Director Of Hardware Product Quality

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

The Director of Quality will report to the Head of Manufacturing Operations and Supply Chain. You will be the owner of the product quality function with our contract manufacturing partners in Asia and our internal team in the US. You will develop and lead the strategic direction of the quality team and will work cross-functionally to ensure that we are delivering the highest product quality to our customers. We’re looking for an ambitious, innovative leader who is motivated to create a world class quality organization.

For the right candidate, this role will be incredibly rewarding. You will have an opportunity to make a tangible impact on the business and will play a key role in SimpliSafe’s continued evolution and success.

Key functions you will have responsibility to provide strategy and leadership for the organization:

  • Product Quality Control at our manufacturing sites
  • Product Quality Reporting
  • Field Product Quality Performance, Reporting, and Improvement
  • Document Control and Process
  • Product Compliance and Certifications (UL, RoHS, Prop65, etc.)
  • Product Quality Standard Setting and Management
  • Contract Manufacturing Quality metrics, management and continuous improvement
  • Quality Dashboard Creation and Management
  • Support Supplier QBR
  • Support / host Contract Manufacturing or Sub-Tier Supplier Audits
  • Drive the organization to a proper QMS
  • Focus on both short and long term strategy goals
  • Develop a phased approach to drive towards global QMS process
  • Ensure cross functional engagement and leadership towards world class quality within our industry

What You’ll Bring

  • 10+ years of progressive leadership experience with at least 5 years within quality
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or manufacturing, Masters preferred
  • Experience with NPI product quality including full DFx
  • Experience managing contract manufacturing quality including IQC, production data management, and quality process creation and control
  • Experience managing field quality performance including voice of the customer, field data, partnering with sustaining engineering to prioritize work
  • Experience managing customer product returns including teardown, refurbishment, triage and recycling
  • Robust background in plastics, electronics, assembly, etc.
  • Strong experience with consumer electronics
  • Demonstrated experience in building a culture of quality
  • Proven success in resolving quality, compliance, supply and safety risks
  • Ability to work cross functionally and strategically with leaders across the business (call center, product, marketing, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and talent management skills
  • Ability to travel internationally up to 25-50% (when able)

What we’d love to see (but isn’t required)

  • Success in working with contract manufacturing partners in especially within Asia
  • Experience leading an internal compliance team
  • Understanding and Experience working with or managing a CSR program
  • ISO9001 / TS16949 experience
  • Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) certified
  • Black Belt / Master Black Belt

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




Director Of Hardware Product Quality


Boston, MA