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Staff Security Engineer, Seattle, Washington

CountryUnited States
About the Role

Uber is looking for a mature technical leader to provide technical direction for all identity and access management capabilities across the company in the core security engineering team. As a staff engineer within CSE, you will have both hands-on technical skills, but also be able to operate in a leadership and architectural capacity. Your role is foundational to the growth and maturity of the IAM function at Uber.

Staff engineers at Uber have a deep impact across a wide variety of business and technology decisions spanning multiple projects and locations. They are passionate and pragmatic technologists who are able to design scalable systems while delivering efficient code. They are not only collaborative role models, but also approachable thought leaders within a larger group. They are humble teachers, technically mentoring a team of talented engineers while also executing on delivering uniquely challenging projects.

This is a unique opportunity for an experienced engineer who is collaborative, has a healthy sense of curiosity, and acts with responsibility to join Uber and work with talented people across the board and help improve our IAM capabilities, scaling it to the next level.

What You Will Do

As a Staff Security Engineer for Uber's Internal Identity and Access Management you will be responsible for driving the identity and access management architecture, analytics, and software development that power thousands of internal tools, production workloads, and fleets of machines.

In this role, you will be expected to bring together efforts that span across Uber in a cohesive way that connects a multitude of systems, all working together seamlessly to manage the internal identity of every individual at Uber, govern and control the access to assets, and improve overall access health through identity lifecycle management, authorization, secrets and encryption, and automated compliance.

• Provide hands-on technical leadership in designing, implementing, testing, and rolling out to mature Uber's overall IAM capabilities.
• Charter cross-team and cross-organization collaboration to create alignment and build trust; seek out, build and sustain a broad set of technical strategies
• Be a role model on acting with good judgment and responsibility. Engineers across the organization will look to you on how best to plan and execute on projects.
• See the big picture and identify strategically important problems, inefficiencies, or opportunities for meaningful improvements. Drive alignment on how to tackle these and deliver high-leverage solutions on these at the group and organization level.
• Raise the bar on sustainable engineering by improving best practices, producing best in class of code, documentation, testing, and monitoring.
• Be a humble mentor and trusted advisor for both our talented team members and passionate leaders alike. Deal with a difference in opinions in a mature and fair way, helping teams to commit and move forward.

Basic Qualifications

• Proven track record of successful IAM implementations and support of those applications
• Undergraduate degree in computer science or equivalent.
• Excellent understanding of authentication, authorization, RBAC, ABAC, least privilege and segregation of duties access control best practices
• Proven experience leading and making strategic decisions on design, implementation, and productionization of solutions around identities, access management, accounts management, roles and entitlements management
• 8+ years of relevant security engineering and/or IAM experience
• 5+ years of experience with multiple authentication and authorization solutions and directory platforms. Deep understanding of SSO, IDP, federation, SAML, OIDC, LDAP. Knowledge of privilege access management solutions, MFA, adaptive/conditional access management
• Knowledge of IAM governance and risk management
• Experience with Java, Go, Python or Node (bonus points for more than one).
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to write detailed technical documents.

Preferred Qualifications

• Passionate about helping teams grow by inspiring and mentoring engineers.
• You have great interpersonal skills, deep technical ability, and a portfolio of successful execution.
• You can collaborate well with internal stakeholders to obtain requirements and map them into a system design.
• Ability to assess new technologies and make pragmatic choices that help guide us towards a long-term vision.
• Open, curious, and bold approach to problem-solving and striving for the best solution.
• Passion for driving continual improvement initiatives on engineering best practices like coding, testing or monitoring.

At Uber, we ignite opportunity by setting the world in motion. We take on big problems to help drivers, riders, delivery partners, and eaters get moving in more than 10,000 cities around the world.

We welcome people from all backgrounds who seek the opportunity to help build a future where everyone and everything can move independently. If you have the curiosity, passion, and collaborative spirit, work with us, and let's move the world forward, together.

Uber is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing [this form](https://forms.gle/aDWTk9k6xtMU25Y5A).