Software Engineering Manager, Platform Experiences
It’s rare to find a team so incredibly talented that cares just as much about creating a healthy, supportive, and fun work environment. I knew from my earliest conversations with the team that I had to join Humane.
Adam comes to Humane from Apple, where he began his career creating innovative technologies, including Face ID, and bringing new experiences to Messages. With an eye for detail and a passion for developing intuitive user interfaces, he created the onboarding experience for Face ID on iPhone and iPad. On the Messages team, Adam developed new functionality to empower iPad users in the first version of iPadOS. He is interested in how technology can reduce barriers to communication and shipped a feature for friends to effortlessly and securely share their name and photo over iMessage. While attending Clemson University, Adam worked at a startup, building a communication app for first responders. He cares deeply about creating technologies that blend into the world around us and bring humans closer together.
I wanted to find a place where the moral principles aligned with the company culture. After interviewing, I knew that Humane was what I was looking for because everyone was passionate about their work and felt valued. I still feel joy at the end of long days.
Jocelyne started out by joining Dev/Mission, a non-profit that helps youth in underserved communities learn tech skills. She became eager to learn about IT and became immediately passionate about helping others understand technology. The organization provided opportunities that helped her begin her career in tech at Postmates. With her background in customer service, she quickly learned and understood the scope of the IT help desk.
Senior Software Engineer II
Building great devices involves unique skills and technologies, which presents learning opportunities that I wouldn't get elsewhere. The team genuinely helps every member thrive outside of their comfort zone.
Abhijit is a systems software engineer with a passion for consumer electronics. He comes to Humane from Amazon, where he spent six years working on Alexa products such as the Echo, Echo Spot, and the Amazon Tap. He led efforts in computer vision, audio, security, and touch, working on drivers and frameworks, which enabled rich user experiences. Before that, Abhijit studied at Georgia Tech with a concentration in Systems and Networking. He is deeply interested in developing products that can augment and improve our lives and relationships with those around us.
Senior Software Engineer II
The pace of innovation and engineering here feels electric . . . like everyone is firing on all cylinders. I can just get things done.
Ben Plotnick is an experienced software engineer with a specialty in infrastructure. At Cruise, Ben led the Platform Services team, scaling Kubernetes traffic management and networking to support the autonomous driving mission. He was previously at Yelp, where he redesigned the Yelp service mesh, which he has presented publicly. Ben has a passion for tackling challenging problems wherever they may be, from high throughput observability to extremely low latency trading systems.
Health and Wellness Coordinator
The opportunity to create and contribute to something meaningful and impactful at Humane is invaluable. The interview process was conversational and comfortable, and that allowed me to get to know my colleagues and get a sense of the community and culture at Humane. I felt appreciated before I even I started working, and that will stick with me forever.
Jordan Loché has an educational background in kinesiology and exercise physiology. She has spent most of her career as a health and wellness professional, contributing to organizations including Stanford and Chevron. At her core, she values people and is focused on making a positive impact on the wellbeing of others. She believes knowing how to take care of our health and wellbeing and having the resources to do so is a right, not a privilege. Jordan uses her passion, experience, and skills to ensure that those around her feel supported and empowered to take care of themselves.
Senior Electro-Mechanical Global Supply Manager
Humane offers an opportunity few get in their lives, one which enables me to work with the most talented people in the industry to create and build something truly groundbreaking. Everyone is so open, collegial, and down-to-earth. What an amazing group of people doing amazing things.
Ryan is an experienced global strategic supply professional with a passion for sourcing the world’s most transformative technologies. During his five years at Apple, Ryan focused on strategic supply for electro-mechanical commodities supporting iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods. As a group manager, Ryan also led a team of strategic supply professionals supporting final assembly operations for a variety of Apple’s most impactful products. Ryan is a U.S. Navy veteran with eight years of active-duty experience prior to joining the consumer electronics industry. Ryan is thrilled to be a part of the Humane team and the opportunity to drive the next-generation of consumer technologies.
I’m continuously and pleasantly surprised at the level of thought and care that goes into supporting and growing individuals, and by how much my voice matters. I really feel I can make a meaningful and positive lasting impact at Humane.
Emily is a curious and passionate hardware engineer who delights in collaborative work on complex problems. She gained experience building high-volume consumer electronics during her time at Nest and Google, developing intelligent home devices and first-generation wearable products over the last five years. User experience heavily informs her perspective and approach to hardware design. She strives to build products that are a joy to use and add meaning to everyday interactions.
