Engineering Lead (Visa Sponsored)

London, England, United Kingdom · Engineering



We are looking for engineering leaders to help us ship amazing products and develop outstanding engineers.

At Onfido, we work in cross-functional, mission-driven teams who build and ship independently. We place huge value on trust and ownership, and believe these are the key elements behind motivated, engaged and high-performing teams. Here’s a bit more about how teams work at Onfido.

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 pace, rigour and customer value
  2. You’ll be responsible for guiding the growth, wellbeing and performance of a small team of engineers

We believe that combining team leadership and people management allows our engineering leaders to have a tremendous impact, both on individual growth and Onfido’s long-term success.

Right now, we're particularly looking for people who'd be interested in working on our Document Verification product. This product is the core of what we do - our teams in this area work closely with applied scientists to implement fast, highly accurate fraud detection approaches - and stay ahead of fraudsters!

We also work on providing a robust, secure & scalable platform that supports our geographic expansion and strategic use cases.


We’re building the new identity standard for the internet.

Whether you want to open a bank account or hire a car, our lives are moving online. That means millions of everyday interactions now happen digitally—without ever meeting anyone face-to-face. Increasingly, our identities are becoming the new currency which we use to access online services. But with half the world being unbanked, and identity fraud on the rise, that’s becoming more and more difficult. So our mission is to create an open world, where identity is the key to access.

We use machine learning to assess whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compare it against their facial biometrics. As a global leader in computer vision, our AI learns to identity fraud as it evolves over time. Our goal is to apply cutting-edge research to build powerful, simple products that drive inclusion and safety online—without compromising on user privacy.

That’s how we give companies like Revolut, Zipcar and Bitstamp the assurance they need to onboard users remotely and securely across 195 countries… and we’re just getting started!

Founded in 2012, we're a diverse, global team of 250 technologists spread across 6 countries. We've also received over $60m in funding from world-class technology investors including Salesforce and Microsoft.

You can learn more about our team and the work we do on our Onfido blog.

We use a lot of exciting technology. Our engineers are flexible about technology and pick the right tool for the job:

You can learn more about our product engineering team and the work we do on our Tech blog.


What we're hoping to see highlighted on your CV and application:



To be a great fit at Onfido, we look for individuals who share our values. We have over 35 nationalities in our growing team, making this an exciting and culturally enriching place to work. Check out the team and Life at Onfido!


We're committed to making Onfido a fantastic place to work, so we go to great lengths to give you what you need to succeed. You’ll receive:


Live Date: 13 August 2019

Close Date: 12 September 2019

Salary: Highly Competitive

The interview process will involve:

This process should take around two to three weeks, depending on diaries.

Once complete and provided we make you an offer, we will ask you to undertake a background check prior to joining Onfido. We consider this necessary in order to protect Onfido, our clients, and the personal data that we process.

We’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at Onfido. We don’t discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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