Senior Computer Vision Engineer
At Humane, I found a unique environment that promotes collaboration, respect, and cross-pollination of ideas between teams and disciplines; a company with a clear vision and the opportunity to work on intentional products that will make a difference.
Jaime is a software engineer with more than a decade of experience in machine learning and computer vision. Before Humane, Jaime worked at Niantic, where he led a team of engineers to deliver inference technology and take deep learning research to production as part of Niantic’s Augmented Reality Developer Kit (ARDK). Jaime also worked on a wide range of CV/ML projects at NASA and Janelia Research Campus, and he helped establish communication and build bridges across R&D and engineering teams to accelerate applied research. Jaime has always been interested in exploring the convergence of machine learning and design in an effort to solve everyday problems through state-of-the-art CV/ML approaches.
There is a spirit of creativity at Humane that makes me feel like more than a developer, more than a manager: together we are creating something new and exciting.
David has led several firmware development teams focused on consumer products. He has worked closely with hardware and design teams to deliver intuitive interactions with lighting systems at Noon and action cameras at GoPro. He gets excited about working with small teams to tackle big challenges, both in and out of the workplace.
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.
I was excited by the company values, the unbelievable talent at Humane, and the opportunity to build technology that makes us feel more connected to the real world and to each other. I've been blown away by the scale of the design and engineering problems the company is tackling, and I'm already learning so much from folks across software and hardware disciplines.
Josh spent over 15 years at Apple and Instagram, designing products such as Find My Friends, iCloud Photos, Instagram Stories, and more. He is passionate about technology that helps people unlock their creativity and deepens their connections to the ones they love.
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.
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.
I get to work with people who share the same ambitious goals—to make products people will love using. I feel good about coming to work every day.
Ken Kocienda is the Product Architect at Humane. With a Yale degree in history, a background in fixing motorcycles, teaching English in Japan, and making fine art photographs, he worked at Apple for over fifteen years. He created the touch screen typing and autocorrection system for the first iPhone and was on the software and design teams for the Safari web browser, iPad, and Apple Watch. In 2018, he wrote Creative Selection: Inside Apple’s Design Process During the Golden Age of Steve Jobs, a Wall Street Journal bestselling book.
System Software Engineer
My favorite thing about working at Humane is the team's shared, genuine passion to bring huge changes to the technology industry and to deliver more human, natural experiences through technology.
Katherine is a passionate, creative, open-minded software engineer who prioritizes delivering the best inclusive experiences. She has diverse, embedded software engineering experiences, from delivering systems-level validation for Tesla Autopilot hardware and program management specifications for Surface Dock Windows drivers at Microsoft to leading system software performance improvements for the Surface Duo and Surface Duo 2 at Microsoft. She loves working in challenging, yet forgiving work environments in the pursuit of discovery and growth.
Head of Hardware Program Management
The company mission drew me and made me curious to learn more. As I got to know the team, I found a culture that was exactly what I was looking for. Every individual is valued and the team is aligned on building technology that will change the world.
Jackie has an extensive background in hardware-focused program management. During her 13 years at Apple, she built a program management organization supporting the iPhone Product Design team and Interconnect Design team, supporting various products across Apple. She directly contributed to developing and successfully launching iPhone 4 and 17 subsequent iPhone models and bringing up the first-ever OLED display panel in an iPhone. Beyond iPhone, Jackie also drove major company-wide initiatives, one of which was to develop a web-based build matrix tool that has since been implemented across all product teams at Apple. Jackie is passionate about building and growing teams focused on high-quality product development.
The more people I met at Humane, the more I could hear how much passion surrounded their work!
Jacob is an IT engineer dedicated to architecting and automating solutions for business-critical workflows. Always eager to learn and understand on a deeper level, he brings a methodical approach to unique challenges at Humane. Jacob is passionate about technology’s ability to unburden teams and individuals alike.
Site Reliability Engineer
I'm extremely excited about working for a company with a mission so powerful and an actual ambition of changing the world for the better. The most amazing part has been how the mission seeps into everyday life. You can see how the ideals of the company impact how people act and interact. Humane feels like a place where anything is possible.
Anika is an experienced, dedicated, and fearless engineer with a background in both software and site reliability engineering. She loves diving in and tackling any sort of problem in any space—from platform refactors, to latency/cost optimizations, to continuous deployment. Before Humane, Anika was at Pinterest as the sole SRE for the core Pinner API and web application.
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.
Health and Wellness Lead
I could not think of a better name that would represent it all: Humane. This is not just a name, but a culture, a value that is embedded in the core of this company and carried throughout.
