Senior Backend Engineer - Streaming

San Mateo, California /
Engineering – Software - Cameras /
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.

Our streaming team features strong software engineering talent with a lot of expertise in video streaming. Video streaming is obviously at the core of what we do as a video security company. We invest heavily in our streaming experience to ensure that we are providing our customers with the best streaming experience possible for both live video and historical video.


    • Design, implement, maintain and improve Verkada’s video and audio streaming infrastructure.
    • Ensure customers have the best streaming experience for both live and historical footage.
    • Architect distributed real-time data connections between camera → cloud → user.
    • Build a high-performance, highly-available, highly-scalable multiplexing video transcoding service.
    • Define and improve service-oriented architectures.
    • Write clean, maintainable, testable code


    • Degree in Computer Science or similar field (Master’s degree preferred).2+ years experience of industry experience in backend software engineering.
    • Mastery of Python or Golang and scalable backend design including databases, queues and blob storage.
    • Experience with any IoT devices is a huge plus.
    • Experience working in an agile team software development environment.
    • Experience working in a fast-paced startup environment. Comfortable with SQL, Distributed Systems, Operating Systems, AWS, Docker, etc.
    • Nice to have experience with H.264 and H.265 encodings, FFMPEG and other streaming technologies
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.