Principal Backend Engineer for Identity Service

R&D – Engineering /
Full-time /
At Instructure, we are building the world’s best ecosystem for teaching and learning. Millions of students and teachers use our products around the world, and we’re always finding ways to innovate and improve their experience.

We are hiring world class software engineers to solve some of education’s hardest data problems at cloud-scale. By focusing on our values — ownership, openness, simplicity, and relationships — and using a modern stack that includes Java, AWS, Kubenetes. If this sounds interesting, we should talk.

What we do:

    • We build an identity service at scale that helps our product teams to synchronize user data and provides a smoother experience to our users across our products.
    • This is a greenfield project. Initial joiners will have a large influence on how it’s implemented.
    • We grow great products by investing in the teams that create them: the hallmarks of our engineering culture are constructive code review, hackweeks, internal conferences, a bias to action, thoughtful mentorship, and regular communication.
    • We work with Amazon Web Services to provision infrastructure, reduce costs, and scale traffic.
    • We write testable, performant code that can scale to tens of millions of requests per day.
    • Mentor and teach other engineers, encouraging best practices and fostering code reuse.

What we look for:

    • 8+ years of experience in modern programming languages, preferably Java or JavaScript/TypeScript
    • Experience in implementing identity management solutions (e.g. Ping Identity, Auth0, home grown) for a large userbase.
    • Deep understanding of identity technologies (OAuth 2, SSO implementations, SAML, LDAP,..)
    • Knowledge and experience in identity management security.
    • Experience with cloud-hosted, high-traffic applications, especially via AWS
    • Experience with databases relational or non-relational.
    • A bias to action, desire for ownership, and love for problem-solving
    • Demonstrated excellence in programming, debugging, architecture, and DevOps — our engineers design, build, and deploy their own code
    • Strong communication skills

Get it on all the awesome at Instructure:

    • A fun, friendly, and helpful company culture
    • Competitive compensation
    • Restricted Stock Unit Program
    • Private Medicover healthcare + cafeteria plan/SZEP card
    • Employee Stock Purchase Program
    • Wellness motivation through PandaFit
    • An extra week off for the whole company every year
    • Employee recognition program through Motivosity
    • Goal-setting, proactive reviews, and internal training
    • Employee assistance program
We’ve always believed in hiring the most awesome people and treating them right. We know that the more diverse we are, the more diverse our ideas will be and when we openly welcome those ideas, our environment is better and our business is stronger.
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