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Senior Software Engineer IAM (Customer Identity)



Software Engineering, Customer Service
Posted on Saturday, August 5, 2023

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Senior Software Engineer IAM (Customer Identity)

IAM is the Engineering Domain that takes care of the core of the Customer Identity product: the authentication pipeline, the protocols, the sessions, anomaly detection and customer security detection and response mechanisms.

The Protocols team is responsible for managing, maintaining, and expanding all authentication interfaces and we’re looking to grow the team to deliver on some high impact features in the near future. If you’ve signed in on a TV using your smartphone, logged into some of the biggest brands' websites or apps, you’ve likely worked with Auth0. This team is responsible for some of the most significant expansion in our authentication offerings ever.

In this role, you’ll be using NodeJS (Javascript/Typescript), MongoDB, and PostgreSQL. Our services run on AWS and Azure.

If you like taking hard problems at scale and making them simpler, we can’t wait to talk to you.

You might be good fit for this role if:

  • You have experience or willing to work with

    Financial Grade Identity solutions on the Okta Customer Identity Cloud, building financial industry standards and regulations (e.g. FAPI, FDX, UK Open Banking and PSD2)

  • You have previous exposure to Node.js (JavaScript or Typescript)

  • You have experience creating and maintaining public APIs

  • You are passionate about working on systems that are highly-reliable, maintainable and scalable

  • You have experience and passion for good engineering practices and testing.

  • You excel when working autonomously, and know when to seek help from your team members

  • You have experience with cloud environments (AWS and Azure preferred)

  • You consider security equally important as all other parts of development


  • You are interested in designing, analyzing and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems

  • You have a systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive

  • You have practical experience developing and improving applications written in Node.js, Golang, or another concurrency friendly language

Bonus points if you have:

  • Experience working with a fully distributed, remote team

  • Existing knowledge of security engineering and application security

  • Proven experience and understanding of architecture principles across infrastructure platforms, security, data, integration, and application layers



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