Engineering Manager, Device Engineering - Worldwide

17 days ago

Flock Safety

Full Time

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 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.

Additional Information

The Role

The Role

Flock is looking to add an Engineering Manager to our badass Device Software Engineering Team. As an Engineering Manager specializing in custom Android devices, you will lead a team of highly skilled engineers in designing, developing, and delivering cutting-edge embedded systems focused on Android-based devices and advanced networking technologies. Your primary responsibility will be to ensure the successful execution of projects, from concept to production, while maintaining high-quality standards and meeting project timelines.

Joining our team as an Embedded Engineering Manager, you will have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of innovative and groundbreaking products that shape the future of custom Android devices. If you are passionate about technology, have exceptional leadership skills, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, we invite you to apply for this exciting role.

Key Responsibilities:

Team Leadership and Management:

  • Provide strong leadership to the embedded engineering team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Mentor and guide team members, helping them grow professionally and enhancing their technical skills.
  • Set clear performance objectives, conduct regular performance evaluations, and identify areas for improvement and training.

Project Planning and Execution:

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product managers, hardware engineers, software developers, and QA, to define project scope and requirements.
  • Develop project plans, timelines, and resource allocation to meet project goals and deliverables.
  • Track project progress, identify risks, and proactively address potential roadblocks to ensure successful project completion.

Custom Android Device Development:

  • Lead the design and development of embedded systems based on the Android operating system, tailored to meet specific product requirements.
  • Oversee the selection and integration of hardware components, ensuring seamless interactions with the Android OS.
  • Ensure compliance with Android platform guidelines and maintain up-to-date knowledge of Android OS updates and features.

Networking Solutions Integration:

  • Drive the integration of advanced networking technologies (e.g., Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular, Ethernet) into custom Android devices.
  • Optimize network performance and reliability, ensuring seamless communication between devices and network infrastructure.
  • Address security considerations related to networking, implementing industry best practices for data protection.

Quality Assurance and Testing:

  • Collaborate with the QA team to develop comprehensive testing strategies and ensure the delivery of high-quality products.
  • Conduct rigorous testing and debugging of embedded systems to identify and resolve issues effectively.

Continuous Improvement:

  • Stay up-to-date with emerging trends, technologies, and industry best practices related to embedded systems and Android development.
  • Implement process improvements and best practices to enhance the team's productivity and efficiency.

We're looking for people who have:

  • Proven experience leading and managing a team of embedded engineers.
  • Solid background in embedded systems development and Android OS customization.
  • Extensive knowledge of networking protocols and technologies.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as C/C++, Java, and Python.
  • Familiarity with hardware components and their integration in custom Android devices.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to make sound technical decisions.
  • Excellent communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.
  • Prior experience in developing and shipping custom Android-based products is a plus.

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.

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
  • We have an audacious goal of reducing crime in the United States by 25% over the next three years
  • 5% 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 1.5B+ images a week (we process more images than Instagram 🤯)

The Perks

💰Salary Equity: In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $200,000-$230,000 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.

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

Originally posted on Himalayas