Senior Back-End Software Engineer

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About Us

DUST Identity provides security, integrity, and traceability to the world’s supply chains. DUST, or Diamond Unclonable Security Tag, uses diamond particles as unique and unclonable markers on individual items. Think of a barcode, but invisible, unfalsifiable, and made with diamonds! With DUST, customers can ensure that every physical object — whether an airplane part, microprocessor, or priceless work of art — is verified, authenticated, and ultimately, trusted.

DUST Identity is a fast-growing venture-backed startup at the intersection of innovations in materials, hardware, and software. DUST Identity is looking for new team members who are eager to take on the challenge of building the industry standard for physical object identification and security.

Your Impact

DUST Identity is seeking a Senior Back-End Software Engineer to join our collaborative and multifaceted engineering team. Bits (what we call our software engineering team) covers many engineering disciplines including web development, APIs and services, data management & administration, devops, and machine vision. We are seeking new team members who are passionate about technology and can’t wait to share with and learn from other team members. We regularly collaborate with Photons (our machine vision team) and Atoms (our hardware engineering team) on a number of overlapping projects. Whether you have spent the past 10 years building out superb SaaS solutions, implementing complex algorithms and architectures, or have a knack for firmware bridging the physical and digital domains, we want to hear from you!

As a Senior Back-End Software Engineer, you have consumed countless APIs, libraries, and tools. You understand what it means to be the target user that other companies designed these products for. You appreciate a well-constructed interface, clear and approachable documentation, informative error messages, stable and well-documented releases, and have a passion for building tools that you yourself would want to use. You strongly believe SDKs and APIs should be designed and built as a product.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Partner with cross-functional teams to analyze customer problems, translate them into sellable features that align with our broader vision, and design technical specifications that can deliver a high-quality product experience
  • Productize our APIs and SDKs into tools you as an engineer would be delighted to use
  • Establish and champion the adoption of high-quality software development practices, from technical design to deploy-to-production
  • Share your expertise with the extended development team through code reviews, lunch & learns, and other mediums; facilitate team growth and a cohesive code base
  • Grow the engineering processes and company culture
  • Consistently leave the code you touch in a better state than you found it; advocate for technical enhancements that both improve developer experience and result in a better product

What You Bring

  • A desire to solve our users’ challenges while implementing our strategic product vision
  • Proven leadership and technical excellence within an existing software organization
  • Discipline and adherence to testable software design
  • Prior knowledge and experience designing complex systems in a microservices architecture
  • A deep understanding of data structures and data stores, the tradeoffs between them, and how to apply them within the constraints of the problem domain
  • Experience anticipating performance bottlenecks and mitigating them with proven algorithms and architectures, as well as diagnosing and eliminating inefficiencies when they do arise
  • Accountability, ownership, and a desire to learn and to teach
  • The pursuit of excellence in your work
  • Experience developing for OpenAPI, JSON:API, and JSON Schema is a bonus
  • Contributions to Open-source projects are a bonus
  • Familiarity with code-generation from schemas is a bonus

Our Stack

  • Python + Flask
  • React.js + React Query
  • PostgreSQL + SQLAlchemy + Alembic
  • Docker
  • AWS

Details You Should Know

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Must have legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Location: Framingham, MA
  • Compensation: Market Competitive + Equity
  • Travel: < 5%
  • DUST Identity is an equal opportunity employer.

What We Offer

  • Award-winning startup with a product that matters
  • Equity
  • 401k
  • An abundance of snacks/coffee
  • Medical, dental, vision, LTD, and life insurance
  • Flexible paid time off policy
  • Casual dress
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • FlaskLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Serverless FrameworkFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • BalsamiqDesign
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • SolidWorksDesign
    • JIRAManagement
    • WrikeManagement
    • CraftCMS
    • HubSpotCRM

An Insider's view of DUST Identity

What are some social events your company does?

Our team loves exploring our neighborhood for new food and once a week we have an outing to find a new "hole in the wall." We are ending the year with our first annual team offsite in a Catskills' lodge - it will be filled with team building and outdoor activities.


Process Improvement Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

From parts in fighter jets to tomatoes in the grocery store, how do we know that products are genuine and produced according to the seller's promises? Identity is the key to trust. We create trust by providing an unclonable fingerprint for physical things that securely binds objects of any size to their digital records.


VP of Operations

What makes someone successful on your team?

Initiative and inquisitiveness. Since joining I've seen a culture that fosters assumption challenging, creative problem solving, and ownership. I think anyone who is excited to listen actively to others; engage with and challenge ideas; and drive innovation would thrive at DUST.


Head of Cloud Services

What are DUST Identity Perks + Benefits

DUST Identity Benefits Overview

We provide flexible PTO, competitive salaries, company stock options, 401(k), great medical, dental, and vision, and PARKING. We're always looking for ways to improve our offerings and welcome input from our employees.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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