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Software Engineer II, Identity

United States | Remote
USD $136,600~$189,000
Software Development

The Team

Upstart’s Identity team addresses the company’s mission-critical need to ensure appropriate access to resources across increasingly heterogeneous product services and to meet increasingly rigorous compliance requirements. Team provides reusable authentication and authorization frameworks that allow our product teams to move faster and more securely.

We seek a Software Engineer with a strong background in designing and implementing secure, scalable authentication and authorization services. The ideal candidate will have expertise in OAuth, SAML, multi-factor authentication (MFA), single sign-on (SSO), role and relation-based access control (RBAC/ReBAC), identity federation, and alternative user authentication mechanisms. As a Software Engineer, you will be instrumental in ensuring the development and execution of top-tier identity verification, authentication, and access control solutions for our platforms.

Position Location - This role is available in the following locations: Remote, San Mateo, Columbus, Austin 

Time Zone Requirements - This team operates on the East/West Coast time zones.

Travel Requirements - This team has regular on-site collaboration sessions. These occur 3 days per Month/Quarter at the San Mateo, Austin, or Columbus office. If you need to travel to make these meetups, Upstart will cover all travel related expenses.


How you’ll make an impact:

  • Contribute to the roadmap for the IAM solutions that align with company objectives and industry best practices.
  • Participate in the development and integration of authentication and authorization services.
  • Design and implement secure authentication systems using OAuth, SAML, and other relevant technologies.
  • Work closely with product, infosec, operations, and other engineering teams to ensure seamless integration of IAM functionalities
  • Collaborate with front-end and back-end developers to create seamless user authentication flows.

What we’re looking for: 

  • Minimum requirements:
    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field.
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in software development with a focus on authentication and authorization.
    • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team.
    • Strong communication skills and ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Solid grasp of software development principles and best practices for creating scalable and maintainable systems
    • Experience in API development and Microservices
  • Preferred qualifications:
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field
    • Familiarity with modern cloud-based IAM solutions
    • Commitment to continuous learning and staying updated with industry advancement
    • Knowledge of authentication standards and frameworks such as OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, and SAML 2.0.

What you'll love: 

  • Competitive Compensation (base + bonus & equity)
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage with Health Savings Account contributions from Upstart 
  • 401(k) with 100% company match up to $4,500 and immediate vesting and after-tax savings
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Generous holiday, vacation, sick and safety leave  
  • Supportive parental, family care, and military leave programs
  • Annual wellness, technology & ergonomic reimbursement programs
  • Social activities including team events and onsites, all-company updates, employee resource groups (ERGs), and other interest groups such as book clubs, fitness, investing, and volunteering
  • Catered lunches + snacks & drinks when working in offices




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