Senior Software Engineer, Backend

Published
January 10, 2022
Location
Atlanta, GA
Category
Job Type

Description

Looking for an exciting opportunity to take significant ownership and responsibility in your work at an already-profitable early stage, fast-growing contender to transform the antiquated user identity space (Web3/blockchain)? READ ON!

This Jobot Job is hosted by: Meredith Fine
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Salary: $170,000 - $200,000 per year

A bit about us:

We are a plug and play SDK that supports a variety of passwordless login methods, including email magic links, WebAuthn, and social login - Facebook, Google, Twitter, LinkedIn, Discord and more.

With enterprise-grade security and reliability — global availability, 99% uptime, SOC 2, 3rd party testing, SLAs certified compliant with the latest standards — we give companies peace of mind as their apps scale, all with just a few lines of code.

Powered by blockchain technology, we help companies outsource authentication and save on headcount for a dedicated security and fraud team.

Build a safer, more authentic internet.

Why join us?

We are an early stage, fast-growing challenger to transform the antiquated user identity space by eliminating the need for passwords, with backing from top investors such as Tiger Global, Northzone, Lightspeed Ventures, SV Angel, Social Capital, Balaji Srinivasan, Ryan Hoover, Alexis Ohanian, and Naval Ravikant. We’re looking for an exceptional new team member to own partner marketing and growth initiatives and help scale us into a household name for developers worldwide.

Our mission is to safeguard the trust between users and Internet services by establishing secure and authentic digital identity. Ourvision is to build the passport of the internet. We are seeking team members who are not afraid to push beyond the status quo and create the simplest, 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.

Job Details

We are looking for an experienced Backend Engineer who is able to implement software solutions that are tested, maintainable, reliable, and scalable. You’ll be collaborating with other amazing engineers, and take significant ownership and responsibility in your work. You'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.

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." - Arthur C. Clarke

Requirements
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 our 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

Bonus:
* Expertise working with Amazon Web Services
* Production 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 SDL
* Experience 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 the agile development principles. We are looking for people who share the same philosophy, perform under pressure and are comfortable with frequent change requests.

We are 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.

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