Principal SSO Engineer

Posting Location : Location Remote US NC
Posting date 1 month ago(4/2/2021 8:27 AM)
Job ID
Information Technology

Job summary

Red Hat's Customer Identity and Access Management team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join us. In this role, you will collaborate with a diverse and innovative team responsible for the key authentication, authorization, and user management service for Red Hat's open-hybrid cloud platform,, and its surrounding integrations. You will work on the full-stack design, development, testing, and release of Red Hat Single Sign-On (SSO) and related applications, with a focus on backend development. While we revamp this service for the next generation of Red Hat’s cloud offerings, you will closely collaborate with the Red Hat Single Sign-On team and contribute to the upstream Keycloak community. Qualified applicants will contribute to the team's capabilities by demonstrating technical competence, exceptional communication skills, personal initiative, creativity, desire to learn, transparency, and ability to work as part of a team. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary job responsibilities

  • In close collaboration with your peers, design, develop, test, maintain, and operate primarily Java applications across large, multi-region deployments
  • Contribute to the development of core features of the Red Hat Single Sign-On offering or to various related types of integrations with other Red Hat’s offerings and backend systems
  • Build custom plugins for Red Hat Single Sign-On while working with that project's open source community to grow the platform for Red Hat’s customers
  • Implement and support the deployment of identity and access management solutions that integrate with protocols like OIDC 2.0 and SAML 2.0
  • Analyze and clarify business requirements
  • Contribute to application release processes with Red Hat Ansible Automation, Puppet, and Red Hat OpenShift
  • Contribute to observability instrumentation and monitoring tools
  • Participate in application support rotation

Required skills

  • 7 years of professional experience in Java or other object-oriented languages
  • Experience implementing integration design patterns, especially in a microservices or event-driven architecture
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work within a distributed team
  • Good understanding of core concepts related to application security
  • Ability to quickly learn new domains and technologies
  • Familiarity with modern token-based application security standards like OAuth2 and OpenID Connect
  • Experience using MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Mongo
  • Experience working with distributed source control such as Git, including branching and merging
  • Good understanding of continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) tools and processes
  • Good understanding of DevOps principles and practices
  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in computer science, engineering, or another closely related field
  • Familiarity or direct experience with the Keycloak project or Red Hat Single Sign-On offering and core features is a big plus
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes or Linux Containers is a plus




About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.



  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care
  • Health Savings Account - high deductible medical plan
  • Retirement 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Paid parental leave plans for all new parents
  • Leave benefits including disability, paid family medical leave, and paid military leave
  • Additional benefits including employee stock purchase plan, family planning reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, transportation expense account, employee assistance program, and more! 

Note: These benefits are only applicable to full time, permanent associates at Red Hat located in the United States. 

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