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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. 

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.

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The first requirement on all of these should probably be "Located in the Bay Area". Because even though I would kill it as the "Design-Focused Woodworker" and got excited, I am, alas in Los Angeles..

You could move, rent a place in Oakland.

Light_Lab7 days ago

Got all excited about the "Fashion Monster" job for my daughter, she is a perfect match to the job description except for one thing, wrong bay area. She lives in Melbourne Australia.
As for "Materials Scientist, 3D Printing" that exactly describes me and my job before I retired after doing that work for 32 years, I was even doing the 3D algorithm work and some of the programing. I still consult but again wrong country.

Just when is someone going to invent Star Trek style teleportation i{^_^}

How long will the job application for Editor / Digital Storyteller / Videographer be available?

mtkk7118 days ago

The inetructables.com is a good web site and I am looking forward in it ...I am in internet marketing and working upon him as K.B.Enterprises .....Thanks!

mtkk(Taufiq Khan)

Allow serious people like us to apply

how old do i have to be for a internship?

How old are you?

i am 15 7/6 years old is that a acceptable age?

You'll probably need to involve a parent or legal guardian to arrange anything more than a visit.

inTrustme25 days ago

Mates, what is the required age for your Position of Videographer ?
Actually I don't wanted to mention my age, so for the reply (if wished by you ha) send me an email.
Mail - smartmayank97@gmail.com

"Please send a resume, demo reel, and a 1 minute video cover letter that tells the story of why you'd be great for this position to auctoramentum at instructables dot com.

Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty."

cool I might apply

akshaypatil1 month ago

i liked it

ahmad raza1 month ago

love u all

love u all

How many internship positions are there or can there only be one?

xe1ybc091 month ago

Hi everybody

nathim1001 month ago

cool

hunter9992 months ago

Sounds good!

JM19992 months ago

Cool

manacho2 months ago

Hello I joined Instructables in 2008, and i follow you in every day. I have seen that you need bilingual help, I can work for you manage the new influx of projects in Spanish and provide help to
Spanish-language authors just getting started with Instructables.

Sincerely,

Manuel (Manacho)

Kiteman manacho2 months ago

"Send an email to auctoramentum at instructables dot com letting us know you've applied. Make the subject line of your email to us robot-related, and, if possible, witty. Of particular interest to us is your portfolio. Make sure to highlight your coolest projects!"

nbaldan2 months ago

I could work as a designer, as a workshop manager and as a bilingual intern. I've taken the Cisco ccna 1,I've a gook knowledge of all types of graphics.

rcorthell2 months ago

Did I tell you I was a Master Gardener too? .....and a smartie pants?

rcorthell2 months ago

I would love to work here! Definitely sending my resume as well a things I have created! I love to learn so I am somewhat of a jack of all trades in numerous categories. I also have an AS in Electronics Technology, designed, manufactured and installed Avionics installation kits for corporate and commercial jets, and owned my own business!

ssquare2 months ago
Benzyl4 months ago
'You know how to run IE on a Mac' is this a trick question? IE for Mac hasn't been updated in over a decade and wouldn't run on an Intel one anyway.
morgantor Benzyl2 months ago

Not really, there's ways to emulate IE on a mac wo/ even downloading software!

MyMenagerie2 months ago

I have many years of knowledges and experiences that would be a great asset to Instructables.com. Do you offer positions that telecommute? Thank you in advance.

supercolor2 months ago

I´m just a man with something great ideas..

gmoon3 months ago

Just an FYI: while Instructables isn't mentioned by name, the latest PopSci mag (Feb 2014) has a profile of Carl Bass (Autodesk CEO) and the Pier 9 workshop is mentioned in the article...

In the printed article, there should be a little tiny mention that is off to the side in a text box.

aHa! You're right--Instructables is mentioned in the sidebar. Cool.

dfunct3 months ago

Hello,

I would like to work remotely. I am going to send in my info. to "iwannawork."

If there is anything that I missed, please send in any related info. to me, e.g. big bags of money, private jet accommodations and/or Sports Illustrated Models.

