Our mission is to ignite the digital manufacturing revolution by simplifying the path from idea to finished product. At Inventables, we believe the world is at the beginning of a new renaissance. We see power in product development shifting from major corporations to individual designers and entrepreneurs. The availability of low-cost manufacturing tools and low-cost distribution on Internet sites are leveling the playing field. Small teams can now make unique high value products that major corporations can’t justify because they aren’t for the masses.

Our Values

CURIOSITY
We are curious people who are always learning about new things and investigating new areas: everything from buying novel products at the grocery store to exploring new information and technology.

HONESTY & INTEGRITY
We are honest with each other, vendors, customers, and honest with ourselves. We acknowledge things as they are, not as we wish them to be.

A COMMITMENT TO RATIONAL THINKING
Decisions are based on logic and reason instead of emotions or intuition.

RESPONSIBILITY
We take ownership over the outcome. We share the entrepreneurial spirit and play to win.

EXCELLENCE
As individuals, we have higher expectations for ourselves than Inventables has for us. We are committed to personal excellence and self improvement.

Available Opportunities

Senior Software Engineer

We’re looking for a few remarkable software engineers to join our small team and help us realize our mission of making 3D carving easy and accessible. You’ll build software that empowers people to build physical things with digital tools through our web-based 3D Carving app, Easel and our e-commerce site.

How We Work

We use agile software development techniques to focus our coding efforts on solving our business goals. We use Rails, Javascript, RSpec, Cucumber, and we run everything on the Amazon AWS platform. We often pair program, and we follow a test-driven development process. We deliver early and often. We believe that these practices lead to higher code quality.

We have a culture that makes time for innovation: every Friday is “Free Point Friday” where our development team works on what they think is most important – no questions asked. Check out Cohortly and Oneth1ng for just a couple examples of things we’ve built on Free Point Friday.

About You

We’re looking for someone with a passion for web development and making of all kinds. You’re self-motivated and enjoy working in a user-focused, highly intelligent, entrepreneurial environment.

You’re excited about solving challenging problems that come with building advanced in-browser software for CAD, CAM and machine control, such as efficient toolpath algorithms, visualization and manipulation of 2D and 3D designs, and memory and CPU performance optimizations to improve the user experience for thousands of people every week.

We look for aptitude, not experience, but you probably have experience working with dynamic languages, are ruthless about testing and refactoring, and bring superior skills in the following areas:

  • Ruby, Rails
  • Object-oriented programming
  • BDD/TDD, Agile practices
  • Pair programming
  • Javascript, CSS, AJAX
  • Linux server/stack administration (Apache, MySQL, Postfix, etc)

Compensation

  • The chance to help build a technical team
  • The chance to have a big impact on building a successful startup
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • BC/BS Health Insurance, $500 deductible, 100% coverage at no additional cost to you (coverage for spouse/family available at an additional cost)
  • Options Program
  • 401(k) program with match
  • Exploration budget – to keep you creative
  • Free Point Friday (work on what you think is important)
  • Tell us the tools you need – Mac or PC and software
  • Fast-paced work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com including the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your resume
  • A link to one software project you built along with a short description of what the software does and what your specific contributions were to it
  • A paragraph about why you want to join our team

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

These are the steps we’ll follow in interviewing candidates. After each step, we’ll make a decision as to whether or not to move forward with the next step.

  1. You kick it off with the email above
  2. We’ll set up a short phone call so we can learn more about each other
  3. You’ll complete a small coding challenge to demonstrate your engineering work style
  4. We’ll invite you to pair program with us
  5. You’ll come to our offices for an interview
  6. We’ll invite you to lunch with our team
  7. We’ll extend an offer to you

Marketing Intern

We’re looking for a an enthusiastic, detail-oriented marketing associate to join our small team and help us realize our mission. It will be your job to help build our audience and spread the word about the third industrial revolution. We’re doing something that’s never been done before and need to make the world aware of it- gathering the success stories of our customers and spreading them far and wide.

How We Work

We use every means available to connect with and engage people who love to bring their ideas into reality. We use video, photography, social media, blogs, special events and featured projects. We create our own opportunities and react to changing situations. We tell the stories of our customers and turn them into heroes.

