Software Engineer (Camera)
Dropcam - San Francisco, CA

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Dropcam is looking for a software engineer to join our Camera team and develop a bulletproof device that seamlessly connects to any mobile platform and streams video, audio, and other data reliably. Doing all of that while remaining user-friendly is a hard task.

We taking on some big players in the IP, security, and monitoring camera spaces and we are just getting started.

Dropcam HD is already the #1 selling camera on Amazon. We would love your help in continuing to grow and develop a proud, user-centric engineering culture and to fulfill our mission: watch anything from anywhere.

Responsibilities
  • Design and develop new features and support existing software for the Dropcam camera
  • Work with the backend server team to implement new features and improve reliability
  • Aspects of the system you’ll be working with include:
    • Streaming Media
    • Wireless Networking
    • Fault Tolerance
    • User Interaction
Requirements
  • Linux! Linux! Linux! You must have experience working with embedded Linux, device drivers and BSPs
  • Fluent in C and familiarity with assembly language
  • Strong background in developing for embedded systems
  • Strong knowledge of IP networking
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
Nice to Have
  • Video / audio codec knowledge (specifically H.264 and AAC)
  • Previous experience implementing firmware for a camera or networked gadget
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Proficiency in Lua
About Dropcam

Dropcam (http://www.dropcam.com) is a venture-backed San Francisco startup building a consumer-friendly, web-connected internet camera focused on the home monitoring market. Our goal is to help you watch the things you love from anywhere in the world and make sure they’re safe and sound. Dropcam offers a long list of benefits, including:
  • Competitive salary
  • Equity that's more than microscopic
  • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision
  • 401(k) and life insurance
  • Pre-tax commuter plans
  • Vacation when you need it
  • Breakfast, lunch and a kitchen full of snacks
  • Dropcams for your favorite locations
  • Free helicopter ride piloted by our CEO
We’re a small team developing the next great consumer gadget – join us in making it a reality!

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