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Senior Staff Software Design Engineer (IAM, Auth)

Temporal Technologies

Temporal Technologies

United States · Remote
Posted on Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Who We Are
Temporal is an open source programming model that can simplify code, make applications more reliable, and help developers focus on the important things like delivering features faster. Our amazing user community provides us with real-time feedback and contributions to improve the developer experience everywhere.
Backed by top VC firms, we have built a team of professionals from various successful start-ups and well-known technology companies. Together, we collaborate cross-functionally, engage with and support our users to improve the developer experience, deliver world-class open-source software, and enhance our commercial SaaS platform.
Temporal is growing and working towards building the best community. We are looking for those who share our values, challenge 'standard' thinking, and want to influence our future. If you have a passion for helping developer communities, open-source software, and want to be a part of our amazing team, we'd love to hear from you!


The Cloud Platform team is a vital component of the Temporal Cloud offering, responsible for Authentication, Identity and Access Management, Metering, Data management, Scalability, and the Control Plane. Additionally, the team oversees various internal services. The primary focus revolves around four key pillars: Reliability, ensuring system stability; Scalability, accommodating a growing customer base; Velocity, maintaining rapid software development; and Growth, preparing for expansion. These principles guide the efforts to deliver secure, efficient, and dependable services to both internal and external stakeholders in a complex, rapidly evolving environment.
To learn more about the platform watch this video.

What You'll Do

  • Lead the design and architecture of user management, SCIM, OIDC, RBAC, IAM, AuthN/Z systems to support the company's growing needs.
  • Design and implement authentication and authorization mechanisms that align with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
  • Define and implement Identity and Access Management strategies, including identity lifecycle management, access governance, and compliance.
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and advancements in the identity space, evaluate their potential impact on our products, and contribute to formulating technical strategies and roadmaps.
  • Provide technical guidance and mentorship to Senior and Junior engineers, and contribute to the growth of the engineering team.
  • Engage with key customers to help understand their requirements and enable their business.
  • Develop effective partnerships between Temporal leadership, engineering, and product teams.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of system architecture, configurations, and procedures.
  • Partner with Security to build ‘secure by default’ systems.

What You'll Bring

  • Industry experience of 10+ years with 4+ years of identity domain experience in designing and developing user management, SCIM, OIDC, RBAC, IAM, Auth(n), and Auth(z) systems.
  • You have a good understanding of identity protocols and standards.
  • Strong grasp of secure coding practices, API security & token management.
  • Operational experience in large-scale distributed systems
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Golang, Python, Java & Kotlin for system development.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact effectively with cross-functional teams and stakeholders.

Nice to Have

  • Experience with API design in functional languages
  • Understanding of security concerns in multi-tenant systems
  • Interest in open source contribution


  • The estimated pay range for this role is $210,000 - $265,000
  • This role is eligible to participate in Temporal's equity plan
Compensation ranges reflect salary and commission compensation (when applicable) across several geographic markets. Employment offers carefully consider multiple factors, including prior experience, knowledge, expertise, skillset, market location, and job level assessed during the interview process.
U.S. Benefits
  • Unlimited PTO, 12 Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays
  • 100% Premiums Coverage for Medical, Dental, and Vision
  • AD&D, LT & ST Disability, and Life Insurance (Standard & Supplemental Available)
  • Empower 401K Plan
  • Additional Perks for Learning & Development, Lifestyle Spending, In-Home Office Setup, Professional Memberships, WFH Meals, Internet Stipend and more!
International Benefits
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and Benefits outside the United States vary by country, and are issued in partnership with Additionally, Temporal offers perks to all international employees for learning & career development, a lifestyle spending account, in-home office setup (in addition to company-issued hardware), professional memberships, work-from-home meals, and access to the Calm app for mental wellness.
Additional Perks
  • $1,500 / Year Career Development & Learning Stipend
  • $1,200 / Year Lifestyle Spending Account
  • $1,000 / Year In-Home Office Setup (In addition to Temporal issued equipment - laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and extension power cable at no cost to you)
  • $500 / Year Professional Memberships
  • $300 / Month Work From Home Meals
  • $74 / Month Reimbursement for Internet
  • Calm App Subscription for Mental Health & Wellness
Temporal Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Temporal Technologies does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We embrace and celebrate differences and diversity.
Temporal is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. If you need to request a reasonable accommodation, please let your Recruiter know so we can assist.
We are not working with external recruitment agencies, thanks.