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Staff Camera Software 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 to add a Staff Camera Software Engineer to our rapidly growing Imaging Team within our Device Engineering organization. Flock Safety is continuously building more and more complex and efficient camera systems to ensure continuous development in our capture and detection quality. We are also introducing new products with added features. This role strengthens our capability to implement advanced camera features and optimize the related camera control algorithm.

This position is on-site in Tampere, Finland.  

The Skillset

We're looking for people with:

  • Bachelors/Master of Science in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related field with 5+ years experience
  • Experience on developing new camera features within the Qualcomm/Android camera pipeline (Chi, Camx)
  • Extensive experience on with camera software/hardware image signal processing and algorithms
  • Experience on auto exposure (AE) and auto focus (AF) development and optimizations on Android platform
  • Android OS and middleware development experience (C++)
  • Low-level firmware software development experience (for example external MCUs)
  • Familiarity with source control solutions such as (git/Github/Gerrit)
  • Familiarity with modern software development practices and tools (DevOps)
  • Are comfortable working cross-functionally across multiple projects
  • Possess effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Have humility, curiosity, and a passion for sharing knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Android OS and application development experience (Java/Kotlin)
  • Familiarity with Android Camera2 and MediaCodec APIs
  • Ability to develop by using test-driven development
  • Experience mentoring members of the team

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 Staff Camera Software Engineer at Flock Safety. 

The First 30 Days

  • Familiarize yourself with Flock camera products, used HW components, our customer needs, and the unique challenges that our use cases introduce
  • Set up environments and develop, test, and release your first software feature(s)

The First 60 Days 

  • Build capability to modify and build new camera features within the camera pipeline
  • Take the lead on driving the Flock optimized auto exposure (AE) and autofocus (AF) development and optimizations

90 Days & Beyond 

  • Build plate-aware AE implementation in order to automatically optimize the plate target exposure and bracketing values
  • Validate and start optimizing the camera autofocus behavior to achieve smooth and robust autofocus operations

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. 

[Pick and choose what stages you will have in your interview process] 

  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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