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.
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.
Lead Industrial Designer
It feels exciting to work with the best team, to dream together, and change the world for the better.
Ilgu has over ten years of experience in industrial design. After graduating from the Royal College of Art in London, he worked at various companies, from startups to design agencies. Before Humane, Ilgu worked at Molekule, designing air purifiers from concept to manufacturing on all product lines, as well as packaging and retail store design. He also worked at Fuseproject with various international brands such as L’Oreal, Kodak, Movado, and Samsung. In the early stages of his career, Ilgu was the sole designer on the mechanical engineering team at LG electronics, developing mobile user experiences. Ilgu is passionate about the hands-on design process to build new user experiences.
I chose to work at Humane to be a part of a creative, high-caliber team, working at the intersection of technology and human interaction. The culture around innovation, focus, and pursuing the impossible sets this company apart from the rest.
Jambu is a seasoned hardware engineer specializing in bringing cutting-edge wireless technologies to a wide range of consumer devices. He spent five years at Apple working on RF design, serving as the technical lead for the millimeter-wave design team and system integration for the iPhone 7, XS, and 12 Series. Outside of iPhone, he contributed towards bringing cellular to the Apple Watch, enabling mobility for a new class of wearable devices. Jambu is passionate about being at the frontier of innovation and is persistent about elevating the best user experiences.
System Hardware Engineering Program Manager
It was clear in early conversations that the team shared my values, and I am constantly blown away by our achievements. I have the opportunity to grow and am not siloed into one discipline. I learn every day and I am totally empowered to make decisions.
Kristina has spent her career working on consumer electronics in roles on operations and engineering teams. She began in the health-wearables category, working on multiple fitness tracking devices and accessories at Fitbit and supported the iPhone Product Design team at Apple for two phone programs. With a background in Studio Art, she brings a unique perspective to the team and drives results with her holistic problem-solving skills. She has a passion for product development and delivering high-quality products that have a positive impact on lives.
Head of Design Engineering
Bethany and Imran have spent a lot of time building a family at Humane, not just a product or service, and you can feel that energy in the office. Plus, we get to design and build cool stuff that matters everyday . . . who doesn't love building cool stuff?
Miguel is an experienced product designer and engineer. At Apple, he led the mechanical architecture for multiple generations of iPhone, continuously pushing the limits on design, engineering, and precision manufacturing techniques. He spent years inventing and developing breakthrough technologies for the iPhone, including 3D Touch and full-screen OLED displays. Miguel then started a full-service hardware design and development studio focused on early-stage startups. He led the engineering efforts on a broad range of consumer products, from mobile electronics to autonomous transportation. He is passionate about building high-quality and impactful product experiences.
Device Infrastructure Software Manager
The draw of joining Humane was as much about the stellar cast of bright minds as it was about wanting to have an opportunity to do something truly revolutionary.
Terry loves to break technology. He spent the early part of his Silicon Valley career at Apple testing Wi-Fi on the Macintosh. He then joined Nest Labs in 2013, where he was responsible for testing connectivity for the Nest Thermostat. He led efforts testing the interconnected alarm protocol for the Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detector before heading over to Noon Home, where he built factory tooling and led device-centric test efforts to bring the Noon Lighting System to market. Terry joins Humane after the unprecedented launch of Google's Fuchsia operating system to the Nest Home Hub. Terry is a passionate advocate for the user experience and prefers "minimum loveable product" over "minimum viable product."
I’ve never worked at a company that cares as much about each individual as Humane does. I admire the transparency between the bright minds here. It allows everyone to teach and learn as we grow.
Pat has built a reputation on his ability to coordinate and support projects and teams. He began his journey as an Event Coordinator at Apple and then moved to a role in Reception, supporting Design and Software Engineering. Shortly afterward, Pat joined the Power and Performance Team, where he supported 170 engineers, built out lab space for iOS and macOS devices, led office moves, managed fiscal budgets, and facilitated onboarding for new hires. Initially serving as the Community Liaison at Humane, Pat was accountable for logistics, supporting the build-out of Humane's second SF headquarters, managing security detail, and cultivating a safe and welcoming environment. Pat has now transitioned to a role on the Talent team to pioneer an onboarding experience that candidates will cherish for a lifetime.
I'm here for the technical challenges, great product, and truly excellent people.
Michelle is a software engineer who is passionate about solving challenging problems that can positively impact humanity. At NVIDIA, she worked on features for their mobile SoC, enabling computer vision applications from security to self-driving cars. Previously, she worked at an eye-tracking startup, now part of Google, building features and tools to accelerate research and development activities.
Every single person here is curious, passionate and incredibly welcoming. The culture is one of openness and genuine thoughtfulness—for all we do. It's a joy to work on such a compelling vision. Plus, the snack game is strong.
Guillaume is an expert product marketer and brand builder. He spent six years at Apple working on iPad and iPhone cameras, most notably defining and delivering the original iPad Pro. He then founded a studio based in New York City, helping early-stage startups go to market. Before Humane, Guillaume led consumer marketing for Instagram Shopping, launching major bets such as native checkout and shopping from influencers. Guillaume's passion is in breaking down complex ecosystem narratives to consumers in a way that connects them emotionally to the product and the brand.
Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer
I am constantly learning new ways to push the bounds of what was previously known. Also, everyone is willing to pick up a shovel and help where needed!
