Focal Systems

Building the Operating System for B&M Retail using Deep Learning

Infrastructure Engineer at Focal Systems

Burlingame, CA
Job Type
3+ years
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Focal Systems is a San Francisco based startup providing solutions for retailers to improve inventory management, reduce out-of-stocks, enhance the shopper experience and optimize checkout lanes. Focal solutions consist of powerful devices in stores that leverage machine learning and computer vision technology.

Infrastructure Software Engineer responsibilities include:

Design and implement new software architectures to support very large scale workloads Work with other engineering teams to understand the backend needs of their applications and make them a reality Create tools to provide transparency/ease of access into the company's rich datasets stored across varying geographic locations and data formats Manage the various distributed services of the company, ensuring to always provide graceful updates, comprehensive test coverage, tracking of logs, and 100% uptime

Infrastructure Software Engineer requirements are:

4+ years experience in an infrastructure role (intern or full time) Bachelor's Degree or higher in CS / EE / related field Great understanding of databases, networking, distributed systems, operating systems, data structures, algorithms, and software engineering practices Knowledge of big data systems (Hadoop, MR, Spark) a plus Knowledge of containerization (Docker) and orchestration platforms (Swarm, Kubernetes) a plus


We care deeply about the health, happiness, and wellbeing of all of our employees.

Health Insurance Catered Lunches Paid Sick Leave Dental Insurance Vision Insurance Quarterly Team Retreat

Why you should join Focal Systems

Focal Systems deploys small, inexpensive shelf cameras that take an image once an hour to detect out of stocks with Deep Learning Computer Vision. This automates huge swaths of labor and increases on-shelf availability which increases sales. We have now achieved 3 national rollouts and are beginning our Series B in Dec, 2020.