Head of Product Management

About UnifyID

UnifyID’s goal is to solve one of the oldest and most fundamental problems in organized society:  How do I know you are who you say you are?

At UnifyID, we believe it is time for authentication to be about you. Humans have always been considered to be the “weak link” in security. At UnifyID, we turn that around and use what is unique about each individual to enhance security. The best way to authenticate yourself is to be yourself.

UnifyID was unanimously named most innovative start-up at RSA 2017, SXSW 2017 Winner in Security & Privacy, and 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt Runner-Up. Recently, UnifyID was named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in Identity and Access Management for 2018. The company is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, New Enterprise Associates and Stanford-StartX.  

About the Role

  • Plays a key leadership role to help the company grow and achieve its business objectives
  • A team player that can help the organization scale in a fast-growing, rapidly changing environment
  • Provides the customer and business expertise to make smart decisions and manage the product backlog
  • Build the UnifyID product management team
  • Represent UnifyID from a product perspective to external stakeholder
  • Reports to the CEO

Responsibilities

  • Own and drive the product roadmap and product priorities at both the strategic and operational levels
  • Clearly and effectively communicate product strategy, functionality, and requirements to internal and external stakeholders
  • Define new features and product roadmap focusing on the UnifyID mobile SDK (Android, iOS)
  • Manage the UnifyID API program for 3rd party developers
  • Hire and manage 1-2 product managers
  • Deeply involved in day-to-day operational activities which can include writing tickets and testing new features (e.g. Jira, Program Management)
  • Represent UnifyID at industry events (e.g. RSA Conference, Money20/20)

Qualifications

Required Skills

  • 8+ years B2B product management experience, including 2+ years in financial services and/or cyber security (e.g. security, authentication, risk scoring, fraud)
  • Mobile experience in Android and iOS
  • Demonstrable background in writing product management content (product requirement documents, design specification, user guides, etc.)
  • Experience with various user and feature testing methods (e.g. A/B testing, usage analytics, usability testing)
  • Experience working and communicating with cross-functional teams both external and internal – Customers, Partners, Analysts, Engineering, Founders, Marketing, Sales, QA, etc.
  • Familiarity with agile development methods
  • Comfortable in a small, fast-paced startup environment

Appreciated Skills

  • Knowledge of machine learning a plus
  • Familiarity with complex mobile app SDKs

Working at UnifyID

  • Competitive salary based on experience, with medical and dental benefits
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Dog-friendly office
  • A challenging and fulfilling opportunity to work on one of the most exciting emerging technologies in the security industry
  • UnifyID is an equal opportunity employer

UnifyID Named a Cool Vendor by Gartner

Digital business initiatives create a tension between the need for robust and resilient IAM capabilities and the desire to provide great user/customer experience. Security and risk management leaders seeking to resolve this tension should embrace innovations exemplified by Gartner’s Cool Vendors.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – May 24, 2018 – UnifyID™, a leader in implicit mobile authentication solutions, today announced it has been included in the list of Cool Vendors in Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management by Gartner, Inc.

“We are honored to be selected as one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors,” said John Whaley, CEO and founder of UnifyID. “There is a huge opportunity to redefine the way we authenticate ourselves and UnifyID is proud to be at the forefront. We use machine learning to create an effortless, accurate and secure authentication solution with diverse applications across industries – from banking to fitness.”

Each year, Gartner analysts recognize Cool Vendors in various subject areas and market spaces. In this report, four vendors are recognized.

UnifyID’s mobile authentication platform utilizes over 100 behavioral and environmental factors, like the way you walk or the places you go, to authenticate users. The UnifyID platform passively collects sensor data points from the user’s devices, creating a frictionless user experience. The UnifyID solution is incredibly hard to spoof, as it relies on many different dynamic factors to identify the user.

Gartner, “Cool Vendors in Identity and Access Management,” Ant Allan, Dionisio Zumerle, 10 May 2018.

Disclaimer
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in our research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

San Francisco-based UnifyID is the first implicit authentication platform for our mobile lifestyles that requires zero conscious user action. Its proprietary approach uses over 100 behavioral and environmental factors to identify users with 99.999 percent confidence. In February of 2017, UnifyID was recognized as the most innovative start-up at RSA and named top security & privacy solution at SXSW. Visit us on the web or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

UnifyID Launches Enterprise-Ready Implicit Authentication Platform with Dynamic Probability and Confidence Scoring

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 24, 2018 – UnifyID™, the implicit authentication platform that requires zero conscious user action, today announced availability of its dynamic probability and confidence scoring capabilities for online and physical world user authentication scenarios.

