Principal Software Engineer

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, to work together in person, and teams can 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

At SimpliSafe, we design, develop, manufacture, and sell our own line of wireless, connected home security systems: home sensors, cameras, and locks. Our technology and service platform secures the homes of millions of Americans without the hassles, long term contracts, or fees of traditional Home Security. 

SimpliSafe is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our Camera software development team driving our current and next generation camera platforms. In this role, you will:

  • Lead the architectural design and development for our current and next generation camera platforms.
  • Collaborate with internal (Product, QA, cloud engineering) and third-party engineering teams to develop effective software solutions that aligns with business development.
  • Create documentation for software design, implementation, and testing methodologies.
  • Affect organization-wide initiatives involving software architecture and best practices.

About You

  • Experience leading and building (architecture and implementation) consumer-grade, cross-functional software systems
  • 10+ years in a software development role with a track-record as a technical lead
  • Providing technical guidance and mentorship to engineers 
  • Established Modern C++ (C++11, 14 and higher) language skills with experience in object-oriented software development in embedded applications
  • Values testing (unit, mock, integration) and test-based/driven software development.
  • Experience developing on 32-bit embedded systems running an RTOS or embedded Linux.
  • Experience working with finite state machines and event-driven architectures

Good to have

  • Experience with video/audio encoding standards (MJPEG, H.264, MPEG-3) and streaming protocols (WebRTC preferred)
  • Experience integrating AWS Kinesis or similar SDKs into embedded products.
  • Experience working with consumer IoT products.

Benefits & Perks

  • Health, dental and vision coverage - We cover 80% of plans
  • Unlimited paid time off - To give you the flexibility and work/life balance you seek
  • 401k Matching and Company Equity - To help you prepare for the future
  • Commuter Pre-Tax Benefits - To help cover the costs of transportation and parking at our Downtown Boston HQ
  • And many more!

We wholeheartedly embrace and actively seek applications from all individuals, no matter how they identify. We are committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workplace, and we believe our work is enriched when we incorporate a multitude of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. We want everyone who works here to thrive and contribute to not only our mission of keeping every home secure, but also to making our workplace safe and supportive for others. 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




Principal Software Engineer


Boston, MA