Hiring Embedded Engineer, Video | Flock Safety

Embedded Engineer, Video

Flock Safety

Date listed

1 month 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.

The Role

Flock is looking to add an Embedded Software Engineer, Video to our Device software team. Our Device team is made up of driven engineers who are responsible for all of the code running on a variety of devices Flock deploys in the real world. They enable the whole experience by writing applications that reliably capture, process, and upload data for years at a time without needing human interaction to keep them running. 

How you'll make an impact:

  • Implement live video streaming from the Flock android device meeting the latency requirements  
  • Collaborate  with cloud team to design the interface between the device and the cloud infrastructure
  • Add reliable unit,  integration, and e2e tests
  • Keep abreast of current technologies and recent developments in mobile and media technologies.
  • Participate in the decision making process
  • Design systems at scale – We capture over 200M images daily and process them on the device in real time
  • Own features through their lifecycle: ideation, proof of concept, beta testing, and release
  • Collaborate with Hardware, Machine Learning, and Platform teams on multifaceted projects touching the entire system
  • Work with systems designed for ultimate redundancy and high availability
  • Balance performance with energy consumption - we're a machine learning enabled media processing machine powered by the sun!
  • Work directly with Product to develop innovative software solutions to utilize our product in challenging customer use cases
  • Interface multiple IoT devices together to share data to help each other understand and respond to the environment

We're looking for people who:

  • Have familiarity with video streaming technologies, gstreamer and codecs such as H.264
  • Love writing code and have extensive experience doing so.
  • Have delivered production Android apps (ideally in Kotlin!) with more than a few downloads.
  • Have a strong desire to understand the root cause of a problem and deliver a robust solution.
  • Like to work on a product you can touch, see, and experience.
  • Don't mind clicking accept when the screen says you're about to void the warranty.
  • Are excited about working on a fast-paced, constantly evolving product.
  • Experience with audio/video or graphics on Android (or mobile platform)
  • Familiarity with video streaming technologies, gstreamer and codecs such as H.264
  • Experience with WebRTC
  • Experience with network protocols
  • Experience with Android camera stack is a plus
  • Be able to crack a joke every now and then, even if you're the only one who laughs.

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:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 6 Series and 8 Series
  • Android Open Source Project (AOSP) 8.1 and 10
  • Kotlin
  • Some Java and C++ when we have to
  • Room/sqlite3
  • OpenCV
  • Tensorflow
  • Sierra Wireless RIL
  • Custom TCP and UDP protocols for content delivery
  • Silicon Labs BLE Microcontrollers

Why Join Us?

Choosing where you are interested in interviewing is a big decision. We hope we can make that choice a bit easier with an inside look at what we 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
  • 94% 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 1B+ images a month (we process more images than Instagram 🤯 )

Employee Benefits

  • In this role, every full-time employee receives equity (stock options) in the company and a minimum starting salary of $135,000.
  • We offer unlimited PTO and twelve paid holidays 
  • We offer fully-paid health benefits plan for employees, including Medical, Dental and Vision
  • We provide 16 weeks of 100% paid leave for primary caregivers and six weeks of 100% paid leave for secondary caregivers 
  • We provide $150 per month work from home allowance 
  • We provide a $250 per year L&D stipend that can be used on Audible, Calm, Masterclass, Duolingo, and so much more
  • Each new hire receives a one-time stipend of $750 to assist with expenses that come with setting up a home office
  • We provide employees who are not local to the ATL headquarters with coworking space access paid for by Flock 

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._

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