Software Engineer - Identity Management for Canonical Products

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Home based - Americas, EMEA

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Interview Process

1. Review your open source contributions at shortlist stage. 2. 4x60m interviews over Hangouts, each of which is carried out blind (none of the interviewers talk to each other until the final review). The company is fully remote, so there is no on-site.

Programming Languages Mentioned

Golang, Python


Bring your Python and Golang skills to bear on identity, authorization and access management across Canonical's suite of enterprise products and web services.

As a software engineer for Identity Management products of Canonical, you will modernize and expand the capabilities of the identity management solutions we use for authentication and authorization in our products, as well as our canonical.com and ubuntu.com websites. Your work on Identity Management will directly impact the users of all Canonical products.

Technical excellence and a background in software engineering are necessary prerequisites for this role. You will be expected to own the design and delivery of the system, facilitate integrations and work with your team on strategy and execution.

What you'll do

  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
  • Write high quality code to create new features
  • Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
  • Review code produced by other engineers
  • Create and enhance management, authentication and authorization API endpoints
  • Craft end-user authentication flows from design to implementation
  • Modernize the identity stack of our websites and products by driving adoption of best-of-breed IAM technologies 
  • Deliver great products that users love by maintaining a culture of quality and engineering excellence
  • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks per year for internal and external events

Who you are

  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You are a software engineer, with specific experience building identity and access management products 
  • You know the open source software, standards, protocols and concepts in the identity space (e.g. OpenID, OAuth, LDAP)
  • You have experience implementing authorization frameworks in distributed systems
  • You value secure coding and standards, and enjoy working on teams that do the same
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • You love technology and working with brilliant people
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • You love embracing new technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, with a view to building products that improve how people operate software and infrastructure everywhere 

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity we will give your application fair consideration.

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