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 has raised $18m in venture financing and 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 Cloud Infrastructure 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 Cloud Infrastructure Engineer at Passbase means:

  • You co-develop 'the how' with a smart team, and at Passbase we live by having clear end states of our infrastructure evolution. Autonomy and creativity is what gets you there.
  • You are a master of your trade. We believe that a Senior Cloud Infrastructure 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 have high standards for a beautiful stack and want to keep evolving the systems towards the perfect cloud setup for devs.
  • You have an ownership mindset. There will be a time when you have to wake up at 3am and be the hero we need to keep the systems alive. 
  • You are a force multiplier and make the lives of our engineers easier by creating easy deployment & CI processes.
  • You will manage the cloud metrics and alarms to constantly scope bottlenecks in performance and set the right alarms.
  • You work on sysadmin and dev tooling projects with other devs, such as automating the onboarding process, setting up LDAP or SSO internally, gathering automated info-sec evidence. Stuff that people can save time on and everyone hates.
  • 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.

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Background/experience you should have: 

  • Strong understanding of computer science, software, hardware, data structures, and algorithms
  • 5-8+ years of work experience, out of which 3+ years in DevOps and security related tasks
  • Mastery of AWS and its alphabet soup of services
  • Familiarity with Infrastructure as Code frameworks (Terraform, Cloudformation, etc. | Ansible, Chef, etc.)
  • Experience provisioning and managing CI tooling / frameworks
  • You have experience dealing with information security policy such as SOC2 or ISO27001
  • Proven experience with microservices, distributed systems and cloud-based architectures
  • Familiarity with big data and database systems, DB loads, docker and CPU loads, security gasps and other infra-related backend code.
  • Passion for high performance 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:

  • 2+ years of experience of working with distributed systems and event sourcing (Kafka or Apache Pulsar) is a plus 
  • KYC/IDV industry knowledge
  • Previous experience with various data analytics and visualisation tools (Looker, Tableau etc.)

 

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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. 

 

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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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