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Senior Software Engineer (Backend APIs, Data Engineering) - Duo Security

    Austin, TX, Ann Arbor, MI

About the Role:

In a Zero Trust Architecture, the Trust Engine is a key component that assesses the risk of individual requests. On Duo’s Trust Engine team, we work with data scientists to translate machine learning research into Trust Engine features that assist our customers improve their security posture.

You are a self-motivated individual who is able to learn and adapt quickly. You are comfortable working as a member of a team but can also exercise good judgment and drive tasks to resolution on your own. You have significant expertise and are passionate about building secure software. You continually find opportunities to improve and hone your security knowledge and skills. You are not afraid to take on complex issues, take the initiative to solve problems, communicate solutions, or soar issues. You can manage the needs of the business with the risks in security. You are able to build strong relationships across multiple organizations and distributed teams.

Do you want to work closely with a pragmatic and diverse group of data scientists, engineers, and security researchers in Duo’s industry-leading R&D team?


  • Build services that power machine learning models and deliver insights back to customers.
  • Design APIs to translate Duo activity into Trust Engine predictions and insights.
  • Architect solutions to productionize research and make organizations safer with less effort.
  • Architect key components of the Trust Engine powering the future of authentication at Duo.
  • Partner with data engineers and data scientists to deliver machine learning product features to millions of users at more than 21,000 Duo customers.
  • Improve production data pipelines to support machine learning product goals.
  • You will chip in to infrastructure and architectural decisions. You will assist with sprint planning and breaking down tasks.
  • Provide technical mentorship to more junior team members via code reviews, written guides, 1:1s, and other professional development activities.


  • Experience as core contributor on customer facing engineering projects.
  • Developed server-side web applications, REST APIs, and/or microservices.
  • Programming skills in Python or Node.js.
  • The ability to clearly communicate your ideas within and across teams.
  • A commitment to quality and an eye for details.
  • The agility to work in the rapid, unpredictable environment of a high-growth tech organization.

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