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Backend Engineer - Device Security



Software Engineering
San Mateo, CA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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 $460M in funding raised to date, Verkada has expanded rapidly with 16 offices across three continents, 1,700+ full-time employees and 20,000+ customers across 70+ countries.
Verkada’s device security team has an important mission–to empower the company to build the safest physical security products in the world. We are directly responsible for the development of important defensive security measures that run on all Verkada devices. We help maintain and expand security testing infrastructure that constantly evaluates devices for security vulnerabilities. And we help the company build stronger and more resilient products through our offensive security evaluation efforts. If you love building scalable systems that have a huge impact, we want to hear from you!
  • Build out and maintain security testing infrastructure, such as Supertest, our device security testing automation system.
  • Write security tooling and infrastructure that helps us secure the firmware software supply chain.
  • Design, build, and maintain device security backend systems, such as those relating to authorization and logging.
  • Help mentor other engineers, and learn everything you can about security.
  • Contribute to other parts of the team (cloud, firmware, offensive testing), should that interest you.


  • 3+ years developing backend microservices, preferably in Python or Go.
  • Strong knowledge of scalable fault-tolerant backend systems design, including databases, queues, blob storage
  • Working knowledge of at least some of these: temporal, AWS, docker, redis, dynamoDB, postgres, IAM, S3, kafka
  • Strong understanding and experience in systems architecture.
  • Have worked in an agile team environment.

Nice to have:

  • BS/MS in Computer Science, but non-traditional backgrounds are OK to apply as well!
  • Advanced software architecture or API design experience
  • Interest or working knowledge of cryptography
  • Prior experience
  • Hacker mindset, or interest in knowing more

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

Culture and Values:

  • Ownership: Smaller teams help encourage autonomy and create a more pronounced sense of ownership.
  • Persistence and Grit: We learn from our mistakes and triumphs, we iterate and pivot when things aren’t working, and we persist no matter how difficult it might be, with our vision at the forefront of all we do.
  • Teamwork: We are all laser-focused on the priorities in front of us, and collaborating with and relying upon our peers for input, feedback, and even motivation ultimately enables us to more effectively achieve our goals.

Pay Disclosure

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. This estimate can vary based on the factors described above, so the actual starting annual base salary may be above or below this range. This estimate 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).

Estimated Annual Pay Range
$130,000$280,000 USD

Verkada Is An Equal Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity employer, Verkada is committed to providing employment opportunities to all individuals. All applicants for positions at Verkada will be treated without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.