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Engineering Manager


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Barcelona


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Job Description

Your mission

​Midokura, a Sony Group company, develops components and services for the creation of distributed computer vision applications. Your job will be to manage the teams developing our Simple Training Service, a key building block in allowing users to train and package computer vision models that will run in a set of heterogenous devices.​​​​


Responsibilities

  • Manage 2 teams of 5-7 engineers each:

    • Care for their well being, support them in their career and personal growth and goals.

    • Cultivate psychological safety and healthy group dynamics inside you team and toward other teams.

    • Give your team members feedback early and candidly that helps them know where they stand.

    • Be a role model of behaviours. Especially by receiving feedback as (or more) gracefully as you expect your engineers to receive yours.

  • Be responsible for the goal setting process in your team and accountable for the outcomes. Make your team a team that keeps its promises and where every team member feels invested in them.

  • Be able to provide technical leadership or advise on occasion and have an eye to detect early technical smells, over engineering and irrelevant work.

  • Act as communications hub for your team:

    • Help channel communication with stakeholders (product team, other engineering teams, the customer) in an orderly and sustainable way. 

    • Provide transparency of your team’s status to the rest of the company at the right level of abstraction and detail.

    • Facilitate that your team members stay informed of relevant information of all types at the right level of abstraction. Ensure that the company communicates with them effectively.

  • Make your job sustainable. Grow your engineers by delegating on them. Work yourself out of the job.

  • Help make your team ever more effective by fostering a culture of continuous improvement and by having the data to prove it.

  • Make or instigate contributions to company-wide engineering and management practices and culture.


Your profile

You will thrive in this role if…

  • You have a strong software engineering background in a diverse set of teams and environments. You’ve experience thriving as well as struggling teams and know what “good” feels like and have traveled the path to get there.

  • You have managed or been a tech lead software engineering teams.

  • You love mentoring others and seeing them learn and grow.

  • You are a strong communicator in all contexts and mediums: verbally and written, in 1-1 and in groups. You communicate clearly, make arguments based on facts, consider trade-offs and alternatives and you listen to others with an open mind.

  • You are a leader: you lead by example, you love helping others, you treat them kindly and with genuine empathy, you don’t hold back in saying uncomfortable truths (to teams, to your peers, to your managers) when they need to be said.


Requirements

  • BSc or MS in Computer Science, or a related field.

  • EU Working Permit

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (Full Professional Proficiency)

  • Spanish or Japanese as a plus

  • Job location in Barcelona (Spain) OR Remote in Europe with monthly travel to Barcelona.


Senior DevOps Engineer


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City

Barcelona


Department

PDD


Job Description

Your mission

Midokura is seeking an experienced engineer to join the DevOps team, which enables our developers to manage the life cycle of our applications, from source code management and testing, to continuous deployment.

This engineer will help the team to maintain the procedure documentation and the tools needed to create new containerized applications based on Kubernetes, research and suggest platform components, troubleshoot production issues, assist developers and maintain platform services health.

A person taking up this role’s challenges also needs to know how to deal with IoT devices, such as flashing, connecting to the cloud and other devices, dealing with authentication certificates, troubleshooting network issues, and monitoring resource usage. 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who is willing to learn new technologies and innovate, has strong analytical, problem-solving and communication skills, as well as the ability to take on multiple responsibilities at once. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with teams distributed internationally.


Your profile

Responsibilities

  • Design and maintain the Continuous Integration & Delivery platform:

  • Define, deploy and monitor the health our job runners

  • Document best practices for: secure code management, lowering build times, ensuring tests cover all-important business logic and functionality…

  • Create the tools necessary to quickly create new application CI/CD workflows

  • Assist developers with troubleshooting CI & delivery issues

  • Ensure and improve the platform security (credentials anonymity, scalability, platform resilience, disaster recovery strategies...)

  • Design and maintain the way of working for the containerized platforms:

    • Document and create tools for app and service definition (Kubernetes Helm charts)

    • Standardize and document how to connect and discover external components (databases, authentication, storage...)

