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Senior Identity Engineer



Other Engineering
Zürich, Switzerland
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Are you passionate about data ownership and privacy? Do you want to be at the forefront of designing and implementing the next-gen infrastructure for self-sovereign identity and verifiable credentials? DFINITY is seeking a talented and experienced full-stack senior identity engineer to join the Internet Identity team.
You will work closely with leadership and a world-class team of distributed computing scientists, cryptographers, and virtual machine researchers who constantly push what’s possible with decentralized computing and identity.

Your responsibilities:

  • Extend the existing Internet Identity (II) and Verifiable Credentials (VC) platform with features and tooling.
  • Write technical documentation for other developers that want to integrate with our II/VC platform.
  • Design and implement dApps that will showcase features of Internet Identity.
  • Iterate fast on Proof of Concept implementations.
  • Engage with stakeholders to obtain basic user requirements and designs and put them into code.

You likely have experience in:

  • Existing web2 AuthN and AuthZ standards, implementations and products (e.g., OIDC, OAuth 2.0, SAML, WebAuthn, Okta, Auth0, etc)
  • Existing specifications and implementations of Verifiable Credentials (e.g., W3C VC Data model)
  • Front-end development with or without frameworks—ideally with Typescript. Not afraid of CSS.
  • Back-end languages such as Rust or other languages used by existing leading identity platforms (We are mainly a Rust company but Java or Go are also acceptable)
  • Developing secure identity products in web2 or web3 ecosystems
  • Product engineering: we are looking for someone that has built web3 or web2 apps all the way from requirements to deployment, testing and maintenance

You should also be passionate about:

  • User interface and experience design
  • User privacy
  • Web application security
  • Readable and maintainable code

* Please note that this role requires in-office work from our amazing office in Zurich 3 days per week

About DFINITY and the Internet Computer:

The Internet Computer is the fastest and only infinitely scalable general-purpose blockchain — incubated and launched by the DFINITY Foundation in May 2021. A team of over 200 world-renowned cryptographers, distributed systems engineers, and programming language experts have taken on the massive technological challenge of building, maintaining, and continuously improving a ‘world computer’ powerful enough to host Web3 dApps, DeFi, games, NFTs, social media, and metaverse projects.

DFINITY was founded in 2016 by entrepreneur and crypto theoretician, Dominic Williams, and attracted interest and financial contributions from early members of the Ethereum community. Later, top-tier institutions such as Andreessen Horowitz, Polychain Capital, and SV Angel backed the Internet Computer in a collective effort to help build out Web3.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.