Engineering Lead (Document Fraud)

Oct, 15
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How do you verify real people in the digital world? Onfido helps companies see real identity – the humans behind the screens – using world-leading AI and identity experts. Our solutions enable customers to prove their identities, wherever they are, with just an ID and their face. So companies have everything they need to grow their businesses securely.
Our AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compares it against their facial biometrics. That’s how we give companies like Revolut, Bunq and Remitly the assurance they need to onboard customers remotely and securely.
Onfido’s goal is to work together to promote and celebrate an inclusive and diverse community. Collectively, all Onfidoer’s are committed to creating an environment where everyone can be themselves and where differences are celebrated. We encourage people from all backgrounds and cultures to come together and where neuro diversity is understood.
The Role
At Onfido, we work in cross-functional, mission-driven teams who build and ship autonomously.  We place huge value on trust and ownership, and believe these are the key elements behind motivated, engaged and high-performing teams.
Engineering leadership at Onfido is twofold:
1. In partnership with a Product Manager, you’ll be responsible for guiding your team to deliver on their mission and figuring out how to make that real - with the best balance of technical excellence, pace, rigour and customer value
2. You’ll be responsible for guiding the growth, wellbeing and performance of a team of engineers
We believe that combining technical leadership and people management allows our engineering leaders to have a tremendous impact, both on your team's growth and Onfido’s long-term success.
What you will do: 
- As a Lead Engineer you will spend significant time on defining the problems, setting a vision and building a technical strategy that positions Onfido as a market-leading expert in document fraud detection. 
- Use your background in software development to both drive the technical strategy for your team as well as contribute to code, design and architecture day-to-day.
- Build a strong relationship with the product manager and partner with them in setting a strategic roadmap for your team focused on maximizing the impact on the wider company goals.
- Use metrics to understand how your team delivers and operates software, and proactively seek out opportunities for improvement.
- Measure & improve the performance of your team while fostering a culture of psychological safety, feedback and continuous improvement on our agile ways of working and processes. 
- Help engineers understand wider context and find opportunities to collaborate, both within and beyond the engineering group.
- Coach engineering team members and set appropriate goals for them in supporting their growth, motivation and performance. 
Document Fraud teams develops advanced techniques to protect Onfido's customers from fraudsters attempting to exploit their services. They extensively use machine learning and computer vision to perform various checks on images of government-issued identity documents to verify their genuineness.
The Document Metadata Fraud team builds systems to detect fraud attempts using data points we extract from identity documents. This involves building systems that detect anomalies through historical identity checks, integrating with 3rd party APIs, and creating tooling to empower Onfido's document experts to create advanced validation rules for document data at scale.
Who you are:
We encourage people from all backgrounds, cultures and skill levels to apply. It is okay to not meet all requirements listed as we are looking for individuals who are passionate, eager to learn.
- Experience in software development
- Experience in managing the performance and career development of engineers
- Experience in building strong relationships
- Experience working in an Agile development environment
Where you will be 
At Onfido, we have a distributed workforce.
For this role, you can work in any EU country where we have a legal entity.
We have a hybrid model, and you can choose to work fully-remote, or come to our offices! We let all of our employees choose what’s best for them.
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Onfido Culture
Onfidoer’s share a set of core values and want to hear from you if you believe in:
> Succeeding together; you work collaboratively and put the team first
> Taking pride; you care about quality, producing great work and customer / user outcomes
> Creating customer buzz; you demonstrate a strong user / customer focus
> Learning things & sharing them; you have a natural curiosity and default to sharing knowledge with others
> Finding a better way; you’re adept at finding solutions, experimentation and innovating to make things better
Along with our multi-national team in our London HQ we have offices in EMEA, America and APAC, making Onfido an exciting and culturally enriching place to work.
Onfido Balance
Personal hyper-growth requires a fast-moving environment, a clear career development plan and—crucially—looking after ourselves.
Onfido Balance is the toolkit we’ve developed to succinctly communicate our benefits offering:
> Our Body benefits prioritise health, wellbeing, exercise and recovery. 
> Our Head benefits are focussed heavily on learning whatever your learning style, mental wellness and flexible working.
> Our Heart benefits are framed around sharing our success with our peers, our local communities and our future selves in the form of equity, corporate social responsibility and better togetherness.
Check out Life at Onfido via our LinkedIn Careers Page!
Please note: Onfidoers are all working from home for the time being. We also have switched to a virtual recruitment process and all our Newfidos will be onboarding remotely. Stay Safe!
Onfido is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive work environment. We're always on the lookout for talented, passionate people and encourage applications from all backgrounds regardless of age, disability, gender, sexual orientation, parental status, race or religion. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
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