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Software Engineer, Video Streaming

Flock Safety

GBP 150k-180k/year
1 year ago

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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 society. 

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 quickly 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.

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The Role

This role falls in our Platform team, to help decide, architect, and implement how Flock consumes and exposes video from Flock and third party devices. This is a collaborative effort, so expect to partner closely with our Platform team, the Machine Learning team, the devices team, our frontend focussed software teams, and our product team.

How you'll make an impact:

  • Own development on our video ingestion platform

  • Collaborate with Machine Learning, Hardware teams, and front end focussed teams on multifaceted projects touching the entire system

  • Learn our system. If a technology is out there, we probably touch it

  • Working directly with Product to scope features into iterative efforts

  • Assess new technologies as needed for a task and make decisions balancing technical need and business impact

We're looking for people who: 

  • Design, architecture, and development on products that deal with live video ingestion, integration, storage, and consumption at scale

  • Eager to spend time hopping between low level video/image processing and cloud software at scale.

  • Extensive experience designing, building and scaling backend services in a cloud based environment

  • Motivated by taking an unknown problem, sinking your teeth in, and coming up with a plan of attack.

  • Be interested in all aspects of the business, from direction to office space. 

  • Be excited about working on a fast-paced, constantly evolving product. 

Our general interview process is outlined here.

Our Tech

  • Video/Image libraries like FFmpeg, GStreamer, h264/h265, OpenCV, Tensorflow Lite

  • Cross compilation of all of the above in cloud processes as well as in embedded platforms (e.g. ARM)

  • Kinesis Video Streams

  • HLS.js

  • Typescript (Node), Go web services, and Python

  • Kubernetes (EKS), AWS Lambda, Docker

  • AWS (many managed services)

Our Values  

Our values define how we approach our work every single day: 

  • Do the Work 

  • Optimism With a Plan 

  • Embrace Change to Grow

  • Protect the Whole Community 

To read more about our values, click here

Why Join Us?

While being surrounded by a bunch of cool people working to eliminate crime is its own reward, we have plenty more to offer:

  • We have raised over $380M in venture capital and are backed by some of the top VCs including a16z, Tiger Global, Meritech and more

  • 94% of our employees recommend working here

  • We have an audacious goal of reducing crime in the United States by 25% over the next three years

  • 3% of crimes in the US are solved by Flock and we help to solve ~200 crimes a day

  • We partner with 2100+ cities and 1500+ agencies across the US and process 1B+ images a month (we process more images than Instagram 🤯)

The Perks

  • 💰 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 caregivers. 

  • 🍼 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 infertility.

  • 🧠 Mental Health:  All employees receive an annual subscription to Headspace

  • 💖 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 home.

  • 📚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 office.

  • 🏢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. This information will be treated as confidential and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.


Main Stack: Typescript (Node.js), React, Golang, Postgres, Elastic, Dynamo. Hosted on AWS (k8s, sns) using Docker.

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

Machine Learning: Pytorch, TensorFlow, TF Serving, Computer Vision, Kubernetes


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