We have a culture that gives everyone an equal voice and encourages new approaches.

You will be responsible for:

  • Assist the Marketing Director with running a variety of campaigns to grow the company’s social media & web presence and increase SEO
  • Copywriting for content marketing blogs and email campaigns
  • Manage and grow an influencer network of social media creators
  • Assist the Marketing Director on site at marketing events and product demos

About You

We’re looking for someone who wants to work in a VC-funded startup that is changing the way physical goods are made. You have a passion for maker culture, are self-motivated, and enjoy working in a highly intelligent, entrepreneurial environment. We look for aptitude, not experience, but you probably have experience with social media, media production, sociology and communication theory.

Compensation

  • Competitive hourly wage based on skills and experience
  • The chance to have a big impact on building a successful startup
  • A crash course in the science of social media marketing
  • Exploration budget – to keep you creative
  • Fast-paced, casual work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com including the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your resume
  • Three writing samples
  • A paragraph about why you want to join our team

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Production Specialist

Inventables is building its reputation as the leading provider of 3D carving tools used to design and manufacture products. We’re looking for a few detail oriented production specialists to join our operations team and help bring superior service to our customers.

How We Work

As a production specialist you will play a major role in providing our customers with an inspiring and easy out of the box experience.

You will be responsible for:

  • Check-in incoming inventory
  • Pick, pack and ship new orders
  • Restock and shift inventory as directed by the Warehouse Manager
  • Help maintain our warehouse 100% up to specification
  • Contribute ideas for process improvement and development in Warehouse Operations

About You

  • Must have a positive and patient attitude
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work at a steady and efficient pace
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be a decision maker and take responsibility for outcomes
  • Must exhibit good time management skills
  • Must be dependable to show up and work scheduled days and hours
  • Must be available to work Mon – Fri (work shift may fluctuate but will generally fall between the hours of 8:30am – 6:30pm CST)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Some experience using Google docs and basic web applications is preferred
  • Previous warehouse experience is a plus
  • High School diploma required

Compensation

  • $10 / hour
  • Top notch BC/BS health insurance $500 deductible 100% coverage in network at no additional cost to you
  • A monthly “innovation” budget to help you build your own product(s) using materials and parts from our store and competitors
  • Personal “exploration” budget to help keep you creative
  • Team lunch on Thursdays
  • 401(k) program with 4% contribution match
  • Fast-paced casual work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com with your resume and a paragraph about why you want to join our team.

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Level 1 Customer Success Specialist

Inventables is building its reputation as the leading provider of 3D carving tools used to design and manufacture products. We’re looking for a few remarkable customer success professionals to join our team and help bring superior service to our customers.

How We Work

As a Customer Success Specialist you will play a major role in giving our customers an easy and inspiring experience anytime they interact with our company.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage, work and resolve a variety of customer cases on a daily basis
  • Process order changes, refunds and additional charges
  • Help cover the Customer Support phone lines
  • Contribute ideas for process improvement and development in the customer success department

About You

  • Must have a positive and patient attitude
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be comfortable and professional corresponding with both customers and vendors over the phone
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work at a steady and efficient pace
  • Must be a decision maker and take responsibility for outcomes
  • Must exhibit good time management skills
  • Must be dependable to show up and work scheduled days and hours
  • Available to work Mon – Fri. Some rotational weekend hours may be required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Some experience using Google docs and basic web applications is preferred
  • Previous customer service experience

Compensation

  • $12 / hour
  • Top notch BC/BS health insurance $500 deductible 100% coverage in network at no additional cost to you
  • A monthly “project” budget to help you build your own product(s) using materials and parts from our store and competitors
  • Personal “exploration” budget to help keep you creative
  • Team lunch on Thursdays
  • 401(k) program with 4% contribution match
  • Fast-paced casual work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com with your resume and a paragraph about why you want to join our team.

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

VP of Marketing

We’re looking for an outstanding marketing professional to join our small team and help tell our story. Our goal is to ignite a revolution in digital fabrication. To do this, we make products that bring out the maker in all of us.

