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Sr. Software Development Engineer - AWS Identity Store

Vancouver, BC
Full Time
7 days ago

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead.
Identity provide services that enable customers to control who can access what. Our services enable identity, resource, and access management as well as governance across our customers' environments. We integrate with all services, and 100% of customers use our services, so we take our responsibility for securely enforcing access control for as our absolute top priority.

In this position, you will work with a senior team in a fast-paced environment that has the entrepreneurial feel of a start-up. Not only do we work on a fun customer-facing space, but we have a great inclusive and diverse team of engineers and leaders that values making sure each voice is heard and a great work-life balance. This is an opportunity to operate and engineer systems on a massive , and to gain top-notch experience in computing. You understand building reliable and secure services, leveraging technologies, and can build software at . You have an eye towards quality, and insist on the highest standards. You are motivated to tackle ambiguous situations with technologies to rapidly solve problems. You are a team player, contribute to the execution of team objectives, and leverage technical knowledge and engineering best practices to rapidly deliver solutions that have a broad business impact.

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• 4+ years of professional software development experience
• 3+ years of programming experience with at least one modern language such as , , including object-oriented design
• 2+ years of experience contributing to the architecture and design (architecture, design patterns, reliability and scaling) of new and current systems
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field (or relevant work experience)
• 6+ years developing software solutions in large (over 10,000 users) global environments
• Deep experience in at least one modern programming language such as C, , and mastery of object-oriented and programming
• Understanding of web services technologies such as SOAP, REST, etc.
• Flexibility, thinking on your feet, and strong problem solving skills
• Demonstrable track record dealing well with ambiguity, prioritizing needs, and delivering measurable results in an agile environment


• Master's degree in Computer Science related field
• Experience developing integrating federated identity solutions using SAML, OAuth, OpenID (Microsoft Active Directory Federation Services or similar)
• Understanding of Identity Systems like LDAP and/or Active Directory
• Strong knowledge of data structures, algorithms, systems, and asynchronous architectures
• Strong understanding of system and application performance characteristics.
• Knowledge of professional software engineering practices & best practices for the full software development life cycle, including coding standards, code reviews, source control management, build processes, testing, and operations
• 3+ years of working with large systems
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