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Senior Network Engineer (IoT)

Focal Systems

Focal Systems

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Senior Network Engineer (IoT)

Location: San Francisco, CA

Type: Full-time Salaried

In office: Onsite in office 3x per week

About the Company

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 its inception. We are a Deep Learning first company. Our mission is to automate and optimize brick and mortar retail using deep learning computer vision. Focal Systems has been deployed at scale with the top retailers in the world. 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 Are Looking For

We are looking for an experienced Network Engineer who specializes in IoT products. This position entails the design, implementation, and maintenance of sophisticated network infrastructures that support camera-based IoT systems, with a focus on achieving optimal performance, robust security, and scalable solutions.

What You Will Do

  • Design, implement, and maintain complex network infrastructures specifically for Industrial IoT applications, ensuring robust and efficient connectivity across various devices and systems
  • Ensure the reliability and security of network devices, incorporating best practices to protect against vulnerabilities and threats
  • Research and resolve complex network issues in firmware settings, utilizing specialized diagnostic tools and approaches suitable for IoT systems
  • Develop detailed network diagrams, schematics, and flow charts that represent the architecture and operation of our products
  • Regularly maintain and update network components in Industrial IoT settings, ensuring compatibility with evolving IoT technologies and standards
  • Create comprehensive documentation to aid in troubleshooting and resolving network issues
  • Work with the Custom Success Team on training customers on the efficient and safe usage of our products
  • Perform network auditing, analysis, and reporting, focusing on the unique requirements and challenges
  • Design and optimize antennas for IoT devices, ensuring optimal signal reception and transmission, and integrating antenna design into the overall network infrastructure to enhance connectivity and performance in various industrial environments

What You Need to be Successful

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, IT, Network Engineering, or a related technical field
  • 6+ years of professional experience in network engineering with at least 2 years in a senior or lead role
  • Deep understanding of WiFi standards (such as 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax) and Bluetooth protocols, including BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy)
  • Proficiency in network design, implementation, and troubleshooting, including the understanding of TCP/IP, VPNs, DNS, DHCP, network routing, and switching
  • Familiarity with network security practices, including firewalls, encryption, and secure network architecture, especially as they relate to IoT devices
  • Ability in programming/scripting languages such as Python, Java, or C++, which are often used in IoT applications
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve complex network issues
  • Effective in communicating technical concepts to non-technical teams and stakeholders
  • Willingness to stay updated with the rapidly evolving technologies in the IoT and networking field
  • Familiarity with IoT hardware such as sensors, actuators, and microcontrollers.
  • Basic knowledge of data processing and analytics as it pertains to IoT data
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment and collaborate with other XFN teams

Why Focal Systems

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 our employees. We offer:

  • Competitive Salary & Attractive Stock
  • Health Insurance
  • Catered lunches
  • Paid Time Off
  • Quarterly Team Retreats
  • Education grant & Learning plans