Staff Hardware Engineer

Posted on 3/11/2024



201-500 employees

Family safety app with location and driving features

AI & Machine Learning
Consumer Goods
Data & Analytics


San Francisco, CA, USA

Required Skills
Printed Circuit Board (PCB) Design
  • 10+ years of product experience in electrical, systems or computer engineering
  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering other related technical field or equivalent industry experience
  • Experience with architecture and systems engineering across electrical, firmware, audio, RF and power systems within battery powered electronics
  • Deep experience with consumer electronics, hardware product development, manufacturing processes, schematic capture and layout tools
  • Be in the San Mateo office 3+ days a week at a minimum
  • Travel domestically and internationally to manufacturing sites across Asia and South America for up to 20% of the time
  • Take charge of system architectures covering RF/Modem, GPS, WiFi, BLE, Power, Sensors, Battery Management and overall system design
  • Utilize hands-on experience in prototype bring-up, debugging, functional verification, and provide manufacturing support
  • Architect, optimize and validate the system current drain to achieve best in class performance with respect to battery usage
  • Proven proficiency in PCB design, leading schematic and layout design, conducting reviews, and applying industry best practices to release final design packages for manufacturing on Cadence toolchain
  • Lead product architecture discussions, communicate trade-offs, program concerns, and provide technical direction
  • Drive the technical scoping and development of new technologies and features to deliver groundbreaking user experiences
  • Articulate technology and product strategy effectively to both internal and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate with management and cross-functional teams on long-term technology investments
  • Navigate compliance requirements such as FCC, ETSI, EMC, safety, and environmental engineering
  • Mentor junior engineers, imparting best practices and institutionalizing efficient processes to foster growth and innovation within the team

Life360 offers a family safety app with advanced driving, location, and digital safety features, including real-time location updates, crash detection, and 24/7 roadside assistance. The app also integrates with Tile trackers to locate important items and provides a range of safety features for driving, digital, and personal safety.

Company Stage


Total Funding



San Mateo, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Core business hours for work-life balance

No-meetings on Wednesday afternoons

Home office stipend

Remote-first work environment

In-person collaboration opportunities

Competitive pay and benefits

Health, dental, and vision insurance

401(k) program with company match