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Lead Engineer—Frontend

Sora ID

Sora ID

Software Engineering
Remote · New York, NY, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023
Who we are:
Sora is a platform for individuals to cryptographically prove their identities online in a more secure, privacy-preserving, and inclusive way. We’re a seed-stage startup out of Stanford and are backed by some of the original investors in Facebook, Stripe, and Airbnb, among many other category-defining companies.
The opportunity:
$200B is lost to ecommerce fraud annually. Three million Americans have their worlds turned upside down by identity theft every year. Our goal is to eliminate antiquated secret-based authentication such as passwords and social security numbers—which causes much of this fraud—and become a universal digital identity credential, modernizing verification on the internet.
Sora is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a diverse community inclusive of those with every background and perspective. We strongly encourage members of underrepresented communities to apply—as an identity company, a wide range of perspectives is crucial to achieving our mission.

What we value:

  • Integrity: we want to do this the right way, building a company that can serve as a model for others and constantly reviewing our impact
  • Honesty and open communication: we have a feedback culture that prioritizes helping everyone improve
  • Intention: being thoughtful, methodical, and always keeping in mind our North Star of building a 10x better paradigm for online identity
  • Positivity: work should be fun; we build each other up and always back each other
  • Humility: we are cognizant of the unknown unknowns; we’re smart and driven, but prioritize listening and learning to achieve our vision

What you'll do:

  • Own the front-end design and user experience of our product, working hand-in-hand with the founding team
  • Design and build delightful user- and business customer-facing product features
  • Spearhead our strategy for providing a unified experience across web, iOS, and Android
  • Conduct user interviews and iterate on UI based on user feedback

Who you are:

  • 4+ years experience designing and building delightful user-facing software
  • Experience with front-end frameworks for one of web (e.g. React), iOS (Swift), and/or Android (Kotlin)
  • Comfortable using UI design tools (ex. Figma)
  • Adept at empathizing with the user experience
  • Excited to mentor younger engineers on your team
  • Detail-obsessed and thorough


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Product Design, or equivalent experience
  • Experience with test-driven development and front-end functional testing
  • Experience conducting user interviews
  • If you could see yourself at Sora but don’t check every box, apply anyway!

Our tech stack:

  • Python/FastAPI backend
  • React/iOS/Android frontend
  • Docker and Google Cloud Platform for containerization and infrastructure

What working with us will look like:

  • Competitive compensation with a significant equity grant; unlimited PTO and flexibility
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance; 401(k) with match
  • Lots of free food and a weekly happy hour!
  • Valued input in every conversation and every room
  • Scrappy, go-getter environment: we don’t have chefs or nap pods, but we’re passionate about making our vision reality