Sahar is known and appreciated for her ability to transmit optimistic energy. She grew up knowing she was capable of making an impact. It was at UCSD where her fascination with the human body and its potential flourished and she earned her BS degree in Neuroscience and Physiology with Honors. She then worked at a molecular diagnostics company, Hologic Inc., where she contributed to developing the Parvov/HAV assay used on multiple blood screening platforms. Shortly afterwards, she started her PA program and after three intensive years of didactic studies and clinical rotations, she received a master's in Physician Assistant Studies and a master's in Public Health. She aspires to initiate change after studying medicine and the social and behavioral aspects of public health: change that is necessary, change that will serve humanity.
Chief of Staff
I share Humane's beliefs on how people should be treated and cared for at work. When I read the mission I knew this was a special place. We all believe in the opportunity to change the interaction between humans and technology.
In her 20-year career, Andie has been the heartbeat of successful organizations. Over her seven and a half years at Apple, Andie worked as Executive Assistant to the VP of Software Program Engineering while managing the admin team, supporting an 800-person organization that shipped iOS and macOS software. She led daily operations, built the processes, programs, and tools to enable teams to function more efficiently. Andie loves tackling challenges at scale—she was responsible for coordinating and planning corporate events, both off-site and in-house. She is passionate about helping teams succeed.
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.
Software Engineering Lead, Data Services
I enjoy working in an environment where individual and team successes are so inextricably linked to the trajectory of the company. Everyone is tightly aligned on mission and purpose, and the emphasis on collaboration and execution keeps us focused on what matters the most.
Derrick is an experienced software engineer and leader with a passion for building services and applications that empower end users. Derrick spent nearly a decade at Apple working on customer-facing products and infrastructure services, including launching Hybrid Cloud, an internal infrastructure-as-code platform that enables engineers to work effectively across cloud providers. Before his second tour at Apple, Derrick led a multi-disciplinary team of iOS, Android, and backend engineers at Square, helping launch their flagship point-of-sale application in new markets and refining the product for key business categories. Derrick is thrilled to have the opportunity to ship software and products that enhance our experiences with technology, each other, and the world.
Senior Global Supply Chain Manager
I had never worked at a startup before. The ability to just pull somebody aside to ask questions and get passionate, in-depth answers is really fun. I'm really excited to get to know the team, and actually be able to build relationships across the whole company.
Eric is an experienced supply management professional with a focus on CM/JDM relationships. He spent six years at Google defining sourcing strategy and managing the overall commercial relationship with their consumer electronics manufacturing partners. During his Google tenure, Eric managed programs in a diverse set of product categories, including wearables, AR/VR, and smart home (Nest) products. Prior to Google, Eric managed manufacturing partners for Stanley Black & Decker's flagship DeWalt brand of power tools. He is passionate about bleeding-edge consumer technology and building healthy supplier relationships to deliver great products.
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 Manager, System Software
Humane gets work/life balance better than anywhere else I've seen. We have a clear focus and product goals, and a genuine care for everyone on the team.
Nathan is an experienced software engineer and leader. Most recently, he developed firmware for prototype sensing technologies at Facebook. At NVIDIA, he developed camera drivers that shipped on customer products, eventually leading a team of driver engineers. He brought new interaction models to life at an early stage eye-tracking startup that was later acquired by Google. In everything from team dynamics to shipping products, Nathan is passionate about unlocking the potential in our connectedness.
Senior Talent Engagement Manager
The people at Humane really set it apart from other places. I feel lucky to work alongside truly talented individuals who are incredibly good at what they do and are also extremely humble and kind.
Alex is a staffing leader who comes to Humane with a strong background in building teams and developing recruiting programs at startups and top-tier organizations. Alex started her career at Apple working across iPod, iPhone, iTunes, iCloud, iOS, and more. After almost five years at Apple, she entered the startup world as a Software Recruiter for the startup Rockmelt, with the ambitious mission to reinvent the web browser. When Rockmelt was acquired by Yahoo!, Alex returned to Apple. She quickly realized she missed the fast-paced startup environment and decided to join Nest to help build and scale their Nestling Internship Program. At Nest, she managed various teams before becoming the Head of Staffing, which she continued when Nest fully integrated into Google. At Google, Alex was the Staffing Lead for Nest, Pixel, and Wearables. Humane was a natural fit, as Alex is passionate about attracting and retaining top talent at companies with strong values and ambitious goals.
Senior Engineering Program Manager, System SWE
At Humane, I'm on the ground floor of a new piece of technology and learning its capabilities along the way.
