Identity Team Lead

Title: Identity Team Lead

Location: Global Anywhere


As a Team Lead, you will be responsible for leading a talented group of software engineers in designing, implementing, maintaining the systems and services that form the foundation of Alpaca and empower millions of users that are trading billions of dollars worth of assets.

The Identity Team is developing, enhancing and maintaining the systems and services that are crucial to Alpacas user onboarding and account management across our suite of services. These include KYC/AML processes, entitlements management and regulatory reporting. The team is instrumental in ensuring a compliant and efficient user onboarding experience, enabling over a million users to engage with Alpacas trading and financial services platform securely and with trust.

For this role, we are seeking an experienced engineer who is obsessed with delivering defect-free solutions, has proven experience architecting and building at scale, and who is not afraid of challenging conventions or voicing their opinions. In this role, you will have the autonomy to design and implement solutions to achieve defined goals while actively participating in defining those goals in cooperation with a cross-functional team. An understanding of cloud-based modern architecture, infrastructure, and orchestration practices are also great assets we actively look for.

Things You Get To Do:

  • Lead an individual developer that could grow into a small team, fostering a collaborative and innovative work environment.
  • Provide technical guidance and support, ensuring the team’s adherence to best practices and development standards
  • Lead by example in a hand-on way, by participating in the development and maintenance of the identity system
  • Define, implement, and monitor metrics to judge the health of the identity system components
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, including finance, operations, and product teams, to understand and define requirements
  • Design and implement backend solutions where reliability and integrity matter
  • Communicate project statuses, challenges, and solutions effectively to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Collaborating with other engineering teams to improve the efficiency, scalability, and stability of Alpacas system as a whole
  • Troubleshooting on incidents and reported bugs
  • You may be asked to be on-call to assist with engineering projects that are timely in nature

Who You Are (Must-Haves):

  • Obsession with performant, defect-free, maintainable code
  • Strong problem-solving skills paired with a proactive mindset
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A preference for simple and elegant solutions
  • At least 5 years of experience working on systems at scale
  • Proven experience in building and maintaining microservices
  • Strong coding skills, preferably in Go
  • Experience with domain driven design and event driven design
  • Ability to debug issues or better yet, foresee problems and avoid them entirely
  • Familiarity with containerization and orchestration technologies, especially Kubernetes
  • Experience with cloud platforms, preferably Google Cloud Platform
  • Experience with messaging queues and message brokers
  • Experience with relational databases, preferably PostgreSQL

Who You Might Be (Nice-to-Haves):

  • Experience in the financial services or accounting industry
  • Experience with Identity/Account Management and/or KYC/AML systems
  • Experience working remotely
  • Experience working at a startup

How We Take Care of You:

  • Competitive Salary & Stock Options
  • Benefits: Health benefits start on day 1. In the US this includes Medical, Dental, Vision. In Canada, this includes supplemental health care. Internationally, this includes a stipend value to offset medical costs.
  • New Hire Home-Office Setup: One-time USD $500
  • Monthly Stipend: USD $150 per month via a Brex Card
  • Work with awesome hard working people, super smart and cool clients and innovative partners from around the world

Alpaca is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.

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