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).
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.