Principal Architect



Auth0’s mission is to help developers innovate faster. Every company is becoming a software company and developers are at the center of this shift. They need better tools and building blocks so they can stay focused on innovating. One of these building blocks is identity: authentication and authorization. That’s what we do. Our platform handles 2.5B logins per month for thousands of customers around the world. From indie makers to Fortune 500 companies, we can handle any use case. We like to think that we are helping make the internet safer.

We have raised $210M to date and are growing quickly. 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.

Join us on this journey to make developers more productive while making the internet safer!

Auth0 is looking for a Principal Architect to join our Architecture team. The Architecture Team shapes product direction and provides internal and customer-facing guidance after collaborating with engineering, product, support, and sales to understand customer requirements, future trends, and industry expertise. Successful candidates will have a passion for identity, a technical background, hands-on experience in developing IAM systems at scale, and the ability to collaborate with others to drive initiatives forward.

You will:

  • Collaborate across disciplines within the company to understand customer problems
  • Provide architectural advice and guidance to engineering and product teams, and drive the long-term architecture of our platform
  • Help design new capabilities in the product aiming for simple and elegant primitives
  • Work with product management to identify important areas to invest in and help scope engineering plans for delivery and future iteration
  • Implement technical prototypes to understand new technologies as well as assess and manage risks for projects in active development
  • Help define and communicate a long-term vision and roadmap while driving alignment throughout the company

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Have 10+ years working within the Identity and Access Management industry
  • Have experience developing large scale IAM systems. You are sought out for advice on how to write and operate code at scale
  • Have deep technical understanding of OpenID Connect, OAuth, SAML, LDAP, Active Directory, and other authentication and federation protocols
  • Have an understanding of PKI and how to apply cryptography to design secure protocols
  • Can lead and collaborate with others, while not directly managing them.
  • Have strong affinity with developer audiences and are passionate about sharing your knowledge with them
  • Are willing and capable of implementing in code when needed, but not having that be a primary activity.

Preferred Locations:

  • North & South America; (GMT-3); (GMT-4); (GMT-5); (GMT-6); (GMT-7); (GMT-8);
Auth0 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.