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Principal Software Engineer

Location: Waltham, MA
Employment Duration: Full time


Who we are

Evolv is a venture backed startup developing technology to detect and prevent active shooters and terrorists from attacking the places where we expect to be safe. Together with our investors – Bill Gates, General Catalyst Partners, Data Collective, and Lux Capital – we are re-defining the physical security industry. We’re currently focused on detecting concealed threats such as firearms and explosives and are in the process of developing the next generation of our technology. Evolv’s technology is being used to seamlessly screen millions of people around the globe in stadiums, entertainment venues, performing arts centers, train stations, airports, office buildings and hotels.

What we seek

Our team is looking for a talented Principal Software Engineer who will play a central role in the design and end-to-end development of high-performance platform components architected for re-use in a range of customer use cases. This engineer will help build and maintain key pieces of the reactive microservices platform, and integration of distributed sensors. In this role, you will:

  • Own core components as well as design and develop technology that provides vital functionality for Evolv and our customers
  • Build highly available and resilient systems from base infrastructure through to the application
  • Develop code that connects Evolv sensors to each other, to cloud services and distributes alerts to other networked devices
  • Help us understand and implement industry best practices in connecting devices
  • Help design approaches to connecting our devices in ways that satisfy customer needs, including helping us dig out the value that nobody has thought of before
  • Work with a team of talented software developers, algorithm developers, mechanical and electrical engineers to create technology that makes us all safer

What you bring

You have experience building systems for flexibility, robustness and scale. You are a highly technical, hands-on developer with the ability to design and create distributed, multi-platform systems that are embedded and/or cloud connected. In addition to having a bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science or the equivalent experience, candidates must also demonstrate the following:

  • 8+ years of experience in broad software development with an emphasis on back-end, middleware and database tiers
  • Experience in one or more agile languages/frameworks (Scala/Play, Groovy/Grails, Ruby/Rails, Python/Django)
  • Experience with Java, C/C++ or C# is a plus
  • Experience with asynchronous and event-based technologies (RabbitMQ, Akka, Kafka, Lambda)
  • Familiarity with public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud products (AWS, GCE, Azure) and/or IoT applications
  • Nice to have experience with or looking to learn:
    • Video systems software development, working with video management systems and software/hardware integration experience
    • Camera, routing, switching, cabling, and wireless network hardware
    • Video analytics and related surveillance technology
    • Cloud security best practices including web stack vulnerabilities
    • Computer vision, machine learning
  • You are excited about working in dynamic environment and being a key contributor
  • You enjoy working with customers and technical partners and have great interpersonal skills


Why Work at Evolv?

If you want to solve one of the most difficult issues of our time and save lives doing it, you want to work at Evolv. We are passionate, knowing that what we do and how we do it can affect life or death situations for our customers. At Evolv, you will have unparalleled exposure to all aspects of our business, working with a talented team of developers, engineers, and product managers who share our vision for a safer world. Equity is an important component of every compensation package. Unlike many startups, we offer a flexible work environment, a unique culture, and competitive benefits: medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an unlimited vacation policy.

This is an opportunity for you to build a world class product and make a real difference in the world. Come join us today!

Evolv Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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