As part of the executive team, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Life360 will help shape strategy and play a critical role in the evolution of the company’s technology roadmap. Reporting to COO Lauren Antonoff, you will help build, develop, and grow a world-class engineering team that delivers high-quality and high-velocity work to keep Life360 members safe and close to the ones they love.

What You’ll Do

  • Nurture and Grow a high performing Engineering Organization – Attract, retain, and develop great talent and ensure that Life360 is a place where engineers feel empowered to do their best work.
  • Thought Leadership – As part of the executive leadership team, you’ll actively participate in shaping both vision and strategy, with a focus on identifying ways that technological innovation can unlock customer value and productivity.
  • Deliver an Exceptional User Experience – Be a champion for Life360 customers and find creative ways for engineering to contribute to providing an amazing customer experience. Translate business strategy into actionable technology roadmaps, initiatives, and projects.
  • Develop a Culture of Experimentation – Establish a practice around continuous improvement that empowers the team to tackle big problems through a series of smaller experiments and data-driven decisions.
  • Build Innovation Velocity – Evolve the current engineering practices to increase the velocity of experimentation and overall delivery so that Life360 gets more value to its customers sooner.
  • Lead through Change – As a growth-oriented company, Life360 wants to lean into new opportunities that are likely to require changes to the way they operate. The CTO prepares the engineering team to embrace change as an opportunity to better service our mission rather than something to shy away from.

What We’re Looking For

  • CTO or comparable experience leading large globally distributed teams. Experience managing senior engineering leaders (VPs) working across different areas of the business or multiple businesses.
  • Passion and track record for shipping innovative and delightful consumer experiences while holding an incredibly high bar for quality. Bias toward high velocity, experimentation, and helping the team find creative ways to gain efficiency.
  • A combination of public company and startup experiences is highly desirable, with experience leading through big-scale shifts to support millions of active users. Bonus points if you have been part of the executive team to take the company public.
  • Experience in hiring, building, and mentoring world-class engineering teams to 100 headcount and beyond and have managed through leaders across multiple teams/geos and know how to develop leaders in a fast growth environment.
  • A strong background in shipping mobile-first consumer or customer-facing products and working closely with Product, Design, and Marketing to balance innovation, speed, and quality.
  • Experience in developing full-stack solutions encompassing cloud (AWS experience is highly desirable), iOS, Android, and Web tech stacks infused with data analytics. Deep knowledge of the consumer product ecosystem, tools, technologies, and frameworks for highly efficient development.
  • Preference for leaders with experience developing consumer hardware.
  • Experience with requirements around security, compliance, and international expansion is required, as is experience working with outsourcing strategies.
  • Experience in creating a forward-looking plan, creating and optimizing budgets, and succinctly communicating trade-offs.
  • Proven track record in a remote-first company and techniques that leverage these advantages.

Who We’re Looking For

  • Creative thinker passionate about innovation and staying ahead of industry trends.
  • Analytical mindset with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven decisions.
  • Impact-driven thrives on hard work and enjoys working fast with a bias toward action.
  • Appreciates an informal, not overly buttoned up or formal culture.
  • Ambitious culture carrier – someone who will be a driver to the high standards of Life360. Values include:
    • Be a Good Person – We have a team of high integrity people you can trust.
    • Be Direct With Respect – We communicate directly, even when it’s hard.
    • Members Over Metrics – We focus on building an exceptional experience for families.
    • High Intensity High Impact – We do whatever it takes to get the job done.

Our Benefits

  • Competitive pay and benefits
  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans (100% paid for employees)
  • 401(k) plan with company matching program
  • Mental Wellness Program & Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for mental well being
  • Flexible PTO, 13 company wide days off throughout the year & paid holiday shutdown
  • Learning & Development programs
  • Equipment, tools, and reimbursement support for a productive remote environment
  • Free Life360 Platinum Membership for your preferred circle
  • Free Tile Products
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