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Shapeways Engineering Technical Lead in New York, New York

Enabling product creation at scale is the core of Shapeways’ innovative technology platform. By leveraging a global network of cutting-edge digital manufacturing and material partners, Shapeways continues to be a proven leader in advanced additive manufacturing [3D Printing] solutions. Founded in 2007, Shapeways is headquartered in New York City, with manufacturing facilities in Long Island City and the Netherlands, maintaining a prominent global presence around the world. Shapeways has enabled product creation for over 1+ million businesses. And we’re just getting started.

Why is a Technical Lead important to us?

Shapeways is looking for a Technical Lead to join our engineering team. Our ideal candidate is a great collaborator who exhibits leadership and influence well beyond themselves. The candidate should be known for drama-free launches, and own the technical testing and performance planning side of large and complex projects. If you think you're up for the challenge of helping us transform the 3D printing industry, then this role is for you!

As a Technical Lead you will:

  • Collaborate closely with Product, Design, and business stakeholders to continuously innovate on cutting edge projects

  • Understand the tradeoffs between technical, analytical and product goals, and strive to create solutions that satisfy all of these goals

  • Take ownership of a product area and its technology stack to ensure continuous delivery of product objectives

  • Promote the adoption of new technologies while continuously advancing and evolving our legacy codebase

  • Collaborate with our tech team members to refine our best practices and processes

  • Participate in code reviews, write automated tests, and help define our technology roadmap

  • Identify big issues and opportunities in the technology and organization, and work across teams to create solutions to these issues

  • Effectively delegate work to team members, empowering them to succeed by taking ownership and providing autonom


You might be a good fit if you (have, possess, are):

  • 10+ years of programming experience designing and developing systems

  • 3+ years in a supervisory role - management experience with the ability to coach and inspire others

  • Knowledge of various software development methodologies and best practices

  • Comfortable working with, and helping to modernize, a legacy framework/codebase

  • Adept in database design, query optimizations, and performance tuning

  • Solid understanding of MVC frameworks like Symfony, Laravel, Zend, etc.

  • Prior experience integrating 3rd party API's and interfaces

  • Working knowledge of Linux/UNIX systems

  • Prior experience in writing Unit/Functional/E2E tests

  • Good communication, analytical, and problem-solving skills


  • Familiarity with cloud platforms like AWS, Azure, GCP

  • Familiarity with Agile, Scrum, Kanban methodologies

  • Working knowledge of PHP, Java, Python, Mysql, Postgres, or similar

  • Some knowledge of E-commerce and/or production manufacturing systems


Why join our team?

At Shapeways, we all contribute to a respectful work environment where we share ideas and encourage each other to think creatively. We are a collaborative, diverse and dynamic group of individuals ready to embark on our next chapter of growth.

Do you want to be part of a culture that is inclusive, inspiring, and allows you the autonomy to be creative in your work? If so, we invite you to join us on our adventure!

Benefits and perks include:

  • Healthcare that fits your needs - We offer excellent medical, dental, and vision plan options that provide coverage to employees and dependents. Our suite of options ranges from 100% employee-only medical premium coverage to extremely reduced premiums for dependent coverage to an enhanced buy up plan for those with more extensive needs. We also have competitive pricing plans for dental and vision!

  • 401(k) with Safe Harbor Employer Contribution - Join the team and we will immediately invest in your future.

  • Parental Leave - Robust paid time off for new parents; both primary and secondary leave.

  • Generous Paid Time Off - 20 PTO days plus additional days off when you’re not feeling well, to observe holidays, or just to destress. Also, this year we piloted Summer Fridays in HQ!

  • Wellness - We care about your wellbeing. From Commuter Benefits to FSA’s to a platform to promote financial wellbeing to gym reimbursement to standing desks to a partnership with One Medical...we’ve got you covered!

  • Great Snacks and Free Lunch - Fully stocked fridge and lots of snacks. Also, daily catered lunch at our Long Island City facility and weekly catered lunch in our Manhattan office.

  • Regular Happy Hours - Cheers to themed happy hours! Enjoy extra time for getting to know your teammates.

  • Credit towards 3D Printing - Every employee receives $100 of Shapeways credit each quarter to make or buy.