Director, Engineering - Platform Services (US Remote)


US Remote


Awesome tech is made by awesome people. And we’re always looking for new team members who bring the energy, passion, commitment, and collaboration that has made Auth0 the great company it is today.

So what do we exactly build? Auth0 is an authentication and authorization platform designed by developers for developers. Basically, we make companies’ login boxes safe, secure, and seamless for anyone logging in. Our mission is to secure the world’s identities so innovators can innovate. But it’s a big mission that requires a lot of teamwork.

Words, code, or people, whatever your skill, there’s a place for you here

Director of Engineering, Platform Services

The Auth0 platform secures more than 100 million logins each day for customers all around the world - and we're growing fast! The Platform team enables Auth0 engineers to move faster by giving them tools to easily deploy and manage their services on AWS and Azure. This is a role with a huge impact. You will get to work with engineers throughout the organization and what you build will be a foundational piece of the infrastructure that allows Auth0 to scale for years to come.

We’re looking for an Engineering Director to lead teams of software engineers who are designing, implementing and at times rethinking these critical services and tools. Because we build and support the overall Auth0 platform, the ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about infrastructure, operations, and not intimidated by cross-organization coordination and collaboration.

You will:

  • Work closely with our Engineering managers, and Sr Director of Engineering to help scale our Platform Organization to meet our customer and product needs.
  • Work closely with Product Management to build the Platform enabling the next generation of Identity products.
  • Lead and grow a healthy, inclusive, collaborative team rooted in the opportunities they’re creating for customers.
  • Lead, mentor and coach a mix of new and seasoned engineering managers running widely distributed teams.
  • Provide operational excellence and implement processes and policies that create efficiencies during a time of massive growth.
  • Maintain our high security, performance and availability SLA’s as we rapidly scale for customers with 100M+ monthly active users.
  • Lead teams that continuously ship new features with aggressive deadlines, measure the results, and iterate. Help convert our systems to be service based and cloud agnostic.
  • Continuously monitor team structure and investment levels providing recommendations for optimizations.
  • Partner in a leading role with Program Management and Engineering leadership in quarterly and yearly planning.

You might be a good fit if you bring:

  • 8+ years of technology leadership focused on SaaS primarily in Security area.
  • At least 5+ years of experience managing large engineering teams (including Managers and Contributors). Comfortable leading and managing widely distributed teams (Geography and Time).
  • Proven ability to earn respect, trust from people you work with and to mentor top technical talent.
  • You set high standards and have demonstrated the ability to build and lead a high-performance team.
  • You are skilled at coaching teammates in all phases of their career.
  • Technical leadership experience in design, implementation, and support of Platform services that are highly reliable, flexible, and scalable. You can apply good judgment to the steepest software engineering challenges.
  • Experience with Agile software development balanced with enterprise software customer needs.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to effectively interface with business, executive and technical teams.
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced and high-growth company and are comfortable with putting systems in place and adjusting and adapting when needed.

Extra Points:

  • Passion for working on systems that are highly reliable, maintainable, scalable and secure.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Azure and/or Amazon Web Services.
  • Have a strong distributed system background

We do not expect you to be an expert in all of the above, only that you can learn the less familiar fast

Auth0 makes the internet safer by safeguarding billions of login transactions each month.

Our team is spread across more than 35 countries and we are proud to continually be recognized as a great place to work. Culture is critical to us, and we are transparent about our vision and principles. We practice N+1>N which applies to everything from our people to how we iterate our tech; we believe in one team, one score; and we give a shit about everything we do.

Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds often don’t apply unless they meet all the job criteria. We aren’t looking for someone who ticks every single box on a page; we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences. If you think you’d be a great fit, then please get in touch to tell us about yourself.

Auth0, recently acquired by Okta, is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Auth0 conducts all employment-related activities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, citizenship status, genetics, or status as a Vietnam-era special disabled and other covered veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Auth0 participates in E-Verify and will confirm work authorization for candidates residing in the United States.

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