Life360 is a Remote First company, which means a remote work environment will be the primary experience for all employees. All positions, unless otherwise specified, can be performed remotely (within the US) regardless of any specified location above. 

About Life360

Life360's mission is to keep people close to the ones they love. They help families protect the people, pets, and things they care about with their industry-leading mobile app and category-defining Tile tracking devices. Life360 has more than 50 million monthly active users (MAU) in more than 150 countries and is now the 16th most-used iOS app in the United States, running on almost 15% of iPhones. Founded in 2008 and going public on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: 360) in 2019, the company expects revenues of over $300 million in 2023, with core Life360 subscription revenues growing over 50% year-to-year. In addition to being publicly listed on the ASX, the company is an SEC registrant, with plans to dual list on a US exchange (i.e., NASDAQ or NYSE) in the near future. 

Life360 is at an exciting point in its trajectory, reaching positive cash flow and profitability in 2023 while maintaining our status as a category-leading growth company. In 2022, Life360 acquired Tile, the pioneer in finding technology, and Jiobit, one of the top real-time location monitoring platforms for families. These expanded offerings mark an important step forward toward achieving the company’s vision of being the world's leading platform for people, pets, and things. The company has the opportunity to do unprecedented good for families through its valued core offerings across free and paid plans. Key features include advanced location sharing, lost item reimbursement, driver monitoring, help alerts, 24/7 roadside assistance, and crash detection with emergency response. 

The goal is to become a household name and to drive growth domestically and through international expansion while expanding their offerings to establish ourselves as the must-have mobile-based membership for families of all stages. Life360’s growing team of 500+ employees operates as remote-first, with the majority of the leadership team centered around San Francisco and people located across the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia. The company’s ASX listing gives employees the liquidity of a public company with the upside of a private growth stage business with no liquidation preferences. 

We value having a diverse and inclusive community from many backgrounds, so even if you don’t meet 100% of the below qualifications, you should still seriously consider applying!

About the Job

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

Our Commitment to Diversity

We believe that different ideas, perspectives and backgrounds create a stronger and more creative work environment that delivers better results. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and where everyone feels empowered to bring their authentic best selves to work.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at Life360. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any legally protected status.  We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply. We believe that a diversity of perspectives and experiences create a foundation for the best ideas. Come join us in building something meaningful.

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