Avigilon Senior Software Engineer, Technology in Greater Boston, Massachusetts

Senior Software Engineer, Technology

Somerville, MA, USA

Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions company, is defining the future of the security industry through innovative end-to-end-solutions. We’re changing the landscape of the surveillance industry through advanced award-winning AI based surveillance systems. Artificial Intelligence is transforming the world and our team is advancing the field as it applies to the surveillance industry. We are proud to be industry leaders in video analytics with products like Appearance Search and Unusual Motion Detection along with our recently launched Avigilon Blue cloud service platform. You will have the opportunity to contribute to intelligent camera surveillance systems through cutting edge research and software engineering.

Avigilon’s solutions have been installed in more than 120 countries at thousands of customer sites, including school campuses, transportation systems, healthcare centers, public venues, critical infrastructure, prisons, factories, casinos, airports, financial institutions, government facilities, and retailers.

Responsibilities include:

Understanding and leveraging the latest technologies helps to innovate exciting new products. Reporting into the CTO’s Advanced Technology Team, the Senior Software Engineer, Technology is responsible for leveraging the latest emerging technology to create proof of concept prototypes of future products. The role will involve a broad and diverse understanding of systems with expertise in software engineering. The Avigilon Presence Detector http://avigilon.com/products/video-surveillance/radar/ is one example of groundbreaking technology that has made its way from this team’s research into production.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science

  • 5+ years of software engineering, software design and architecture

  • Practical experience writing C++ multi-threaded, multi-process software

  • Practical experience writing in Python and using Python libraries

  • 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/C++ memory management, microprocessor architectures, instruction efficiency, and I/O timing

  • Expert at integrating open source software

  • Hands-on experience in prototyping systems that include hardware, software and networking

  • Passion for learning new technologies and can-do attitude

  • Equally excited building a minimum viable product as cementing features in maintainable and tested code

  • Effective verbal and written communications skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to succeed in a team-based collaborative environment

  • Innate curiosity with a passion for applying technology

Preference will be given to candidates with the following skills and experience:

  • Experience in computer vision

  • Experience in sensors

  • Expertise in rapid prototyping of embedded systems and systems that include embedded components

  • Expertise in open source packages such as OpenCV etc.

  • Experience in cross-compiling for target architectures

  • Familiarity hardware embedded systems

  • Working knowledge of embedded inter-device communications

Perks at Avigilon:

As a full-time employee of Avigilon, you are eligible to receive a comprehensive benefits package which includes a competitive salary with full benefits including extended health, dental, vision, paid vacation and holidays, 401K, participation in corporate events, TechTalks, Hachathons, etc.

System ID: 2018-3023

Job Type (EN): Permanent Full Time

External Company Name: Avigilon Corporation