1+ months

Embedded Linux Engineer

McLean, Virginia 22102
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time


A rapidly expanding, entrepreneurial technology company, Alarm.com, is seeking an ambitious, talented, Embedded Engineer with a B.A., B.S. or M.S. Computer Engineering, Computer Science or a similar engineering program. The Software Engineer position is ideal for candidates who want to work with technologies such as wide area cell networks (CDMA, 3G-HSPA, 4G-LTE), local mesh networks (ZWave, Zigbee…), smart sensors, and IoT devices for home automation and security applications in an embedded Linux environment.

The Embedded Engineer’s primary job responsibilities will include:

  • Developing, testing and debugging embedded software in a Linux environment
  • Working with external partners to securely interface their embedded software with the Alarm.com platform
  • Coordinating with other departments, such as Quality Engineering, Software Engineering and Product Management to ensure on-time delivery of a fully tested and compatible device that meets product requirements


  • 5+ years of experience in Linux, C++, or embedded systems
  • B.S. Computer Engineering or Computer Science, M.S. is a plus
  • Self-starter. Analytical and tenacious problem solver
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Rigorous attention to detail with focus on robustness, scalability and quality of products
  • Passion for working with technology and excitement for creating high quality consumer technology products


  • Familiarity with networking (cellular, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Z-Wave, Zigbee).
  • Experience with microcontrollers and sensing devices or Android experience.
  • Experience with penetration testing and ethical hacking. 
  • Experience with Linux kernel development.


  • Collaborate with outstanding people: We hire only the best. Our standards are high and our employees enjoy working alongside other high achievers.
  • Make an immediate impact: New employees can expect to be given real responsibility for bringing new technologies to the marketplace. You are empowered to perform as soon as you join the Alarm.com team!
  • Gain well rounded experience: Alarm.com offers a diverse and dynamic environment where you will get the chance to work directly with executives and develop expertise across multiple areas of the business.
  • Work with the latest technologies: You’ll gain exposure to a broad spectrum of IoT, SaaS and M2M technologies including wireless communication, video monitoring, smart home automation, web development, and backend application development and hosting.
  • Focus on fun: Alarm.com places high value on our team culture. We even have a committee dedicated to hosting a stand-out holiday party, happy hours, and other fun corporate events.


Alarm.com is the leading cloud-based platform for smart security and the Internet of Things. More than 6 million home and business owners depend on our solutions every day to make their properties safer, smarter, and more efficient. And every day, we’re innovating new technologies in rapidly evolving spaces including AI, video analytics, facial recognition, machine learning, energy analytics, and more. Alarm.com earned the Top Workplace™ award for our employee culture and the meaningful work we do to give property owners peace of mind, help them conserve energy and water, and stay connected to loved ones. We’re seeking those who are passionate about creating change through technology and who want to make a lasting impact on the world around them.

Alarm.com offers competitive pay and benefits including a wide choice of healthcare options with generous company subsidy, a health savings account option with company contribution, 401(k) with employer match, paid holidays and paid time off increasing with tenure, paid maternity and paternity leave, company paid STD/LTD and life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and a casual dress work environment.      

Alarm.com is an Equal Opportunity Employer 


Posted: 2019-10-17 Expires: 2019-12-16

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