An exciting update on Passbase: We have raised our Series A! Feel free to have a look at one of our announcements here, and why some of our investors believe in us here
Our story:
Back in late 2017, our founding team launched a cryptocurrency exchange called Coinance. After three months of operations and acquiring over 10,000 first signups, Coinance was pulled from the AppStore for not properly identifying its users in compliance with KYC (know your customer) regulations. During the search for a lean and solution, the founders became convinced that there was a large opportunity to build an identity verification tool that was easy for engineering teams to integrate and empowered end-users with privacy and security. Fast-forward three years, and the team is servicing several hundred customers building products on top of our identity system. We grew 4x last year and are now growing our world-class engineering team. This means even more space for innovation and collaboration.
What we do:
Our goal is to empower the world with a digital identity system that puts you, the individual, first. We give developers a set of tools to integrate into their facial recognition, liveness detection, ID authenticity checks, and ID information extraction, while also baking in privacy protections that allow individual users to control their own identity data - creating a more privacy-centric future.
Who we're looking for:
Passbase's growth has created an opportunity for an ambitious Senior Software Engineer. If you value autonomy and the responsibility that comes with it; if you are keen on learning, experimenting, and learning from failure; if you do not accept low effort and strive to continually improve yourself and your team; if you have a voice and want to use it; if you aspire to help others with your work, then Passbase is for you. We want your expertise to expand on our success and bring Passbase to the next level.
Being a Senior Software Engineer at Passbase means:
- You get concrete end goals with the context, autonomy, and responsibility to achieve. Full autonomy is difficult to navigate, so we offer support for those who strive for it.
- You are a master of your trade. We believe that a Senior Engineer should understand how computers and software work; realize that there is no one language or solution for everything, and analyze to make decisions about what is needed to achieve a proper solution.
- You maintain high standards. It is easy to be seduced by a fast and dirty solution and we believe it takes character to stand up and remind everyone of our high standards.
- You pay it forward. You use your experience and values to help the people around you grow and reach their potential.
- You are a believer in our mission to build the identity layer of the internet.
- You follow the golden rule. You treat others as equal partners and you want to be treated as an equal partner.
- You are humble. We all make mistakes. It is important to accept this from ourselves and others and grow together.

Background/experience you should have: 

  • Strong understanding of computer science, software, hardware, data structures, and algorithms
  • 3+ years of experience, with at least 1 year of Golang production experience required
  • 1-2 years of experience with Kafka or Apache Pulsar is a plus 
  • Proven experience with modern microservices and cloud-based architectures
  • Familiarity with big data and database systems
  • Passion for high performant services, high availability, reliability, and consistency
  • The skills to be autonomous: critical thinking, and design, confidence and compassion, focus on solutions, knowledge and vision sharing, cooperation and the ability to make decisions with incomplete information


Background/experience nice-to-haves:

  • KYC/IDV industry knowledge
  • Previous experience with various data analytics and visualisation tools (Looker, Tableau etc.)



Benefits & Perks

We know there’s more to you and your role here at Passbase, and we want to invest in that. Here are some of our Company Benefits & Perks

  • We are a remote-first company with offices in NYC (Union Square) & Berlin 
  • Competitive salaries using market research data 
  • 1000 per year, per employee personal wellness, mental health, and learning & development budget
  • Unlimited time off
  • Regular team & company offsites (pending COVID, & using COVID safety precautions)
  • Commuter benefits
  • Maternity & paternity leave 
  • Company-sponsored training
  • US/NYC 
    • 401k match
    • Competitive healthcare package: Medical, Dental, Vision, short & long-term disability, Flexible Spending Account (FSA)



Our COVID Policy:

  • We require all employees to be vaccinated (and provide proof of vaccination) before attending any company events/gatherings, or before coming into any office. 
  • Contingent upon trends in numbers COVID cases, we will also require proof of negative test. 



About us:

Our challenges are vast; we are creative, resourceful, and carry a solutions-oriented mentality to tackle them head-on. That means that we divide problems, not tasks, and emphasize autonomy in the approach. We strive towards a common goal and are all responsible for getting there. From accounting to design, we help each other achieve the best possible results by radical transparency and constant learning. We believe each one of us is a leader at this company and treat our peers accordingly. As an early-stage startup, Passbase is also establishing itself as a company of diversity and inclusivity leading with empathy - where anyone from any background can be successful.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
If this feels like an environment you could see yourself in, we encourage you to apply and look forward to finding out more about you!

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