Firmware Engineering Manager

San Mateo, California /
Engineering – Software - Access Control /
About Verkada
At Verkada, we’re rethinking what it means to be physically safe. Today, we build security cameras that detect action, identify danger and help keep people and places safe and secure. Using a combination of software and hardware, we’re transforming an industry that has seen little innovation for decades—and we already support thousands of customers. 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're looking for a player-coach who can lead our firmware team.

We are #10 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).

You will

    • Be directly responsible for building and managing the firmware that goes onto the devices we ship to our customers: Verkada Access Control units, Verkada Card / BLE readers, and future devices we will soon be launching. 
    • Build the firmware engineering team by recruiting, leading, and mentoring
    • Be able to roll up your sleeves and actively firmware write code or prototype new features 
    • Work closely with Product, Hardware, and Backend engineering to build and ship features that delight users and customers. 
    • Be accountable for driving project execution. 
    • Collaborate with other engineering leaders to define, communicate, and execute on goals, priorities and process.

Education and experience

    • 3+ years experience managing, leading, and inspiring a team of 4+ engineers; including hiring, retaining, and managing performance. 
    • 5+ years of work experience in a firmware engineering role and at least 3 years of experience in C.
    • Good working knowledge of common low-level interfaces: SPI, I2C, UART.
    • Experience working with hardware teams: hardware manufacturing (JDM / CM) and reading schematics (basic EE skills).
    • Experience hiring and motivating senior engineers (10+ years of experience).

Nice to have

    • Experience programming in Go and Python
    • Knowledge of FreeRTOS and Embedded Linux
    • Experience building BLE applications
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).

Verkada is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status, and encourage all qualified applicants to apply.