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
  • 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
  • Discipline and adherence to testable software design
  • 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
  • Prior knowledge and experience designing complex systems in a microservices architecture
  • Experience anticipating performance bottlenecks and mitigating them with proven algorithms and architectures, as well as diagnosing and eliminating inefficiencies when they do arise

Our Stack:

  • Python + Flask
  • PostgreSQL + SQLAlchemy + Alembic
  • Pytest + factory_boy
  • Docker
  • AWS

(Experience with these languages, tools, and frameworks is not a requirement for this position. If you have comparable experience in Django, C# + .NET Framework, Java + Spring Framework, or NodeJS + Express we want to hear from you!)

Excited If You Have Experience In:

  • OpenAPI, JSON:API, JSON Schema
  • Microservices
  • Kubernetes
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • NoSQL or Graph Databases

Details You Should Know:

  • Start Date: Immediately
  • Location: Remote or local
  • Business HQ: Framingham, MA
  • Must have legal right to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Compensation: Market Competitive + Equity
  • Travel: If remote, we will provide the opportunity to travel to HQ at reasonable intervals.
  • DUST Identity is an equal opportunity employer.
  • In accordance with client requirements on DUST Identity, new employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination or exempt status prior to starting employment.

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