Software Engineer, Backend

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Ekata provides global identity verification via enterprise-grade APIs and a SaaS solution. Our product suite is powered by Ekata Identity Engine, the first and only cross-border identity engine of its kind. It uses complex machine learning algorithms across the five consumer attributes of email, phone, name, physical address, and IP to derive unique data links and features from billions of real-time transactions within our customer network and the globally sourced data of our graph. Businesses around the world including Alipay, Stripe, Airbnb, and Microsoft leverage our solutions to approve more good transactions, reduce friction, and find fraud.

We are looking for a Software Engineer to help our team build and maintain high performance backend services. Our group is responsible for the Ekata Identity Graph – state-of-the-art technology linking businesses back to humanity (people, businesses, locations, phone numbers, email addresses, and URLs). The graph represents 5 billion unique data elements and enormous size of 11TB. Our microservices are the backbone of our products and are developed with high availability and performance in mind. Catering to low latency and high query volume at this scale opens up exciting opportunities.

We use a wide variety of technologies:

  • Clojure
  • Integrant
  • Pathom
  • Scala
  • Akka http
  • Airflow
  • Docker, Kubernetes
  • Redis, Elastic Search, and Solr
  • AWS products: S3, Kinesis, ElasticCache, RDS, EC2

As a Software Engineer, you will:

  • Design, develop, and maintain several high performance microservices
  • Ensure code follows the design and insist on the highest coding standards
  • Follow and create best practices for clean code and architecture

Our ideal Software Engineer will have:

  • 2 - 3 years of experience in at least 1 widely used programming language, such as C#, C++, Python, Java, or Scala 
  • Knowledge of programming fundamentals
  • Fundamentals around JVM and garbage collection optimization understanding
  • A Degree in Computer Science or related area
  • AWS Cloud experience with EC2, S3, RDS, Lambda, and VPC in a big data environment

Nice to have experience:

  • Knowledge / Experience with Docker or containerized applications
  • Knowledge / Experience with Kubernetes or related system
  • Experience with functional programming
  • Experience building multi-tenant scalable enterprise software in cloud

Unwavering in our pursuit of standardizing global identity data, we are approachable, real people that genuinely care about the success of those we partner with. With a commitment to service, innovation, and ownership, Ekata is a dynamic place to work for folks who want to make an impact on a global scale. We provide a learning & development opportunities for each employee and promote work-life flexibility through self-managed time off. Headquartered in downtown Seattle, Ekata is growing internationally with offices in Budapest, Amsterdam, and in Singapore.

To learn more about the experience of working at Ekata visit: https://ekata.com/careers/

Ekata prides itself on celebrating diversity, inclusivity, and being an equal-opportunity employer.

 

 

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  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
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    • SqlLanguages
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    • ShapelessLibraries
    • SparkFrameworks
    • AkkaFrameworks
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    • RedisDatabases
    • DynamoDBDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • ElasticsearchDatabases
    • SolrDatabases
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    • JIRAManagement
    • SmartsheetManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

We’re located in the heart of Downtown Seattle, in the Rainier Tower, just steps away from public transportation, restaurants, and businesses.

An Insider's view of Ekata

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

I run two analytics teams at Ekata, one ensuring the quality of our data, the other proving value to customers. These lead me to work closely with almost every team, from engineering and infrastructure, to product and sales. What always impresses me here is everyone's willingness, whether executive or intern, to jump in and solve problems together.

Trevor

Director, Solutions Architecture

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

By leaps and bounds…I started out in a sales role, then a Team Lead, managed a team of SDRs, and am now a Sales Manager working with a team of driven and intelligent individuals--all within a 4-year timeframe. It’s been challenging and fun all at the same time and now I’m looking forward to the next chapter which encompasses helping my team thrive.

James

Director, Mid-Market Sales

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

It may sound simple but it’s just honesty and respect for one another, and I try to lead by example. I do this through regular 1:1s with all team members where they run the agenda. Beyond formal 1:1s we utilize our open office layout to encourage drive-bys, open discussions and debates. We leverage technologies to create real-time communication.

Beth

VP, Global Marketing

How does the company support your career growth?

When I started at Ekata as an Account Manager, my team has always taken a personal interest in understanding my career goals. During my time with the team, I was promoted to Sr. Account Manager and recently moved to our Enterprise Sales Team. Ekata truly listens to their employees to ensure they feel supported in whatever career path they pursue.

Angel

Enterprise Account Executive

What are Ekata Perks + Benefits

Ekata Benefits Overview

We believe in the importance of investing back in our team. We have a fully stocked kitchen, weekly events, self managed paid time off, onsite massages, and an annual learning and development budget. Every Friday, we host an event in our office to celebrate our milestones and successes.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Ekata sponsors a family oriented event annually.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Ekata hosts company outings annually.
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Ekata offers employees professional development opportunities like an annual individual budget for training, onsite training courses, and the ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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