ID.me is looking for a Software Development Engineer IV (Tech Lead) to guide and drive critical software engineering initiatives and projects for a large part of our identity verification experiences used by millions of users. As Technical Lead, your passion for world class, secure and reliable systems will help set the tone for our greater engineering culture. You and your team will play a crucial role in building, growing and evolving our experience, and delivering on ID.me’s commitment to our members. Our leaders possess the ability to take high level ambiguous situations and translate them into manageable tasks, creating scalable solutions and developing impactful applications. Tech Leads at ID.me are not people management roles.


  • Define, refine and/or refactor technical strategies, solutions and architectures to achieve our business goals and solve our engineering challenges within ID.me’s identity verification experience
  • Accountable for the technical quality of the software that the team produces
  • Build, maintain and review highly scalable and secure web applications, services and APIs with Ruby on Rails, with a focus on quality and maintainability
  • Plan and oversee application deployment activities and sequencing in non-production and production environments
  • Take product requirements and transform them into technical tasks for the team
  • Provide accurate development estimates in support of feasibility assessments and planned development activities
  • Optimize performance and uptime of the services owned by the team by collecting metrics, monitoring production systems, debugging issues as they arise and respond with urgency
  • Create and maintain technical documentation, ensuring clarity and completeness
  • Identify and resolve technical debt as appropriate, weighing the development effort against the value returned
  • Provide technical oversight for performance testing, ensuring plan and outcomes align to expected non-functional requirements
  • Help define the way ID.me’s greater engineering teams work, including coding and design standards and industry best practices
  • Partner and collaborate with all levels from team members up to executive leadership
  • Be a steward of ID.me’s culture within a growing engineering organization
  • Mentor and coach the team on architecture, design, development, and operations

Ideal Qualifications

The qualifications below are ideal, but not all are required. We encourage candidates to apply if they satisfy some, but not all of the qualifications.

  • Significant experience developing applications using object-oriented design and at least one of Java, Ruby, Javascript, Go, Python, or C++
  • Advanced understanding of web technologies and ideally experience with with HTML5, CSS3, HAML, SCSS, JavaScript, jQuery
  • Experience with REST and SOAP based APIs
  • Experience defining a feature/architecture roadmap for a team of engineers
  • Bonus: Experience with source control using Git and GitHub
  • Bonus: Understanding of technologies such as OpenID Connect (OIDC), SAML, XACML SCIM, OAuth, Federation, etc

Ideal candidate will thrive in the following culture:

  • Must have an obsession for building quality products
  • Ability to thrive when there are changing priorities and shifting of gears
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Must be a team player with a strong, self-managing work ethic
  • Must be a self-starter with a passion for software engineering, learning and continuous improvement
  • Note that candidates must be located in the continental U.S.

ID.me Covid Vaccination Requirement

All current and future employees are required to receive their COVID-19 vaccinations, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Employees not in compliance with this policy will be placed on leave and will be terminated if no valid reason for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine is provided.

Purpose: In accordance with ID.me’s duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, we are adopting this policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families; our customers and visitors; and the community at large from COVID-19 that may be reduced by vaccinations. This policy will comply with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health authorities, as applicable.

Reasonable Accommodation: Current and future employees in need of an exemption from this policy due to a medical reason, or because of a sincerely held religious belief must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to the human resources department to begin the interactive accommodation process as soon as possible after vaccination deadlines have been announced (September 13th) and an offer of employment has been made. Accommodations will be granted where they do not cause ID.me undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others.

Vision: To be the world’s leading digital identity network empowering people to control their own information and to prove their credentials across all channels: online, call center, and in-person.

Mission: To make the world a more trusted place by delivering the highest level of security with the least amount of friction at the lowest possible cost.

People: We have an audacious mission. We aim to fix the identity layer of the internet. Billions of people will live better lives with more trust and convenience thanks to ID.me. We are like Special Forces. We take on the most difficult challenges with amazing teammates.

ID.me Core Values: *Don’t be a jerk. *Always compete. *Ask questions like a 5-year old. *Inspire people with your passion. *Make something better every day. *Treat each customer like your favorite family member. *Own your mistakes so you can learn from them. *Details are everything. *Communicate like a scientist. *Be truthful (even when it’s hard). *Reflect ID.me’s values in your actions. *Act like an owner.

ID.me Career Site & Culture Deck: https://www.id.me/careers

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