We have an exciting opportunity for a Director, Software Research and Engineering at UL Research Institutes
The Director, Software Research and Engineering for the Digital Safety Research Institute (DSRI) leads the software research and development activities focused on creating frameworks for new, demonstrably safer digital products for consumers and for creating end-user digital safety auditing tools to support the scale and agility of commercial products used today. The Director forms partnerships with industry and the open-source community to determine DSRI’s role in creating safer digital products. The Director, Software Research and Engineering works closely with other leaders and colleagues across the UL research organizations to advance the growth of the institute.
Digital Safety Research Institute:
The Digital Safety Research Institute (DSRI) furthers UL Research Institutes’ public safety mission by addressing unresolved safety risks and emerging dangers in the world’s digital ecosystem. DSRI is committed to sharing digital safety insights, collaborating with key stakeholders, and offering extensive outreach and education to help support safer digital environments for people everywhere.
At UL Research Institutes (UL), we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. UL stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!
As the Director, Software Research and Engineering, you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:
While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:
Professional education and experience requirements for the role include:
UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
UL Research Institutes is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.
Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.
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