    • Enforce proper management of authentication (TLS certificates, component credentials)

    • Provide the tools and documentation to monitor and maintain reports of application and services health

    • Build tools and tests to determine overall system availability and performance bottlenecks, and work with developers to overcome them.

  • Continuous research, evaluation, and demoing of new technologies in order to improve products and services

  • Provide instructions for maintaining Midokura IT infrastructure

Desired Skills and Experience

We believe you will thrive in Midokura if you possess a mix of some of the following skills and experiences:

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Good communication skills

  • Experience in Linux administration and containers (Docker, containerd,...)

  • Experience dealing with CI & CD systems (Github Actions, Travis, Jenkins,…)

  • Designing, developing & maintaining distributed systems:

    • High Availability

    • Fault Tolerance

    • Consistency

    • Replication

  • Kubernetes management:

    • Cluster & Service management

    • DNS and service discovery

    • Job management

    • Helm chart creation

    • Troubleshooting, monitoring and log inspection

  • Monitoring and managing production environment health status, lowering outages and data loss.

  • Database administration, backup and recovery.

  • Familiarity with one of the major public cloud providers (Azure, AWS, GCP)

  • Networking (knowledge of major protocols, debugging network issues, configuring appliances…)

  • Scripting and Software Development (Python, bash, …)

  • Network security

  • PKI & TLS certificate management

These skills will be a plus

  • Database Administration: Cassandra and PostgreSQL.

  • Object storage: Minio

  • IoT device management experience

  • Realtime Operating Systems (Nuttx, FreeRTOS…)

  • Core software development skills (C, C++, Java)

  • Machine Learning libraries experience (Tensorflow, Pytorch, …)

Education

BS/MS degree in Computer Science or equivalent

Other Requirements

  • EU Residence (Mandatory)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (Full Professional Proficiency)

  • Spanish or Japanese as a plus

  • Job location in Barcelona (Spain)


Software Engineer (embedded)


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City

Barcelona


Department

PDD


Job Description

Your mission

The Embedded Software Engineer will push forward the next-generation edge device software that brings AI onto IoT devices equipped with various cutting-edge sensors. The software, which cooperates with cloud platforms, solves challenging problems in the world of IoT such as centrally managing massively distributed devices, deploying and upgrading applications remotely, securing data end-to-end, and optimizing the placement of workloads onto a set of heterogeneous devices. The targeted edge devices operate in ultra low-power modes and are subject to constraints such as high/low ambient temperatures and a limited energy budget from battery power or network connectivity. The devices integrate tightly with various sensors/accelerators to reduce power consumption in order to offer an optimal solution for constrained environments like Smart City or Smart Retail among others. Hence, the software we build has to meet all such operational requirements.

We are looking for a highly motivated and hands-on individual who is willing to learn new technologies and innovate; has strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as the ability to take on multiple responsibilities at once.  Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with teams distributed around the globe.



Responsibilities

  • Develop high quality firmware on schedule to help achieve the company’s business goals.

  • Develop Edge Platform Software independent from various RTOS available in the market.

  • Work with developers across other disciplines, such as Backend and DevOps, to satisfy agreed functional requirements.

  • Design and implement highly concurrent and efficient software components.

  • Test and debug.

  • Interact with the product team to gather requirements, propose architect solutions, provide means to deploy and support our software.


Your profile

  • 5+ years of relevant software development experience

  • Experience with Version Control Systems.

  • Excellent analytical skills.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Solid development experience in C and C++. 

  • Proficiency in *NIX and Comprehension of Real-time Operating Systems.

  • Solid understanding of embedded system architectures. e.g. task scheduling, power modes, system clock and peripherals management.

  • Experience in controlling hardware inside/outside of MCU.

  • Experience in developing software for memory-constrained devices such as tiny MCUs.

  • Experience with board-level communication interfaces such as I2C, SPI.

  • Experience in On-Chip and Remote debugging.

  • Experience with IoT:

  • End-to-end security architecture

  • Remote management of devices

  • Concurrent and asynchronous programming.

