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Lead Engineer, Camera system

  • Indefinite
  • Full time
  • €50,000 - €70,000
  • 08960, Barcelona / Remote, Barcelona, Spain

Kognia Sports Intelligence is looking for a Lead Engineer with 5+ years of relevant experience to help us build the next generation of Sports Technology. In this role you will play a central role in developing and maintaining the hardware and software for Kognia's next generation camera system. This will require interfacing with external development partners (you are not expected to be an expert at every aspect of the platform), as well as with a wide cross-section of the organization. We are looking for candidates with a proven ability to deliver complex technical products with multiple components. Key technologies involved include industrial cameras, IOT and edge computing, video encoding and transmission protocols, as well as micro-service architecture with web and mobile frontends. We’re looking for someone with strong experience in multiple of these areas, who’s keen to keep learning while leveraging other resources in order to deliver.


The role has some project management responsibilities but above all we're looking for engineering know-how. Engineering Manager might be a suitable title although you will not have direct reports (at least, not at first).


Kognia Sports Intelligence

We are an early-stage Barcelona-based startup funded by football industry leaders including superstars Xavi Hernández and Iker Casillas. Since opening our office in early 2019 with the founders plus 2 engineers, we have grown to 20+. Our technology begins with video capture in the stadiums, detects player movements and actions, and delivers insights to coaches and players in the form of video clips with overlay illustrating high-level tactical concepts. In 2020 we went into production with a closed beta and are now selling an MVP already leading the market in automated tactical analysis. We expect strong growth as we gain traction in the next months. We are developing our second-generation camera system and need your help to take this project across the finish line while continuing to improve it!


Currently, engineering at Kognia is mixed remote/office at the discretion of each individual and each team (almost entirely remote). For this role, given you must interact with hardware, we expect you to spend some time at the office as necessary. We expect you to be able to manage this balance autonomously according to the needs of the project.


Responsibilities

  • Take ownership of the development of Kognia's new camera system.
  • Collaborate with our external partners experts in their areas (e.g. camera hardware) and work to bring their knowledge in-house.
  • Get your hands dirty making progress wherever your skills are needed.
  • Collaborate with product owners, designers, and stakeholders in order to ensure the best user experience.
  • Work closely with the other engineers in the team, to continuously improve our architecture and codebase.
  • Interact with customers' IT staff to ensure smooth on-premises installations.
  • Contribute to every step of the product development lifecycle, from inception to delivery to maintenance and even someday, deprecation.

Required

  • Proven experience delivering complex engineering projects
  • Background in at least one area related to camera hardware, video processing, or video transmission and the interest to learn the rest
  • A mindset of taking ownership of problems and seeing them through to completion
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams in agile environments
  • Excellent team player with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Able to project an atmosphere of professionality and competency when representing the company
  • Comfortable working in English - we’re an international team based in Barcelona, with English as our shared language

Preferred

  • Experience with IOT and edge deployments (e.g. NVIDIA Jetson)
  • Comfortable working with micro-service cloud architectures
  • Familiarity with event-driven design (e.g. Apache Kafka)
  • Knowledge of hardware design principles, such as airflow management and weatherproofing