UnifyID’s mobile identity authentication platform relies on over 100 unique behavioral and environmental factors – like the way you walk and the places you go – to automatically authenticate users with up to 99.999 percent accuracy. Unlike other authentication solutions, UnifyID requires no conscious user action, leading to a much more streamlined user experience.

Through its customers, UnifyID is well on track to onboarding 1 million daily active users (DAUs). The UnifyID mobile SDK is available for both Android and iOS applications and provides easy integration for authentication, risk scoring and fraud detection use cases.

Once up and running, UnifyID offers a superior, frictionless user experience to loathed and cumbersome traditional password-only and difficult-to- use multi-factor authentication frameworks, according to a new study of 1,000 U.S. consumers. Nearly three-quarters of respondents said it was “difficult” to keep track of their passwords and 82 percent never again wanted to use passwords.

“Given the current threat landscape, 28 percent of ESG research respondents still believe that username and password authentication is still an adequate security control”, said Mark Bowker, senior analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group. “UnifyID is tapping into the intelligence of devices to help protect user identities and simplify cumbersome authentication processes.”

Other solutions, such as facial identification, also have challenges, according to the survey. For instance, half of Millennials and over two-thirds of Gen Xers and Baby Boomers are reluctant to use facial scans citing privacy concerns. However, over 60 percent of those surveyed would use implicit authentication for personal authentication given its perceived convenience. Biometric authentication, such as facial scanning or fingerprints, are also easy to copy and are extremely hard to change once compromised.

In cases where the user's behavior suddenly changes, such as when a user gets injured or moves to a new city, the confidence score drops temporarily and the platform can fall back to other factors (like the traditional PIN) to authenticate the user. Over time, UnifyID's machine learning tracks the user's changes in behavior, boosting the confidence and reducing the reliance on backup authentication factors.

“So much of our personal and financial data is vulnerable to hacking because most sites – including banking, retail and healthcare – just require a simple password for authentication,” said John Whaley, founder and CEO of UnifyID. “We use deep neural networks and machine learning to discover what makes you unique. Smartphone sensors are precise and ubiquitous enough to build a unique digital model for each user, ensuring a more seamless, secure and implicit process for security and authentication.”

For developers, the UnifyID SDK is easy to integrate into existing iOS and Android applications. The SDK’s new API fully integrates with existing fraud and risk engines and authentication
systems. The SDK also has minimal impact on battery life and data usage.

Visit UnifyID to learn more and schedule a demo.

About UnifyID
San Francisco-based UnifyID is the first implicit authentication platform for our mobile lifestyles that requires zero conscious user action. Its proprietary approach uses over 100 behavioral and environmental factors to identify users with 99.999 percent confidence. In February of 2017, UnifyID was recognized as the most innovative start-up at RSA and named top security & privacy solution at SXSW. Visit us on the web or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or
LinkedIn.

Machine Learner

About UnifyID
Few startups have the luxury of working with a technically strong team on something both interesting and impactful. At UnifyID, we thrive on tackling the hard stuff first, working closely with each other in building meaningful products to make how we see authentication today vastly different from the status quo: passwords. Imagine a world where you are seamlessly authenticated for purchases, can securely access your smart devices pin-free, and never needing to provide your mother’s maiden name as a way to show that it is really you.

UnifyID is in the enviable position of working on a product with white-hot demand from enterprise clients across the globe seeking easier and more secure ways to authenticate their end users.

Contribute to the bleeding edge of machine learning, security, and implicit authentication at an early-stage VC funded startup in the heart of downtown Redwood City. Come join our team and radically change authentication forever.

Latest Announcements:

About the Role
We are looking for a math+code engineer/signal-processor/hacker/self-proclaimed individual who is comfortable with crafting, hacking, implementing, re-implementing and most importantly, breaking Machine Learning algorithms deep, shallow, or otherwise.

If you think you have the answers/(mis-)informed opinions on one or more of the following questions, we’d like to hear from you! (a.k.a. you’ll love it here!)

