Backend Engineer

Beyond Identity

Washington, DC, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Engineering Software
  • Post Date: 06/09/2021
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About Beyond Identity

Beyond Identity's mission is to empower the next generation of secure digital business. By eliminating passwords and creating a fundamentally secure Chain of Trustâ„¢, our customers are able to increase business velocity, implement new business models, and reduce operating costs.

Job Description

As a Backend Engineer you'll use your experience with system design and API development to build out core authentication services on top of our big data architecture . You'll work cross functionally with Product & Engineering, IT and Security teams to build and operate a secure, scalable and performant system that is foundational to our platform vision.  The candidate will be result-oriented, passionate, a critical and strategic thinker, highly organized, have an ability to multitask and meet deadlines, a team-player and team-builder, work comfortably in a constantly evolving environment, and demonstrate calmness and composure in times of uncertainty and stress.


  • You will play an integral role developing innovative and highly scalable services to support desktop and mobile applications.
  • Proactively contributing ideas for new features and identifying areas for improvement 
  • Collaborating with mobile development and product team members to design, develop, and deploy highly scalable experience APIs and services
  • Deliver on time and be accountable for your team and stakeholders
  • Writing clean, tested, and well-documented code


  • 3+ years professional experience in the design of complex identity systems
  • Experience with distributed systems and microservice architectures
  • Experience with large-scale distributed storage and database systems (SQL or NoSQL)
  • Ability to decompose engineering problems and work with a team in solving them
  • Familiarity with authentication protocols (OAUTH2, OIDC, WebAuthN, CTP, U2F, KERBEROS)
  • A plus if you have experience with functional programming

About Company

Beyond Identity is the most secure authentication platform in the market. An innovator in passwordless, Beyond Identity’s Passwordless Identity Platform uses real-time access controls to verify identities with devices, and checks granular risk signals for continuous authentication. Breaking down the barriers between cybersecurity, identity, and device management, Beyond Identity fundamentally changes the way the world logs in, enabling teams to continue to work in this new zero trust world. Enterprises and customers turn to Beyond Identity to protect their data and user privacy, and to defend against security and compliance risks. 

Founded by the team that brought you the commercial web browser, Tom “TJ” Jermoluk and Jim Clark are now building a passwordless identity platform to make the internet a safer place to do business, at a time where digital transformation is impacting every part of the business, and where security and privacy are more important than ever. The team has raised $105M to solve this problem, funded by leading investors, including Koch Disruptive Technologies (KDT) and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). The company has offices in NYC, Boston, Dallas, and London.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.