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Senior Technical Lead, Video Systems (Cameras) (Remote)

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Full time
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Cisco Meraki
I.T., digital & online media services
1,001-5,000 employees
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Who We Are

At Cisco Meraki, we know that technology can connect, empower, and drive us. Meraki’s camera team is a growing, fast-moving team building security cameras with a unique edge-based architecture, enabling both long term storage and valuable Computer Vision analytics without requiring video to be sent the cloud; redefining an industry where innovation is rare. The MV security cameras blend the elegance and ease of use of high-end consumer systems with the immense scalability, security, and power of enterprise-grade solutions. Today, cameras are mainly used for security, but what if they could be used for more? Imagery from a camera is information that can solve a problem or offer an alternative insight. Meraki cameras combine the best of cloud and IoT technology, making it simpler and easier for customers to use the camera as a sensor!

Who You’ll Work With

You’ll get the chance to work with a group of very skilled but low ego and collaborative engineers, with deep experience from both established companies to startups. You will be joining a new team working on MV's absolute core functionality: Video. This team will be solely focused on every piece of video, from the on-camera video pipeline up through the players on the mobile app and web.

What you'll work on:

We are looking for a Senior Technical Lead who will completely own video end-to-end.

  • Explore and advise on new hardware platforms to chart the best path forward for future generations of cameras
  • Quantify and constantly improve quality of stored and streamed video, maximizing retention times and minimizing bandwidth usage
  • Partner with and empower our Camera Intelligence teams to create unique solutions that run at the edge
  • Come up with innovative solutions that cater to both a local LAN as well as cloud backed workflows with minimal latency
  • Continually improve the resilience of video recording, minimizing downtime during firmware upgrades or reboots
  • Build a web browser compatible, locally accessible interface for video playback for both live and weeks worth of constantly changing historical footage
  • Create tools to generate and report back anonymous metrics on image and video compression quality across all cameras

You are an ideal fit if you have:

  • Expert knowledge on Audio/Video codecs (H264, H265, VP9 etc.) and streaming protocols like HLS, RTSP, DASH
  • Have 10+ years professional experience programming in C or C++.
  • Experience in multiple areas of video streaming (encoding raw frames, transcoding to various qualities, delivery across the internet, and decode/playback on client devices)
  • High proficiency with common video tools/workflows such as ffmpeg and gstreamer
  • Understanding of container formats and metadata (mp4, MPEG 2/Transport Stream, etc.)
  • Experience optimizing video encoding quality
  • Have strong systems and networking foundational knowledge (systems architecture, memory hierarchy, storage subsystems, LANs, routing).
  • Experience with image sensors, GPUs, ISPs, DSPs

At Cisco Meraki, we’re challenging the status quo with the power of diversity, inclusion, and collaboration. When we connect different perspectives, we can imagine new possibilities, inspire innovation, and release the full potential of our people. We’re building an employee experience that includes appreciation, belonging, growth, and purpose for everyone.

Cisco is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis. Cisco will consider for employment, on a case by case basis, qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.

Compensation Range:
$192,200$282,900 USD

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