the Internet. With currently over 29 million monthly active users, you will join a team that is having a meaningful impact on the world. 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. 

If you want to work remotely
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This is the most recent and up to date job listing for Instructables despite the posting date.

Picture of Positions available at Instructables (updated August 25, 2016)
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right Isaiahb

Isaiahb1 year ago

wow 603 comments

PatrickP41 year ago

I am 68, retired USAF aircraft avionics, cryptographic systems tech. with a Technician Class HAM Radio license.

I wrote/re-wrote the Standards Installation Manuals (29 volumes) while establishing/teaching the one week school in the Air Force for all installers of Communications Centers, and Bases in America and Europe. Was assigned there for 3.5 years. Also taught micromodular repair, soldering practices, and worked on

the Idlewild RAPCON project, along with the first laser shots to return from the moon.

I am retired, but, rebuild several computers each week for the Friends of the Library,

Seminole county, and other charities, schools, businesses, and families.

I repair LCD monitors and computers down to the component level, TIG weld, and repair motor vehicles, bicycles, as needed. Have a Raspberry Pi B model, and am building a BIT X20A Ham Radio from scratch.

So, I have a few current "brands in the fire", and have a recommendation, to help the newbies...

1. How about a "Standards Page", a "Safe Practices Page", or links to some?

2. A writer guide for projects, so that a 'formula' is followed, as in an outline of tasks.

Thanks for a very informative, exciting, experience! Just watching technology blossom and evolve is a thrill!

If you want to apply for something, there are email addresses in the topic text.

My opinions:

A safety page has been discussed before, but the sheer range and variety of tools, tasks and processes described in the projects here make such a task fall somewhere between "infeasibly unwieldy" and "insanely complex". That's why safe working has been made the responsibility of the end-users (which also stops new authors being put off by the threat of legal action).

Regarding your second point, we do have a set of quality guidelines - http://www.instructables.com/community/Featuring-... - but to recommend a specific formula would make previously creative and distinctive projects start to look rather repetitive and, well, formulaic.

WineSoaked1 year ago

Hey wow! I'm smart, easy to work with, and do Java backend development (Spring, iBATIS/Hibernate, build automation, XML). And I have my own maker blog to boot: http://randybuildsthings.wordpress.com

How shall I reach you to toss my hat in the ring?


:)

Send us an email! It's in there somewhere....

Hello there!

Been a long time reader here! I was hoping to find out if you are looking for a back-end php programmer?

Thanks for everything you do! <3

Is their something I could do from home to help with the Spanish/English instructables, maybe help translate the parts that are unclear.

If you're fluent in Spanish, the translated projects often need a knowing eye cast over them to make sure they read properly, or you can lurk around the Language Forum and help folk that post there (you might want to post a new forum topic to introduce yourself and say what help you can offer).

Thanks, but the links you gave aren't working, are they supposed to be links?

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