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Senior Backend Engineer - Camera Foundation



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.


The Camera Foundation team is on a mission to develop and enhance the software infrastructure supporting our cloud camera ecosystem. Operating across stacks, including backend, frontend, and embedded systems, we're committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions to meet the evolving needs of our customers.

The team own and build large-scale distributed systems with among the largest QPS in Verkada. As a backend engineer in the team, you have the opportunity to work with top-tier engineers tackling the most challenging problems.


  • Lead the development of large-scale, high-performance backend systems.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and maintain the software infrastructure for our cloud camera products.
  • Optimize and enhance the performance of existing software components.
  • Mentor junior software engineers.


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related fields.
  • 4+ years of professional experience as a software engineer.
  • Familiar with at least one of C++, Python, or Golang.
  • Strong background in scalable backend design, with the ability to make sound design decisions.
  • Familiar with common cloud-based technologies and services.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.

What to expect:

  • Be surrounded by top tier engineers
  • Competitive compensation with exciting growth potential
  • Clear career path with strong mentorship
  • Teach and learn: You will learn new technologies while being entrusted with the technical ownership of major systems, and we hope to learn something from you in turn.
  • Growth mindset: As a fast-growing startup, every day brings new challenges and opportunities for growth, and we want you to grow with us!
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

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.