Firmware Security Engineer

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Who We Are
Verkada is the leading physical security platform to protect people, assets and privacy. Designed with simplicity in mind, Verkada’s five product lines - video security cameras, access control, environmental sensors, alarms and visitor management - provide seamless visibility through an integrated secure cloud-based software platform. Over 8,700 organizations worldwide trust Verkada as their physical security layer for easier management, frictionless scalability and cutting-edge innovation.


About our team
Behind the scenes, we’re a team of computer scientists, hardware engineers and experienced founders who saw a chance to make a real impact. We’re united by the challenge of building beautiful products, designed for real people—and by our commitment to using technology responsibly. We believe keeping data private and secure is core to our safety as individuals, businesses and communities and we put great care into building systems that embody our values as people. Likewise, many of Silicon Valley’s top investors believe in us: we’re backed by Sequoia Capital, FirstRound, Meritech and Siemens (Next47).

You will:

  • Facilitate the security of the hardware and firmware that goes onto the devices we ship to our customers: Verkada cameras, Verkada Access Control units, Verkada Card / BLE readers, and future devices we will soon be launching
  • Explore innovative solutions to enable Verkada business instead of “Security says No”
  • Partner closely with Product, Hardware, and Backend engineering to test and improve the security of Verkada’s products and exceed customers’ expectations
  • Set up security tooling to ensure secure coding best practices
  • Triage and recommend solutions for security bugs from tools, third party assessments and bug bounties
  • Participate in code reviews and pull requests
  • Collaborate with other engineering leaders to define, communicate, and execute on goals, priorities and process.
  • Collaborate with the CISO and security team to grow the broader Verkada security program
  • Share your security experience with other teams internally and externally via security conferences and blogs
  • Help your peer engineers grow their own security reasoning and knowledge

Requirements:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree or equivalent
  • Experience in embedded firmware environments
  • 5+ years of experience as a security engineer, software engineer, or security consultant
  • Understanding of security weaknesses, exploits, attacks and mitigations
  • Coding ability - you will be writing production code
  • Excellent collaborative skills
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication
  • Experience with most of the following: C/C+, Device Drivers, Kernel, Fuzzing, Network protocols, Static Analysis, OS hardening, Threat Modeling

Nice to have:

  • Experience programming in Go and Python
  • Achieved FIPS 140-2 or FIPS 140-3 certification
  • Knowledge of FreeRTOS and Embedded Linux
  • Experience with TPMs and/ or SecureBoot
  • Cryptography primitives, protocols and applications

Perks & Benefits

  • Generous company paid medical, dental & vision insurance coverage 
  • Unlimited paid time off & 11 companywide paid holidays 
  • Wellness allowance 
  • Commuter benefits 
  • Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily 
  • Generous paid parental leave policy & fertility benefits



US Perks & Benefits
- Generous company paid medical, dental & vision insurance coverage 
- Unlimited paid time off & 11 companywide paid holidays 
- Wellness allowance 
- Commuter benefits 
- Healthy lunches and dinners provided daily 
- Paid parental leave policy & fertility benefits

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. 

Verkada requires the successful completion of a background check, including a criminal record check, as a condition of employment. 

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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
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