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Quality Engineering Lead

Operations at Humane in San Francisco, CA

Who We Are

Humane is a team of proven industry experts who have invented, built, and shipped category-defining hardware and software products to billions of people across the globe. We're known for building the audacious, ambitious, and the impossible, and we're doing it again. Our vision for the next shift between humans and computing requires innovation across multiple emerging technologies in hardware and software, from devices to cloud services.

About The Role

Humane is seeking a Quality Engineering Lead who will take ownership of critical quality-related activities and help to build out the quality organization at the company. The candidate will be responsible for key product quality and supplier quality deliverables and will help to scale the Humane quality organization.

What You Might Do

  • Lead quality activities for Humane products, with focuses on product quality and supplier quality
  • Work cross-functionally internally and with vendors to write and enforce quality control plans in an NPI environment
  • Develop product quality standards, plans, and test protocols
  • Work with vendors and CM/JDM partners to drive FMEA, RCA and 8D processes
  • Help to build lightweight quality processes and scale the quality team
  • Develop an initial quality management system and supplier approval process
  • Work with CM/JDM to develop a non-conforming materials + SCAR tracking system
  • Lead quality meetings between vendors/CMs/JDMs; monitor and report quality performance

Essential Qualifications

  • 8+ years in a Quality Engineering or similar position in consumer electronics space (or a similar industry)
  • 8+ years defining and managing quality processes at overseas CMs/JDMs 
  • Experience providing technical mentorship to junior engineers and technicians
  • Ability to travel to factories to support builds, audit suppliers and CM’s/JDMs
  • Willingness to own and execute quality tasks to support rapid NPI timelines
  • Responsive and adapts quickly to changes in rapid growing environment
  • A relationship builder who communicates clearly; is data-driven and analytical; is enthusiastic and motivated

Preferred Skills

  • Ability to speak Mandarin is a plus
  • Six Sigma certification, CQE certification
  • Master’s Degree in Engineering or related discipline
  • Start-up experience

Why Humane?

  • Develop cutting edge technologies in a creative and innovative environment
  • Imagine new opportunities in areas that matter and will impact the world you live in
  • Be a part of a high performing team of the world’s best innovators and executors
  • Receive excellent medical, dental and vision benefits, equity ownership in Humane  and competitive salaries
  • Flexible work arrangements to support you in working in the way that you work best
  • Our values: trust truth +joy

Humane currently has a Mandatory Vaccination Policy in place for all individuals who enter any Humane space, subject to the exemptions as required by law. Please do not disclose vaccination status unless requested by our Health & Wellness Coordinator. Thank you. 

At Humane, diversity is important to us.

Humane is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. We do not make hiring or employment decisions on the basis of race, color, religion (including, but not necessarily limited to, religious creed, dress, and grooming practices), citizenship, marital status, age, national origin, place of birth, height, weight, ancestry, mental or physical disability, genetic information, medical condition, U.S. (state and federal) military and veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, gender, pregnancy (including childbirth or related medical condition), or any other characteristics protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws (“protected characteristics” or “protected categories”). Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance and other similar state laws and ordinances, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. At Humane, building a healthy and safe workplace is core to our mission. We prohibit harassment of any kind.

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