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Director of Engineering



India · Remote
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2023

Predictive analytics and machine learning power Socure’s groundbreaking technology and fuel our mission to verify 100% of good identities in real time and completely eliminate identity fraud on the internet.

Socure is the world leader in digital identity verification and fraud prevention. Our recent awards include Forbes 2022 America’s Best Startup Employers, The Forbes Cloud 100, The Deloitte Technology Fast 500, and Inc. 5000’s fastest growing companies.

Listen to why some of the world’s top technology investors see the enormous, transformative potential in Socure’s mission and products:


Who we are:
Socure is a decision science company focused on digital identity verification and fraud prevention. We’re on a mission to provide equitable and seamless access to the products that people love most and it starts with a platform where business and consumers can manage their identity from anywhere in the world. Socure's approach is forward-looking and demonstrates how machine learning and AI can be applied to complex problems in a variety of industries including fintech, public sector, gaming, gig, e-commerce and more.

We are relentlessly focused on delivering an exceptional experience to our customers that helps them solve their most important problems. We achieve this by hiring the most talented engineers and product managers, and empowering them to make smart decisions to solve real customer needs. You’ll have an outsized impact on nearly 40% of the company's revenue and we’re excited to share exponential wins together.


A large part of the team is centralized in Chennai as a preference but we’re open anywhere in India. We're remote first so you can work from home, the beach or your favorite coffee shop. All that matters is that you have a reliable, high-speed internet connection.

As a Director of Engineering, you will:

  • Develop a bold vision and strategy for our customer-facing reg-tech products and lead your team to deliver an exceptional experience.

  • Stay hands-on. We need technical leaders, not PowerPoint jockeys.

  • Anticipate how technologies will impact our business and craft plans to leverage them to deliver more value to customers before our competitors do.

  • Attract, coach and retain top talent by fostering an environment of trust, autonomy and growth.

  • Work cross-functionally to ensure tight collaboration between product, design and engineering.

  • Shape our engineering culture and uphold our high engineering standards.

  • Identify and evaluate fundamental issues, providing strategy and direction for multiple functional areas.

  • Leads activities of one or more functional areas, divisions, product groups and services through subordinate directors / managers who have overall responsibility for the successful operation of assigned areas.

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • 10+ years of professional frontend and backend software engineering experience and 5+ years of people management experience, including experience leading managers.

  • Expertise in Java/Scala and experience building key customer-facing interfaces.

  • A proven track record of leading high performing engineering teams and achieving remarkable results.

  • A passion for building products that achieve customer and business outcomes.

  • Strong communication and collaboration skills. You must be able to influence and align people around a shared vision.

Technologies we use:

  • Java

  • Scala

  • Spark

  • Python

  • Airflow

  • AWS (e.g. EC2, DynamoDB, S3, SNS, SQS, IAM, ELB, Lambda etc.)

  • EKS and Containerization

  • GIT

  • Elastic Search

  • GitHub CoPilot

  • Serverless Computing

  • CI/CD pipelines

​Our Culture:

  • We don't care where you work from, as long as you are highly productive and collaborative. #NoPolitics #NoBureaucracy

  • We prize a growth mindset and continuous learning. If you think you've stopped learning, you will not thrive here.

  • We value outcomes and impact, not hours worked or adherence to arbitrary schedules. Do what it takes to achieve your key results, and take the time you need to recharge.

  • We trust teams and give them full autonomy and accountability. They are passionate professionals, not cogs in a machine.

  • Transparency builds trust and empowers teams to make the best decisions. Share everything.

  • Failure is learning. We create a safe environment where risk-taking is encouraged and mistakes are tolerated.

  • Teams over individuals. We promote a collaborative culture where silos are broken down and groups work together with a shared purpose. Solving hard problems requires partnership.

Socure is all about encouraging people to push the boundaries of what’s possible through top-tier performance, innovation, ownership, and shared expertise.

We empower excellence by providing great perks and benefits to both our fully remote employees in North America and our hybrid teams in India.

To learn more, check out Socure’s Career Page: https://www.socure.com/company/careers

Socure is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity of all kinds at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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