Staff Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Friday, May 26, 2023

Staff Software Engineer

Today, CLEAR is well-known as a leader in digital and biometric identification, reducing friction for our members wherever an ID check is needed. We’re looking for an experienced Staff Software Engineer to help us build the next generation of products which will go beyond just ID and enable our members to leverage the power of a networked digital identity. As a Staff Software Engineer at CLEAR, you will participate in the design, implementation, testing, and deployment of applications to build and enhance our platform- one that interconnects dozens of attributes and qualifications while keeping member privacy and security at the core.

Level and specific team / role matching will happen at the end of our interview process, where you will choose from a subset of the following destinations:

  • Partners: The bridge between CLEAR's technology platform and our B2B customers. Responsible for our external API and associated new integrations
  • Members: Focus on building amazing consumer experiences
  • Enroll & Verify: Enrollment and verification are how we make sure that people are who they say they are
  • Travel & Aviation: Provide a frictionless and reliable experience at airport security checkpoints across the country. We help deliver faster, safer, and seamless travel experiences using biometrics

A brief highlight of our tech stack:

  • Java / Javascript /React / Typescript / Python / Postgres
  • AWS cloud
What you’ll do:
  • Architect, design, implement and maintain embedded software in Python, C/C++, and JavaScript
  • Lead architectural choices and actively participate in the team’s decision-making
  • Own and maintain hardware (document, fingerprint, iris, camera, etc) system engineering specifications including design, development, integration, testing, and production support
  • Gain knowledge and experience working on regulated products
  • Define, characterize, evaluate, influence, test, and deploy new hardware
How you’ll measure success:
  • Drive engineering excellence by contributing to code quality, reviews, and coverage
  • Foster a culture of continuous engineering improvement through mentoring, feedback, and metrics
  • Maintain a competitive landscape portfolio of various biometric module and subsystem partner technologies
What you’re great at:
  • 7+ years of experience in understanding all aspects of software engineering, including coding, maintenance, architecture, and design
  • 3+ years of experience leading projects to deliver products and projects on tight deadlines
  • Understand object-oriented design fundamentals and knowledge of relevant modern design patterns
  • A successful history of leading software development projects on time and managing tech debt
  • Experience with Agile methodologies is required
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Deep knowledge of one or more programming languages and their supporting frameworks, design patterns, and best practices
  • Curious about technology and believe in constant learning
  • Up-to-date with technology trends

How You’ll be Rewarded:

At CLEAR we help YOU move forward - because when you’re at your best, we’re at our best. You’ll work with talented team members who are motivated by our mission of making experiences safer and easier. Our hybrid work environment provides flexibility. In our offices, you’ll enjoy benefits like meals and snacks. We invest in your well-being and learning & development with our stipend and reimbursement programs.

We offer holistic total rewards, including comprehensive healthcare plans, family building benefits (fertility and adoption/surrogacy support), flexible time off, free OneMedical memberships for you and your dependents, and a 401(k) retirement plan with employer match.

The base salary range represents the low and high end of CLEAR’s salary range for this position. Salaries will vary depending on various factors which include, but are not limited to location, education, skills, experience and performance. The range listed is just one component of CLEAR’s total compensation package for employees and other rewards may include annual bonuses, commission, Restricted Stock Units

About CLEAR:

Have you ever had that green-light feeling? When you hit every green light and the day just feels like magic. CLEAR's mission is to create frictionless experiences where every day has that feeling. With more than 13+ million passionate members and hundreds of partners around the world, CLEAR’s identity platform is transforming the way people live, work, and travel. Whether it’s at the airport, stadium, or right on your phone, CLEAR connects you to the things that make you, you - unlocking easier, more secure, and more seamless experiences - making them all feel like magic.