Berbix

remote, sf
26 - 50 Employees
< 10 Engineers
$5M - $10M Funding
Series A

Berbix is building identity verification and fraud deterrence as a service. Founded by the former engineering and product leaders for Trust & Safety at Airbnb, we empower companies to confidently answer the question: “Are you who you say you are?"

This is a question many online platforms need to answer about their users. We solve that problem by offering best-in-class ID verification and proprietary fraud detection technology to our customers, which they can access through developer friendly SDKs.

We are targeting three primary use cases:

  1. Age Verification Ordering alcohol, nicotine, and marijuana online is quickly becoming the norm. Platforms need a confident way to ensure these orders are being made by and delivered to consumers above a certain age. Many have regulatory requirements to collect an ID. We also help other age-restricted services like online gambling.

  2. Fraud Deterrence Every online platform has a fraud problem. By offering platforms a range of user-facing verifications, we're adding additional tools to their proverbial toolbox to help fight fraud. For example, requiring phone verification of a bona fide mobile number (as opposed to a virtual number) for high-value or otherwise riskier transactions.

  3. KYC (Know Your Customer) Cryptocurrency and other FinTech startups have various compliance requirements for identifying account holders. We provide a secure and user-friendly way to collect photo IDs from their users.

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Why join us?

  • Our team led the Trust & Safety team at Airbnb.

  • We already have happy paying customers and are growing the number every week.

  • We have a compelling long term vision and the necessary skills to get us there.


Engineering at Berbix

Engineering team and processes

Our engineering team is extremely flat. Everyone is expected to operate mostly autonomously on the most impactful projects in their domains (but we're happy to help guide). We employ typical best practices for engineering teams - version control, code reviews, multiple environments, testing infrastructure. We lean towards statically typed solutions where available, but are willing to use whatever technology is a best fit for the problem at hand. We do weekly stand-ups to keep everyone on the same page and make sure there is good intra-team communication. Engineers are expected to deploy their own code to production.

Technical Challenges

Every day brings interesting technical challenges. We've built systems to perform nontrivial computer vision algorithms in a mobile browser to do automatic detection of objects. We build useful machine learning models to extract information from images and text. We build systems to scale effectively so that we can bring on customers with large but unpredictable volumes.

Projects you might work on
  • You would build thoughtful, next generation APIs to allow for richer information and more customizability by our customers.

  • You would build infrastructure to scale our machine learning by automatically building models with new data on a daily basis.

  • You would use cutting edge browser technologies to allow for the best possible user experience.

  • You would build SDKs for native mobile integrations to unlock new classes of customers.

Tech stack
React
Go
Google Cloud
Kubernetes
Google App Engine
Tensorflow
Node.js
TypeScript

Working at Berbix

We value thoughtful attention to detail, close collaboration and empathy for our customers and our users.

Diversity and Inclusion
Connect with our team during your hiring process

As part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace, we are happy to offer prospective engineers the chance to connect with our engineering employees who come from underrepresented backgrounds. It’s a way to get a better sense of our team and what it might be like to work with us.

If you’re interested in connecting with our team, be sure to bring this up during one of our introductory calls!

Perks & benefits
  • Generous Vacation

    Berbix offers employees 4 weeks of paid time off and 15 company holidays per year.

  • Beautiful Office

    We're located in the Castro, easily accessible via Muni or BART. We've got a private office with great desks, chairs, monitors and snacks. We are surrounded by amazing coffee shops, restaurants and nightlife.

  • 401(k) Contribution
  • Flexible Hours

    Most of our employees are in the office from 10am to 5pm, but we will often step out for appointments, coffee, walks or otherwise.

  • Maternal/Paternal Leave
  • Health Insurance

    We have full medical, dental, and vision coverage.

  • Dedicated Human Resources team

    We have a dedicated People team, Employee Resource Groups, Employee Engagement tools and a formalized review process.

  • Work from Home
  • Prioritizes diversity in hiring

    We have a standardized interviewing process to mitigate bias as much as possible. Our recruiting team prioritizes reaching underrepresented candidates in our pipeline.

  • Team Activities
Our Team by the Numbers
Engineering team
Women
11%
Company-wide
Women
40%
Leadership
Women
33%

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