Senior Backend Engineer, Govern: Authentication

  • GitLab
  • Remote
  • 07 Sep, 2023

Job Description

The GitLab DevSecOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 2,000+ team members and values that foster a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute. Learn more about Life at GitLab.

An overview of this role

As a Senior Backend Engineer in our Govern: Authentication group, you'll play a key role in the implementation of various authentication strategies and improving access management for our users. The Govern: Authentication group works across many core components that are used by not only external users but also by the rest of the GitLab teams, allowing you to make a direct impact on GitLab product.

Some examples of our projects: 

What you’ll do  

  • Contribute to the overall direction of Govern: Auth.
  • Play a key role in the implementation and expanding of various authentication strategies into our product.
  • Bolster security posture of our users and organizations by helping develop fine grained access control and frictionless user management.
  • Solve technical problems of high scope and complexity.
  • Help to define and improve our internal standards for style, maintainability, and best practices for a high-scale web environment. Maintain and advocate for these standards through code review.
  • Represent GitLab and its values in public communication around broader initiatives, specific projects, and community contributions.
  • Provide mentorship for Junior and Intermediate Engineers on your team to help them grow in their technical responsibilities and remove blockers to their autonomy.
  • Confidently ship moderately sized features and improvements with minimal guidance and support from other team members.
  • Collaborate with the team on larger projects.
  • Improve the engineering projects at GitLab via the maintainer trainee program at your own comfortable pace, while striving to become a project maintainer.

What you’ll bring 

  • Significant professional experience with Ruby on Rails.
  • Experience in a scaling or mission critical SaaS product.
  • Familiarity with authentication and authorization technologies or techniques such as SAML, SSO, SCIM, LDAP, RBAC or IAM will help you stand out. These are not a prerequisite but great to know.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both written and verbal, sufficient for success in a remote and largely asynchronous work environment.
  • Demonstrated capacity to clearly and concisely communicate complex problems and solutions
  • Experience with performance and optimization problems and a demonstrated ability to both diagnose and prevent these problems.
  • Comfort working in a highly agile, intensely iterative software development process.
  • Positive and solution-oriented mindset.
  • Experience owning a project from concept to production, including proposal, discussion, and execution.
  • Self-motivated and self-managing, with strong organizational skills.

About the team

Authentication and authorization is often the first experience a user would have with GitLab and due to our direct impact on the security posture and management of often tens of thousands of users, you'd be able to see the result of your contributions towards our users and the business. The team is composed of experienced engineers in the access and authorization domain who are excellent peers to learn from. Thanks to our Transparency value, you can see what we are working on in our Team page. 

How GitLab will support you

Please note that we welcome interest from candidates with varying levels of experience; many successful candidates do not meet every single requirement. Additionally, studies have shown that people from underrepresented groups are less likely to apply for a job unless they meet every single qualification. If you're excited about this role, please apply and allow our recruiters to assess your application.

The base salary range for this role’s listed level is currently for residents of listed locations only. Grade level and salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities of the applicant, equity with other team members, and alignment with market data. See more information on our benefits and equity. Sales roles are also eligible for incentive pay targeted at up to 100% of the offered base salary.
Colorado/Washington pay range
$110,800$213,800 USD
California/New York/New Jersey pay range
$110,800$237,600 USD

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