Smile Identity

Smile Identity | SF Bay Area & Cape Town | Machine Learning

Smile Identity solves hard problems of identity for high value transactions in low-trust environments. We are backed by Vinod Khosla, 500 Startups and CRE Venture Capital, Savannah Fund and the Catalyst Fund.

The Role

Smile Identity’s mission is to make the benefits of a modern digital lifestyle universally accessible by expanding trust in underserved markets. Core to achieving this mission is making decisions with the highest possible accuracy as quickly as possible, when people’s money and safety are on the line.

We’re looking for a lead engineer with experience in computer vision or machine learning who wants to be a key part of a team enabling services that help millions of people get access to a better life.

You will lead development in a core area of our technology -- building and improving our artificial intelligence and analytics engine.

As our first hire in machine learning and the person who reports to our CTO on algorithm evaluation, selection and performance, you must be an incredibly talented engineer and possess a solution-oriented, creative mathematical mind.

As the state of the art advances, end user devices change, and our datasets become richer, you will constantly improve the accuracy and efficiency of our engine by evaluating and integrating new algorithms, and measuring the impact of sideband data and 3rd party database integrations on overall confidence scores.

Overtime, you will build and lead a team of ML and data science specialists in image processing, OCR, and face recognition/verification.


Minimum Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Qualified & interested?

Email resume to or reach out through a mutual connection to one of the members of our team.