Dust off your resumes, NoVa technologists. Today, Tysons, Virginia-based Alarm.com, a cloud-based home automation and monitoring services company, announced that it would be adding 180 new roles following a major investment in the company’s tech arm.
Alarm.com said it would be investing $2.6 million into its tech research and development division at the company’s headquarters. The NoVa security firm, which went public in 2015 and acquired a subsidiary company in 2019, develops technology to create smart homes integrated with Internet of Things devices.
The announcement was made by Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin at an event held by Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA).
“Alarm.com’s exponential growth over the past two decades demonstrates that businesses of all sizes can succeed in our Commonwealth,” Youngkin said at the event. “This cutting-edge Virginia company is at the forefront of smart technology in a booming global industry and will make further advances with its expansion of tech research and development.”
Alarm.com VP of Human Resources Victoria Schillinger said the company grew not only its team in 2021 but also expanded its hiring practices.
“Alarm.com, which has office locations in several other states, chose to make this investment in Virginia due to Northern Virginia’s strong workforce, including its high concentration of STEM workers, numerous higher education institutions, and desirable quality of life,” Schillinger said in a statement. “It was only a decade ago that our company was 10 percent of our current size and with our passion for research, development, and technology, we look forward to welcoming new talent to our team and continuing to foster a culture of innovation, connectivity, growth, and development.”
The NoVa company, which already has about 700 employees, hosts a 195,000-square-foot HQ in Tysons as well as a testing lab and a fully-automated demo house in Falls Church, Virginia. This expansion, Alarm.com said, will help the company grow in computer visualization, video and data analytics, facial recognition, energy and water management, mobile development and embedded systems. The FCEDA, which said it helped make sure the project was for Virginia, will also be assisting with hiring through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, a state-funded initiative that helps reduce HR costs in hiring.