Hiring Software Engineer, ML Tooling | Flock Safety

Software Engineer, Ml Tooling

Flock Safety

Date listed

1 week ago

Employment Type

Full time



Company Overview

Flock Safety provides the first public safety operating system that empowers private communities and law enforcement to work together to eliminate crime. We are committed to protecting human privacy and mitigating bias in policing with the development of best-in-class technology rooted in ethical design, which unites civilians and public servants in pursuit of a safer, more equitable society. 

Our Safety-as-a-Service approach includes affordable devices powered by LTE and solar that can be installed anywhere.  Our technology detects and captures objective details, decodes evidence in real-time and delivers investigative leads into the hands of those who matter. 

While safety is a serious business, we are a supportive team that is optimizing the remote experience to create strong and fun relationships even when we are physically apart. Our flock of hard-working employees thrive in a positive and inclusive environment, where a bias towards action is rewarded. Flock Safety is headquartered in Atlanta and operates nationwide. We have raised over $380M in venture capital including a recent Series E round led by Tiger Global.  Now surpassing a 3B valuation, Flock is scaling quickly and seeking the best and brightest to help us meet our goal of reducing crime in the United States by 25% in the next three years.

Additional Information 

The Role

Data is the most crucial part of the Machine Learning models at Flock Safety, and obtaining accurate training data efficiently is paramount to the success of our mature and early-stage products. As a software  engineer on the ML Infrastructure team, you will design and implement a set of tools that will transform our various data sources into high quality training data, as well as create APIs that allow for our customers to provide feedback that we can also learn from. You will work closely with ML researchers towards Flock’s goal of eliminating crime. Knowledge of machine learning, computer vision, or neural networks is a plus but not required. A strong candidate for the ML Infrastructure team will either be a full-stack engineer with a frontend focus, or an excellent software generalist.

How you'll make an impact: 

  • Design and develop annotation tools for various multimedia datasets (audio, video, image, etc.)
  • Design testing and monitoring logic to ensure high quality annotations
  • Leveraging and/or integrating open source annotation libraries or annotation services
  • Design and develop APIs to provide feedback from our products to R&D 
  • Able to consider costs and benefits of building and supporting products vs leveraging services
  • Work closely with our ML researchers to support data needs for evolving projects

We're looking for people who: 

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent industry experience.
  • 3+ years experience building complex data-rich web applications
  • Proficient experience with Python and Django
  • Proficient in frontend development: React, javascript, css, html
  • Proficient with RDBMS modeling (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL)
  • Experience with designing, implementing, and integrating with REST APIs
  • Experience with cloud computing,  such as AWS EC2/S3/RDS is a plus.
  • Experience with scientific computing libraries such as numpy, pandas, or scikit-learn is a plus.
  • Knowledge of machine learning, computer vision, or neural networks is a plus but not required.
  • Able to take on complex problems, learn quickly, iterate, and persist towards a good solution
  • Effectively communicate, at the level of your audience, and seek to understand and be understood

Our general interview process is outlinedhere.

Our Tech 

If you noticed, the above list says very little about specific coding skills. We believe the right person for this role is much more than a great engineer. But to get into the nitty gritty, technology we work with on the daily looks like:

  • Python/Django
  • React, javascript, css, html
  • AWS EC2/S3/RDS
  • RDBMS modeling (e.g. PostgreSQL, MySQL)

Our Values  

Our values define how we approach our work every single day: 

  • Do the Work 
  • Optimism With a Plan 
  • Embrace Change to Grow
  • Protect the Whole Community 

To read more about our values, click here

Why Join Us?

While being surrounded by a bunch of cool people working to eliminate crime is its own reward, we have plenty more to offer: 

  • We have raised over $380M in venture capital and are backed by some of the top VCs including a16z, Tiger Global, Meritech and more
  • 91% of our employees recommend working here
  • We have an audacious goal of reducing crime in the United States by 25% over the next three years
  • 3% of crimes in the US are solved by Flock, and we help to solve ~200 crimes a day
  • We partner with 2100+ cities and 1500+ agencies across the US and process 1.1B+ images a week (we process more images than Instagram 🤯)

The Perks

💰 Salary & Equity : In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $135,000-$170,000 as well as stock options

🌴 Use what you need PTO : We seriously mean it, plus 11 company holidays and your birthday off!

⚕️ Fully-paid health benefits plan for employees : including Medical, Dental, and Vision and an HSA match. 

👪 Family Leave : We provide 16 weeks of 100% paid leave for primary caregivers and 12 weeks of 100% paid leave for secondary caregivers. 

🍼 Fertility & Family Benefits: We have partnered with Maven, a complete digital health benefit for starting and raising a family. We will reimburse $10,000 a year for adoption, surrogacy, or infertility.

🧠 Mental Health: All employees receive an annual subscription to Headspace

💖 Caregiver Support: We have partnered with Cariloop to provide our employees with caregiver support 

💸 Carta Tax Advisor: Employees receive 1:1 sessions with Equity Tax Advisors who can address individual grants, model tax scenarios, and answer general questions. 

💻WFH Stipend: $150 per month to cover the costs of working from home.

📚L&D Stipend: $250 per year to use on Audible, Calm, Masterclass, Duolingo, Grammarly and so much more.

🏠Home Office Stipend: A one-time $750 to help you create your dream office.

🏢Coworking Space: If you’re not local to our ATL HQ, we’ll provide $250 a month to get you set up with an All Access Membership to WeWork (or a local coworking space in your area).

🐾 Pet Insurance: We’ve partnered with Pumpkin to provide insurance for our employee’s fur babies. 


Flock is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diverse backgrounds and thoughts and welcome everyone to apply for employment with us. We are committed to fostering an environment that is inclusive, transparent, and collaborative. Mutual respect is central to how Flock operates, and we believe the best solutions come from diverse perspectives, experiences, and skills. We embrace our differences and know that we are stronger working together.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please email us. This information will be treated as confidential and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.

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