Sincerely,

Seth

Kiteman dfunct3 months ago

To work remotely...

http://www.instructables.com/community/How_to_Help_Out_Around_Instructables/

The Instructables workshop sounds like heaven on earth.
Doesn't it just?
Dear_Shashi3 months ago
hi, i really mad about electronics and DIY. I am a big fan of instructables and its really an honer to work with. i am too much interested from deep of my heart to work with. what i will do for that ? i am in India.
"Please send a resume, cover letter, your member name if you have one, and any other useful information to iwannawork at instructables dot com.  Make the subject of your email robot-related, and, if possible, witty."
Is there anything I, a 14 (almost 15) year old American teen, can do with Instructables (other than make/comment)?
mnunesvsc4 months ago
i´d like to make things, like wings for easy transportation, can i be paid to do that ?
imthedragon4 months ago
If i apply would i have to come to Pier 9 ??
Probably.

If you want more details, I would contact the email addresses given in the text.
Ok sure....
imthedragon4 months ago
This opening is for which post ????

I m a PHP developer (INDIA)
suckers5 months ago
How much do u make or is it a free job?
Kiteman suckers5 months ago
It's paid, but you'd have to email HQ to find out exactly how much.
irfankhan5515 months ago
whats piear 9 mean?
Pier 9 is the location in San Francisco where the Instructables staff are based.

(PS, if you hit the Reply button, it makes it easier to keep track of conversations.)
irfankhan5515 months ago
sir !
can we do work online from home country?
such as pakistan,India etc
Interns are based in Pier 9.
irfankhan5515 months ago
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As long as you can get the appropriate visas, I don't see why not.

Why not apply? The worst you will get is a polite refusal.

irfankhan5515 months ago
hi !
south asian peoples can apply as interns of all shapes and size.
Kiteman5 months ago
Dopy question, but, now that this topic has popped up again, are these vacancies still current?

Apart from interns, is there a specific deadline?
Still current. There is no specific deadline, but we're looking to fill the positions as soon as we can.
OK, thanks.

It was just that the very old posting date might cause confusion...
creasty Kiteman5 months ago
http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-vacuum-floor-cleaner/ we are not able to post any comment on this link,please check it,and replay,
http://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-vacuum-floor-cleaner/ we ae not able tp commenting on any instructable...there's one message get display like "please enter numer shown in image" but any number or name is not visible,please fix this error as soon as possible,we are not able to do communication for our project
Kiteman creasty5 months ago
That's a known bug, which is already being worked on. Watch for an announcement in the forums about when it has being fixed.
dnguyen365 months ago
I am studying in Hult International business school, SF.
I am looking forward an intern of instructables.
Is there any intern position for next summer?
Kante Tech6 months ago
An internships as of now. I am a college freshman that has a lot to offer.
"To apply, send your cover letter, resume, and any other useful information such as a portfolio to iwannawork at instructables dot com. Make the subject line of your email to us robot-related, and, if possible, witty."
martzsam1 year ago
Is it possible to apply for an internship as a student exiting high school and entering college? I start college in the fall and am currently looking for various internship opportunities.
If you read the full post;

"For summer 2013, we only have internship positions open for software engineering.  You must currently be in an undergraduate or graduate program to qualify."
I did see that. I was more interested by the opportunities beyond 2013.

"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."
I would totally do this Summer 2013 if I happened to live near Alemeda or Instructables HQ... of course, ya know, labor laws do interfere sometimes. And the fact that I live 800 miles away so commute would be a pain to say the least....


Any available internships for winter 2012?
ewilhelm (author)  GorillazMiko1 year ago
Yes.
i know the reply is going to be no, but can 9 year olds do it ;)
Don't doooooooooooooo it...
I remember when you'd be jealous of an intern...
ASCAS Kiteman1 year ago
Hello MR. Kiteman!

Is there an age limit for the job? :D We would like to help out for free, just for instructables to be better place! I've been an instructable fan at the age of 10. Me and my friends have some programming capabilities, well we study in a Academics&Technical School. Building projects and programming is our hobby (HTML, CSS, JAVA, JQuery ,C++, Arduino), hope to spend my free time reaching out for some help :)))))
Kiteman ASCAS1 year ago
You're 13, right?

