JUUL's mission is to improve the lives of the world’s one billion adult smokers by driving innovation to eliminate cigarettes. JUUL is the number one US-based independent e-cigarette, selling over four million JUUL pods per month. Headquartered in San Francisco and backed by leading technology investors including Tiger Global, Fidelity Investments and Tao Invest LLC, JUUL Labs is disrupting one of the world’s largest and oldest industries.

We’re an exceptional team with backgrounds in technology, healthcare and biotech, and we’re growing rapidly to deliver on our mission. We’re actively looking to hire the world’s best scientists, engineers, designers, product managers, supply chain experts, customer service and business professionals.


In this highly visible role, the Director, Software Engineering - (Factory Automation) is responsible for the development and implementation of core factory automation software components to be used in high volume environments.

You will enjoy key decision-making opportunities in conjunction with hands-on problem solving and analysis both off-site and on-site. You will help define and deliver automation solutions; drive development and implementation of high-precision, high-volume automated manufacturing processes for cutting edge products.

Typically requires 10+ years of experience in developing factory automation software solutions. 4+ global leadership experience required.

Must have industry knowledge of high-speed automation equipment and communication with factory MES like systems. 

Travel: Domestic and/or International travel: ~25%.


  • Development experience with PLC or PC/MAC based equipment control applications.
  • Familiar with OOP and software design patterns for PC/MAC developers.
  • Understand machine vision and the key technologies of lighting and optics
  • Knowledgeable in control principles such as PID loop tuning and Kinematics
  • Understand electronic components such as sensors, switches, relays, etc.
  • Experience with robotics hardware, i.e. motors, encoders, actuators, etc.
  • Experience with motion control programming (Denso, Mitsubishi and Precise GPL is a plus)
  • Strong commitment to goals and team-first attitude
  • Strong analytic problem-solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechatronics, mechanical, electrical or industrial engineering or equivalent

JUUL Labs Perks & Benefits

  • Full benefits (medical/dental/vision) for you and subsidized for your dependents
  • FSA (flexible spending account)
  • 401K Plan
  • JUUL Labs observes 9 paid holidays throughout the year plus 3 floating holidays to be used at your discretion
  • Three weeks of PTO each benefit year, beginning on your hire date
  • Fully stocked snacks and drinks
  • A place to grow your career. We’ll help you set big goals - and exceed them
  • Work with talented, committed and supportive teammates
  • Cell phone subsidy, commuter benefits and discounts on JUUL products

JUUL Labs is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment for all employees and job applicants, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records, pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. JUUL Labs also complies with the employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have the authorization to work for JUUL Labs in the US.

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