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Senior Backend Engineer - Events and Notifications

Company: Medium
Location: San Mateo
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

Who We AreAt 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, and 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) that help enterprises to protect and manage their people and assets.Today more than 14,000 organizations across 63 countries worldwide trust Verkada as their physical security layer for easier management, intelligent control, and scalable deployments. We are valued at $3.2 billion, with $360 million raised in venture capital from investors including Linse Capital, MSD Partners, L.P., Felicis Ventures, Next47, Sequoia Capital, Meritech Capital, and First Round Capital.This is just the beginning. The need for businesses to secure and manage their people and physical assets with scale and speed is mission critical and continues to increase. Our teams are energized by the complex challenges we work on and the platform we are building to make the schools, hospitals, businesses and communities that we live and work in safer.Our team owns the Events and Notifications portion of Command, Verkada's user portal. Our customers rely on our notifications to stay on top of live events, e.g., gatherings that could increase the spread of COVID-19, persons of interest entering buildings or simply knowing when to let the delivery person in. Whether our user is a security guard or an entrepreneur on the go, we want to make it easy for them to keep their spaces safe. Responsibilities:

  • Build scalable systems capable of handling high traffic from our security cameras deployed around the world.
  • Own and maintain a public API that our customers use to pull historical footage.
  • Develop internal tools to help our engineering and marketing teams.
  • Build back end applications from end-to-end with an 'owner's' mentality.
  • Communicate with engineering teams throughout the organization to build world class products. Requirements:
    • Degree in Computer Science or similar field.
    • 5+ years of professional experience as a Back End Engineer, ideally at a rapidly growing start up or innovative company.
    • Demonstrated expertise in either Python or GoLang. Experience with either Java or C++ would be a plus.
    • Experience working with both relational and non-relational databases. We use MySQL, Dynamo, Postgres, amongst others.
    • History of shipping out significant products. We are looking for someone who can own backend systems end-to-end.
    • Some experience with Kubernetes would be a plus. 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.

Keywords: Medium, San Mateo , Senior Backend Engineer - Events and Notifications, Engineering , San Mateo, California

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