Key to this is simplifying the path from idea to finished product. We believe that 3D carving is the most effective and efficient way for people to bring their ideas to life.

We offer everything necessary to make 3D carving easy and inspiring: powerful machines, intuitive software, and unique, beautiful materials.

How We Work

We focus all our efforts around making things easy and inspiring for our customers. In order to organize our goals and prioritize, we use what’s called an OKR framework; it stands for Objectives and Key Results, and it encourages collaboration and focus.

You will be responsible for:

  • Telling the Inventables story
  • Expanding our brand awareness so we become a household name
  • Continuing to grow our customers and users at 100% or more per year

About You

We are looking for an experienced storyteller with a history of successful communication strategy. You’re the kind of marketer who fundamentally understands how to communicate our value to the customer, and can bring that story to the world in a big way.

You have a unique mix of creativity and analytic ability. You know how to:

  • Build and measure the sales funnel
  • Strategically craft compelling concise memorable messaging
  • Position a product
  • Build a brand
  • Think creatively about tactics that can produce ROI

Compensation

  • Competitive annual salary based on experience
  • Top notch BC/BS health insurance $500 deductible 100% coverage in network at no additional cost to you
  • A monthly “innovation” budget to help you build your own product(s) using materials and parts from our store and competitors
  • Personal “exploration” budget to help keep you creative
  • Team lunch on Thursdays
  • 401(k) program with 4% contribution match
  • Fast-paced, casual work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply [at] inventables [dot] com with your resume and a paragraph about why you want to work at Inventables.

Incomplete submissions will not get a response.

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Electrical Engineer

We are looking for an exceptional Electrical Engineer to help us design the next generation of Digital Desktop Fabrication Machines. You will be designing microprocessors, digital circuits, analog circuits, motors controllers and power supplies into our growing line of digital fabrication equipment. You will help interface with contract manufactures and certification agencies.

How We Work

We work as an Engineering Team to determine new products, design those products and continuously refine them.

We continuously improve our products, our procedures, and design assumptions through root cause analysis and customer empathy.

We are very fast paced and hands on. Engineers often fabricate their own parts, assembly their own circuits, test and refine in a short time frame.

About You

Firm Requirements

  • BSEE Degree
  • Professional Experience designing of digital circuits
  • Professional Experience with analog circuits and noise filtering
  • Experience working with agency (UL, CE, FCC) certification requirements and processes
  • Experience with point of load power supplies
  • Electrical CAD (Schematic Capture and PCB Layout) experience. OrCAD Experience preferred.
  • Basic experience with embedded systems programming
  • Writing test procedures
  • Designing Test Fixtures.
  • PCB Prototype hand assembly skills
  • Working with contract manufacturers

Bonus Skills

  • Mechanical CAD skills
  • Experience with CNC machines
  • Fabrication (Maker) Skills
  • Asian contract manufacturing experience.

Compensation

  • The chance to help build a technical team
  • The chance to have a big impact on building a successful startup
  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • BC/BS Health Insurance, $500 deductible, 100% coverage at no additional cost to you (coverage for spouse/family available at an additional cost)
  • Options Program
  • 401(k) program with match
  • Exploration budget – to keep you creative
  • Tell us the tools you need – Mac or PC and software
  • Fast-paced work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com including the following information:

  • Your resume
  • A paragraph about yourself and why you want to join Inventables
  • A portfolio or links to products you have completed.

Note: incomplete submissions will not receive a response.

Below are the steps we’ll follow in our interview process. After each step, we’ll make a decision as to whether or not to move forward with the next step.

  1. You kick things off with the email above
  2. We’ll set up a short phone call so we can learn more about each other
  3. You’ll complete a simple “Inventables Design Challenge”
  4. You’ll come to our Chicago office for a Technical Interview
  5. We’ll invite you to a Career History Interview
  6. We’ll invite you to lunch with our team
  7. We’ll extend you an offer

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Controller

Inventables is building its reputation as the leading provider of 3D carving tools used to design and manufacture products. We’re looking for a detail-oriented person to help build our accounting and finance departments. You are currently an ambitious Accounting Manager looking for the next step in your career. It will be your job as Controller to manage the month end close, inventory management, payroll processing, sales tax filing, monthly reporting and annual budgeting. You will report directly to the CEO and be a key member of the management team.

