Flock Safety (S17)
Solves crime by building technology to capture evidence.

Android Software Engineer

Remote
Full-time
3+ years
About Flock Safety

Flock makes wireless security systems for neighborhoods and police departments.

While only 13% of non-violent crime is solved today, with our wireless license plate reading cameras, our goal is to take that to 100%.

About the role

Skills: Kotlin, Internet of Things (IoT)

Help us eliminate non-violent crime, one community at a time

Are you excited about eliminating non-violent crime and fascinated by the potential for technology to accelerate it? Do you want to help build a company that’s solving crime every day, while creating public / private partnerships, and protecting the privacy of individual citizens?

Flock Safety exists to eliminate crime from our communities. We believe that safety starts, not when you enter your home or even your property, but when you enter your community. We are stronger when we all work together and that's why Flock Safety developed technology specifically designed to help private citizens and local law enforcement work together to stop crime.

While safety is serious business, we still think there is some space for having fun. We call Atlanta home and are well funded by Meritech, YCombinator, Matrix Partners, BedRock Capital, and Founders Fund - and we're growing.

About the opportunity

Flock is looking to add an Android Software Engineer to our Device software team. Our Device team is made up of scrappy 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.

Some challenges you’ll tackle

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 About You

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. 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

Technology

Main Stack: Scala (Play), Typescript (Node.js), React Native, Postgres DB, Standard frontend goodness (jQuery, KnockoutJS, CSS3). Hosted on AWS (Elastic Beanstalk) using Docker.

Camera Firmware: Embedded Android running on a custom PCB that we develop in house.

Machine Learning: TensorFlow, TF Serving, Kubernetes

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