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Staff Embedded Linux Security Engineer


San Mateo, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Industry: Technology
  • Post Date: 05/24/2023
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  • Company Address: 405 E 4th Ave, San Mateo, California 94401, US
  • Salary Range: $50,000 - $150,000

About Verkada

Verkada is the leader in cloud-managed enterprise building security, enabling over 10,000 organizations worldwide to protect their people, assets and privacy. Designed with simplicity in mind, Verkada’s five product lines - video security cameras, door-based access control, environmental sensors, alarms and visitor management - provide unparalleled visibility through a single secure cloud-based software platform.

Job Description

Who We Are
At Verkada, we’re building the operating system for the physical world.
We started in 2016 with video security cameras and an intuitive cloud-based platform. In just six years, we've expanded to include five additional product lines (access control, environmental sensors and alarms, as well as visitor and mailroom management). Designed with simplicity and scalability in mind, our products give 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. 
Recently valued at $3.2 billion with more than $360M in funding raised to date, Verkada has expanded rapidly with nine offices across three continents (San Mateo, Austin, Salt Lake City, Phoenix, Tampa, London, Sydney, Taipei City and Krakow), 1,400+ full-time employees and 15,000+ customers across 73 countries, including 100+ companies in the Fortune 500.
This is just the beginning. Our teams are energized by the complex challenges we face and the innovative platform we are building to make our schools, hospitals, businesses and communities safer.
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).

You will:

    • Facilitate the security of the hardware and firmware that goes onto the devices we ship to our customers: Verkada cameras, Access Control units, Card/BLE readers, sensors, and future devices we will soon be launching
    • Assist engineering with architecture and design of critical features having major security implications
    • Explore innovative solutions to enable Verkada business instead of “Security says No”
    • Partner closely with Product, Hardware, and Backend engineering to test and improve the security of Verkada’s products and exceed customers’ expectations
    • Set up security tooling to ensure secure coding best practices
    • Triage and recommend solutions for security bugs from tools, third party assessments and bug bounties
    • Participate in code reviews and pull requests
    • Collaborate with other engineering leaders to define, communicate, and execute on goals, priorities and process.
    • Collaborate with the CISO and security team to grow the broader Verkada security program
    • Share your security experience with other teams internally and externally via security conferences and blogs
    • Help your peer engineers grow their own security reasoning and knowledge


    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree or equivalent
    • Experience in embedded linux environments
    • 7+ years of experience as a security engineer, software engineer, or security consultant
    • Familiarity with security weaknesses, exploits, attacks and mitigations
    • Coding ability - you will be writing production code
    • Excellent collaborative skills
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication
    • Experience with most of the following: Linux System Security, Device Drivers, Kernel, Fuzzing, Network protocols, Static Analysis

Nice to have:

    • Achieved FIPS 140 certification
    • Knowledge of Yocto-based embedded Linux systems
    • Knowledge of hardware security features such as secure boot, TrustZone, memory protections, and roots-of-trustZone, or secure boot
    • Cryptography primitives, protocols and applications

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

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