Structural Engineer

Flock Safety

Flock Safety

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, June 22, 2024

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

As we continue in our progress to grow and scale our fleet of public safety IoT devices, there will also be a growing variety of deployment challenges to tackle and overcome. As such, it is desirable to add a Structural Engineer to the team in order to augment our relevant subject matter expertise and to contribute to key areas, such as new pole evaluation and analysis, calculations and sign offs on foundational requirements across sites, review and stamp/approve applicable permits, etc… The candidate engineer is required to be a licensed professional (PE) at least in the state of California, and be willing and able to get licensed in all other states.

The Skillset

  • A Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Structural or Civil Engineering

  • Professional Engineering (PE) license in the state of California is a must (SE a plus)

  • Familiarity with latest applicable codes such as ASCE, AASHTO, ASTM, AISC

  • Strong background in structural analysis (wall mounting structure/hardware, support beams and posts, etc…)

  • Familiarity with pole installations (utility, traffic, and similar), foundational design parameters (height, weight, windspeed, soil, seismic, etc..,)

  • Experience with transportation, public safety, IoT, or related industries and products

  • Experience with generating, reviewing, and stamping/approval engineering drawings

  • Knowledge of state and federal regulations, requirements and standards related to infrastructure and roadside installations of utility, solar, and other roadside pole installations

  • Strong experience with standard Software tools such as Risa, AutoCad, Excel

  • Ability to prioritize and successfully complete multiple assignments in a fast-paced work environment

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Self directed, with A desire to work in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and fun team environment

  • [what does the candidate need to have to succeed in this role]

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 Structural Engineer Flock Safety.

The First 30 Days

  • Dig into existing installation guidelines, poles and mounts used, and required HW configurations (devices used, solar panel combinations, etc..), including structural analysis and calculations

  • Begin contributing to ongoing permitting reviews, submissions, and approvals, including foundational drawings

  • Expand licensed professional status to additional states

  • Get familiar with new product testing requirements, and contribute to ongoing activities

  • Identify gaps in existing processes and guidelines, and propose initiatives to resolve them

  • Understand the product installation experience (join an install)

The First 60 Days

  • Get familiar with additional key cross-functional stakeholders/leads

  • Establish a complete understanding of the existing products, installation procedures, and ongoing operational, testing, and other technical challenges.

  • Provide subject matter expertise to operational, permitting, and installation teams

  • Ownership of reviewing and stamping/approving foundation drawings. ownership of foundation drawing stamping/approval

  • Provide expert feedback to Mechanical engineering on mount designs, identifying any potential improvement to current and future designs

  • Own and independently drive engagement with external vendors or firms, as related to the vetting, analysis and selection of Flock’s poles, foundations, and permitting requirements

  • Study and profiling - compiling quantitative data to evaluate and recommend changes or innovations to mount/poles/foundational requirements and approaches

  • Contribute to updating and reformulating physical deployment requirements and guidelines, and help identify new implementation options for evaluation as part of the formulation of a longer term strategy to help Flock scale it’s fleet in the most optimal, cost-effective, and robust way possible

90 Days & Beyond

  • Driving previously identified gaps and related initiatives to a closure

  • Underway on executing at least some of the work streams identified in the formulated long term plan proposed

  • Contribute to product management and roadmap decisions

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.

  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.

  5. The Executive Review: A chance to meet an executive and view Flock from a different lens. Be prepared to ask well-thought-out questions about the company, culture, and more.

The Perks

💰Salary & Equity: In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $100,000-$130,000 as well as stock options

🌴Flexible PTO: We seriously mean it, plus 11 company holidays.

⚕️Fully-paid health benefits plan for employees: including Medical, Dental, and Vision and an HSA match.

👪Family Leave: All employees receive 12 weeks of 100% paid parental leave. Birthing parents are eligible for an additional 6-8 weeks of physical recovery time.

🍼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 fertility.

🧠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.

📚Productivity 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 careers@flocksafety.com. This information will be treated as confidential and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the interview process.