Chief Software Architect

Location US-Nationwide
Job ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


There's more to enterprise security than defending perimeters. We believe that an IT security strategy aligned to the needs of business is essential to future growth and innovation. Our solutions help customers protect their whole enterprise, inside and out, efficiently and proactively; comply with internal governance policies and external regulations & enable the adoption of new applications and technology. We help customers create and maintain a strong security foundation with interconnected solutions that span the enterprise. From the endpoint to the data center to the cloud, One Identity solutions mitigate risk and reduce complexity so companies can move their business forward.



-Provide sound technology leadership for product management that aligns with business goals and product roadmaps

-Highest level technical expert for executive leadership team (CEO, Sales, PM, Support)

-Direct and participate in proof-of-concept implementation

-Mediate technology discussions for major new features and products

-Highlight cross-product technology synergies and champion reuse of common components and platforms

-Technical analysis and due-diligence for acquisitions

-Recommend post-acquisition alignment of technologies with existing components and platforms

-Identify and champion innovation projects that surface from engineering, professional services, pre-sales, and partners

-Make recommendations for patent applications

-Decide technical value/risk of open-sourcing code

-Participate in public standards organizations (IETF, W3C. etc)

-Participate in customer-facing advisory board to vet new technology and provide targeted feedback to engineering and product management


-Expert technology communicator - should be able to explain technical concepts at all levels, from high-level executive briefing, to in-depth conversations with developers (and every level in between: Product managers, Sales Engineers, Support, etc)

-Experienced technology decision maker - should have extensive experience working with engineers and product managers to be the final "decider" on design approaches and technology. In interview, candidates should be able to talk about dozens of situations where they've made correct (and incorrect) architecture decisions that affect multiple products. we're not looking for a one-product CTO

-Coding background - should have working knowledge of at least the following programming languages: c/c++, .net, python, powershell, Web development (REST APIs, and Javascript).  Candidates should be able to look at code written in these language and determine what the code does and offer intelligent commentary about it.  Candidate must be able to use Azure Devops for searching features and work-items as well as how to use GIT to check out code and create pull requests.

-Scrum background – should have experience working with agile development and play appropriate roles in sprint demos and stand-up meetings

-Microsoft background - Should have working knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and products including the following: Windows desktops/servers, Terminal Services (RDP), Active Directory, SQL Server, Exchange, Office 365 and Azure (especially Azure AD), and Visual Studio

-Unix/Linux background - Should have working or developer experience on with Linux operating systems including, developer tools (GNU tools), package systems (DEB,RPM, etc), security and identity subsystems (PAM/NSS) and Secure Shell (ssh)

-Networking background - Should have working knowledge of directory and authentication protocols: LDAP, SCIM, RADIUS, KERBEROS, OAUTH, SAML, OIDC

-Database and storage background - Should have working knowledge of SQL databases (cosmos, postgres, mariadb) and no-sql databases (mongodb, Cassandra, dynamo, etc), caching (REDIS/memcache), consensus (etcd), events, queues, etc

-Cloud platform background - Should have working knowledge of docker, kubernetes and have experience deploying virtual machines, storage, networks, and database on AWS and Azure.

-Comfortable learning new concepts with practical hands on learning.   The candidate can’t be one that is accustomed to living in an ivory tower.  They should be willing to install our products, learn how they work and understand the APIs and interoperability aspects.  They need to earn the trust of developers in order to be effective in the role.  Developers don’t respect decisions made by someone who doesn’t understand their product or the technologies used by the product


-15+ years experience in Enterprise Software Development with an emphasize of Security, Authentication, and Identity Management.

-Computer Science degree or equivalent

-Travel requirement is required once travel restrictions are lifted 




Company Description 

One Identity enables organizations of all sizes to better secure, manage, monitor, protect, and analyze information and infrastructure to help fuel innovation and drive their businesses forward. With team members around the globe, we intend to continue to grow revenues and add value to customers. 


When you join our team, you will have the opportunity to build and develop products at a scale few others can provide. Our product portfolio serves a large base of customers and we are addressing the strategic imperatives for enterprise businesses. Working with some of the most talented employees the industry has to offer, we provide enhanced career opportunities for team members to learn and grow in a rapidly changing environment. 


Why work with us? 

-Life at One Identity means collaborating with dedicated professionals with a passion for technology. 

-When we see something that could be improved, we get to work inventing the solution. 

-Our people demonstrate our winning culture through positive and meaningful relationships. 

-We invest in our people and offer a series of programs that enables them to pursue a career that fulfills their potential. 

-Our team members’ health and wellness is our priority as well as rewarding them for their hard work. 


One Identity is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: One Identity is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at One Identity are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. One Identity will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. One Identity encourages applicants of all ages. 


Come join us. For more information, visit us on the web atOne Identity Careers | Explore Opportunities with the OI Team 


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