Software Engineer


About Strata

We help great companies securely manage their identities and identity data wherever they are — across cloud and legacy providers — so they can focus on building next-generation cloud-native apps.

“What you build should be a reflection of who you are and what you believe.” - Eric Leach, Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer

The Team

Strata is led by a team of technical founders with more than 60 years of combined experience in the identity space. We’ve had multiple successful startup exits and worked at cutting edge innovators: Symplified, JumpCloud, Securant, Auth0, and some of the biggest companies: Oracle, Ping, Salesforce — you get the picture. Collectively, we’ve pioneered big markets — cloud identity, federation, web identity and now multi cloud identity. We’ve launched agile development practices across teams of thousands of developers, and a whole lot more.

We’re a team of Maverics — here to break out of the box, shimmy past boundaries, and truly persevere to create an extraordinary multi cloud identity management software and company!

The Vibe

Strata is more than just a place to grow your career; it’s a place to push yourself to be great, fuel your creativity, and make lasting friendships. We’re a fast-moving, offsite-loving, high-fiving bunch who challenge and support each other. We’re also champions of the idea that everyone is equally responsible for our mission. Whether CEO, software engineer or intern, we are empowered to do the right thing and feel like our work has a meaningful impact on our customers and the market – that’s how we define “great”!

“Work on stuff that you love. With people that you like. Don’t work with jerks.” - Eric Olden, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

The Office

Like our customers’ identity systems, the Strata team is highly distributed with centers of gravity in places like Boulder, San Francisco, Bogota, and beyond. A distributed workplace means everyone is free to live and work in the places they thrive. Our workplace and our benefits are designed to support a sustainable, healthy relationship with your work and co-workers. No bs.

“We know that great talent can be found in many different places. A distributed team allows us to work with the best people, regardless of where they live.” - Topher Marie, Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

About the Position

Strata is seeking a motivated and skilled software engineer to help us continue to create our world-class product. You should have experience with languages such as Go (ideally) or Java, and a strong background with cloud-native development, containerization, and RESTful APIs. All the better if you have worked in the “Identity” space with technologies such as OAuth, SAML, or LDAP.

You won’t be able to answer every question or know how all the systems work on day one — and we don’t expect you to. We’re simply looking for a fresh candidate with a really solid understanding of software best-practices and modern development techniques. Someone who puts culture first and is eager to develop their skills with the latest tech stack.


Here’s the impact that you will have:

  • Regularly seeing features through from idea to fruition – whiteboarding, architecting, developing, testing, deploying, maintaining
  • Contributing to the open-source community and working with engineers from companies across the world
  • Working side-by-side with clients to solve their most challenging identity problems



Your key responsibilities:

  • Assisting with architecture and design
  • Planning and scheduling
  • Testing
  • Development
  • Continuous integration and deployment



Minimum required knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • GoLang (preferred) or Java
  • REST APIs
  • SaaS/PaaS/IaaS and cloud-native development
  • Docker



You don’t have to be an expert in these things, but you should be ready and excited to become one:

  • React
  • Kubernetes and Containers
  • AWS management, Terraform
  • Event sourcing
  • CQRS


Our techniques and practices:

  • Test-Driven Development
  • Agile software practices
  • Working in a distributed/remote team



What’s in it for you?

  • Great pay with a generous equity grant
  • Awesome medical, dental, and vision plan (no monthly premium fee)
  • Unlimited vacation
  • Fun company off-site events
  • Distributed work environment
  • Creative and collaborative work
  • Future career with the latest tech stack — GoLang/Cloud Apps/Okta/Ping/AWS/Azure
  • Opportunity to join a successful team to help advance an industry


How to Apply

Email us and tell us why you want to work for Strata. We encourage you to send supporting materials that show us why you’ll be the perfect addition to the team.

This application is intentionally open-ended. You could send your resume, cover letter, portfolio, git contributions — get creative!

Click on the apply button or send your application to: careers@strata.io

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