Senior Software Engineer - Authentication & Identity

Avalara Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 4 weeks ago

We are searching for a Senior Software Engineer with extensive Identity, PKI, and X.509 experience.

Job Duties

  • Ability to design and code complex solutions

  • Understand and plan upstream and downstream impacts of software changes

  • Develop from the perspective of an attacker and demonstrate every way something could go wrong

  • Sketch out your own test cases in the planning phase

  • Write integration tests and unit tests

  • Collaborate with team members on code reviews and test plans

  • Work with product management and subject matter experts to ensure that each feature is useful for the target audience and easy for them to understand

  • Design solid data models and make effective use of database technology

  • Constantly seek out ways to do a better job and improve automation


  • Computer science degree or equivalent

  • A deep understanding of security information security concepts, secure software software & DevOps lifecycles

  • Experience with PKI, X.509, principles of cryptography, and key exchange protocols

  • Experience with Identity and Access Management technologies including OpenID Connect and SAML

  • Experience in leveraging Cloud services (like AWS, Google Cloud or Azure) in an automated way

  • Familiar with containerization technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, ECS)

  • Strong verbal communication skills

  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience in a software development role, shipping complex applications to large scale production environments

  • Passionate in solving complex problems and delivering elegant solutions

  • Mastery of at least one language (C#, Java, C++)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Development experience in multiple programming languages with a preference in C#

  • Experience in using Terraform for defining and deploying infrastructure as code

  • Experience with .NET Core development

  • Experience in both front end and back end development

  • Experience implementing SSO for CIAM solutions across a broad portfolio of products

  • Experience standing up and operating a private X.509 Certificate Authority

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