Origin

San Francisco
26 - 50 Employees
11 - 25 Engineers
$10M - $25M Funding
Series A

Origin designs and builds DLP 3D printers aimed at mass manufacturing.

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Active Roles
Why join us?
  • We have partnerships with global chemical companies such as BASF and Henkel, which design and supply the materials which can be printed with an Origin printer. This allows us to focus on the technology behind a general-purpose and flexible printer.

  • With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, Origin transformed its office into a factory, producing hundreds of thousands of FDA-approved nasalpharyngeal swabs, sold to test centers and hospitals. This demonstrated the viability of 3D printing for mass manufacturing.

  • We're backed by top investors, including DCM, Floodgate, and Stanford, and have raised $12mm+ in total funding.

  • You will work with a world-class team of engineers and scientists from places like Google, Apple, Microsoft, Autodesk, and Stanford. We've built a state-of-the-art 3D printing stack from scratch in <3 years.


Engineering at Origin
Engineering team and processes

Our software engineering team is a tight-knit team led by a co-founder. We use an informal agile process with weekly releases. We use GitHub for code reviews and CircleCI for continuous integration, testing, and deployment.

Our codebase is tightly integrated between the printers, backend, and front end and changes will often span multiple layers of the stack. Engineers have access to production and will often see their changes deployed every week.

Technical Challenges

We are designing and implementing smooth, intuitive 3D printing workflows that scale from a single printer to fleets of hundreds of units.

Our product is not only complex from a software standpoint, but also requires strong understanding of CAD modeling, materials science, chemistry, and mechanics.

We're also building IoT sensor stack to make 3D printing as smooth as paper printing is today, using continuous time series collection, cloud data processing, computer vision and computational geometry.

Projects you might work on
  • Build smooth, intuitive frontend and embedded workflows that allow our partners to easily scale from a single print on a single printer, to millions of prints on fleets of printers. Implement 3D modeling and CAD features directly in a web frontend.

  • Improve print quality, speed, and reliability by improving printer firmware via a deep understanding of our 3D printing process.

  • Improve general backend infrastructure, including end-to-end QA, reliable and reproducible builds and releases, and careful technical debt management.

  • Build out our IoT data pipeline, collecting both time series sensor and camera data, and apply appropriate ML and machine vision analysis techniques.

  • Rearchitect entire stack to run in on-premise environments with no Internet connectivity.

Tech stack
React
Node.js
C++
Google Cloud
PostgreSQL
Kubernetes
TypeScript

Working at Origin

We value engineers who are scrappy, high initiative and always ready to ask 'Why are things this way?' and 'How can I make it better?'

We have flexible work schedules that value technical output over hours in the office.

Every employee at Origin is an expert at a particular domain, and we have a strongly collaborative, cross-disciplinary culture that encourages working across teams.

Free Food

Lunches are locally catered from EatClub.

Health Insurance
Team Activities
Generous Vacation
Beautiful Office
Relocation

We offer a flexible relocation stipend for out-of-state or out-of-country candidates.


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