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Title: Software Engineer – Identity and Access Management (IAM) Platform

Location: Home based – Worldwide

Canonical seeks to develop an identity and access management solution for managed applications offerings, and for web single sign-on (SSO) capabilities pertaining to internal products.

The platform will be built on top of the best-of-breed identity management projects and delivered as operators using Juju, Canonical’s operator lifecycle management solution. The identity and access management platform will provide:

  • Authentication server acting as standalone SAML and OpenID identity provider
  • Identity brokerage integrating leading 3rd party public and enterprise identity providers
  • User federation with enterprise LDAP servers and Active Directory tenants
  • Management GUI and APIs enabling simple administration of users, roles and integrations

As a software engineer in the Identity team you will be responsible for delivering the new Canonical IAM platform, working closely with other teams to ensure it operates reliably, efficiently and at scale. You will participate and be responsible for ensuring sound software architecture and enforcing best practices in software quality, testing and documentation.

Strong Python development skills and familiarity with Kubernetes are the key requirements of this role. Experience in identity management is a plus, but the key requirement is a desire to contribute to building the future of Identity Management for Canonical products and services.

Come and build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, the growing international software company behind Ubuntu.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
  • Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
  • Review code produced by other engineers
  • Contribute to and be proud of high quality technical documentation
  • Engage with the community to share best practices, and do your work in the open
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
  • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for internal and external events

Who you are

  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You have interest for software, standards, protocols and concepts in the identity space like OpenID, Oauth, SAML, Kerberos, LDAP and Active Directory
  • You are known for writing modern, maintainable Python
  • You have experience using Kubernetes in production
  • You have a working knowledge of Java or Go
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • You enjoy the domain of integration software, DevOps, operators, and making code work for real production environments with real users.