Positions available at Instructables (updated April 15, 2015)
Instructables is looking for an awesome person to join our team of Community Managers. This person will work as a company representative and be on the front lines of communication with our members. This is a part-time position working 20 hours/week, primarily on weekends. It can be done remotely.
- Curating incoming content
- Moderating and assisting in the administration of contests
- Engaging with and motivating authors and users of the site
- Helping authors improve the quality of their content
- Helping resolve minor site-related issues for authors and users
- Setting expectations and tone for the community through your own high-quality content and interactions with other members
- Occasional coverage of M-F hours for other community managers who are sick or on vacation
The Ideal Candidate
We're looking for someone with a strong customer service-oriented mentality, exceptional communication skills, familiarity with (and passion for) the maker community and all kinds of making, and the ability to work efficiently and independently. This is a constantly evolving environment that is fun and exciting to be a part of, but it requires a high level of adaptability and flexibility. Community managers are highly visible in the community and must be able to model our “be nice” policy at all times.
We often hire from within the existing Instructables community, so be sure to mention your username when you apply.
Do you think you’d be a good fit with our team? We’d love to chat with you! Please send a resume and cover letter to auctoramentum at instructables dot com, and make the subject of your email robot-related if you can.
Java DeveloperInstructables is looking for a mid-level Java developer to join our engineering team at Pier 9 in San Francisco. Our ideal candidate has spent the last 2-5 years writing Java pretty much every day. Fluency is Java is a must, and our ideal candidate also has good knowledge of Java web applications and specifically these technologies will go a long ways:
- Comfort with Unix / Command line
Our application has reached a stage where a number of interesting performance and resource allocation issues are part of the daily job. You'll have help learning your way around a large code base, but we want you to feel comfortable contributing your expertise from day one. You would be writing the back end code that powers all of Instructables’ platforms across the web and mobile devices, so if you have a passion for writing clear, concise, scalable and testable code that others will find easy to read and maintain over time, we want to hear from you!
We offer some great perks and one of the coolest offices in SF. Employees have training and access to one of the most advanced workshops in the world. We have a very flexible and dynamic work environment with the stability and supercharged benefits of our parent company, Autodesk. Our work is exciting and rewarding because our users love the things we work on.
Sound fun? Send your resume, cover letter and work examples to auctoramentum at instructables dot com. Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty.
InternshipsIf 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!
Volunteer Intern/Apprentices - orphans preferredThe illustrious Tim Anderson, one of Instructables most prolific authors, is also seeking interns, orphans preferred. See his posting here.
About InstructablesInstructables 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
Click here for more information about helping out around the Instructables website.
This is the most recent and up to date job listing for Instructables despite the posting date.