Additional skills and experience as a plus

  • Sensor technologies and/or specialized computing devices programming (DSP, FPGA, etc)

  • Experience developing in NuttX RTOS.

  • Dynamic software loading on RTOS.

  • Cloud technologies such as Azure/AWS/GCP, OpenStack, etc.

  • Understanding of current InfoSec concepts and technologies (TLS, PKI, etc).

  • Knowledge about L2-L7 network protocols including Ethernet, IP, TCP, HTTP, Pub-Sub.

  • Debug peripheral buses and GPIO using an oscilloscope.

  • Knowledge about electronic circuits to read schematic sheets and utilize for debugging.


Software Engineer for IoT and/or AI - Sony Group


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City

Barcelona


Department

PDD


Job Description

Your mission

Backend Software Engineers develop the backend components of Midokura’s products such as Edge Virtualization Platform (EVP) or Simple Training Service (STS). Together, these products make up an innovative edge computing platform that brings next-generation AI onto the IoT devices equipped with various cutting edge sensors. We solve challenging problems in the world of IoT such as centrally managing massively distributed devices, deploying and upgrading applications remotely, securing data end-to-end, retraining AI models on demand and optimizing the placement of workloads onto a set of heterogeneous devices.

We are looking for a highly motivated team player with excellent coding abilities who is willing to learn new technologies and innovate and has strong analytical, problem-solving, and communication skills, as well as the ability to take on multiple responsibilities at once.


Responsibilities

  • Develop backend components in high quality and on schedule to help achieve company business goals.

  • Design and implement scalable and efficient software components.

  • Deliver fully tested software and debug and troubleshoot it when necessary.

  • Deliver software that has operability, security and support as first class concerns from the design phase all the way to operations.

  • Contribute to architecture designs and evaluations. 

  • Interact with the product team to gather requirements and understand the reasons behind them as well as our customers’ needs.

  • Be an active participant in Midokura´s engineering community helping to continuously push it to higher levels of excellence.


Your profile

Must-have Skills and Experience


  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.

  • A solid base of software engineering fundamentals.

  • Strong development experience preferably in Java, but not necessarily (C++, C#, Golang, Scala, Kotlin are all valid experiences).

  • An eagerness a to learn new technologies and a pragmatic approach to their application.

Desired Skills and Experience


We believe you will thrive in Midokura if you possess a mix of some of the following skills and experiences:

  • Experience designing and developing distributed systems (high availability, fault tolerance, consistency, replication protocols).

  • Experience deploying and running code public cloud platforms (Azure, AWS, GCP).

  • Container and container orchestration technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker.

  • Concurrent and/or asynchronous programming.

  • Version control, continuous integration, continuous deployment tools.

  • Experience with developing service based architectures and everything associated with them: instrumentation, service to service communication, testing, continuous deployment strategies, etc.

  • Experience being part of a team that takes full responsibility for the operations of the software it builds.

  • SaaS development: RBAC, authorization and authentication, API design, etc.

You get extra points if you also have some of these experiences:

  • Machine Learning libraries, such as Tensorflow and Pytorch.

  • Understanding on ML Dataset management (knowledge of COCO format)

  • Sensor technologies and image signal processing.

  • Experiences with IoT

    • End-to-end security architecture

    • Remote management of devices


WHAT DO WE OFFER?


  • Permanent contract.

  • Competitive salary.

  • Very flexible remote work policy: You can choose the days you want to come to our office!

  • Career Plan: biannual performance evaluation. 

  • Health insurance full paid by Midokura

  • Transport to the office paid by Midokura.

  • Working in our Midohouse: an attractive place located in 22@ District in Barcelona or full-time remote

  • 23 holidays + December 24th and 31st

  • Exchange program: possibility to move to our office in Tokyo.

  • The possibility to be part of a senior talented technical team in a fast-growing company.

  • Training credits.

  • Free coffee, fruit, soda...



Requirements

Other Requirements:

 

  • BS or MS in Computer Science, or a related field.

  • EU Working Permit

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in English (Full Professional Proficiency)

  • Spanish or Japanese as a plus

  • Job location in Barcelona (Spain).