Principal Software Engineer at DUST Identity

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DUST Identity is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our team in Framingham, MA.

DUST Identity is a physical object security solution that uses nano-diamonds to securely tag physical objects so they are uniquely identifiable.

Think of a bar code, but invisible and unfalsifiable. With DUST, customers can ensure that every physical object- whether an airplane part, microprocessor, or priceless artifact- is genuine.

DUST aims to become the industry standard for physical object identification and security.

About the RoleDetails

Start Date: Immediately

Eligibility: Must be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Compensation: Market Competitive + Equity


  • A full suite of traditional benefits
  • Unlimited vacation
  • 401k
  • Free on-site parking
Your Impact

As a Principal Software Engineer, you will own the scalability, speed, and security of the DUST Platform. You will work closely with hardware and computer vision experts to understand the computational and data requirements of the system; apply your system design expertise to plan and construct solutions that meet and exceed customer needs; and promote best practices in both code and communication within the software team.

You should be comfortable with a high degree of ambiguity and relish the idea of solving problems that haven’t been solved before.

Alongside the day-to-day work, you will be a key part of growing the engineering and company culture from an early stage.

What You’ll Do
  • Work cross-functionally with product, software, hardware, and computer vision to understand the system constraints and requirements
  • Own the architecture, and lead the implementation, of critical components of DUST’s software
  • Ensure the availability and reliability of all of our systems at scale
  • Spur innovation, performance, security, and scalability
What You Bring
  • Experience leading the architecture and support of enterprise-scale systems
  • Experience developing, deploying, and managing production multi-cloud solutions, preferably using containerization and orchestration technologies
  • Empathy for the user, and a desire to understand their problems and goals
  • Excitement about creatively and collaboratively solving new problems
  • Suggestions of good lunch places for New Food Fridays
Our Stack
  • Python + Flask
  • React.js + Redux
  • PostgreSQL
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS

At DUST we know that transformational products are created through diversity of people, perspectives, and backgrounds. We foster a culture of inclusivity and respect. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Note: Due to the nature of the projects involving the US government, only permanent residents or citizens of the US are eligible to apply.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Serverless FrameworkFrameworks
    • DynamoDBDatabases


We're directly next door to the popular Jack's Abby craft brewery and a 10 minute walk from the commuter rail - oh, and we're a reverse commute!

An Insider's view of DUST Identity

What are some social events your company does?

Our team loves exploring our neighborhood for new food and once a week we have an outing to find a new "hole in the wall." We are ending the year with our first annual team offsite in a Catskills' lodge - it will be filled with team building and outdoor activities.


Executive Assistant & Office Manager

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

From parts in fighter jets to tomatoes in the grocery store, how do we know that products are genuine and produced according to the seller's promises? Identity is the key to trust. We create trust by providing an unclonable fingerprint for physical things that securely binds objects of any size to their digital records.


Head of Strategic Partnerships

What makes someone successful on your team?

Initiative and inquisitiveness. Since joining I've seen a culture that fosters assumption challenging, creative problem solving, and ownership. I think anyone who is excited to listen actively to others; engage with and challenge ideas; and drive innovation would thrive at DUST.


Head of Cloud Services

What are DUST Identity Perks + Benefits

DUST Identity Benefits Overview

We provide unlimited PTO, competitive salaries, company stock options, 401(k), great medical, dental, and vision, and PARKING. We're always looking for ways to improve our offerings and welcome input from our employees.

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Company Equity
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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