Director Of Test Engineering

Life360 San Francisco , CA 94118

Posted 3 months ago

Director of Test Engineering

About Us

Life360 brings families closer with smart tools designed to protect and connect the people who matter most.

Known for first-to-market solutions for modern family challenges, Life360 recently reached #1 in Apple's US App Store's list of free social networking apps. Nearly 1 in 10 US families with kids use Life360 an average of 12 times a day, and global membership is growing exponentially, with over 25 million monthly active users in over 140 countries making Life360 the largest mobile service for families in the world.

This reach gives us the opportunity to do unprecedented good for families through our valued core offerings: advanced location sharing, private messaging, driver monitoring, help alerts, 24/7 roadside assistance, and Crash Detection with emergency response. On average we respond to 1,000 roadside assists and dispatch 200+ ambulances each month to those in need.

Offering both free and paid memberships. In addition, the company has raised over $200 million in equity financing, and recently completed an IPO on the ASX exchange giving our employees the liquidity of a public company with the upside of a private growth stage business.

Life360's rapidly growing team of 150+ employees is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in San Diego, and Las Vegas.


We're looking for an experienced engineering quality leader to join the Life360 team. As our Director of Test Engineering, you will lead the quality efforts to help us provide a great experience to our every growing audience of 25M users. You will help direct the test engineering and overall quality roadmap, set compelling test strategies and vision for the team, and own the release process from end-to-end. You will play a significant role in evolving Life360's quality mindset culture as we continue to grow. This position reports to the CTO.

You are joining a team of engineers who already pride on having a great quality mobile app that is known for great location accuracy and reliability, with low latency and low battery life. We are often ranked amongst the top 20 mobile apps on the AppStores and consistently in the top 3 in the Social Networking category. With millions of reviews to our name, we are also rated 4.5+ or higher. As a leader of test engineering, your job would be to not just maintain but help us surpass these benchmarks. Our CEO, Chris Hulls believes that quality is the single biggest differentiator of our product against our competition and you will be at the forefront of maintaining that edge.


  • Manage, mentor, and inspire a team of test engineers and leads.

  • Partner with engineers and product managers to ensure projects are designed with quality in mind through all stages of iteration and development in the V-model while moving fast within agile teams.

  • Be responsible for all aspects of Test engineering including Manual, Automation and Field test

  • Grow the team by attracting and retaining top talent in SF, San Diego and Remote.

  • Be an obsessive champion for quality in the organization.

  • Articulate the roadmap to help test both mobile and cloud platforms in an ever increasing user base with a lot of technical challenges such as sensors and location.

  • Help define the quality benchmarks for each release and participate in the go/no-go decision making, holding a high bar on quality.

  • Invest in tools and metrics that help the organization under quality.


  • 10+ years of experience in quality teams, working on consumer products

  • 6+ years of experience managing teams, with direct reports under your guidance and leadership

  • Fluency in defining and increasing quality for mobile and cloud applications through processes.

  • Strong analytical skills to help understand product performance across an ever increasing test matrix.

  • Experience working with cross-functional product teams (design, research, product, engineering, data science) in an agile environment

  • Experience setting up and managing global teams of test engineers.

  • Good understanding of GPS, Battery and Cloud architectures.

  • Ability to make release decisions based on a mix of intuition and data.

  • A passion for Life360's mission to bring families closer together


  • Fridays are Work From Home days at Life360

  • Competitive pay with generous equity

  • $200/month Quality of Life perk

  • Free snacks, drinks, and food in the office

  • Catered lunches throughout the week

  • The computer of your choice

  • Medical, dental, vision, 401k and various other benefits

  • A great dog-friendly office with plenty of light in the heart of the SoMa San Francisco, or by the sea in San Diego

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