About the Company

Affinidi is a technology company dedicated to changing data ownership for good. We empower businesses and individuals with control and ownership of their data, with a comprehensive approach to managing their holistic identity – accounting for all aspects of their digital footprint while ensuring privacy and security.

Affinidi’s technology enables users to benefit from decentralised digital identity solutions. We believe that everyone has the right to own and control their data, and we are committed to creating a trusted digital credentials ecosystem that empowers businesses and individuals to securely exchange data and services across borders and industries.


(Senior) Staff Software Engineer 

About the role: 

We are searching for a self-motivated, solution-oriented and experienced (Senior) Staff Software Engineer to join our Affinidi Elements team. In this role, you will work with global peers on teams dedicated to areas of the product portfolio, from the product, design, infrastructure, architecture, and back/front-end engineering teams. You will be responsible for architecting a multi-component platform, where your expert skills in designing, architecting, and building quality systems will intersect with your leadership skills of building high performing team culture and growing your team members. 

Our work culture at Affinidi is shaped by the following tenets:   

  • We are unapologetically customer-focused  
  • We invest in cultures and teams to enable high performance  
  • Embraces experimentation and builds fast  
  • We have the courage to be misunderstood  
  • We work together to unlock data  

What’s in it for you:  

  • Collaborate with Product and other Engineering stakeholders to architect customer focused systems 
  • Raise the bar for engineering excellence through mentoring, code reviews and workshops 
  • Guide the team to build secure, well-tested, and performant services 
  • Monitor reliability and operational metrics and suggest improvements to tests or monitoring tools 
  • Identify the most critical improvements to product quality, security, and performance and advocate for them 
  • Collaborate in building the product and technology roadmap with peers, product managers, designers and stakeholders 
  • Design solutions that solve technical problems with large scope and complexity 
  • Lead by example and drive complex technical solutions by preparing POCs or contributing to the codebase  
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams and peers on larger projects 
  • Collaborate with peers and Engineering stakeholders to improve internal standards for code style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale systems environment 

You will be a great match if you:  

  • You have a minimum of 10 years of overall experience. Have experience with performance and optimization problems, a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent such problems, and a desire to share your knowledge and scale through others  
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced startup environment where the team can be autonomous and experimental, be part of a truly global team, and can work up and down the stack.  
  • Experience implementing Platform as a Software solutions 
  • Have expertise in building developer experience tools, like CLI, SDK, Developer portal. 
  • Good understanding of asynchronous cryptography 
  • Desire to move forward the state of the art by devising novel ways to unlock data ownership with a strong focus on decentralized technology 
  • Have strong technical documentation skills, including the C4 Model and Architectural Decision Records  
  • Are a passionate developer with extensive experience using Javascript, Typescipt, Node.js and React. Other languages (CSharp, C++, GoLang, Rust for example) are also attractive skills for this role. 
  • Have expertise in cloud computing and native environments (AWS serverless preferred) 
  • Understand design patterns and have working experience in leading design and deployment of microservices in the cloud, and have a proven track-record in doing so  
  • Are hands-on with REST APIs and are able to apply Test Driven Development principles effectively.  
  • Care about privacy by design, security, testing, high-performance systems, and mentoring others, and have an inclination towards clear communication, inclusion and visibility 


Equal Opportunity 

We believe in hiring different and diverse talent and providing a safe space where everyone can share their views without fear, where differences are celebrated, and where no one is left out. Inclusive cultures are the foundation for collaboration and innovation within our team. 

For information about the way Affinidi collects, uses, and discloses your personal data when you submit an application for employment, please refer to the Privacy Notice accessible at https://www.affinidi.com/candidate-privacy-notice. By applying for employment with Affinidi, you acknowledge having read and understood the Privacy Notice, and you consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data submitted to Affinidi in accordance with the Privacy Notice.


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