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Hardware 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 is looking for an experienced Hardware Engineer to add to our Hardware Engineering team. This team is responsible for all physical design, testing, and hardware product quality. This role will make an impact by prototyping, validating, evaluating, and contributing to the design of Flock Safety’s line of imaging products, camera, and its associated peripheral components and subsystems. You will work closely with Flock’s Imaging and hardware teams and cross-functionally with other internal and external engineering teams to deliver high-quality, mission-critical cameras. 

This position is on-site in Tampere, Finland.

The Skillset

  • Bachelors/Master of Science in Electrical Engineering, or related field with 5+ years experience
  • Proven experience in systems engineering, preferably in the development of camera electronics.
  • Proven experience in designing and developing electrical systems.
  • Proficiency in design tools (e.g., Altium) for schematics and PCB layout design.
  • Strong understanding of analog and digital circuit design principles.
  • Experience with embedded systems and microcontroller-based designs.
  • Knowledge of RF design principles and EMC/EMI mitigation techniques
  • Experience in design, simulation and validation of signal integrity and power integrity.
  • Experience in Bill of Material creation and component procurement.
  • Experience with testing and validation procedures for electronics products.
  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Hands on skills for electronics prototyping and rework (soldering, etc.)
  • Competence for designing and building new electronics and imaging lab setups and test fixtures.

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 Hardware Engineer at Flock Safety. 

The First 30 Days

  • Familiarize yourself with current Flock Safety camera products and the electrical engineering design
  • Understand our R&D lab operations and QA test systems

The First 60 Days 

  • Contribute to the building of the Tampere lab for the design and build of test fixtures, automated QA, electrical design, validation, and measurements
  • Develop a deep understanding of our current and future roadmap

90 Days & Beyond 

  • Participate in the system design and architecture definition for future camera and audio products. Drive the related inputs from the camera and audio team

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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