Software Development Manager

About SimpliSafe

We’re a high-tech home security company that’s passionate about protecting the life you’ve built and our mission of keeping Every Home Secure. And we’ve created a culture here that cares just as deeply about the career you’re building. Ours is a no ego culture of collaboration and innovation where those seeking their next challenge can find big opportunities and make a huge impact on the lives of all those who we protect. We don’t just want you to work here. We want you to grow and thrive here. 

We’re embracing a hybrid work model that enables our teams to split their time between office and home. Hybrid for us means we expect our teams to come together in our state-of-the-art office on two core days, typically Tuesday and Wednesday, working together in person and choose where they work for the remainder of the week. We all benefit from flexibility and get to use the best of both worlds to get our work done.

Why are we hiring?

Well, we’re growing and thriving. So, we need smart, talented, and humble people who share our values to join us as we disrupt the home security space and relentlessly pursue our mission of keeping Every Home Secure.

What You'll Do

Our Video/Media & AI team develops and maintains a microservices architecture for video recording/playback and is looking for an Engineering Manager to help lead our team.  Our services are built mainly in Node.js / Typescript (with some services in python, golang, and c# .NET Core) with a backend mostly in mongodb, mySql, docDB (mix of on prem and AWS technologies including KVS and EKS). You will help guide the team to maintain high degrees of reliability and performance needed to make every home secure, while supporting the introduction of exciting new features/capabilities for years to come.

Primary Responsibilities Include

  • Directly manage a team of 3-7 developers.
  • Hire and grow world-class people for your team.
  • Collaborate with product owners to translate business requirements into platform capabilities that deliver value for our customers - both now and in the future.
  • Oversee the day-to-day operation of the team. Ensure continuous delivery of customer value. Maintain a high level of technical excellence and reliability by working directly with your team every sprint.
  • Help create/execute on the technical vision that maximizes security for our customers and flexibility for our business. Guide your team to deliver on that vision.
  • Be hands on keyboard developing alongside your team

What You'll Bring

The ideal candidate has experience leading agile teams and a passion for developing people and acting as a force multiplier, while having the technical strength to get in the weeds and accurately assess and grow team and individual performance.

  • Be collaborative by nature
  • Be adept at building consensus to solve technical and organizational challenges
  • Enjoy challenges and problem solving, helping to scale your team’s work and accelerate delivery via continuous improvement
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience, with a track record of delivering flexible, reliable, cloud-based APIs
  • 1-2 years of people management experience

Nice to haves

  • Experience managing hybrid teams
  • Experience in an IoT environment
  • Experience with real time network communication / APIs (specifically things like webRTC and/or other streaming technologies)

What Values You’ll Share

  • Customer Obsessed - Building deep empathy for our customers, putting them at the core of our work, and developing strong, long-term relationships with them.
  • Aim High - Always challenging ourselves and others to raise the bar.
  • No Ego - Maintaining a “no job too small” attitude, and an open, inclusive and humble style.
  • One Team - Taking a highly collaborative approach to achieving success.
  • Lift As We Climb - Investing in developing others and helping others around us succeed.
  • Lean & Nimble - Working with agility and efficiency to experiment in an often ambiguous environment.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  Likewise, we are committed to full support of qualified individuals in hiring and employment. In keeping with this commitment, we will work with qualified individuals with disabilities to assess whether a reasonable accommodation may be provided to perform the essential functions of their role, absent undue hardship. If a reasonable accommodation may be needed to fully participate in the job application or interview process, to perform the essential functions of a position, or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact




Software Development Manager


Boston, MA