Sep 06, 2023 - Simprints is hiring a remote Biometrics Privacy & Security Research Engineer. 📍Location: UK.
Simprints is a nonprofit tech company with a mission to radically increase transparency and effectiveness in global development. We build ethical, inclusive digital ID powered by biometrics to verify that health, aid, and services truly reach people. Simprints partners with organizations like Gavi to boost immunization rates in developing countries, Ministries of Health like Ghana on pandemic response, and NGOs like BRAC to deliver maternal healthcare. Studies have shown Simprints increases impact through real-time, precision data; for example increasing maternal health visits by 38% in Bangladesh or accurate HIV tracing by 62% in Malawi. Today, we’ve worked in over 17 countries helping deliver health, aid, and finance to >2.5M people. Our goal is to transform the way the world fights poverty, ensuring that every vaccine, every dollar, and every public good reaches the people who need them most.
About the Role
As a Biometrics Privacy & Security Research Engineer, you will be responsible for enhancing the privacy and security of our biometrics solutions used to deliver life-saving services to vulnerable people globally. Your primary focus will be investigating the mainstream security technologies and privacy-preserving technologies suitable for the context of biometrics. A possible initial start would be a benchmark assessment of existing Biometric Template Protection schemes (BTPs) and their impact on biometric performance, runtime efficiency and security and privacy requirements for our use-case. After understanding the operational tradeoffs and constraints, together with our team of product mangers, data scientists and software engineers, you will design and implement a best-in-class solution.
This is a remote job; we will assess the feasibility of your location after we receive your application. We are unable to provide visa sponsorship for this role.
UK Grade 6: £55,000 - £70,000 with a cost-of-living adjustment for non-UK residents
At Simprints, we want everyone to feel ownership of the tasks they are working on, starting from your first day. As a Biometrics Privacy & Security Research Engineer, you will be given a “north star” in the shape of a KPI (Key Performance Indicator) or goal and you will be asked to come up with a strategy to get there. In your first month, you will be given the resources you need to set up your environment and start learning about the Simprints biometrics platform, its security and the operational realities of international development and humanitarian contexts. This will include access to our codebase, documentation, and data. You will also have the opportunity to meet with our team members across the teams to get a good overview about the company and our goals. By your third month, you will be well on your way to defining a set of requirements for advancing the security and privacy of our biometrics platform. This will involve understanding the current state of the solution, identifying areas for improvement, doing intensive research and gathering feedback from stakeholders. In six months, you will have a high degree of autonomy in putting your ideas into practice. This will involve working with our team to define the system architecture, select the appropriate technologies, and implement the solution.
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