Backend Engineer - Access Control

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Who We Are
At Verkada, we’re rethinking what it means to be physically safe. Designed with simplicity in mind, we currently offer five product lines (video security cameras, access control, environmental sensors, alarms and visitor management), which provide seamless visibility through an integrated secure cloud-based software platform. Over 9,700+ organizations worldwide trust Verkada as their physical security layer for easier management, frictionless scalability and cutting-edge innovation. But this is just the beginning. We envision a world in which security systems feel as seamless and modern as the organizations they protect and our enterprise solution becomes a model for not just business security, but public security as well.

We are a small, dynamic team focused on building cloud-managed access control systems. It’s Verkada’s second major product line and is already growing faster than the flagship cameras product. It’s a startup within a startup with a fair amount of autonomy. We are comprised of a dedicated firmware team that writes software for our hardware devices, server team in charge of our distributed computing services, and the front-end team in charge of the Verkada Command experience and the Verkada Pass app experience. 

This role is on our server team building our distributed computing infrastructure and is ideal for individuals that have less than 3 years of experience.

Verkada is on the LinkedIn Top Startups 2020 list and #4 on the Forbes America’s Best Startup Employers 2020. In January 2020, the company raised $80 million Series C at a $1.6 billion post-money valuation and is backed by top-tier investors like Sequoia Capital, First Round, Meritech and Siemens (Next47).

Who you are

  • Excited by new products and startups
  • You think about delivering best-in-class products and experiences - not features
  • You can take a less-than-fully-fleshed-out product idea and drive it to completion
  • You are excited about building distributed fault-tolerant systems

Experience / Education

  • Strong competence in at least one common server programming language (Python, Go)
  • Knowledge of scalable backend design, including databases, queues and blob storage
  • Experience working in an agile team software development environment
  • BS or a graduate degree in Computer Science, Maths, Engineering, or science

Recommended Skills

  • Software Architecture and API design
  • Good understanding of databases including SQL, relational database design, performance and load characteristics, transactions and locking
  • Experience with some of the following technologies:
  • Distributed data stores (DynamoDB, Cassandra, MongoDB) and caching solutions (redis, Memcached)
  • Embedded systems (Raspbian, Embedded Linux, FreeRTOS)
  • Docker
  • AWS
  • Asynchronous data processing and stream processing (Kafka, Amazon Kinesis)

Culture & Values

  • Self-motivated problem solver: At Verkada, you will tackle large, complex problems with no clear answers. 
  • Teach and learn: You will learn new technologies while being entrusted with the technical ownership of major systems, and we hope to learn something from you in turn. 
  • Growth mindset: As a small, fast-growing startup, every day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth, and we want you to grow with us!

Verkada is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to be a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work. A big part of that effort is support for members and allies of our internal communities like Women at Verkada, Pride at Verkada, Multicultural at Verkada and Parents at Verkada.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • C++Languages
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • CaffeFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • MongoDBDatabases

An Insider's view of Verkada Inc

How does the company support your career growth?

Verkada is a company with a lot of opportunity and challenges waiting to be tackled. It really is a place where you get to "create your own destiny" while being a part of something great.

Kris Gonzalez

Lead Technical Recruiter

What are Verkada Inc Perks + Benefits

Verkada Inc Benefits Overview

As an organization, one of our top priorities is to maintain the health and wellbeing of our employees and their families. We offer flexible PTO, catered lunch and dinner every day, commuter benefits, comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage, wellness benefits, paid parental leave, fun celebrations, and more!

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Throughout the year we partner with different nonprofits and use our proceeds from internal fundraisers to support their causes.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
We have 3 committees which include Multi-Cultural Community, Women @ Verkada, and Pride @ Verkada.
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Twice a year we hold a mandatory unconscious bias training for all employees to strengthen our culture and reaffirm our commitment to diversity.
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
We offer three different ERGs and will continue to add more as we the company continues to grow.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within

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