Head of Software (m/f) at BigRep GmbH (Berlin, Germany)

 Stack Overflow ·  12.09.2017

BigRep is a technology start-up with its headquarter in Berlin and offices in New York and Singapore.

Founded in 2014, it has become a market and technology leader in large-scale, serial 3D printing in just three years and has set itself the goal of changing the design, prototyping and industrial production of 3D printers from the ground up. With a volume of more than 1m³, the BigRep ONE is currently the largest FFF printer (Fused Filament Fabrication) available on the market and thus closes the gap between 3D printers used in private enterprise or in industrial applications. The smaller printer, the BigRep Studio, was introduced in 2016 and complements the company's product portfolio.

The growing team of engineers, machine builders and other staff at BigRep numbers over 60 employees from twelve nations that not only contribute to the emergence of the "machine builder of the future", but also work with passion to achieve the next industrial revolution.


The Head of Software will be Berlin-based and manage and coordinate a cross-discipline team of developers to create the next generation of 3D printing toolpath, UI, and motion control systems. 

This position will manage three internal teams (control systems, tool-pathing, user interface). These teams who work in close coordination to build a work-class industrial workflow for large format 3D printing.

The best candidate for this role will have experience working closely in a multidisciplinary environment, and especially with mechanical engineering, materials engineering, product development and customer support, to create seamless integrated systems of the highest quality and reliability.


3+ years previous work experience in 3D printing, scanning, image processing, or CAD systems 

3+ years experience managing development teams (5-10 people)

Bachelor's degree in mechatronics or software engineering

Experience delivering results in start-up style environment, while establishing professional methods and work processes

Experience in motion control systems, or workflow development

Development experience in 2+ modern languages (C++, Python, Go, Javascript)

Hands on coding and code review

Team leadership and team building (as the team expands)

Fluent English and German a plus

Additional Skills Good to Have:

Experience delivering libraries or interfaces

Ability to deal with suppliers or sub-contractors  

Knowledge in selecting control systems

Experience in 3D printing, CAD, or computational geometry

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