Software Engineer, Tools

San Mateo, California
Sales – Operations
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.

About the company:Verkada is a fast-growing startup (20-110 employees in 2018) in the video-based surveillance space dedicated to modernizing the world of physical security.  Our focus is on building secure, modern, easy-to-use cameras that make our customers' lives simpler and safer while reducing risk from hackers and other digital threats.


    • Your job is to write software that makes the company work well at scale. Make our systems work efficiently and reliably. 
    • Decide when to build from scratch and when to use existing tools. 
    • Work closely with the core software engineering team to integrate our product with our back end systems.
    • Learn new languages and frameworks quickly. We don’t expect you’ll have written Apex code, for example, but you should be able to pick it up quickly.
    • Example projects might include building a user community or forum, integrating our support chat and ticketing system into the core product, or making our financial, sales, and fulfillment system databases stay in sync.  
    • You should be comfortable learning new systems and APIs quickly, e.g., Salesforce Apex, and be comfortable with basic web technologies like HTML, javascript, restful APIs, and so forth.


    • Systems and software development experience:you need to be able to write production code efficiently.  You are a hacker.
    • You like making people work better.  If you’re the kind of person that gets satisfaction about building a tool that makes everyone’s life at work just a little better every day, you will love this job.
    • Design sensibility - we pride ourselves on building an intuitive product.  We want our employees’ experience with their internal tools to be the same.  
    • Process and operational thinking - you can tackle a problem independently and quickly iterate to a solution, and then also document it in a way that's easy to understand for all audiences (especially non-technical ones!).
    • Project management and attention to detail: you'll need to be able to scope out a project based on requirements outlined by an end user and figure out what it takes to translate an idea into reality.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent field, from a top program preferred.
    • 3-8 years’ professional experience, with at least 3-5 years of software development or engineering experience.
    • Prior tech company or startup experience a plus.
At Verkada, we offer competitive salaries, medical/dental benefits, unlimited vacation, 401k, paid holidays and parental leave, fitness reimbursements, equity compensation, and relocation packages.

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.