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Telmate is a leading provider of inmate communications services with a primary mission to create innovative technologies that lower recidivism by increasing the secured connections between inmates and their friends and family. Studies show that the more an inmate is connected to their community on the outside, the less likely they are to reoffend. As a result, every Telmate initiative is aimed at making more connections simple, affordable, positive and convenient.


During an average day, the Telmate solution facilitates and records on average: 22 million data requests (or 15,000 data requests per minute) made up of usage such as: concurrent phone calls, video visits, messages sent and received, deposits, Telmate Investigator inquiries, recording downloads and much more. Telmate is the industry leader in installed secure, inmate wireless tablets, with installations in over 50 facilities, with the most usage in the industry.


Telmate is committed to supporting and honoring those on the front lines of corrections and law enforcement, as well as the communities we serve. Through our community outreach programs such as Telmate Cares, Telmate Heroes and Telmate Fallen Heroes, Telmate on a regular bases acknowledges and honors active and fallen officers.

Telmate works closely with the Boys and Girls Club of Western Treasure Valley and recently served as a Badge of Honor Partner at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund’s National Police Week activities in Washington, DC.


  • Commuter Perks
  • Flexible Schedule & Work/Life Balance
  • Catered Meals & Stocked Kitchen
  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • 401(K) Matching Program
  • Downtown SF Location
  • Weekly Massages
  • Continued Education & Industry Events
  • Team Outings & Company Events

Our Technology

Telmate is an innovative software company that designs and develops products and services for the corrections industry. Telmate holds numerous patents in the SaaS and VoIP categories and employs engineers across a gamut of technologies, including, but not limited to: Ruby on Rails, Java, C++, NodeJs, ReactJs, Android and iOS Application Development, Android AOSP, WebRTC, biometrics, and Asterisk phone systems. We operate from a position of full-cycle development where engineers and product managers share the responsibility of defining, improving, and innovating new and existing products.

We pride ourselves on attracting and retaining world-class development talent who strive to find ways to improve current practices, while maintaining a very high coding standard.

You’re a great fit for our engineering team if you are a leader, self-managed, motivated, passionate about what we do and how you can contribute to it, and constantly on the look-out for better ways to do things. Come join us and turn your talent into technology that changes lives.

Christian McCarrick, VP of Engineering

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Our Team

Telmate, LLC, Telephone Communications, San Francisco, CA