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DevOps / Site Reliability Engineer

You will manage infrastructure, deployment, and scaling for Instructables, making sure that users see reliable and snappy service throughout all of our application layers. You will own our caching, load balancing, and server clusters, and work alongside the rest of the engineering team to address performance issues before they affect users. You will understand our network diagram thoroughly, and become the go-to person for troubleshooting issues relating to the flow of requests through our network.

View full job description, and apply here.


Working at Instructables

If you don't see an open position that fits you, please don't hesitate to drop us a line and say hi. We are always actively building our network of curious, creative talent with a passion for making. To introduce yourself, please send your cover letter and resume to auctoramentum at instructables dot com with a fun, robot-related subject line.


Autodesk Pier 9 Residency Program

The Pier 9 Residency Program gives creatives, innovators, and manufacturers a chance to work with us in our advanced digital fabrication workshops at Autodesk. Our residents explore every stage of the process of making things, from digital model to real-world physical objects. Together, we’re discovering ways to advance 3D design and fabrication technologies, to change design, engineering, and manufacturing as we know it. See the Autodesk Pier 9 Residency website for more information and instructions on how to apply.


About Instructables

Started in August 2005, Instructables provides a peer to peer learning platform to enable curious, passionate, and creative people to share and collaborate their most innovative projects, ideas, and hacks. The site is currently home to over 200,000 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.

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morgantor (author)2014-01-28

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

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supercolor (author)2014-01-27

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

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gmoon (author)2014-01-24

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...

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)gmoon2014-01-26

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

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gmoon (author)Penolopy Bulnick2014-01-26

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

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Chikpeas Brother (author)2014-01-05

The Instructables workshop sounds like heaven on earth.

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Dear_Shashi (author)2014-01-02

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.

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Kiteman (author)Dear_Shashi2014-01-02

"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."

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mnunesvsc (author)2013-12-12

i´d like to make things, like wings for easy transportation, can i be paid to do that ?

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imthedragon (author)2013-11-26

If i apply would i have to come to Pier 9 ??

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Kiteman (author)imthedragon2013-11-27

Probably.

If you want more details, I would contact the email addresses given in the text.

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imthedragon (author)2013-11-26

This opening is for which post ????

I m a PHP developer (INDIA)

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suckers (author)2013-11-21

How much do u make or is it a free job?

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Kiteman (author)suckers2013-11-21

It's paid, but you'd have to email HQ to find out exactly how much.

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irfankhan551 (author)2013-11-18
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Kiteman (author)irfankhan5512013-11-18

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.)

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irfankhan551 (author)2013-11-18

sir !
can we do work online from home country?
such as pakistan,India etc

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Kiteman (author)irfankhan5512013-11-18

Interns are based in Pier 9.

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Kiteman (author)2013-11-17

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.

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irfankhan551 (author)2013-11-17

hi !
south asian peoples can apply as interns of all shapes and size.

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Kiteman (author)2013-11-12

Dopy question, but, now that this topic has popped up again, are these vacancies still current?

Apart from interns, is there a specific deadline?

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wilgubeast (author)Kiteman2013-11-15

Still current. There is no specific deadline, but we're looking to fill the positions as soon as we can.

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Kiteman (author)wilgubeast2013-11-16

OK, thanks.

It was just that the very old posting date might cause confusion...

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creasty (author)Kiteman2013-11-14

https://www.instructables.com/id/Robot-vacuum-floor-cleaner/ we are not able to post any comment on this link,please check it,and replay,
https://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

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Kiteman (author)creasty2013-11-14

That's a known bug, which is already being worked on. Watch for an announcement in the forums about when it has being fixed.

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dnguyen36 (author)2013-11-14

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?

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Kante Tech (author)2013-10-26

An internships as of now. I am a college freshman that has a lot to offer.

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Kiteman (author)Kante Tech2013-11-12

"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."

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martzsam (author)2013-04-22

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.

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Kiteman (author)martzsam2013-04-22

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."

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martzsam (author)Kiteman2013-04-22

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."

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astroboy907 (author)2013-04-13

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....


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GorillazMiko (author)2012-11-01

Any available internships for winter 2012?

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i know the reply is going to be no, but can 9 year olds do it ;)

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Don't doooooooooooooo it...

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2012-11-05

I remember when you'd be jealous of an intern...

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ASCAS (author)Kiteman2013-02-09

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 :)))))

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Kiteman (author)ASCAS2013-02-10

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.

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ASCAS (author)Kiteman2013-02-10

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

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Kiteman (author)ASCAS2013-02-10

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.

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Lithium Rain (author)Kiteman2012-11-08

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.

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Kiteman (author)Lithium Rain2012-11-08

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.

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caitlinsdad (author)Lithium Rain2012-11-02

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....

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