Privacy Engineer

San Mateo, California /
Security – Security Engineering /
/ On-site
Who We Are

Verkada is the largest cloud-based B2B physical security platform company in the world. Only Verkada offers six product lines — video security cameras, access control, environmental sensors, alarms, workplace and intercoms — integrated with a single cloud-based software platform.

Designed with simplicity and scalability in mind, Verkada gives organizations the real-time insight to know what could impact the safety and comfort of people throughout their physical environment, while empowering them to take immediate action to minimize security risks, workplace frustrations and costly inefficiencies.

Founded in 2016 with more than $360M in funding raised to date, Verkada has expanded rapidly with 15 offices across three continents, 1,600+ full-time employees and 17,000+ customers across 70+ countries, including 45 companies in the Fortune 500.

The Verkada Security Team is an engineering team at its core. Part of its charter is to build infrastructure, tools, frameworks and libraries for security and privacy controls. This is an opportunity to create components of Verkada’s Command platform that protect the platform, customers and personal data. The role’s broad scope means you will be writing code in a variety of technology stacks and collaborating with engineering teams across Verkada’s Command platform.


    • Build tools, frameworks, paved roads and guardrails for facilitating privacy best practices
    • Drive adoption of privacy technologies throughout Verkada’s products and infrastructure
    • Work cross-functionally with Engineering, Security, Product, Legal, Outside Privacy Counsel, and IT to provide guidance on privacy policies and controls including: effectiveness, implementation and automation
    • Research, build and maintain tooling for testing and continuous monitoring of privacy controls across multiple platforms including: AWS, IoT firmware, etc
    • Maintain documentation and a FAQ library for customer questions about Verkada privacy practices
    • Contribute to Verkada’s Security and Privacy Awareness program
    • Develop and maintain a privacy engineering roadmap
    • Communicate progress, escalations, and issue resolution to management and team stakeholders
    • Build relationships with a broad range of Verkada employees at all levels to accomplish program objectives and further Verkada privacy goals


    • Coding ability
    • Technical understanding of privacy best practices and common challenges
    • Outstanding written and spoken communication skills
    • Ability to effectively and autonomously accomplish outcomes across cross-functional teams in ambiguous situations with minimal supervision 
    • Proven understanding and experience with data protection in cloud and IoT technologies. SaaS experience required
    • Ability to multitask, prioritize work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced startup environment
    • Understanding of GDPR and other privacy regulations
    • 5+ years of software engineering experience
    • 3+ years of privacy equivalent experience
    • B.S. and/or M.S. in Computer Science or a related technical field
$130,000 - $280,000 a year
At Verkada, we want to attract and retain the best employees, and compensate them in a way that appropriately and fairly values their individual contribution to the company. With that in mind, we carefully consider a number of factors to determine the appropriate starting pay for an employee, including their primary work location and an assessment of a candidate’s skills and experience, as well as market demands and internal parity. For this role, Verkada estimates a starting annual base salary will fall in the range of approximately $130,000 - $280,000. This estimate can vary based on the factors described above, so the actual starting annual base salary may be above or below this range. Annual base salary is also just one component of Verkada’s total rewards package. A Verkada employee may be eligible for additional forms of compensation, depending on their role, including sales incentives, discretionary bonuses, and/or equity in the company in the form of Restricted Stock Units (RSUs).