Outliers and outperformers wanted

Outliers and outperformers wanted

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Uncork Capital-backed companies are building kick-ass teams in engineering, marketing, sales, operations and more.

Senior Software Engineer

Focal Systems

Focal Systems

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2023

North America based candidates only. Fully remote.

Company Description

Focal Systems is the industry leader in retail AI solutions. We are a Silicon Valley based startup that has more than doubled in size every year since our founding. We are a Deep Learning first company. Our mission is to automate and optimize brick and mortar retail using deep learning computer vision. Focal has been deployed at scale with the top retailers in the world – including Walmart Canada. We are looking for smart, creative, and passionate people who want to help build a great and enduring company and deploy Deep Learning to the world!

What we're looking for

We're looking for a Software Engineer who is strong in Python and has a desire to focus on embedded. This role will take over all camera embedded development to ensure our cameras have high image quality, high uptime, easy OTA, and low BOM / power draw.

What you will do

  • You will apply your technical knowledge to drive features and improvements including Architect, prototyping, implementing, and maintaining complex firmware/software designs
  • Write clean, easy-to-understand, robust, testable, reusable, sustainable code tailored for embedded systems
  • Contribute to existing documentation or educational content and adapt content based on product/program updates and user feedback
  • Generate and evaluate functional and design specifications. Work with multi-functional teams to determine software architecture and specifications to meet the product requirements
  • Work with project leaders to define assignments, schedules, quality expectations, and other project criteria
  • Triage product or system issues and debug/track/resolve them by analyzing the sources of issues and the impact on hardware, Software, or service operations and quality. Quickly debug and effectively close out system issues related to the product firmware, software, and systems
  • Develop and maintain various engineering tools used to debug, analyze, and test embedded products

What you need to be successful

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 6+ years professional experience
  • Knowledge Raspberry Pi (RPi) and must be an expert with C++ / Python
  • Background in 2+ of the following: embedded firmware/software development, image processing, ARM/DSP processor architecture, Software development and debugging skills in C & C++, etc.
  • Good analytical skills and good written communication skills
  • Experience in working on zero-to-one product development at scale is strongly preferred
  • Experience in quick prototyping using Raspberry PI is strongly preferred
  • Startup mentality, team player and able to work 40+ hour per week
  • Helpful if you have familiarity with ML tools and OpenCV

Why Focal Systems Strong Values and Mission

Strong Values and Mission - We are a tightly-knit team with an ambitious mission and a strong set of core values, which define our approach to business and have successfully guided us since inception.

Exceptional Team - We are a team of hard-working, fun-loving professionals from some of the most eminent universities, research labs, and tech companies of our time. We pride ourselves on recruiting exceptional individuals to help us redefine the state-of-the-art.

Outstanding Partners - We work with 10+ of the largest retailers in the world and have a world-class roster of investors, advisors and partners to support & advise us in our endeavors.

What we offer

We care deeply about the health, happiness, and wellbeing of all of our employees. We offer:

  • Competitive salary and attractive stock options
  • Paid Time Off & Sick Leave
  • Quarterly Team Retreats
  • Education grants

Focal Systems is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.