Software Engineer, Backend at CLEAR

| Greater NYC Area
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With CLEAR, you are always you. CLEAR's mission is to enable frictionless and safe journeys using your identity. With more than 8 million members and 100+ partners across North America, CLEAR's identity platform connects you to the cards in your wallet - transforming the way you live, work and travel. Trust and privacy are the foundation of CLEAR. We have a commitment to members being in control of their own information and never sell member data. CLEAR is at the highest level of security by U.S. government regulators and is also certified as Qualified Anti-Terrorism Technology under the SAFETY Act.

We are seeking a driven, strategic, technology focused and customer-centric developer to join our team where you would be responsible for enhancing an application platform that front end application developers across CLEAR will use. 

This role offers an exciting opportunity to create and iterate on new versions of the platform while influencing architecture, and tackling our unique technical challenges.  This is an amazing opportunity to help drive growth of our product and our team. 

A successful candidate will have an established background in developing scalable backend services and software, a strong technical ability, great communication skills, and a motivation to achieve results in a fast paced environment. 

What You Will Do:

  • Design, build or enhance backend platform services that power CLEAR’s user-facing applications
  • Use best practices to deliver high quality code; Unit-test code for robustness including edge cases, usability, and general reliability as well as functional tests
  • Implement new features and optimize existing ones from draft to implementation
  • Understand various systems in our platform and how to orchestrate them to support use cases across our apps 
  • Work with stakeholders, both internal and external, to determine different use cases for the CLEAR API

Who You Are:

  • You have at least 4-7+ years of experience building distributed backend services using Java or similar
  • Experience developing and publishing APIs
  • Experience working with Docker, bonus if worked with Kubernetes
  • Experience monitoring services and infrastructure using charting frameworks (Graphite, SignalFx, DataDog, ELK etc) and/or logging frameworks (SumoLogic, Splunk etc)
  • Experience with event-based system design and microservice patterns
  • Familiarity with observability principles like MTTD, MTTR etc and the Four Golden Signals
  • You have the ability and willingness to work with any language building both simple back-end applications or utility scripts
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal and collaboration skills
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • C++Languages
    • JavaLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Microsoft SQL ServerDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement

Location

Our building is convenient to several trains + bus stops! If you want a change of scenery, our club level has a gym, cafe, games, and a great lounge!

An Insider's view of CLEAR

What’s the vibe like in the office?

One of my favorite things about CLEAR is how passionate and excited everyone here is about what we are building. You can really feel that in every conversation - you are empowered to put your ideas on the table and take ownership of the work you are doing. In a hybrid model it's even more important to share those values with other team members.

Emily

Senior Technical Recruiter

What projects are you most excited about?

Recently, I was working with our training team to create a leadership development program for our operations organization. We’re developing all of the courses in-house and it’s given me exposure to virtually every single team in the company. I’ve used these lessons to amp up my communication strategy for other projects.

Clory

Senior Director, Member Experience

What are some things you learned at the company?

In previous roles, I hadn’t had quite as much autonomy as I do at CLEAR. When starting here I didn’t realize I was empowered to make high-level suggestions, do proof of concepts, and present possible technology changes to the organization. It was great to get a nudge from my team and manager to be more open about my ideas to them and other teams.

Kyle Olson

Software Engineer

How does the company support your career growth?

CLEAR is in an exciting transition from a small company to a large company with more focus on process and scalability. These are good problems to have and they leave so much room for employees to step up and grow into a desired role. It’s great to have an idea and be given the opportunity and support to lead something from a simple idea to a POC.

Aaron

Senior Software Engineer

What are CLEAR Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Through our partnerships with Care.com and OneMedical, we offer various benefits relating to child care.
Remote Work Program
All CLEAR HQ's work in a hybrid model. Employees can work remotely up to 3 days/week (with at least 2 days in office.)
Family Medical Leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
We provide daily, catered breakfast and lunch for those who are in office!
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
We offer catered breakfast and lunch for those in office at each of our HQ locations!
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

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