Alarm.com plans to hire 13 to 15 people in the next two months. Mary Knebel, vice president of business development, talked with The Post's Andrea Caumont.
QWhat does your company do?
AAlarm.com provides a VoIP-compatible, completely wireless security and monitoring service which gives customers control of their security systems through the Web. Customers can remotely control and view the current status of their systems; see whether specific doors or windows are open; detect motion; and receive alerts if there's an alarm, power outage or other system issue. Customers can send commands to the system from the Web to arm or disarm the system or change user action codes. Customers can find out when their kids get home from school, when a cleaning service arrives or leaves, or when an elderly parent moves around the house. You can monitor a refrigerator or a medicine cabinet. It's beyond a security system. It's more of a home-monitoring system. The really important aspect is it's wireless. An intruder can't cut the phone line to disable the system.
What do you think your employees would say were the best reasons for working at your company?
Alarm.com is a small but fast-growing entrepreneurial company that's well funded. Our chief executive is the former chief technology officer of MicroStrategy. Our employees have the opportunity to grow and shake up an industry that's in need of new technology.
Who owns your company?
We're owned by private investors including our chief executive, Stephen Trundle, and MicroStrategy.
What sense of stability can your company offer job candidates?
We've successfully developed and grown the organization from an idea in the year 2000 to a company with thousands of customers. There's a strong demand for our service in the commercial and residential markets. We're well funded because of our private investors. We also have partnerships with brand-name companies like GE Security, Vonage and Best Buy.
What are the demographics of your company?
Companywide, we're 25 percent female and 40 percent minority. On the three-person senior management team, there is one female and no minorities.
What positions do you have available, and what level of expertise do you want?
We're looking for an associate product manager, a product manager, sales and marketing associates, a software engineer with Web and database expertise, a technical support engineer, a quality engineer, a database marketing manager, a director of channel sales, and a vice president of consumer marketing. We're seeking capable, energetic employees with a minimum of three years of experience.