I don't know Californian employment law, but in the UK you would be old enough for paid work, like a paper round or helping in a shop, as long as it did not interfere with school work, and as long as your school is satisfied that the work is safe.

So, what you need to do is find out what the legal position is in San Francisco (somebody at school should be able to help with that). Regarding safety, there are no tools at HQ more dangerous than those you'll use in "shop" lessons.

Assuming that goes well, you will then need to a proposal together for Ewihelm, the boss. Say what you could help with, what skills you have, maybe even suggest projects you could do independently.

Words of warning, though:

You need to remember that HQ is not a school or youthclub - the staff there are very friendly, some of the coolest people you'll ever meet, but they have their own jobs to do, and will not be able to monitor you and your safety as closely as you may be used to.

Having said that, good luck.
ASCAS Kiteman1 year ago
Actually I'm 14. Thanks for the fast reply though! Oh I forgot to tell you, actually I live in the Philippines, pretty far from the US. I was thinking more of a home job (on the desk), like being the one to manage guide entries (source code improvements), sending some ideas and visual improvements (emailing the HQ codes). It would be fun to work with people in the HQ though.

I just realize that there's a certain section in ibles, I haven't gone into, the forum section! Well I could probably post articles about site improvements :))) I Guess the forum section doesn't get viewers as much as the ible guides.

- Thanks

Kiteman ASCAS1 year ago
I doubt they would be able to organise that as official position, but there's nothing stopping you sending suggestions for improvements via the feedback section.
Yeah...

To be fair, Instructables is certainly not the same as it was in those days*, and I am not at all the same person I was back then. :)

*Or perhaps as it was portrayed, I suppose.
It would be unnatural for the site to remain unchanging for so long, but I do believe that the heart & soul of the site are still there, behind the updates.
I'm afraid if there were one internship left and both of you were standing there for the interview, I'd have to give it to....
There is also this:
http://www.instructables.com/group/air/?show=INSTRUCTABLES&limit=15&sort=VIEWS

http://www.instructables.com/community/Artist-in-Residence-FAQ/

way better being called an AIRhead than intern.

I could write a letter of recommendation...wait, that won't do any good...
i live in the UK .... Any opportunity's available here ?
you probly can....monkeyman
You can travel there - at least 2 past Artists in Residence have been British*, and I can't see an obvious reason why a Brit couldn't be an intern.

I highly recommend giving it a go.



*One of them was me.
Other than, perhaps, labor laws. :P
Labour laws don't apply to AiRs, since they are not actually employed by the site.

Internships and "proper" are different, but, since hundreds of British students spend their Summers working in US summercamps, or spending a gap year working there, I'd assume the problems are routinely surmountable.
Oh, I know it's doable - just pointing out that, if you actually want to be an intern as a foreign national, there are hoops to jump through. :)
(Which are easier to jump through if you take *all* your bank details with you...)
Oooo, I imagine...did someone forget to do that? :D
*cough*Maybe*cough*
and if they still had a grudge concerning that little tiff with King George III.
I am interested in applying for an internship but I can't understand what "robot-related" subject means...can anybody please explain it to me?
Mention the Instructables logo/mascot, Robot, in the subject line of your email.
oh I see now, I suspected it had something to do with it but I wasn't sure, thank you!! :)
You're welcome!
Ehm...it's me again (sorry) :D I love to create and I am in love with Instructables! For this reason I really wanted to apply for an internship but I also ended up reading the Artist in Residence Program that sounds so interesting and similar too. I was wondering, what's the main difference between them?
The artist in residence is a 1-3 month residency where you work on making Instructables. You would use our space and tools, but would have a large amount of autonomy. This program involves a fixed one-time living stipend. The internship program is roughly about 1/2 project time and 1/2 site-related work. This would involve being part of the day-to-day operation of the website. This gets paid hourly.
Thank you very much for the explanation. I have to make up my mind now! :)
sciman11 year ago
any chance you'd have space for an intern from mid may till early august?
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