Engineering Manager - Identity and Access Management (IAM) Platform › Home based - Americas, EMEA

Company: Canonical

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

This is an exciting opportunity for a technical software engineering leader who is  passionate about open source and identity. The role of this team is to build the future of identity and access management for Canonical products and services.

As an Engineering Manager at Canonical you will be responsible for designing the solution and leading the team responsible for its delivery. Technical leadership experience and a background in software engineering are necessary prerequisites for this role. You will be expected to lead, challenge, and develop strong engineers, positively influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on strategy and execution.

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

  • Lead a team of engineers to ship open source identity solutions integrating established standards and protocols, like SAML, OpenID, Oauth, PKI, LDAP
  • Build an integration layer for popular enterprise and cloud identity providers (e.g. Okta, Azure Active Directory, AWS Cognito, etc.)
  • Build and manage a globally distributed team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Effectively set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
  • Ensure that your team delivers great products that users love by maintaining a culture of quality and engineering excellence
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
  • Be an active part of the leadership team and collaborate with other leaders in the organisation
  • Work from home with global travel up to 20% for internal and external events

Who you are

  • You have knowledge of software , standards, protocols and concepts in the identity space like OpenID, Oauth, SAML, Kerberos, LDAP and Active Directory
  • You have experience integrating or deploying identity and access management solutions to enterprise customers
  • You have experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers towards delivering timely, high quality software together with them
  • You have a software engineering background, preferably with Python, Go and Java experience
  • You are familiar with Kubernetes and excited to optimise workload operations on it
  • You value secure coding and standards, and enjoy working on teams that do the same
  • You have a bachelor's degree in a technical field or equivalent
  • 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 
  • You love developing and growing people and have a track record of doing it
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment

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