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Prelude Ventures
Prelude Ventures

Software and Controls Engineer



Newark, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

About Holo:

Holo is enabling digital manufacturing at scale for intricate 3D printed metal parts, designed for additive and optimized for high-performance applications. Built as a spin-out from Autodesk, Holo was founded in 2017 by a team of renowned additive manufacturing experts, engineers and scientists dedicated to applying innovation to change manufacturing. Backed by top tier Silicon Valley investors and strategic partners, Holo’s unique 3D photolithographic process is capable of providing true design freedom coupled with material flexibility to address unmet manufacturing needs within growing markets. Holo believes in a sustainable manufacturing future with 99% material utilization and streamlined logistics, requiring less energy with less waste.

Role Description:

As a Software and Controls Engineer, you will be responsible for writing applications and designing control systems to drive Holo’s hardware. You will be relied upon to contribute to application architecture and design, as well as writing code, tests, conduct code and design reviews, support releases, and maintain applications and hardware.


  • Design and implement embedded software applications from ideation to release that drive our custom hardware
  • Write, test, and debug low-level code (from microcontrollers to embedded RTOS)
  • Write, test, and debug high-level application code (Industrial Windows)
  • Specify, install and maintain industrial control electronics
  • Collaborate with a team of diverse engineers to design and optimize our manufacturing process
  • Develop and maintain excellent documentation
  • Lead design reviews and mentor junior engineers


  • Bachelors degree or higher in electrical engineering or computer science
  • 2+ years industrial experience
  • Experience with embedded systems
  • C++
  • Experience with industrial control electronics (PLCs, servo and stepper drives etc.)
  • Development in Windows environment
  • Experience with Git

Bonus points:

  • Familiar with additive manufacturing
  • Developed embedded systems for process control
  • Electronics, robotics, or automation background
  • Motion control experience
  • Experience with EtherCAT
  • Experience with computer vision, OpenCV and image processing
  • Experience with Boost (in particular the StateChart)
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, iterative/agile environment

A full benefits package is available, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance 2X annual salary, long-term disability, 401K and FSA/HSA accounts.

  • PREMIUMS 100% of employee premium & portion of dependents paid by company
  • MEDICAL PPO, HMO, HDHP available
  • DENTAL Premier and Standard plans
  • VISION VSP Vision Premier
  • PTO 15 days 0-2 years of service, 17 days 2-4 years, 20 days 4+ years
  • LOA’s Bereavement, maternity/paternity, etc. Integration with CA SDI where appropriate


  • 401k Mass Mutual

Other Pre-Tax Benefits

Commuter Plan, FSA, HSA, Life Insurance (2x annual salary), LTD