As time goes by and the software doesn’t seem to progress I decided to have a look at the GF jobs still on offer. On the software side it is:
- Computer Vision Engineer
- Lead DevOps Engineer
- Director of Product Management
- Embedded Software Engineer
- Senior Product Manager, Software
I particularly like this snippet of job description:
Lead DevOps Engineer:
Your expertise will elevate the experience from “flaky web-connected gadget” to “life-changing innovation”.
I thought I was buying an innovative product. Didn’t expect it to change my life much but didn’t expect to end up with a “flaky web-connected gadget” which is what it seems to be at the moment.
So it seems that the reason there is no progress is they are short staffed in the software areas where there are big problems. Since it is a small company I am guessing that in most, if not all, of these roles there is only one person, in which case there is currently perhaps nobody. That would explain why the camera stuff never gets any better if there is isn’t a Computer Vision Engineer currently employed.
Are we not just waiting for software to be completed? Are we actually waiting for somebody to be recruited to write it?