Senior Software Engineer

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Mississauga
  • 150 - 200
  • Salary: 150 - 200

Focal Systems, Inc.

Company Description
Focal Systems is the industry leader in retail AI solutions. We are a Silicon Valley based startup that has more than doubled in size every year since our founding. We are a Deep Learning first company. Our mission is to automate and optimize brick and mortar retail using deep learning computer vision. Focal has been deployed at scale with the top retailers in the world – including Walmart Canada. We are looking for smart, creative, and passionate people who want to help build a great and enduring company and deploy Deep Learning to the world!

What you will do

You will apply your technical knowledge to drive features and improvements including Architect, prototyping, implementing, and maintaining complex firmware/software designs. Write clean, easy-to-understand, robust, testable, reusable, and sustainable code tailored for embedded systems

Contribute to existing documentation or educational content and adapt content based on product/program updates and user feedback

Generate and evaluate functional and design specifications. Work with multi-functional teams to determine software architecture and specifications to meet the product requirements

Work with project leaders to define assignments, schedules, quality expectations, and other project criteria

Triage product or system issues and debug/track/resolve them by analyzing the sources of issues and the impact on hardware, Software, or service operations and quality. Quickly debug and effectively close out system issues related to the product firmware, software, and systems

Develop and maintain various engineering tools used to debug, analyze, and test embedded products.

What you need to be successful

Bachelor’s or advanced degree in Computer Science or related technical field

6+ years professional experience with at least 1 year of experience in a technical leadership role

Must be an expert with Python. Knowledge of C++ and Raspberry Pi preferred

Background in at least 2 of the following areas: embedded firmware/software development, image processing, ARM/DSP processor architecture, Software development and debugging skills in C & C++, etc.

An understanding of Machine Learning (ML) and familiarity with ML tools and OpenCV are a plus

Good analytical skills and good written communication skills

Experience in working on zero-to-one product development at scale is strongly preferred

Experience in quick prototyping using Raspberry PI is strongly preferred

Startup mentality, team player and able to work in the Mississauga office 2x per week

Why Focal Systems
Strong Values and Mission
We are a tightly-knit team with an ambitious mission and a strong set of core values, which define our approach to business and have successfully guided us since in¬ception.

Exceptional Team
We are a team of hard-working, fun-loving professionals from some of the most eminent universities, research labs, and tech companies of our time. We pride ourselves on recruiting exceptional individuals to help us redefine the state-of-the-art.

Outstanding Partners
We work with 10+ of the largest retailers in the world and have a world-class roster of investors, advisors and partners to support & advise us in our endeavors.

What we offer
We care deeply about the health, happiness, and wellbeing of all of our employees. We offer:

Competitive salary and attractive stock options

Health Insurance

Catered lunches

Paid Time Off

Quarterly Team Retreats

Education grants



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