  1. The great generative model wars [GANs vs Pixel-RNNs vs VAEs]: Who do you think will win and why?
  2. Word on the Kaggle street is that XGBoost is killing it! Why do you think this is?
  3. Do you think that the problem of counting independent sets in a bipartite graph is not #P-complete but #BIS? Why so?

As language/platform agnostic as we are (we use Lua, Python, Julia and R on a daily basis and are eagerly awaiting the Milk compiler from the CSAIL folks too), we expect you to be unreasonably good at and evangelize at least one of the tuples in the Cartesian product of L X P X O where L={Python, Scala, Julia, R, Lua, C++, Java}, P={Scikit-learn, Torch/Autograd, Caffe, Keras with Theano/TensorFlow, Chainer}, and O={Ubuntu, OS X, RHEL / CentOS / Fedora} and pick things up when required.

If you think this might be a good fit for you, drop us a message with your favorite moment in the sun (publication, GitHub code-base, live-project link) and answers to at least one of the three questions above.

Join Us!
We are seeking passionate, self-motivated individuals who are ready to get fully immersed into the details of crafting the future of authentication. We encourage and support everyone on the UnifyID team to collaborate, publish, teach, and learn. UnifyID is located in the heart of downtown Redwood City and has unparalleled access to deep entrepreneurial expertise, high-caliber academic research institutions, and top-tier VC resources. Finally, it is important that you be authentic and be yourself. UnifyID is an equal opportunity employer.

DevOps Engineer

About UnifyID
Few startups have the luxury of working with a technically strong team on something both interesting and impactful. At UnifyID, we thrive on tackling the hard stuff first, working closely with each other in building meaningful products to make how we see authentication today vastly different from the status quo: passwords. Imagine a world where you are seamlessly authenticated for purchases, can securely access your smart devices pin-free, and never needing to provide your mother’s maiden name as a way to show that it is really you.

UnifyID is in the enviable position of working on a product with white-hot demand from enterprise clients across the globe seeking easier and more secure ways to authenticate their end users.

Contribute to the bleeding edge of machine learning, security, and implicit authentication at an early-stage VC funded startup in the heart of downtown Redwood City. Come join our team and radically change authentication forever.

Latest Announcements:

About the Role
For UnifyID, a DevOps engineer is comfortable with setting up complex systems, maintaining high availability, monitoring and analyzing logs, ensuring firewall and security groups are tightly set, enforcing access control policies, and documenting and automating tasks for easier deployments in the future, Similar roles we would accept are:

  • System administrator (with orchestration experience)
  • Site-reliability engineer

You should have a general idea and interest on how complex computer systems are orchestrated on AWS and Azure Cloud. A subset of Docker, Docker-compose, Docker-swarm, Kubernetes, Mesos experience required. Power-user experience with Linux or BSD flavors is a big plus.

SUPERPOWERS

  • Python, Bash
  • Deploying Docker containers on AWS or Azure
  • Microservice-based architectures
  • NGINX, Bind, Kerberos, NFS, TLS, HTTPS
  • The ability to argue fluently about security and scalability

Join Us!
We are seeking passionate, self-motivated individuals who are ready to get fully immersed into the details of crafting the future of authentication. We encourage and support everyone on the UnifyID team to collaborate, publish, teach, and learn. UnifyID is located in the heart of downtown Redwood City and has unparalleled access to deep entrepreneurial expertise, high-caliber academic research institutions, and top-tier VC resources. Finally, it is important that you be authentic and be yourself. UnifyID is an equal opportunity employer.

“The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn’t any other test. If the machine produces tranquility it’s right. If it disturbs you it’s wrong until either the machine or your mind is changed.”

― Robert M. Pirsig

Lead Android Engineer

About UnifyID

UnifyID’s goal is to solve one of the oldest and most fundamental problems in organized society: How do I know you are who you say you are?

At UnifyID, we believe it is time for authentication to be about you. Humans have always been considered to be the “weak link” in security. At UnifyID, we turn that around and use what is unique about each individual to enhance security. The best way to authenticate yourself is to be yourself.

UnifyID was unanimously named most innovative start-up at RSA 2017, SXSW 2017 Winner in Security & Privacy, and 2016 TechCrunch Disrupt Runner-Up. Recently, UnifyID was named a Cool Vendor by Gartner in Identity and Access Management for 2018. The company is funded by Andreessen Horowitz, New Enterprise Associates and Stanford-StartX.

