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Software Engineer, Backend (Java)

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CLEAR - Corporate

CLEAR is a leader in digital and biometric identification, reducing friction for members wherever an ID check is needed.
New York City, USA
$150,000 - $180,000
Mid-Level Software Engineer
3+ years


CLEAR, a leader in digital and biometric identification, is seeking a Software Engineer, Backend (Java) to join their team in New York City. This hybrid role offers an exciting opportunity to work on cutting-edge technology that goes beyond just ID, enabling members to leverage the power of a networked digital identity.

As a Software Engineer at CLEAR, you'll be at the forefront of building the next generation of products. You'll work with a tech stack that includes Java, Kafka, Postgres, and AWS cloud. Your responsibilities will include advancing capabilities across various industries, developing full-stack code, partnering with stakeholders to innovate and solve complex problems, and making architectural decisions.

The ideal candidate should have 3+ years of backend software development experience in Java, familiarity with cloud-based application development, and knowledge of technologies like AWS, Docker, Kubernetes, Github, Argo, and Jenkins. You should be comfortable articulating technical concepts, mentoring team members, and thriving in ambiguous situations.

CLEAR offers a competitive salary range of $150,000 - $180,000, along with excellent benefits. These include comprehensive healthcare plans, family building benefits, flexible time off, a 401(k) with employer match, and more. The company culture promotes continuous learning and provides a flexible work environment with 3 days in-office expectation.

Join CLEAR and be part of a team that's transforming the way people live, work, and travel by creating frictionless, secure, and seamless experiences. If you're passionate about technology and want to make a significant impact, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

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  • Advance our capabilities across a wide array of industries and domains
  • Develop and deliver code across the full stack
  • Partner with product and other stakeholders to uncover requirements, innovate, and solve complex problems
  • Have a strong sense of ownership, responsible for architectural decision-making


  • 3+ years of backend software development experience in Java
  • Working with cloud-based application development
  • Experience with cloud services providers like AWS
  • Knowledge of containerization technologies like Docker and Kubernetes
  • Familiarity with collaboration, integration, and deployment tools like Github, Argo, and Jenkins
  • Ability to articulate technical concepts to a mixed audience
  • Collaborating and mentoring less experienced team members
  • Comfort with ambiguity
  • Curiosity about technology and belief in constant learning


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  • Flexible work environment
  • Meals and snacks in office
  • Stipend and reimbursement programs for well-being and learning & development
  • Comprehensive healthcare plans
  • Family building benefits (fertility and adoption/surrogacy support)
  • Flexible time off
  • Free OneMedical memberships for employees and dependents
  • 401(k) retirement plan with employer match

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