How We Work

We are a venture-backed startup company focused on growth. You will work closely with each department crafting and reviewing budgets and growth plans.

You will be responsible for:

  • Month and year end close out
  • Preparing and presenting financial information to the CEO
  • Working directly with our CEO on financial scenario planning
  • Working with each department head on our financial forecast and annual budget
  • Leading our physical inventory and cycle counting process

About You

We are looking for someone with a strong finance or accounting background. You will need to work in a digital accounting system (we use Quickbooks and will be moving to an ERP solution) and be comfortable with accounting concepts and reporting.

Your background must include:

  • Experience managing a physical inventory
  • 4 year degree in accounting or finance, CPA preferred
  • At least 3 years experience in public accounting
  • Experience with GAAP accounting
  • Experience with Quickbooks

Compensation

  • Competitive annual salary based on experience
  • Top notch BC/BS health insurance $500 deductible 100% coverage in network at no additional cost to you
  • A monthly “innovation” budget to help you build your own product(s) using materials and parts from our store and competitors
  • Personal “exploration” budget to help keep you creative
  • Team lunch on Thursdays
  • 401(k) program with 4% contribution match
  • Fast-paced, casual work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com with the following information:
1. Your resume
2. A paragraph about why you want to work at Inventables
3. Explain the extent of your experience with the following:
-Performing a physical inventory analysis.
-Evaluating and implementing an ERP system.
-Forecasting and budgeting.

Incomplete submissions will not get a response.

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Recruiter

We’re looking for a remarkable person to help us build a world-class company. You have a knack for the best ways to track down the best candidates. You also know how to evaluate top talent. This is a big job. You’ll be in charge of recruiting the best software engineers, hardware engineers, marketers, finance personnel, and operations people.

How We Work

With each addition to our team, we strive to bring in people that make us better. Everyone at Inventables likes to be challenged and we have a culture of continuous improvement. As our talent acquisition specialist you will be responsible for finding unique candidates who bring an entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of scrappiness and a diversity of thought to all that they do. You will guide candidates through our hiring process and help build a team of talented A-Players.

You will be responsible for:

  • Staffing Planning — Work with department heads to develop an effective recruitment plan. Draft job descriptions based on department needs. Propose and test new ways to find outstanding candidates. Track, report and analyze efficiency of recruiting efforts.
  • Recruiting — Develop and execute recruiting plans to ensure a diverse pipeline of talent for our team. Regularly attend job fairs, recruitment functions and community outreach programs to establish an organizational presence in the community. Develop strong relationships with candidates, understanding their needs and helping them find a fit at Inventables.
  • Candidate Correspondence — Keep candidates continually informed with quality communications throughout the hiring process. Ensure managers are up to date on the status of each candidate and available position.
  • Screening and Interviewing — Facilitate each step of the interview process (phone screen, technical interview, career history interview and lunch with the team). Work with managers to evaluate candidates and select standout, talented A-Players.
  • Onboarding — Prepare onboarding paperwork. Follow up with new hires and managers to ensure effective onboarding and retention through the first 90 days of employment.

About You

You are driven, eager, and able to use your creative skills to develop lasting relationships with both candidates and managers. You are able to understand and articulate the needs expressed by our managers across all departments. You’re also comfortable with numbers and can draw insights from analytics to make our hiring process smarter, friendlier and more efficient.

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • A Bachelor’s degree plus 3-5 years experience as a full life cycle recruiter
  • Working knowledge of human resources policies and practices
  • Knowledge of EEO and affirmative action requirements
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Compensation

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • The chance to have a big impact on building a successful startup
  • BC/BS Health Insurance $500 deductible 100% coverage at no additional cost to you (coverage for spouse/family available at an additional cost)
  • 401(k) program with 4% contribution match
  • Exploration budget – to keep you creative
  • Tell us the tools you need – Mac or PC and software
  • Fast-paced casual work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com with your resume and a paragraph about why you want to join our team.

