Senior Software Engineer

Location: Waltham, MA
Employment Duration: Full time


Who we are

Evolv Technology is the leader in human security. The company is dedicated to making the world a safer place by helping to protect innocent people from mass shootings, terrorist attacks and similar violent acts. Evolv’s AI-based, free-flow weapons-screening and threat detection systems work at the pace of life to accommodate thousands of individuals and groups per hour – screening 50 million people to date in a rapid, undisruptive manner while preventing more than 5,000 weapons from entering a range of public and private facilities. Evolv’s customers include hundreds of top entertainment venues, schools, international airports, stadiums, corporations, hospitals, large-scale events and national landmarks around the globe. Led by a team of security industry thought leaders with a track record for delivering first-to-market products, the company holds more than 100 patents. 

Evolv is backed by world class investors and advisors including Bill Gates, General Catalyst Partners, Data Collective, Lux Capital, SineWave Ventures, Finback Investment Partners, and former leaders from national security and counter-terrorism agencies. We are recruiting leaders in sales, marketing, product, engineering, and quality.


What we seek

Evolv is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to design and implement software systems that control hardware, acquire data, run classification algorithms and present results intuitively to the operator. This position reports to our Software Director and the person in this role will join our team of scientists, hardware and algorithm engineers, and other software engineers to develop products in Evolv’s positive, energetic, and collaborative environment. The ideal candidate has deep experience developing C++ software for real-time electro-mechanical systems. This is initially an individual contributor role but has potential to grow into a team lead. You will help support both existing products and new products from the early stages of New Product Introduction (NPI) through product launch, ECO and into volume production.


What you bring

You are an expert C++ developer who has worked closely with hardware acquisition systems on Windows, and you have a proven track record designing and implementing system architecture, system control software and GUI for deployed electro-mechanical device(s). You have successfully completed at least five major software releases, from inception through general availability. You can present design proposals to other developers, explain design decisions to upper management, and contribute to a mutually supportive work environment. You thrive on a small team in a fast-paced agile environment. Prior start-up experience is desirable. In addition, the following functions are part of the Senior Software Engineer role:

  • Help architect solutions that translate ideas from concept to prototype to production code that works in real time on real hardware
  • Serve as an internal expert and thought leader in software engineering for the company
  • Design, code and debug complex software components for personnel screening equipment
  • Conduct code-reviews and promote software engineering best-practices

The following skills are required:

  • BS in Computer Science or Electrical Engineering, MS preferred
  • Expert level C++ developer with 10 years experience
  • Mastery of advanced programming techniques such as STL, BOOST, templates and template meta-programming, design patterns, etc.
  • Cross-platform development expertise (Windows, Linux)
  • Great written and verbal communication skills

These skills are a plus:

  • Experience with GPU programming
  • Understanding of Web 2.0 technologies - XHTML, CSS, DOM, XML, XSLT, XMLHttpRequest, JavaScript, etc.
  • Familiarity with MATLAB
  • Experience with mm-wave imaging, magnetic field sensing, image processing and/or digital signal processing


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 researchers, engineers, manufacturing and operations executives, and product managers who share our vision for a safer world. If you are inspired by invention and gain satisfaction from seeing how your work impacts the bigger picture, Evolv will be a great fit. Equity is an important component of every compensation package. 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 portfolio and make a real difference in the world. Come join us today!

Evolv Technology is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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