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Audio Quality Assurance Engineer

Tampere, Finland
Software Development

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 for the first Audio Quality Assurance Engineer. In this role, you will be instrumental in how we improve, build, and evaluate the audio quality of our current and future audio and camera products. The Audio Engineering team is responsible for understanding the audio challenges across multiple landscapes, and is responsible for ensuring excellent and consistent audio performance across our line of products. You will work across multiple teams to ensure both hardware and software audio quality with repeatable, high-quality audio measurements. 

This position is on-site in Tampere, Finland.  

The Skillset

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a related field with at least 4 years of experience
  • Experience in hardware and software audio analysis, tooling, and testing
  • Knowledge and experience in managing audio laboratories
  • Proficiency in carrying out professional audio measurements
  • Understanding of acoustics and sound propagation principles
  • Knowledge of audio design principles and techniques
  • Proficiency in Python for test automation and audio test tool development
  • Experience with source control solutions such as Git
  • Ability to work effectively across multiple projects and teams
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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 an Audio Quality Assurance Engineer at Flock Safety. 

The First 30 Days

  • Learn more about Flock Safety Products and the current audio testing setup, requirements, and audio processing pipeline
  • Meet with cross-functional partners and start test execution

The First 60 Days 

  • Contribute to the audio quality assurance of current and future products
  • Create plans for hardware, software, and methods around audio testing

90 Days & Beyond 

  • Support R&D efforts for next-generation device development
  • Build simulation models to understand the audio challenges across urban environments

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 Hiring Manager Interview: You will meet with your potential future boss to really dive into the role, the team, expectations, and what success means at Flock. This is your chance to really nerd out with someone in your field. 
  3. The Technical Assessment: Our technical assessments seek to test the hard skills required to do the job. Engineers may find themselves in coding interviews or architecture discussions, sales roles may present mock discovery calls, and leadership roles may craft 90 day plans. Your recruiter will inform you of which assessment you will be assigned and ensure you are fully prepared for your big day. 
  4. 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. Depending on the team and role you are interviewing for, you may meet with several teammates as well as cross-functional partners. 

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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