PRODUCT ENGINEERING

Full Stack Engineer (C++), Product Engineering

The Company

Strata is a venture-backed startup building the next generation of distributed identity management for the multi-cloud world. Led by a visionary team of serial entrepreneurs (with multiple exits) who built the first generation of Web identity management, the first IDaaS solution, co-authored SAML, and now are creating the Identity Orchestration market. 

This is a ground-floor opportunity for a software engineer that wants to have a hand in building the future of multi-cloud identity. Strata is that opportunity applied to the hottest, exponentially growing security market.

The Team

At Strata, we build software using the Pivotal Labs Agile model, leveraging small stories and test-driven development in a highly collaborative (and fun) environment. Our engineering team is a hybrid model with a development team in Vancouver and engineers across the US. We build Maverics using GoLang, and we practice build/run with DevSecOps. In this role, you will report to Strata VP of Engineering, Darren Platt.

The Product

Strata’s platform – Maverics – is an abstraction layer that makes delivering identity to apps simple, all without requiring any rewriting of applications. By creating an Identity Fabric, customers can seamlessly integrate with multiple identity infrastructures enabling next-level agility and cloud-scale. 

Strata works closely with our partners at Microsoft Azure, Okta, AWS, GCP, and VMware to ensure interoperability through deep, native integrations. Strata’s Maverics Identity Orchestration software runs natively in the cloud or on-premises either as a native service or containerized on Kubernetes.

We build our software to be secure, scalable, and extensible.

Secure. We take security seriously and build it into the core of what we develop and how we run our platform. In this role, you will help ensure that our software and processes are hyper-secure to be trusted by the biggest brands and companies in the world.

Scalable. Strata’s customers rely on our software to secure their core business operations, meaning we need to be available 99.999%. In this role, you will architect and implement proven resiliency patterns to ensure rock-solid reliability.

Extensibility. Strata is building a platform for distributed identity management with plans to support evolving use cases that our customers bring us weekly. As such, we develop our software to integrate with and manage many other identity infrastructure systems easily. In this role, you will help make Maverics the one platform to rule them all (or at least manage them all).

We are looking for an experienced software engineer to work on our distributed-identity orchestration platform Maverics. You will join an engineering team that strongly believes in designing for security, reliability, and scale with diligent code reviews, test-driven development, and a proven agile process to build the world’s first distributed identity orchestration platform.

Our elite engineering team is fast and creative, with a rapid, agile release cycle and individual ownership. We expect great things from our engineers and reward you with stimulating new projects, emerging technologies, and the chance to have a significant impact on a company that is changing the identity management landscape forever. 

The Role

Responsibilities

  • Use your deep understanding of HTTP and web technologies to enable next-generation identity interactions.
  • Implement and maintain C code to extend integrations with the Apache, IIS, and other web servers.
  • Leverage your understanding of Golang to build Strata’s Maverics identity orchestration platform.
  • Participate and drive all stages of the SDLC using a methodology inspired by Pivotal Lab’s Agile model.
  • Work with Product and Design closely to collaborate with other engineers and teams to implement new features, improvements, and fixes that need to handle our current and future scale.
  • Build and Run software following a DevSecOps model
  • Build new and maintain current features by contributing across the whole technical stack.
  • Use Test-Driven Development to build, debug, and resolve production issues and implement fixes for them.
  • Evaluate new technologies and techniques to improve overall practices.
  • Instrument, monitor, and operate the code you write and services you build, including on-call rotations.
  • Help with design and code review, and ensure good engineering practices are being applied.
  • Contribute to critical areas of large scale, Go-based Identity Management product development, being ready to lead where your expertise shines
  • Work closely with product management and architects to improve the products and develop new features
  • Mentor and be mentored, coach and be coached, as part of an ever-growing engineering team.

Traits

If you find yourself checking off most of the below, this could be the position for you!

  • Place a high value on security and reliability.
  • Take an agile, iterative approach to development, dividing long-term goals into incremental milestones.
  • Have the ability to be self-directed and be effective working independently, yet feel equally comfortable contributing in a team environment.
  • Work well with technical and non-technical people to deliver high-value results.
  • Enjoy being part of a highly collaborative, remote-friendly environment.
  • Are a good communicator and enjoy interacting with people.
  • Bring the right attitude to the team: ownership, accountability, and attention to detail.
  • Possess the desire to learn and curiosity to understand how and why things work.

It’s not expected that a single candidate has expertise in all these areas. We’re looking for professional engineers who can quickly learn and adapt as our systems and situation changes rather than candidates with a rigid skillset.

Experience

  • Degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.
  • 5+ years experience in software development and engineering for cloud-native or an enterprise software company.
  • Helpful but not necessary Knowledge of on-premises identity (SiteMinder, OAM, ClearTrust, Ping, ForgeRock) and cloud identity (AzureAD, Okta, Google, and AWS)
  • Experience with at least one standard network security protocol (SAML, OAuth, LDAP, and OIDC).
  • Understanding of enterprise identity infrastructure and core security concerns of cloud and on-premises environments.
  • Significant experience developing in C/C++.
  • Substantial experience with HTTP, Web application architectures, and cloud platforms.
  • Experience with GoLang, Linux, networking, web, and app servers.
  • Experience designing and developing large scale applications, including the design and implementation of modern web applications.
  • Grounding in modern software engineering practices and design patterns.
  • Solid understanding of the technical fundamentals of networking and cloud-based application.

Email your resume and/or your Linkedin profile to [email protected]

At Strata, we’re looking for people with passion, grit, and integrity. You’re encouraged to apply even if your experience doesn’t precisely match the job description. Join us.