Identity Platform Software Engineer – Python / Go

July 22, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Canonical Nigeria

Canonical – We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely, and more cost-effectively than any other company. We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means 'humanity to others. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation. Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world's biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world's most productive developers. Secure and reliable, elegant and intuitive, and open for innovation – Ubuntu is the future of open source, which is why it's the fastest-growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Identity Platform Software Engineer – Python / Go
Location: Lagos
Job Description 

We are seeking an experienced software engineer with proven experience in Python and Go 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
As a software engineer in the Identity team you will be responsible for delivering the new Canonical IAM platform, working closely with other teams to ensure it operates reliably, efficiently and at scale.
You will participate and be responsible for ensuring sound software architecture and enforcing best practices in software quality, testing and documentation.
Strong Python or Go development skills and familiarity with Kubernetes are the key requirements of this role.
Experience in identity management is a plus, but the key requirement is a desire to contribute to building the future of Identity Management for Canonical products and services.
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 will do:

Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
Review code produced by other engineers
Contribute to and be proud of high quality technical documentation
Engage with the community to share best practices, and do your work in the open
Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for internal and external events

Who you are:

You have a Bachelor's or its equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
You have interest for software, standards, protocols and concepts in the identity space like OpenID, OAuth, SAML, Kerberos, LDAP and Active Directory
You are proud to be known for writing modern, maintainable Python or Go
You have experience using Kubernetes in production
You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
You enjoy the domain of integration software, DevOps, operators, and making code work for real production environments with real users.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
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