Flocksafety is hiring Senior Software Engineer, Android Video

📍 United States
💰 $150,000 - $190,000
🏢 On-site
🕔 Full-Time

Who is Flock?

Flock Safety is an all-in-one technology solution to eliminate crime and keep communities safe. Our intelligent platform combines the power of communities at scale - including cities, businesses, schools, and law enforcement agencies - to shape a safer future together. Our full-service, maintenance-free technology solution is trusted by communities across the country to help solve and deter crime in the pursuit of safer communities for everyone.

Our holistic public safety platform is comprehensive and intelligent, providing the actionable evidence needed to solve, deter and reduce crime across neighborhoods, schools, businesses and entire cities. Without compromising transparency or privacy, we are turning unbiased data into objective answers.

Flock strives to offer a career-defining experience where you can also make an impact on your community. While safety is a serious business, we are a supportive team that is optimizing the remote experience to create strong and fulfilling relationships even when we are physically apart. Our group of hard-working employees thrive in a positive and inclusive environment, where a bias towards action is rewarded. 

We have raised over $380M in venture capital from investors including Tiger Global, Andreessen Horowitz, Matrix Partners, Meritech Capital Partners, and Initialized Capital. Now surpassing a $3B valuation, Flock is scaling intentionally 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 Opportunity

Flock Safety is looking to add a Senior Software Engineer, Android Video to our Device Software Android Apps team. No UI components here! We run on headless custom Android devices. Our Engineering team is made up of driven people 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.

The Skillset

We're looking for people with:

  • Demonstrated experience with embedded software design and programming in C/C++
  • At least 2+ years of experience developing camera, video, gstreamer, ffmpeg, image processing applications
  • Experience with embedded hardware video processing & development 
  • Knowledge of Android application development, methodologies, design patterns
  • NDK and Kotlin experience OR strong Java skills with the ability to learn Kotlin
  • Have the ability to read through a large existing codebase and adapt quickly
  • Experience building and shipping custom Android devices
  • Have worked on other mobile application frameworks
  • Possess strong debug skills and experience with debugging custom Android HW
  • Have experience with architecture, design, documentation
  • Skilled in JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, Gerrit, Git/GitHub

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with headless Android embedded systems
  • Experience developing networking equipment

Feeling uneasy that you haven’t ticked every box? That’s okay, we’ve felt that way too. Studies have shown women and minorities are less likely to apply unless they meet all qualifications. We encourage you to break the status quo and apply to roles that would make you excited to come to work every day.

90 Days at Flock

We are a results-oriented culture and believe job descriptions are a thing of the past. We prescribe to 90 day plans and believe that good days, lead to good weeks, which lead to good months. This serves as a preview of the 90 day plan you will receive if you were to be hired as a Senior Software Engineer at Flock Safety. 

The First 30 Days

  • Support the launch of new products by developing video and networking applications on a headless embedded system
  • Expose controls for customizing camera configurations to admin portal

The First 60 Days 

  • Work with device, cloud, hardware, and solutions engineering teams to build out initial product feature set based on early customer feedback
  • Develop device support for customizing device network configurations
  • Develop device support for install and configuration experience from installer app

90 Days & Beyond 

  • Work with engineering and product teams to define, develop, and support features on new embedded video platform as it enters the market with early customers
  • Provide embedded application support for implementation of Machine Learning edgeML features

The Interview Process 

We want our interview process to be a true reflection of our culture: transparent and collaborative. Throughout the interview process, your recruiter will guide you through the next steps and ensure you feel prepared every step of the way. 

  1. Our First Chat: During this first conversation, you’ll meet with a recruiter to chat through your background, what you could bring to Flock, what you are looking for in your next role, and who we are. 
  2. The Technical Assessment: You will meet with a potential future coworker to really dive into the role, the team, expectations, and what success means at Flock. You should expect the interview will cover the hard skills required to do the job, an architectural discussion, and an exploration of your past accomplishments and experiences. This is your chance to really nerd out with someone in your field. 
  3. The Panel: Learn more about the team, responsibilities, and workflows. You should be prepared to speak about past projects, how you collaborate and communicate with others, and how you live our values. You will meet with several teammates and cross-functional partners. Engineers should expect a technical assessment through coding interviews or architecture discussions. Your recruiter will provide more details to ensure you are fully prepared for your big day. 
  4. The Executive Review: A chance to meet a leader within the Device Software team. They will be looking to get to know you better, understand your motivations, and understand your technical background. Be prepared to ask well-thought-out questions about the company, culture, and more. 

The Perks

💰Salary & Equity: In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $150,000-$190,000 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: All employees receive 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave. Birthing parents are eligible for an additional 6-8 weeks of physical recovery time.

🍼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 at [email protected]. This information will be treated as confidential and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.

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