Senior Software Engineer, Backend - Crypto Authentication

  • Date: 27 Mar 2024
  • Location: CALIFORNIA
  • Work Type: Permanent / Full Time


The company is an early stage, fast-growing contender to transform the antiquated user identity space by eliminating the need for passwords, with backing from top investors such as Tiger Global, Lightspeed Ventures, SV Angel, Social Capital, Northzone, Placeholder, Naval Ravikant, Alexis Ohanian, Ryan Hoover, and Balaji Srinivasan.

Our mission is to safeguard the trust between users and Internet services by establishing a secure and authentic digital identity. The company's vision is to build the passport of the internet. We are looking for team members who are not afraid to push beyond the status quo and create the most straightforward, most secure, and most long-term sustainable identity solution for app developers and end-users. This is a unique opportunity to help us disrupt the world of authentication.

We are looking for an experienced Backend Engineer that is able to implement software solutions that are tested, maintainable, reliable, and scalable. They’ll be collaborating with other amazing engineers, and take significant ownership and responsibility in your work. They’ll also be alternating between building out solutions to improve deployment processes, operations procedures, and systems metrics in order to create robust and secure core backend systems as well as intuitive and performant APIs.


What you bring to the table:

Scale data architectures to power new use cases i.e. evaluating and introducing best-fit data components such as Kafka on Confluent, Amazon Athena with S3, and/or ElastiCache for Redis.

Build upon the foundation of existing databases, data architectures, and data components to support and enhance the productivity of the entire engineering team.

Scale databases (we run on MySQL) for a fast-growing environment i.e. planning and executing online DDL operations to evolving MySQL schemas for tables with millions of rows powering millions of transactions.

Design and build backend systems that power the company's authentication experience while taking into consideration empathy towards our customers, developers, and users.

Develop internal SLOs and SLIs to drive service reliability and to support external SLAs.

Collaborate with other engineers to optimize our software engineering processes.

We are looking for someone who has:

4+ years of experience working as a backend and/or infrastructure engineer in a fast-paced complex environment

Expert-level experience working with MySQL and Python in production (Go/Node is a plus)

Strong foundation in database design, distributed system design, and general backend

Experience with cloud-hosted data components e.g. AWS RDS, AWS ElastiCache, etc.

Experience leveraging data architectures and components to scale application backends


Expertise working with Amazon Web ServicesProduction experience in networking and virtual cloud implementation

Have used/implemented SDL at your previous workplaces

Have worked with serverless stack (FaaS)Expertise working with Kubernetes

Production experience in networking and virtual cloud implementation

Experience using/implementing SDLExperience working with a serverless stack (FaaS)Technologies that we are currently using include Python, React, MySQL, Redis, Docker, K8s (EKS), AWS, HashiCorp (Vault/Terraform), etc.

We are deeply driven by agile development principles.

We are looking for people who share the same philosophy, perform under pressure, and are comfortable with frequent change requests.

The company is fully remote, though we would prefer this role specifically to be in a timezone where we can have more hours overlap with the North American team members due to the need for frequent communication and collaboration. #LI-Remote

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