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Alarm.com Overview

McLean, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
2000
Company - Public (ALRM)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Alarm.com is the leading platform for the intelligently connected property. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range ... Read more

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    Office Envy: Photos From the Alarm.com Tysons Headquarters

    The security tech industry isn't known for being flashy, but don't tell that to the 570 employees at Tysons-based Alarm.com. The company's headquarters takes up five floors and 137,000 square feet at 8281 Greensboro Drive, and soon will expand to six floors.

  • We are so excited and humbled to be named the 2019 ACG Growth Company Of The Year!

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Alarm.com – Why Work For Us?


Our technology powers the connected home, making life safer, smarter and more efficient.

PASSION FOR INNOVATION

Our platform and solutions are at the center of four significant technology trends: cloud computing, the Internet of Things, ubiquitous mobile access, and intelligent analytics through big data. These macro trends offer new opportunities to rethink how people interact and connect with their homes and deliver a completely new experience.

At Alarm.com, our team develops new technology that is used by millions of people every day. We’re seeking people who are passionate about technology, want to make a lasting impact on the world around them, are creative and always looking to invent a better way to do things, who thrive in a collaborative environment and enjoy the pace of quickly evolving industry.

With such a great opportunity to impact people’s lives, we’re growing our team with people who are ready to work together to usher in the next wave of connected home solutions.

WHY WORK FOR ALARM.COM?

  • Collaborate with outstanding people:  We hire only the best. Our quality standards are high and our employees enjoy working alongside other high achievers.    
  • Make an immediate impact:  New employees can expect to be given responsibility for bringing new technologies to the marketplace within weeks. 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 gain a broad knowledge base across multiple areas of the business.    
  • Work with latest technologies:  As we continue to lead the industry, we require expertise across a broad spectrum of technologies including short and long-range wireless communication, video surveillance, lighting and HVAC 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 an annual corporate retreat.

Our Company


Alarm.com is the leading platform solution for the connected home and business. Millions of people depend on Alarm.com's technology to monitor and control their property from anywhere. Centered on security and remote monitoring, our platform addresses a wide range of market needs and enables application-based control for a growing variety of Internet of Things (IoT) devices.

Our security, video monitoring, intelligent automation and energy management solutions are available through our network of thousands of professional service providers in North America and around the globe. Alarm.com's common stock is traded on the Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ALRM.

Alarm.com earned the Top Workplace™ award for its employee culture and the meaningful work we do every day to develop and bring to market new technology that will make millions of people safer and help them use energy more efficiently. 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.

For more information, please visit www.alarm.com.


We hire only the best. Our quality standards are high, and our employees enjoy working alongside other high achievers. Meet a few members of our team here.

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    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart & friendly co-workers, challenging problems, and an environment in which you're emboldened to effect change.

    Cons

    The overall team feels the burden of growth since a good amount of focus has to be put bringing people up-to-speed while still fulfilling regular obligations

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Alarm.com Photos

Alarm.com photo of: Alarm.com's HQ office. 8281 Greensboro Dr.
Alarm.com photo of: Alarm.com employees from several teams joined together to attend the Wonder Women Tech Conference and connect with the local tech community
Alarm.com photo of: Our 5th floor features a large kitchen & game room.
Alarm.com photo of: Our oxygen room with living plant walls, specialized air quality, and lighting that changes to mimic the outdoors.
Alarm.com photo of: Proud to have been named a Top Workplace for the third year in a row by The Washington Post and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Alarm.com photo of: Looking for more talent during our university recruiting tour.
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Alarm.com Interviews

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    Software Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Alarm.com (McLean, VA) in April 2019.

    Interview

    This process was a few months ago, so apologies if I forget anything. The interview process starts with a short HR screening and then an online assessment through Hackerrank, I don't remember exactly what my question was but I didn't think it was difficult. After that they asked for my college transcripts. I was then directly moved on to the onsite interviews at their headquarters.

    The onsite consisted of 4 interviews, plus lunch with two junior engineers. The first interview was a design question, the second was a straight Leetcode one (two questions, neither were very difficult). After lunch (which was a casual sort of environment with the two engineers, basically just chatting about their work and all that) was my third interviewer, who was absolutely awful and really the sole reason I'm leaving a review.

    She came in late, and seemed very flustered and new to interviewing. She proceeded to whip out a literal notebook containing her interview questions, in plain sight of me on the table. First question: "do you know FizzBuzz?" I answered yes, because literally everyone knows FizzBuzz and I didn't think she was asking me to do it. Then she acted surprised and said she was going to ask me to solve it. Yikes...then she seemed very flustered because she didn't expect me to know FizzBuzz, and moved onto a very contrived and unclear piece of pseudocode she came up with on the spot. She kept changing what she was asking when I asked for clarification, because it was clear this wasn't a question she had beforehand (in a notebook of interview questions, she really basically only had FizzBuzz?). Eventually it became clear she was asking about inheritance, but her example code was really poorly written. After that, she was fresh out of technical questions (and admitted it) so she just started asking me about my project experience to "fill time".

    Finally, my fourth interview was pretty short. He just asked another design question, and that was it. The process was fairly smooth with HR, and my recruiter contact was a nice guy and pretty responsive. All my interviewers were nice and good to talk to, even though the third interviewer was a bit of a mess. The office seemed pretty hip and had some standard tech company amenities, and I appreciated being taken out to lunch. Now, that being said, I still have to wonder if I would have received an offer if I had just pretended I had never heard of FizzBuzz before...

    Interview Questions

    • Design questions: design a parking garage, design an elevator system   Answer Question
    • Algorithm questions: coin change to make a certain value (greedy algorithm works for this one), given an array of numbers, find the max span of indices between two numbers   1 Answer
    • General coding questions: debugging for issues caused by pass by reference vs pass by value, a question about using inheritance   Answer Question
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Alarm.com Awards & Accolades

  • Energy Efficiency Product of the Year, Consumer Electronics Association, 2014
  • Top Workplaces, The Washington Post, 2015
  • Top Workplaces, StarTribune, 2015
  • Top Workplaces (#15 - Midsize Companies), The Washington Post, 2016
  • Top Workplaces (#3 - Small Companies), StarTribune, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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