Melissa joins Humane as a senior engineering program manager, bringing nearly a decade of background in tech working in various software disciplines. She looks forward to bringing her experience launching six consumer products and close to a dozen sustaining software updates to Humane’s first-generation space. She is excited about the challenge of working on new hardware that has the chance to disrupt the distraction of our smartphones.
The kindness at Humane trickles down from the top.
Bino has over twenty years of experience in CNC programming and machining of prototypes, from one-off parts to light manufacturing builds. He led the machine shop at Cardica Inc., a medical device company focused on minimally invasive surgery and he served as Fabrication Lead at PCH International, prioritizing lab projects and allocating resources.
System Software Engineer
Evi from the outside, I could tell that the culture at Humane was unlike any other. I came to Humane looking for the space to create, an opportunity to influence, and a warm group of brilliant colleagues. I got exactly what I came for.
Evi is an Embedded Systems Engineer who spent four years at Apple working on various projects including the Darwin Kernel, Kernel and System Security, and Bringup for the M1 chip and various Apple products. Prior to her time at Apple, Evi received her undergraduate and masters degrees from Carnegie Mellon University in Electrical and Computer Engineering. While at CMU, she began her journey as a Creative Technologist and was involved in research for the Future Interfaces Group and projects with the STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.
Factory Test Engineer Lead
This is the opportunity to be part of something disruptively good.
Michael is a seasoned factory test engineer who helped ramp some of the world’s most beloved consumer products. In his five years at Apple, he worked on some of the most interesting and complex iPhone and iPad supply chains. Before Apple, Michael was at NVIDIA, working on Jetson and SHIELD products as a Lead Product Engineer. He is passionate about bringing hardware that brings joy to mass production.
Senior System Integrator
My favorite part of Humane is the people, their attitude, and our collaborative environment. We've got hard problems to solve and it wouldn't be possible to solve them if we took an 'us vs. them' approach. It's always 'us vs. the problem.'
Matt takes an interest in disciplines involved with the hardware engineering process. He interned on the Apple Watch hardware team, served as the sole electrical engineer at a four-person VR hardware startup, and was most recently a system lead on the Google Pixel Buds. He is excited about using his varied experiences to solve complex engineering problems in novel ways. Matt is especially passionate about building products that have a net positive impact on users' lives.
Design Talent Recruiter
My favorite parts of working at Humane are the supportive team and the insane skills and experience they all possess!
Christina is an experienced design recruiter. She has worked with some of the most gifted and lauded creative teams in advertising, branding, fashion, art, and entertainment, including TBWA\Chiat\Day LA, Partners & Spade (Mythology), and the Human Interface design team at Apple. She forms deep connections and relationships with creatives ad her eyes are always open for new and extraordinary ideas and executions.
Talent Programs Partner
This is the first time in my career I've felt connected to and seen by my team. It's a great feeling to be able to bring my full self to work every day because it enables me to do my best work.
Angela is a creative problem solver who is passionate about amplifying underrepresented talent. She has a background in digital media and African American studies and has won several scholarships and grants for production of art exhibitions and their impact on young people of color in New York City. Her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion calls her to continue to lead community initiatives and build internal and external talent programs. At Humane, Angela is able to bridge all her passions as a Talent Programs Partner.
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.
The name says it all: I was looking to contribute to a mission-driven organization that supports a humane employee experience and healthy work/life balance. I love being around so much enthusiasm, intelligence, and idealism.
Michelle is an artist motivated by the desire to communicate and establish meaningful human connections. This priority led her from an early career teaching visual communications to facilitating exploratory design and engineering projects at Apple. She specializes in creative project management and interdisciplinary collaboration—her work engages partners in a variety of fields from energy and finance to music, fashion, and fine art. In her most recent role as Design + Creative Initiatives Project Manager at SFMOMA, she drove strategic design initiatives, led complex interdepartmental production workflows, and liaised with curatorial to shepherd artist projects from conception to exhibition. Michelle is passionate about advancing the creative process by building systems that capture, articulate, and transform abstract ideation into tangible steps forward.
Petrina de Chalus
Design Studio Manager
It is remarkable to work in an environment where we strive to be what we call ourselves: Humane.
Trina is a Detroit native and an arts professional with a gift for developing interpersonal relationships. Her love for people, art, and culture has taken her from Zimbabwe to Nepal, from Belize to New York and Los Angeles. These experiences inform every environment in which she engages. Trina has provided collaboration and support to creatives in advertising, post-production photography, merchandising, graphic design, interior design, and museums. While Trina’s work in museums strengthened her appreciation for the arts, her work at Humane synthesizes her passion for art, design, and innovation.