Parker entered the manufacturing sector as a quality engineer in the automotive industry. In recent years, he has applied analytics tools and statistics to develop new manufacturing assembly equipment for consumer electronics. He joined Humane to work alongside a truly talented team on complex and innovative technology that challenges his manufacturing skillset.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Electrical Engineering
The team prioritizes making people feel valued and respected as much as they prioritize building innovative new technologies. At Humane, everyone’s opinion matters and everyone has a big influence. It’s a powerful feeling to work with people who listen.
Sara has over ten years of experience designing electrical systems as small as battery-powered wearables to large self-driving trucks. Before Humane, Sara co-founded a product design consultancy to help hardware companies develop and bring their products to market. While there, she worked on various projects, including wearables, appliances, medical devices, educational toys, and virtual reality accessories. Previously, Sara led the design of the Fitbit Blaze smartwatch and drive-by-wire system for Uber’s self-driving trucks. Sara cares deeply about designing products that meaningfully improve people’s lives.
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.
System Software Engineer
My favorite thing about working at Humane is working with brilliant people on building systems that will allow us to build products as fast as we can imagine them.
Myles comes to Humane from Apple, where he helped develop multitouch firmware for ProMotion on iPhone. Previously, he worked at Alarm.com developing firmware for their home automation products. He combines a carefree attitude with a drive for perfection to create products that inspire wonder and joy. Myles likes to make things that make people happy and improve their lives.
Pierluigi Dalla Rosa
Being part of Humane means being part of a community with the big shared ambition of crafting a small part of the future.
Pierluigi is a designer and inventor with a fascination for building interfaces on and beyond screens that help learning, discovery, creativity, and knowledge sharing. He brings to Humane an insatiable curiosity, passion for the medium of computation and more than ten years of experience crafting novel user interactions and human-machine interfaces for companies like Apple, NIO, Panasonic, and Philips. Pierluigi holds a master’s degree in Cinema and Media Engineering from Politecnico di Torino and is an alumnus of the interaction design program at the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.
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.
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.
Manager of System Software
This is a great opportunity to have an impact on a potentially industry-changing technology. The culture at Humane is built on valuing and respecting everyone.
Jeff has over 25 years of experience in hardware and software engineering development and management, focused on mobile and wireless computing products. He was involved in developing first-generation products, most recently working on the Surface Duo, Microsoft’s first Android dual-screen smartphone. He was a key technical lead and managed the team developing the first Windows Mobile smartphones at Motorola and led a team developing first-generation RFID-based smart sensor IoT solutions at ON Semiconductor. Jeff was also a co-founder at two Chicago startups and is passionate about using his hardware and software skills to create innovative products and customer experiences.
Senior Software Engineer
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.
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.
Senior Software Engineer
I share many of the same values and vision for the future as Humane. I care about building experiences that improve lives. And it's exciting to be able to contribute ideas to the solution rather than just following pre-defined specs or criteria.
Terence is an expert systems engineer who is passionate about technology innovation and problem-solving. He has supported various image processing components, including DSP, SOC, image sensors, and illuminators at Texas Instruments, InterVideo, Omnivision, and Etron. As an application lead for the past 15 years, he has specialized in embedded systems 2D and 3D image sensing performance optimization, camera system integration, and the definition of production test criteria.
Senior Software Engineer
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.
Software Engineering Manager, Platform Experience
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.
Senior System Integrator
I joined Humane to help build a future where people can be more present with one another and less absorbed by their computing devices. The talented and supportive engineering team I met along the way made the decision an easy one.
Sam is a seasoned hardware engineer and technical lead who loves building intuitive experiences that will delight customers. He started his career at JPL, building hardware and firmware for software-defined radios, radar, and GPS for spaceflight applications. He dove into consumer electronics with roles at Leap Motion, Nest, and Google Wearables where he developed a passion for building technology that is there for you when you need it, but fades into the background when you don't.
Head of Brand Creative
I was drawn to Humane by the people, the incredible vision for the company, and the opportunity to focus on a singular category-changing brand experience.
Paul is a designer and creative director specializing in integrated brand, product, and service design experiences for early-stage startups and globally recognized brands, including Adidas, Adobe, EA, Google, and Sonos. Paul has spent his career developing brand and design strategies for commercial clients and continues to contribute and consult for various non-profit arts, humanities, and sciences institutions in the US and internationally.
Visual Product Designer
I’m always looking for challenges to make the impossible, possible. Humane is on another level. We’re sprinkling all of our love, joy, and magic into the future.
Jane is a designer and innovator who is passionate about creating human-centric products. She has spent years crafting and creating a wide range of consumer products and experiences formerly at Tesla, Apple, Google/Nest, and eBay. She meticulously crafts intuitive user interfaces and interactions. Her work is guided by a strong belief in design as a problem-solving tool, as a way of recognizing and forming relationships between ideas and reality, and as a method for improving the connections between people and the products we use.
Workplace Experience Manager
Working at Humane has been a breath of fresh air. People genuinely care about others, truly creating a family environment, while challenging themselves to do hard things, and to be better every day.
Danielle spent over 15 years in the hospitality industry in sales, business development, marketing, and events, with nearly a decade at a Michelin restaurant in Woodside, California. Danielle directed the Events department, executing events of all sizes for Silicon Valley’s top companies and high-profile individuals. With her creativity and attention to detail, Danielle is passionate about supporting the team and developing memorable experiences. She shares Humane’s values and mission to create a unique culture unparalleled in the industry.