Being at Humane is like being part of a family. We're not just committed to our goals, but to each other!
George is a retired high-school social studies teacher who has shifted to a second career dedicated to ensuring everyone at Humane has what they need to achieve their desired results. From assembly to installation, repair to relocation, and everything in between, he gets it done! His years as a classroom teacher serve him well in his new role working for a company dedicated to making a positive impact in the world.
Senior Software Engineer
I love how the team has created a space where everyone has a seat at the table, can be part of a truly creative, open, and fun environment, and can work towards a wonderfully crazy, noble goal.
Valerie is passionate about blending technological innovation, art, and storytelling to create compelling new experiences. Her journey began at Stanford, where she worked with some of the top computer graphics and AI minds researching novel methods to enhance the creative process. From there, she spent time at Pixar, Google Android, and most recently, Google Geo. She constantly seeks to utilize computer graphics technologies to help people find creative freedom and joy in interacting with the world around them.
Lead Industrial Designer
I'm continually inspired and motivated to do my best for the sole purpose of delivering a great product. Everyone's voice matters. I believe the result will be a product that encapsulates the experiences and values of a wide range of people.
Gary is a creative and detail-obsessed designer with over 20 years of experience crafting Apple, Pixar, and IDEO products. During his 12 years in the Apple Industrial Design group, he helped ship over 50 products, including the Apple Watch Links Bracelet, iPad Pro, iMac, and MacBook. At Pixar Animation Studios, Gary designed industrial objects, sets, and vehicles for the feature films Cars, Toy Story 2, Ratatouille, and more. Most recently, as Vice President of Industrial Design at the Chicago-based startup, Cooler Screens, he led the design effort of a new, innovative retail experience currently rolling out to stores across the country. Gary is passionate about designing and developing beloved, timeless technological products which elevate the human experience.
From the first conversation I had with a recruiter from Humane, I could sense there was a wealth of knowledge, culture, excitement, and experience here in which I wanted to be immersed. I am ecstatic to learn from everyone and grow with the technology being innovated and developed every day.
Younie played a key part in leading Immigrants Rising, a nonprofit serving the undocumented community, to the next level in their use and adaptation of technology tools as the organization went fully remote at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. She implemented remote work basics like Zoom, Slack, Google Workspace from the ground up, and revamped and developed Salesforce automations for the organization's legal, mental health, higher education, and entrepreneurship community services. Younie is passionate about increasing technology accessibility and literacy for underserved communities and for others to succeed in their roles. She pursued Art Practice at UC Berkeley and seeks to break out of the box, ideate, and create.
Infrastructure Software Engineer
The environment is completely different from what I've experienced before. There is a genuine care for employees that goes above and beyond. Feedback is critical, honest, prompt, and used to strengthen one another.
Mark is a software engineer with a passion for infrastructure and automation. At Apple, he worked on new product bring-up and built one of the first automated test infrastructures for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and the underpinnings for Apple's transition to Arm Macs. He later worked on tools and test infrastructure for Siri and HomeKit, building test infrastructure for features such as AirPlay on TV, Siri support for controlling media devices, and secure personal request. After leaving Apple, Mark worked at a startup creating software CI/CD infrastructure along with development tools used to increase developer productivity and to support external testing of features such as over-the-air updates and analytics collection. Mark is a tinker by nature with deep interest for work on the software that brings life to hardware. Mark packages the complexity of infrastructure into easily understood components that allow engineers and generalists to quickly access data and use it to inform decisions.
Senior Software Engineer
I love working with such kind and curious people!
Sarah is passionate about solving problems related to understanding the visual world. She began her career as a vision researcher and became well versed in both biologically inspired and classical computer vision. She is an expert in video and image compression, and has spent six years as a primary contributor to the AV1 video codec. Her focus at Humane is a mix of computer vision and computational photography, and she is excited to bring people joy through the power of images.
Senior Software Engineer II
There's energy in the air from a sense of creating something completely new with enormous potential. There are no communication barriers between departments, and having trust as a core value means more transparency and access to the information we need.
Daniel is a software engineer by training and a designer at heart who combines these abilities to create valuable tools and engaging experiences. During his 14 years at Apple, he led the engineering efforts of five major releases of the iOS Photos app, helped revitalize the Xcode source editor, and was instrumental to the design and development of Scribble on watchOS and iPadOS. Daniel is passionate about exploring more natural and fluid ways to interact with technology and finding better ways to write software that ensures that these experiences are delightful and reliable.
