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Empowering the next generation of robotics and automation

Software Engineer - Video Infrastructure

$80k – $160k • 0.05% – 0.5%
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Formant is building cloud infrastructure to support the next generation of automation - autonomous tractors, warehousing robots, security robots, and delivery drones.

We’re looking for a software engineer with a focus on video infrastructure to join the team in San Francisco.

In this role you will evolve and maintain an infrastructure capable of streaming and indexing video and other time-based media from field-deployed robotic systems.

As a team, we value humility, communication, and creativity. We take pride in our craft.

We’re also inspired by the intersection of software and the physical world; in particular what is possible when sensing and actuation is backed by the pace and scale of cloud-native technology.

We’re still stealthy but our product is in field trials -- please reach out for more information.

- Implement scalable, high-performance video streaming and processing in cloud services and at the edge
- Work closely with customers, product, and engineering teams to gather requirements and inform product strategy.
- Maintain open-source web and mobile SDKs for internal and external developers
- Understand customer needs and identify opportunities for innovation
- Shape the future of cloud robotics

- 4+ years of professional software engineering experience
- Deep understanding of modern video standards and video streaming and indexing technologies
- Experience with video processing in resource-constrained environments
- Professional experience shipping software in a statically-typed, compiled language such as C++, Java, or Go
- Familiarity with relevant product offerings across cloud services vendors
- Strong written communication skills

Bonus Qualifications:
- Strong grounding in systems fundamentals (concurrency, databases, distributed systems)
- Experience with robotics or automation technologies
- Experience with WebRTC, WebAssembly, WebGL, and other browser technologies
- Experience building SDKs, developer tools, and a developer community
- A love for great tools (e.g. fast, correct, and reproducible builds, releases, test suites)

Formant at a glance

Empowering the next generation of robotics and automation

Formant focuses on SaaS, Robotics, and Industrial Automation. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Portland. They have a small team that's between 11-50 employees.

You can view their website at http://www.formant.io

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