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Android Framework Engineer, Devices

Flock Safety

Flock Safety

Software Engineering
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 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 $4B 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

Flock is looking to add an Android Framework Engineer to our Device Software Team. No UI components here! We run on headless custom Android devices. Our engineering team is made up of driven people who are responsible for all of the code running on a variety of devices that Flock deploys in the real world. They enable the whole experience by providing Android Application, Services, and Linux Kernel Drivers that reliably capture, process, and upload data for years at a time without needing human interaction to keep them running.

The Skillset

  • Kotlin programming skills OR strong Java skills with the ability to learn Kotlin and get up to speed quickly.

  • Strong knowledge of C/C++.

  • Knowledgeable in Android application development, methodologies, and design patterns.

  • Ability to read through a large existing codebase and adapt quickly.

  • Experience with custom Android devices.

  • Experience with other mobile application frameworks.

  • Strong debugging skills and debugging on custom Android HW.

  • Experience with architecture, design, and documentation.

  • Skilled in JIRA, Confluence, Jenkins, Gerrit, Git/GitHub.

Nice to Haves:

  • Linux kernel driver development experience

  • Familiarity with Qualcomm based Android devices

  • Experience with custom Android HAL Libraries and interfaces

  • Experience with Android CTS and or VTS

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 Android Framework Engineer at Flock Safety.

The First 30 Days

  • Learn as much as possible about Flock's devices, cloud systems, and customer requirements

  • Familiarize yourself with members of the Engineering Team

  • Understand Flock device product goals and system design

  • Get and set up the hard and soft tools to work with our devices

The First 60 Days

  • Expand support for testing to additional Flock devices

  • Expand the use and accessibility to engineers for testing

  • Contribute to quality planning and test plan development

90 Days & Beyond

  • Extend the use of developed tests and tooling to new Flock products

  • Expand the use and adoption of test tooling beyond your immediate team into related teams and test automation

  • Use your knowledge of the system to start identifying gaps in the current test plans and expand the library of flock-specific test cases

  • Give a “tech talk” to the device engineering team showing and documenting how to run tests

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.

The Perks

💰Salary & Equity: In this role, you’ll receive a starting salary of $125,000-$170,000 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.

💚ERGs: We want all employees to thrive and feel like they belong at Flock. We offer three ERGs today - Women of Flock, Flock Proud, and Melanin Motion. If you are interested in talking to a representative from one of these, please let your recruiter know.

💻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.