Senior Embedded Systems Engineer

East Bay, CA, United States, Los Angeles, CA, United States, New York, NY, United States, Remote, Seattle, WA, United States, San Francisco, CA, United States, Silicon Valley, CA, United States • $160k - $180k • 0.50% - 0.75%

Virgo Surgical Video Solutions, Inc.

Role Locations

  • East Bay, CA, United States
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • New York, NY, United States
  • Remote
  • Seattle, WA, United States
  • San Francisco, CA, United States
  • Silicon Valley, CA, United States


  • $160k - $180k
  • 0.50% - 0.75%


< 10 people


1111 Kearny St # 15
San Francisco, CA, 94133-4013, US

Tech Stack

  • Python
  • Google Cloud
  • Tensorflow
  • Go
  • PostgreSQL
  • Django
  • JavaScript
  • Vue.js
  • OpenCV
  • Ffmpeg
  • Numpy
  • Keras
  • GStreamer
  • PyTorch

Role Description

Virgo is looking for a Sr. Embedded Systems Engineer to lead development of the Virgo endoscopy video capture device. This device is the starting point of the Virgo endoscopy video capture platform. It is installed in hospital endoscopy suites and connects to the video output — typically DVI, HD-SDI, or HDMI — from existing endoscopy systems. The device also connects to an AC power outlet and the internet (ethernet and/or WiFi). The device runs ML models that analyze frames to detect when to start and stop video recording. Video data is then encrypted and transferred to our cloud storage.

In this role, you will work on the embedded software for our next version of the Virgo video capture device. The current capture device is powered by a Raspberry Pi + an H.264 video encoder board that streams encoded video to the RPi via ethernet. While this setup works well, it is cumbersome to install and prone to user setup issues.

The next version of the Virgo video capture device will be based on the Intel NUC platform with an integrated HDMI or SDI capture card. This new device will eliminate the need for an extra board and most video converters, greatly simplifying setup. It will also give us a lot more on-device processing power and ability to expand in the future with AI accelerator boards such as the Coral EdgeTPU. There are all sorts of fun challenges in store for this role such as handling variable video resolutions/frame rates, navigating hospital firewall issues, and improving the device setup flow through software improvements!

Knowledge of the following preferred: Linux, V4L2, ffmpeg, H.264/H.265, GStreamer, OpenCV, Python, Tensorflow, Go, gRPC

About Virgo Surgical Video Solutions, Inc.

Virgo is the leading cloud video capture, management, and AI analysis platform for endoscopic medical procedures. Since launching in 2018, we've helped physicians from leading medical centers including The Mayo Clinic, Northwestern, and Mass General capture over 130,000 procedure videos — the largest data set of its kind.

Our platform consists of a small device — similar in form factor to an AppleTV — that connects to any existing endoscopy system. The Virgo capture device automatically and securely captures procedure videos and transfers them to our HIPAA compliant cloud storage and web portal.

We're currently expanding the Virgo platform to include tools that automatically identify patients who are good candidates for clinical trials — starting with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). These tools incorporate AI analysis of procedure videos, coupled with information from the clinical medical record. The typical IBD trial site recruits only 1 patient per year. Virgo is working with leading pharma companies to accelerate trial site recruitment to 2 patients per month, which will help get new treatments to market faster and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in additional revenue for pharma companies.

Long-term, we are building the most comprehensive longitudinal dataset of endoscopy videos and will continue to leverage this dataset for new AI applications. One such example is in the space of real-time polyp detection for colorectal cancer screening (see case study with Google's Coral EdgeTPU system:

Company Culture

We're a hard working bunch, yet flexible when needed to respect the importance of personal time. We're very open about our successes and the challenges facing the company, highlighted by a bi-weekly strategy meeting. More than anything, we really care about improving healthcare. All new employees go through an 8 week Colon Class to learn about anatomy, pathology, procedures, and health technology!

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