The Bright Spot


Bright Machines Doubles Down on Software

By: Fiorella Dettorre, Chief Human Resource Officer, Bright Machines
December 12, 2018


Meet our New Software Leader; Seattle office coming soon


At Bright Machines, our vision is to reimagine the manufacturing industry through intelligent Software-Defined Manufacturing. From Autodesk to Google and VMware, our founding team brought with them an incredible wealth of software expertise, but we knew we couldn’t stop there. Last month we wrote about our commitment to building out our team of software experts to help in our mission to empower our customers to seamlessly build physical products, and today we’re making big strides against that promise.



Welcoming Nick Ciubotariu


I am thrilled to announce our latest addition to Bright Machines: Nick Ciubotariu.


As our new Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Nick brings to Bright Machines a proven track record in developing, designing and architecting software and services for some of the world’s most powerful products, in addition to building and scaling successful engineering organizations. He hails from Amazon’s Cloud Drive division, where he led a large engineering organization responsible for building Amazon’s digital cloud. Nick also played an instrumental role in delivering Amazon Alexa, Amazon’s search engine, Cloud Cam and Cloud Lock, the Windows Azure Cloud Platform System architecture and Visual Studio’s App Insights.


Nick will be responsible for driving Bright Machines’ software development, and to this end, will build a world class team of software engineers and experts in machine learning, robotics and computer vision. Drawing upon decades of experience managing remote teams, Nick will lead teams across all Bright Machines locations around the globe.



Putting a Stake in Seattle


But that’s not all. As we strengthen our executive bench in software, we’re also strengthening our presence in key software markets. Next year Bright Machines plans to expand to include a new office in Seattle.


From Microsoft to Amazon – Seattle is known around the world for being home to some of the world’s most pivotal software products and services. We’re excited to tap into this rich talent pool as we build and grow our Seattle team under Nick’s leadership over the coming months. Nick will be co-located between our new Seattle office and the San Francisco HQ, spearheading the growth of the new Seattle team and our presence in the region.


We’re thrilled to have Nick’s deep software experience and his connections to the software industry. Both will help him strengthen our already strong software expertise and propel us towards a future of Software-Defined Manufacturing.