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Senior Software Engineer - Account Defense


Job description

The Account Defense team puts an end to fake accounts and stops account takeover by using real-time machine learning to look at more than 16,000 signals that identify good and bad users with unparalleled accuracy. Sift provides consumer-facing companies an account defense solution that blocks bad actors, removes unnecessary friction for good actors, and allows the customer to make a quick decision on “gray” cases. Sift enables its customers to automate an ever-growing share of their detection and prevention processes, to provide real-time protection to end users and reduce the load on the customer's security, fraud/risk and operations teams.

What you will do

As an experienced full-stack engineer on the Account Defense team, you will work closely with product managers, data scientists and other software engineers to deliver various features for the Account Defense Product into the Sift Console, which is a modern, single-page web application built on React and ES2015, powered by our API backend, additionally using D3, Webpack (among other technologies). Specifically, you will 
  • Work with our design team to help shape an intuitive user experience that provides clear customer value, while building concrete implementation plans.
  • Partner with product management to take customer feedback into account, and engage deeply with them to streamline the overall customer experience on core usage scenarios.
  • Work with back-end platform engineers to deliver end-to-end enterprise-class features for the Account Defense product into Sift Console.
  • Drive the architecture and technical direction of the Account Defense product - our front-end framework and backend services
  • Help to grow and refine our team’s engineering practices, allowing us to scale ourselves up in terms of both engineering velocity and reliability.

What would make you a strong fit

  • 5+ years experience designing/delivering highly-available services
  • Expertise in Javascript, HTML, CSS, and React
  • Experience with design and visualization
  • Experience with RESTful services, API design
  • Experience working in Java
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure (e.g. GCP, AWS, Azure)
  • Strong communication & collaboration skills, and a belief that team output is more important than individual output
  • You are a self-starter, with a quick learning curve.

Bonus points

  • Start-up experience as one of the first few engineers

A little about us:

Sift is the leading innovator in Digital Trust & Safety.  Hundreds of disruptive, forward-thinking companies like Airbnb, Zillow, and Twitter trust Sift to deliver outstanding customer experience while preventing fraud and abuse.

The Sift engine powers Digital Trust & Safety by helping companies stop fraud before it happens. But it’s not just another anti-fraud platform: Sift enables businesses to tailor experiences to each customer according to the risk they pose. That means fraudsters experience friction, but honest users do not. By drawing on insights from our global network of customers, Sift allows businesses to scale, win, and thrive in the digital era.

Benefits and Perks:

  • Competitive total compensation package
  • 401k plan
  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • Wellness reimbursement
  • Education reimbursement
  • Flexible time off

Sift is an equal opportunity employer. We make better decisions as a business when we can harness diversity in our experience, data, and background. Sift is working toward building a team that represents the worldwide customers that we serve, inclusive of people from all walks of life who can bring their full selves to work every day.
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May 7th, 2021

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December 16th, 2020

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Help customers proactively prevent fraud, streamline operations, and drive revenue growth. Sift, formerly Sift Science, is the leader in Digital Trust & Safety, empowering companies of all sizes t...
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