Software Engineer, Video Analytics

Company Overview

At Motorola Solutions, we create technologies our customers refer to as their lifeline. Our technology platforms in communications, software, video and services help our customers work safely and more efficiently. Whether it's helping firefighters see through smoke, enabling police officers to see around street corners, or reliably keeping the lights on in homes and businesses around the world, our work supports those who put their lives on the line to keep us safe. Bring your passion, potential and talents to Motorola Solutions, and help us usher in a new era in public safety and security.

Department Overview

We are seeking a Software Engineer focused on developing software for Motorola's video product line of analytics cameras and appliances running the Linux operating system. Motorola's video analytics platforms allow our users to proactively monitor their premises using advanced video analytics and high resolution / high quality video. Partnering with a team of hardware, platform, client/server, multimedia, SQA, and computer vision developers, this Software Engineer will develop APIs and implement interprocess communications that interface platform-level software with cutting edge video and business analytics. In this role, this Software Engineer will also help architect production software for new computer vision and machine learning features based on our research team's algorithms.

Job Description

Responsibilities include:
  • Develop production quality software for real-time multi-core embedded Linux devices
  • Design and implement sophisticated scalable multi-threaded Object Oriented Software in C++ following modern C++ design patterns
  • Collaborate with our Research team in implementing computer vision and machine learning apps on hardware
  • Optimize algorithms and system to ensure real time performance
  • Author detailed design documents about our software architectures, algorithms, and interfaces
  • Apply problem solving skills and experience to identify and improve low-level system performance issues
  • Maintain and improve firmware build systems using CMake, Docker, and Python
  • Work with Quality Assurance team on identifying test cases for new features and areas for regression tests
  • Review code of peers for adherence to coding standards and design guidelines
  • Estimate and track time and effort necessary for completing implementation tasks
  • Develop platform-level requirements from high level marketing requirements
  • Provide technical leadership and domain knowledge for new features

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science
  • 1+ years of experience writing C++ multi-threaded, multi-process software for embedded Linux systems, or equivalent experience including Co-op.
  • Understanding of and proven ability with operating system concepts including processes, threads, mutexes, interrupt handling, and exception handling
  • Understanding of embedded design considerations including C++ memory management, microprocessor architectures, instruction efficiency, and I/O timing
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Solid software design and development skills and ability to write production quality code
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced Agile development environment
  • Experience with cross-compiling and integrating open source software for target architectures

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:
  • Experience with video, computer vision (OpenCV) or machine learning
  • Master's of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Experience with continuous integration in a highly available production environment
  • Experienced developing test harnesses for unit testing and regression testing

Basic Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or related degree
  • 1+ years of experience writing C++ multi-threaded, multi-process software, or equivalent experience.

Travel Requirements


Relocation Provided


Position Type


Referral Payment Plan


Our U.S.Benefitsinclude:
  • Incentive Bonus Plans
  • Medical, Dental, VisionbenefitseffectiveDay 1
  • 401K with Company Match and Day 1 vesting
  • 9 Paid Holidays
  • GenerousPaidTime Off Packages
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • PaidParental & Family Leave
  • and more!

EEO Statement

Motorola Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or, any other protected characteristic.


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