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Senior Sourcing Specialist

Inventables is building its reputation as the leading provider of 3D carving tools. We’re looking for a detail-oriented person to help manage the sourcing and purchasing aspects of our rabidly growing business.

How We Work

We are a venture-backed company focused on growth. The Senior Sourcing Specialist will work with our product and operations departments to manage the sourcing of materials, components, suppliers and services to meet our changing levels of demand.

Primary responsibilities will include:

  • Sourcing — Identify and evaluate new suppliers for new and existing products
  • 100% in stock — Establish supply schedules and communicate requirements to sourcing and purchasing teams. Ensure all essential supplies are available when needed to control costs and minimize cases of over/under stock.
  • Cost management — Focus on making sure we are buying products at the appropriate cost and volume during the lifecycle of the product.
  • Supplier Performance — Establish metrics to assess factors such as quality, cost and delivery performance. Collaborate with product and operations teams to find ways of improving efficiency and reducing costs.
  • Communication — Develop effective internal and external communication practices to ensure quick response time when market conditions change.
  • Relationships — Build long term vendor relationships that offer quality, value, a willingness to collaborate and the flexibility to meet changing supply requirements.

About You

We’re looking for someone that has been through the process of setting up a supply chain management process at a company from the ground up. You are driven, eager, and able to use your analytical and planning skills to keep our supply chain running efficiently. You value collaboration and enjoy building mutually beneficial relationships with vendors. You’re also comfortable with numbers and can draw insights from metrics to streamline our sourcing process.

Ideal candidate will possess:

  • 4 year degree in business, finance, industrial engineering, supply chain management or similar concentration
  • At least 5 years experience in the field of sourcing / purchasing / supply chain management
  • Experience working with ERP solutions
  • Experience managing a physical inventory

Compensation

  • Competitive salary based on experience
  • The chance to have a big impact on building a successful startup
  • BC/BS Health Insurance $500 deductible 100% coverage at no additional cost to you (coverage for spouse/family available at an additional cost)
  • 401(k) program with 4% contribution match
  • Exploration budget – to keep you creative
  • Tell us the tools you need – Mac or PC and software
  • Fast-paced casual work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com including the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your resume
  • A paragraph about why you want to join our team

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

Level 2 Customer Success Specialist

Inventables is building its reputation as the leading provider of 3D carving tools used to design and manufacture products. We’re looking for a few remarkable customer success professionals to join our team and help bring superior service to our customers.

How We Work

As a Customer Success Specialist you will play a major role in giving our customers an easy and inspiring experience anytime they interact with our company.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage, work and resolve a variety of customer cases on a daily basis
  • Offer pre-sales tech support and answer general product questions
  • Troubleshooting X-Carve / Carvey machine and Easel software issues with customers via email, phone and screen sharing support channels
  • Help answer customer phone calls
  • Help with administrative cases including order status, refunds, shipping related questions
  • Contribute ideas for process improvement and development in the customer success department

About You

  • Must have experience operating and troubleshooting desktop CNC machines and DIY electronics
  • Must have a positive and patient attitude
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be comfortable and professional corresponding with both customers and vendors over the phone
  • Must demonstrate the ability to work at a steady and efficient pace
  • Must be a decision maker and take responsibility for outcomes
  • Must exhibit good time management skills
  • Must be dependable to show up and work scheduled days and hours
  • Available to work Mon – Fri. Some rotational weekend coverage will be required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required
  • Some experience using Google docs and basic web applications is preferred
  • Previous customer service experience

Compensation

  • $14 / hour
  • Top notch BC/BS health insurance $500 deductible 100% coverage in network at no additional cost to you
  • A monthly “project” budget to help you build your own product(s) using materials and parts from our store and competitors
  • Personal “exploration” budget to help keep you creative
  • Team lunch on Thursdays
  • 401(k) program with 4% contribution match
  • Fast-paced casual work environment

How to Apply

Send an email to apply@inventables.com with your resume and a paragraph about why you want to join our team.

Attention recruiters: Inventables, Inc. does not accept candidates through recruiting agencies. Please do not call our office or forward resumes to our jobs alias or to Inventables, Inc. Inventables, Inc. is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.