Lead Hardware Reliability Engineer
I chose to work at Humane to be a pioneer of innovation, to work on tomorrow’s technology and help shape a better future. My favorite part of Humane is Humane itself: its people. I get to work alongside a fearlessly talented team to come up with the best solutions to technical problems, and have fun with amazing individuals along the way.
Maxime is a Lead Reliability Engineer at Humane. He brings with him nearly eight years of experience in reliability at Apple, where he continuously pushed products to their limits to enable the best customer experience possible. He worked on various products: starting with camera modules, then iPhones, and finally leading the team for the AirPods product line. Maxime takes pride in breaking things to build products and relationships.
Chief Technology Officer
At Humane, we're working on the inevitable, surrounded by an incredible team. This is the only place I've experienced such care for the wellbeing of the people working on the product and for the product itself. We have a chance to grow that, and we will.
Patrick led the development of iconic Apple services, including iCloud, iMessage, and FaceTime. During his 13 years at Apple, he oversaw technical design, built critical infrastructure, and led the teams for numerous industry-defining features across all platforms. A Silicon Valley veteran, Patrick performed research at Sun Microsystems and built developer frameworks at NeXT before his time at Apple. He is passionate about building and scaling teams and technologies with an unrelenting focus on customer privacy and security.
Senior Software Engineer II
This team is so dedicated and intelligent while maintaining such an awesome culture: I wouldn't trade it for anything. I am truly excited every day I come to work because I get to build some really cool technology while also working with great people.
Lilynaz has a background in biopsychology and neuroscience, with extensive experience working with children with disabilities and analyzing how people interact with their environments. As a key leader on the Messages software engineering team at Apple, Lilynaz developed cutting-edge technology that facilitated daily communication for over half a billion people. Lilynaz's eye for creativity appears in her work in advancing human interactions. She produced features such as iMessage stickers, Tapbacks, and the ability to share your identity with new people in a secure manner. Lilynaz's innate desire to facilitate positive change in people's lives contributes to her passion for authentic and positive interactions between people and the world around us.
Senior Infrastructure Software Test Engineer
Everyone at Humane seriously cares about building something whole and complete, not just a minimum viable product.
Mark previously worked at Google Nest, where he worked on multiple Nest thermostats, smoke alarms, and cameras in roles ranging from customer support to product safety and software quality. Mark is passionate about protecting customers from bad experiences. Whether in business processes, design decisions, or software quality. Mark carefully considers how each decision might affect customers and partners and aims to prove that companies can have a soul.
I feel like I have a real seat at the table and the opportunity to offer creative ideas and solutions to make everyone's lives better.
Sarah comes to Humane with over two decades of experience directing private dining and event planning initiatives for the fine dining and Michelin sector of the hospitality industry. She is a visionary, creating unparalleled customer experiences, making each client's unique dream a reality. Sarah is excited to bring her passion for logistics, procurement, and leadership to Humane and to support the growth of an innovative and talented team.
Head of Services
We are exploring new frontiers in so many different dimensions that inspiration and opportunity feel boundless. It feels like my education and career were all preparation for this moment!
Jeremy has led several engineering teams at companies ranging in size from startups to multinational firms. He has decades of experience building and operating complex distributed systems, especially internet services. Jeremy spent nearly 13 years at Apple, first leading teams that delivered core components of mission-critical offerings, including iCloud and the App Store. Later, he led Apple’s Cloud Infrastructure division, building and operating the foundations powering most of Apple's services. Jeremy is thrilled and humbled to be responsible for the services critical to realizing Humane’s vision.
Chief Operating Officer
Imran and Bethany are focused on creating a great company with the right culture that will yield innovative, industry changing products.
Kevin has built and led several operations, supply chain, and manufacturing organizations at companies large and small—from Cisco to early stage startups. He has years of experience ramping new products and scaling operations for in-market products. Kevin spent 13 years at Cisco, experiencing tremendous growth and scale in the 90s and, most recently, eight years at Fitbit, from pre-IPO through Google acquisition. Kevin has been Operations Advisor to Humane for over two years and is excited to join the leadership team full time as Chief Operating Officer.
Manager of System Software
Humane is a group of smart, motivated, and compassionate individuals. The culture is one that is collaborative and supportive, and I can tell leadership cares about people just as much as product.
