Principal Software Engineer, Identity Platform

Principal Software Engineer, Identity Management

Remote in the U.S. or Denver/Louisville, CO


We’re looking for an experienced Principal Software Engineer to provide technical leadership for our cloud-based Identity Management services engaging with several engineering teams. Identity Management services are a key part of the entire JumpCloud product portfolio, implement our core graph, and ensure needed external services are synchronized seamlessly. This, along with our Auth services, provides the foundation for our identity and security solutions, both cloud and device based.


With JumpCloud’s Cloud Identity Management Platform, we’ve taken User Identity and made it ubiquitous - from integrating with external directories, allowing full management of User Identity within JumpCloud, and dispatching that User Identity to all the networks, resources and devices they use.


The Problems You’ll be Solving:

Our Principals are hands-on, active in the code and think big about Architecture, Design and Distributed Systems Practices.  Continuous improvement is a core value at JumpCloud.  We challenge every member of our team to be 1% better everyday. 


Own the architecture and design of the Identity Management area, including: 

  • Distributed microservices for rapid development.

  • Multi-master data replication, including to internal and external systems, with a particular emphasis on scalability and reliability.

  • API design, both internal and external, to robustly, safely and securely segment data ownership.

  • Leading prototyping and early coding efforts around new technology on the cutting edge of the Directory space 

  • Working with product managers to evaluate up and coming tech and vet product ideas for viability

  • Working with and mentor tech leads and other engineers on three teams, helping them review designs, provide architectural guidance, help with key parts of implementation 

  • Working across the entire organization, in partnership with the Architects and other Principal Engineers to make key technology decisions, address technical debt and ensure engineering consistency in both technology and processes


We’re looking for…

  • 10+ years of commercial software development experience in a variety of languages. JumpCloud currently uses Go, Node.js, Python and Vue.js.

  • 8+ years of experience developing SaaS applications in AWS, GCP or Azure.

  • Experience dealing with distributed systems, specifically data replication and consistency.

  • Experience with other Directory services, such as LDAP, Active Directory, G Suite, etc.

  • Nice to have - Experience with infrastructure/deployment management systems such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible, or Saltstack.

  • Nice to have - Experience with container fabrics such as HashiCorp’s Nomad/Consul/Vault or Kubernetes.

  • Solid understanding of RESTful API design; emphasis on industry standards such as SCIM.

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a related field.

About JumpCloud

Do you enjoy solving challenging problems using the latest technologies within a great team? Is knowing your work will be highly visible and mission critical a key component for the next step in your career? At JumpCloud, we’re looking for best-in-class talent to help define the future of modern identity and device management from the ground up.


We built a disruptive new technology called Directory-as-a-Service® and it is reinventing a two decade old monopoly, giving thousands of organizations across the globe  freedom of choice with their IT solutions. We give companies the ability to remotely manage and control all of their organization’s identities, devices, & resources on a single, comprehensive, cloud-based platform. That means doing it better, faster, easier and more securely by staying on the bleeding edge of technology. 


Where you’ll be working 

We have two offices in Colorado, one in Louisville and one in downtown Denver. Once we reopen office options you will have the opportunity to work from one of our office locations, flex your time or remain fully remote (in the U.S.).


Why JumpCloud?  

If you thrive working in a fast, SaaS-based environment and you are passionate about solving challenging technical problems, we look forward to hearing from you!


JumpCloud is an incredible place to share and grow your expertise! You’ll work with amazing talent across each department who are passionate about our mission. We’re out of the box thinkers, so your unique ideas and approaches for conceiving a product and/or feature will be welcome. You’ll have a voice in the organization as you work with a seasoned executive team, a supportive board and in a proven market that our customers are excited about. 


We're an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. 


Please submit your résumé and brief explanation about yourself and why you would be a good fit for JumpCloud.  Please note JumpCloud is not accepting third party resumes at this time.  


In accordance with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the approximate compensation range for this role is $185,000 to $230,000, including base salary and any related bonuses or commissions. JumpCloud provides comprehensive benefits including medical, dental and vision insurance, short and long term disability, life insurance and 401k benefits. We have an unlimited vacation policy and also provide commuter benefits for employees in the Denver/Boulder, CO area.