About the Role

  • The Android SDK (along with the companion iOS SDK) allows our customers and partners to collect information and provide a score to determine if a user is really who they claim to be.
  • In the role you will work closely with our product, machine learning and account teams to build our multifaceted SDK for the Android platform
  • In addition, you will lead and help grow out our emerging Android team
  • Reports to the VP Engineering

Responsibilities

  • Hands-on coding, systems analysis, design, and delivery of projects assigned
  • Deliver new features, execute on the roadmap and plan for the future
  • Enhance our existing Android SDK for an optimal mobile experience
  • Provide thought leadership on industry best practices around design, testing, and security
  • Manage the Android SDK API program and documentation
  • Mentor other developers

Qualifications

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience
  • Strong software development principles which includes scalable software and architectural design patterns
  • Experience executing on complex features leveraging the power of native Android SDKs
  • Strong knowledge of Android Studio along with competency using Android standard libraries
  • Experience analyzing features in production using analytics and experiments (e.g. A/B testing; use various reporting systems to identify root cause of issues etc.)
  • Improve product quality through code reviews, writing effective unit tests, and collaborating with QA
  • Experience working and communicating with cross-functional teams – Program Managers, Product, Sales, QA, etc.
  • Experience with source code management techniques using Git and/or SVN
  • Familiarity with agile development methods
  • Comfortable in a small, fast-paced startup environment

Appreciated Skills

  • A Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field/experience
  • Expertise with databases and schemas
  • Cross-platform app experience
  • Experience with low level system data collection from on-device sensors
  • Experience with React-Native
  • Experience with Kotlin
  • Testing and automation experience
  • Experience with evaluating and optimizing resource usage, including battery usage
  • Familiarity with Machine Learning and/or Signal Processing techniques

Working at UnifyID

  • Competitive salary based on experience, with medical and dental benefits
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • Dog-friendly office
  • A challenging and fulfilling opportunity to work on one of the most exciting emerging technologies in the security industry
  • UnifyID is an equal opportunity employer

Front-End Developer

About UnifyID
Few startups have the luxury of working with a technically strong team on something both interesting and impactful. At UnifyID, we thrive on tackling the hard stuff first, working closely with each other in building meaningful products to make how we see authentication today vastly different from the status quo: passwords. Imagine a world where you are seamlessly authenticated for purchases, can securely access your smart devices pin-free, and never needing to provide your mother’s maiden name as a way to show that it is really you.

UnifyID is in the enviable position of working on a product with white-hot demand from enterprise clients across the globe seeking easier and more secure ways to authenticate their end users.

Contribute to the bleeding edge of machine learning, security, and implicit authentication at an early-stage VC funded startup in the heart of downtown Redwood City. Come join our team and radically change authentication forever.

Latest Announcements:

About the Role
Passionate about creating thoughtful design solutions to delight users? Excited to make security more accessible to everyone? We are seeking an ambitious self-starter who is ready to get fully immersed into the details of crafting the future of identity management and security.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience working on agile teams, building efficient and reusable front-end systems and abstractions
  • Fluency in JavaScript/JavaScript libraries and newer tooling, HTML, CSS, front-end infrastructure
  • Comfortable building out front ends in both React with Redux and Angular 2 and engineering backends with Node, Express, and Nginx for scalable and performant content delivery
  • Strong integration and unit-testing approach
  • Demonstrated design and UX sensibilities and strong Computer Science fundamentals (portfolio review)
  • We require at least 4 years of industry experience in client-side work and evidence of exposure to high-scale web and mobile applications

We believe in end-to-end ownership on projects and ship as early as possible to build, measure, and learn from what users actually want. We value transparency in leadership, robust team discussions, and unconventional effort and care in building a strong company culture.

Join Us!
We are seeking passionate, self-motivated individuals who are ready to get fully immersed into the details of crafting the future of authentication. We encourage and support everyone on the UnifyID team to collaborate, publish, teach, and learn. UnifyID is located in the heart of downtown Redwood City and has unparalleled access to deep entrepreneurial expertise, high-caliber academic research institutions, and top-tier VC resources. Finally, it is important that you be authentic and be yourself. UnifyID is an equal opportunity employer.