Evan has spent the last ten years as a firmware engineer on consumer electronics projects. As a member of the algorithm development team at Nest, he helped develop the flagship machine learning features for the Nest Learning Thermostat, including Schedule Learning and Auto-Away. Evan holds several patents relating to energy savings, data visualization, and sensor fusion. After Nest, he pursued an opportunity at Casper to develop new technology to improve sleep. Evan's passion lies at the intersection of machine intelligence and human-centric design.
Lead Product Design Engineer
Bethany and Imran have taken great thought and care to build a community that is welcoming and warm. I am proud of the products I help create, and I want my family to delight in using them.
Ashley has been designing and building products for over seven years. She spent four years at Apple, shipping the iPhone 6s+, then the iPhone X, and finally leading the ProjectRed color refresh of the iPhone 8 and 8+. Her favorite and most challenging project was her role as system integrator for FaceID on the iPhone X. Since Apple, Ashley has explored several different products, including a hearing aid, a smart oven, and home automation devices. Her two favorite parts of designing are when she gets her hands on the first tooled parts and when the product ships.
Senior Legal Counsel
Building technology that allows us to focus more on each other and our surroundings excites me every day!
Birte is an internationally experienced attorney who found her passion helping guide product innovation, commercialization, and growth. She has worked in Germany, Brazil, Switzerland, and the United States advising startups to Fortune 100 companies on complex commercial transactions, intellectual property asset management, and highly contentious dispute matters. Birte embraces curiosity and is motivated by developing creative, forward-looking solutions.
Manager, EM Global Supply Chain
The people and the culture drew me to Humane; I get to work with brilliant individuals with whom I get along. I learn every day and have a ton of fun doing it.
Alisha has spent the last ten years developing best-in-class hardware at the top supply chain companies in the world. From working on the Camry at Toyota to supporting interconnect technologies for iPhone at Apple, she has brought up the supply chain for products that have directly impacted millions of people around the globe. Alisha is most passionate about deep-diving various supply chain nodes to solve complex problems that enable product supply while simultaneously keeping costs at bay and profitability high. Alisha is excited to combine her passion for supply chain with her love for delivering revolutionary hardware at Humane.
Lead Talent Engagement Partner
I feel honored to work alongside such bright minds and best-in-class professionals. I love working with an organization that puts their values first and contributing to something so innovative that I'm confident it will change the world.
Lori is an experienced Talent Partner with 17+ years of agency and corporate recruiting experience. She has partnered with top executives in many industries and covered various disciplines including finance, accounting, HR, marketing and other support functions. Lori is recognized for diversity recruitment, and she has built and led many high performing teams throughout her career. She is passionate about identifying best-in-class talent with a combined focus on culture and values. She enjoys building and nurturing relationships, creating an unforgettable candidate experience.
I chose to work at Humane because of their commitment to their values. It's motivating to be a part of a company that genuinely strives to protect work-life balance.
Nick has a background in entertainment production, working on feature films and television shows. For the past six years, he led creative teams for numerous films at Pixar Animation Studios. Nick strives to inspire his teams and create positive and caring environments.
My personal values aligned with Humane's and I knew there was an opportunity to create something very special. I love working on a small team of talented and experienced makers. This allows for collaboration across disciplines—the recipe for innovation.
Bailey is a color and trend specialist with over a decade of experience in apparel and footwear. She has worked with industry leaders Adidas, Nike, Hoka, Teva, Herman Miller, and Maharam. Most recently, she led the color and material design for Adidas Yeezy sneakers. Bailey is passionate about designing products that allow users to participate in the creation of their own personal style.
My favorite things about Humane are the people, the work, and the energy.
Leo is an engineer from Tokyo who loves people and computers. After studying computer science and art at Yale, he worked on Apple's App Store for seven years. Leo loves tinkering with technology, combining techniques across new and traditional disciplines. He is passionate about building delightful, responsible tech at the intersection of machines and people.
Senior Manufacturing Engineering Manager
At Humane we all have a great sense of purpose. We are aligned to our common goal, and we support each other along the way.
Keith trained as an electrical engineer and has broad expertise in electronics manufacturing, hardware quality, and project management. He has worked at leading companies in the consumer, audio, and industrial electronics spaces. He has successfully managed new product development and factory ramps for many high-volume electronics products. Keith is passionate about leading cross-functional and multi-site teams to successful business outcomes.