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Principal Software Engineer

| Waltham


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 o  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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • .NETLanguages
    • C#Languages
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • BoostLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • SpringFrameworks
    • AWS IoTFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases
    • SQLiteDatabases


Our office is located near the Cambridge Reservoir. The Grid 128 bus offers a stop on the Alewife C route and we are close to restaurants and shopping

An Insider's view of Evolv Technology

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Evolv's vibe blends high energy, intensity, and friendly banter. You’ll see lively discussion in the couch area, visitors touring our lab, or engineers excitedly recruiting colleagues to test out a new Edge feature. Our collaboration area is the "soul" of Evolv -- we gather to dig into complex issues, grab lunch, hold standups, or host happy hour.


Vice President, Sales

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

Nearing a new product launch, we are analyzing and synchronizing sensor data acquired from our custom DAS hardware, sending it to our algorithms in real-time through multi-threaded C++ code, and tuning to maximize performance. Our HW+SW engineers work together closely, making dynamic, gratifying improvements prior to locking down the designs.


Director of Machine Vision

What does career growth look like on your team?

My team is focused on understanding our personal strengths, ensuring that our daily tasks make us feel accomplished and rejuvenated instead of diminished. Once we've identified our strengths we work to create development plans to define a clear path for skill set and leadership development. Continuous and timely feedback ensures we stay on track.


Global Services Manager

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

We have assembled a group of people from many disciplines. Each one has experienced the pain of a security checkpoint. All of them have great ideas on how to change it. I try to put a unique group of people together, focused on the customer, and let them do their thing. Their thing is truly amazing.



What makes someone successful on your team?

Our team is warm, fast and free. Each of us is functionally independent but fully supportive of the others. We are proud of our work and we love to share. We click together because each of us is great at some things and not bad at anything. We have enough ego to spice things up but not enough to get in the way. Together, we love what we do.


Algorithm Architect

What are Evolv Technology Perks + Benefits

Evolv Technology Benefits Overview

Equity is an important component of every compensation package. Unlike many startups, we offer a flexible work environment, a strong culture, and competitive benefits: medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) plan, and an unlimited vacation policy. We also offer a unique perks program for all U.S. employees that enables us to provide better, more personalized perks. Through our perks program, employees get reimbursed for buying things that truly matter to them.

Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Continuing Education stipend
We offer $1200 annualy for continuing education.
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