Chris Hiszpanski


I enjoy building systems, beautiful state-of-the-art systems which are fault tolerant, scalable, secure, and as simple as possible, systems which optimize across many variables, including cost and development time, to yield elegant solutions which make the world better. Most recently, I have been developing distributed and machine learning systems. At Kuna, I created the computer vision platform for an internet-of-things camera network. Previously, I developed embedded systems. I created schematics, printed circuit board layouts, and firmware for a variety of devices, including three software-defined radios, a commercial drone autopilot, a voice-over-IP telephone, and a vehicle remote-control and tracking device.


California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
Master of Science in Electrical Engineering
Sep 2006 — Jun 2007
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Sep 2002 — Jun 2006


(remote) Los Angeles, CA
Software Engineer
Apr 2020 — Present
Technologies: AWS, C, CMAF, Go, HLS, ISO 14496, Media Source Extensions, MPEG-4 ISO BMFF, Python, Yocto, WebRTC
Santa Monica, CA
Chief Technical Officer
Mar 2019 — Apr 2020

Created AlohaRTC, a real-time video communication platform for teleoperation, smart cameras, robotics, and other connected devices.

Engineering team acquired by Verkada.

Technologies: AWS, Git, Go, HTML5, Postgres, Preact, Scss, VerneMQ, WebRTC (DTLS, RTP, ICE, SDP, STUN, TURN)
Palo Alto, CA
Staff Machine Vision Mfg. Engineer
Oct 2017 — Mar 2019
Technologies: Ansible, Bootstrap, C, Caffe, CMake, FPD-Link III, Git, Go, HLS, PyTorch, SystemD, WebRTC
San Bruno, CA
Chief Architect
May 2014 — Jul 2017
Technologies: AWS (CloudFormation, CloudWatch Logs, EC2, Lambda, RDS, S3, SES, Route53), Caffe, Django, Postgres, Python
San Francisco, CA
Lead Embedded Software Engineer
Oct 2013 — May 2014
Washington, DC
Hardware and Software Engineer
May 2008 — Sep 2013
Jun 2006 — May 2008
Aug 2002 — Jun 2006
Pasadena, CA
Jun 2002 — Sep 2002