Senior Embedded Systems Engineer
Company: Flock Safety
Posted on: February 10, 2024
Who is Flock?
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
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
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
As a member of the Device Systems Engineering team at Flock you
will be equal parts scientist, engineer, maker, and communicator.
We are looking for the next Senior Embedded Systems Engineer that
will act like the glue between domains by: understanding, defining,
fixing, and communicating to others how our devices/systems
interact with each other, the physical environment, and customers.
This role will be a professional generalist who is able to walk the
line between scrappy prototype and production polish.
How you'll make an impact:
- Collaborate with internal teams to align technical product
requirements, and contribute to roadmap planning
- Create performance profiling dashboards and reports, hardware
design guides, application notes, and other relevant technical
- Prototype, evaluate, and profile new design approaches and
- Work closely with a wide range of engineering and product
disciplines in a fast-paced environment
- Analyze and root cause embedded system and product issues in
the Android, MCU code, and hardware domain
- Contribute to system-level power, performance, and cost
optimizations across products
- Work with stakeholders in Hardware, Software, Cloud Platform,
Operations, and Program Management to define system requirements,
testing procedures, integration and generally owning and addressing
cross functional topics
We're looking for people with:
- Have a Masters or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer
Engineering, Computer Science, or related field with 5+ years
- Have hands-on embedded electronics prototyping experience
- Are comfortable interacting with code in multiple languages to
create, validate, and profile embedded devices
- Are comfortable working cross-functionally across multiple
- Are able to squeeze power and performance out of a potato
- Possess effective verbal and written communication skills
- Have humility, curiosity, and a passion for sharing
- Have experience commercializing electronic hardware in the
consumer or industrial IoT space
- Have a healthy skepticism of and trust-but-verify relationship
with abstraction layers
The ideal candidate will be comfortable:
- Acting as the glue between embedded hardware, software, and
- With bare metal and RTOS code on MCUs
- Translating product goals into technical requirements
- Prototyping and triaging issues on embedded Android and MCU
- Reading schematics and PCB layout
- Interacting with a variety of programming and scripting
languages (C, Python, SQL, Kotlin, Matlab, Java, Bash)
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.
Why Join Us?
Can you imagine a world without crime? We can. Our mission is
simple, to eliminate crime. We pride ourselves on building a
community of low-ego and easy to work with people. What makes Flock
Safety special is a combination of interesting work, a compelling
mission, and a chance to change the trajectory of your career. We
are at a unique inflection point where, after a few (or many!)
short years here, we know you will accelerate your career and look
back fondly on your time with us and the work you did to make your
Salary & Equity: In this role, you'll receive a starting salary of
$150,000-$180,000 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
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
Mental Health: All employees receive an annual subscription to
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
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
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@example.com. This information will
be treated as confidential and used only to determine an
appropriate accommodation for the interview process.
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