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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 to   architect   IoT   connectivity  for   Evolv’s  product line.  This  involves everything from  designing/implementing  standalone  web clients   that  interface  directly with  Evolv’s  scanners  t managing a portfolio of distributed s canners  via a  cloud-based web application.  Evolv  is  looking for  a  full stack web developer  who can  leverag e their past  successes  with  AWS IoT and other  AWS  services  into creating  an   outstanding user experience for our scanner operators .   We are also looking for  someone with   experience  deploying  network and cyber security best practices to protect  our customers’  sensitive  security needs .    

In this role, you will:  

  • Architect and implement web technology solutions  that  surprise and delight  security guards and administrators that operate and manage  Evolv’s  scanners  

  • Design and implement  web-based   solutions for remote scanner  support , such as  software upgrades or diagnostic  data retrieval    

  • Mirror  cloud-connected capability  in on-prem ises  solutions  when necessary  

  • Develop code that connects Evolv sensors to each other, to cloud services and distributes alerts to other networked devices  

  • Work with Product Managers to design  and implement   methods of  monetiz ing   statistics, metadata,  and  biometrics  that  add value  for our customers  

  • Join  a team of talented software developers, algorithm developers, mechanical and electrical engineers  develop ing   pr oducts to  make the world a safer place  


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.  You  enjoy taking the time  t o   shar e  your expertise with other team members  in a  highly collaborative work  environment .  

In addition to having a  bachelor’s  or  m aster’s degree in  c omputer  s cience or the equivalent experience, candidates must also demonstrate the following:  

  • 8+ years of experience in  broad software   development with an emphasis on  front-end and  back-end  web technology  deployed  on  tablet s  (Android) , mobile  (Android i OS )  and cloud  

  • Deep experience  with  development frameworks , languages, and APIs  such as  Angular / TypeScript,  React/JavaScript,  Cordova, Node.js HTML, CSS,  REST /SOAP  

  • E xperience with Maven, NPM/Yarn, Gulp  

  • Familiarity with public Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) cloud products (AWS, GCE, Azure ) and/ or IoT applications  

  • Cloud  security best practices including web stack vulnerabilities  

  • Proficient   with Java  

  • Experience with  C/C++  or  C# is a plus  

  • Nice to have   o r 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  

  • C omputer vision, machine learning  


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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