Principal IAM Engineer (Remote)

Remote - Canada

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Upgrade is a fintech unicorn founded in 2017. In the last four years, over 15 million people have applied for an Upgrade card or loan, and we have delivered over $7 billion in affordable and responsible credit. Our innovative Upgrade Card combines the flexibility of a credit card with the low cost of an installment loan. Our latest offering, Rewards Checking, gives customers access to no-fee checking accounts with 2% cash back rewards on common everyday spending. Learn more about the team.  Upgrade has been named a “Best Place to Work in the Bay Area” by the San Francisco Business Times and Silicon Valley Business Journal 3 years in a row, and received “Best Company for Women” and “Best Company for Diversity” awards from Comparably. We are looking for new team members who get excited about designing and implementing new and better products to join a team of 750 talented and passionate professionals. Come join us if you like to tackle big problems and make a meaningful difference in people's lives.
This is a remote position based in Canada.
At Upgrade, the Platform team works horizontally with our different engineering teams. We build tools, services and shared libraries to simplify / abstract / speedup the day to day of our developers. 
Part of the Platform group, the Identity and Access Management team is responsible for our auth service, and everything related to Authentication and Authorization in our microservice architecture.
We are looking for a passionate Identity and Access Management engineer to help us drive the IAM roadmap at Upgrade. Join us!

What You'll Do

  • Help build and drive the roadmap for the IAM team.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert on Authentication and Authorization.
  • Implement new IAM related features

What You'll Bring (Please apply if you only have a few in there!)

  • Good Java programming knowledge (Golang a plus).
  • You worked on IAM teams before.
  • OAuth, JWT knowledge.
  • You worked in a microservice environment before.
  • Auth0, AWS Cognito knowledge.
  • You are aware of the challenges and possible patterns brought up by Kubernetes.
  • Good communication & empathy skills. You will interact with different stakeholders at Upgrade to help define our vision.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.


  • Competitive salary and stock option plan. 
  • 100% paid coverage of medical, dental and vision insurance. 
  • Unlimited vacation. 
  • Learning stipend for personal growth and development. 
  • Paid parental leave.  
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Job tags: AWS Java Kubernetes
Job region(s): Remote/Anywhere North America
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