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Staff Engineer for Permissions team

Prague
Software Development

Join one of our product teams and develop features with real value for a one-of-a-kind product management system used by 4500+ global companies.

When we started in 2014, our focus was on product managers in smaller teams who lacked a great product management tool. Today, we are the leading product management platform. We now help much larger companies with thousands of employees, and we deal with quite different needs and personas.

We're facing a huge architectural shift in terms of how we scale our product. To meet the growing demands of the enterprise market, we’re in an ongoing redesign of our systems. The aim is to make both the user experience and underlying system work at large scale — considering performance, flexibility and seamless access management

Setting up appropriate access levels allows product teams to easily share, and safely collaborate, inside the Productboard ecosystem, while also maintaining control over their most important or sensitive data.

The Permissions team works across two constructs, shaping how users can access the capabilities and content of our platform. We design the AuthN and AuthZ systems, which are provided as a service to customers as well as the other product teams at Productboard, giving our team both a strong product component and platform aspect.

Exciting product & technical challenges

We want our customers – both small and large – to be able to collaborate without the burden of complex access management. To that end, the challenge we are currently working on is to design and deploy a centralized authorization system that offers flexibility for the largest of enterprises, while keeping the access management as simple and straightforward as possible.

This is no small task and we will need you to put your data modeling and system design hat on. For those looking for an exciting and complex tech initiative, with impact across the entire Productboard platform, here’s your chance. Help us develop the ultimate AuthZ platform, and manage the complex migration away from the legacy one. 

On a typical day, you will:

Have time to focus

  • A good couple of hours to work on weekly goals for our 3 big customer-facing initiatives:
  • Capability access via customizable roles
  • Content access at various levels of granularity
  • Seamless and secure authentication & user management

We try to push our code at least on a daily basis.

  • You’ll also contribute to the evolution of our internal AaaS (Authorization as a Service). The focus is on great developer experience in order to boost its adoption by other teams

Collaborate on common goals

  • Drive cross-team system design and architectural decisions
  • Lead cross-teams initiatives in the area of access management
  • Support your teammates with peer reviews (on concepts or code) at least once per day
  • Stay open to ad-hoc collaborative sessions with the team (discovery, pair solution design, pair programming, pair review, etc) – usually in the afternoon
  • Act as an AuthN/AuthZ expert and, when needed, offer your expertise both internally & externally
  • Answer permissions-related technical questions, join customer discovery calls, debug complex customer issues
  • Proactively communicate in an asynchronous way your progress, blockers and achievements

About you:

  • Proficient in Typescript & React
  • Previous experience with GraphQL
  • Kotlin knowledge or willingness to learn – we use it on the backend
  • Product Engineer – you develop solutions with the end-customer in mind
  • Very good communication skills – you are able to easily collaborate across teams
  • Technical leadership skills – you are able to lead to success complex technical initiatives across teams 
  • Experience with distributed systems
  • You care about the performance and reliability of the systems you build (both on frontend and backend)
  • AuthN/AuthZ experience is a plus but not a requirement
  • DevX experience is a plus – building solutions that will boost the experience and performance of other engineers

You can look forward to the following benefits: 

  • Stock options
  • MacBook + 34″ monitor
  • Budget for online courses, books, and conferences
  • 5 weeks of vacation + sick days
  • 1 Volunteer Day per year for you to help causes close to your heart
  • Carrot Fertility Benefits
  • Free snacks, drinks, and yummy catered lunches
  • MultiSport card to access sports facilities
  • Flexible working hours and home office
  • Parental benefits
  • Language lessons
  • Mental Wellness Program to support your well-being and self-care

About Productboard

Productboard exists to help the best product minds out there make products that matter, together. We believe we all deserve to live in a world filled with extraordinary products - products that exceed our expectations in both functionality and delight.

That is why we made our purpose-built and customer-centric product management platform that helps organizations get the right products to market, faster. More than 6,000 companies, including Microsoft, Zoom, Salesforce, and Cartier, use Productboard to understand what users need, prioritize what to build next, and rally everyone around their roadmap.

With offices in San Francisco, Prague, Vancouver, London, Dublin, and Brno, Productboard is backed by leading investors like Tiger Global Management, Dragoneer Investment Group, Index Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital, Bessemer Venture Partners, and Credo Ventures.

We are very well funded and financially stable Series D company, with a validated product market fit and a massive future market opportunity.

  • Join at the golden startup age — established stability with large space for innovation and individual impact
  • You’ll enjoy an exciting team atmosphere, building a whole new category of software
  • You can help change the way that products are built all over the world
  • We iterate quickly and decisions are fast. You’ll have a voice in what we do and see the impact of your work
  • We are backed by top Silicon Valley investors, giving us access to capital, networks, mentors, and new markets
  • We are recognized as a leading tech startup in our category, named by Forbes magazine and Business Insider as one of the best startup employers to bet your career on, and are regularly recognized for our company culture

About our culture

Imagine working in a place where everything matters — most importantly, you. At Productboard, values aren’t just something we like to talk about, they’re something we live and breathe. We believe in creating a work environment where:

  • People feel empowered, supported, and included
  • Trust and transparency are built into the way we work
  • Creativity, curiosity, and continuous improvement are encouraged and nurtured every day

Forming our company values was a group effort, with every employee allowed to contribute. From profit-sharing initiatives, like stock options, to open communication, we don’t waste time on politics or ego. We champion openness by sharing our goals, success, and failures.

Join colleagues who love what they do and who are invested in their work environment and the future of the company. Help shape our company, culture, and product!

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer and champion equity. It is our aim to help people from all backgrounds, cultures, and groups realize their full potential at Productboard. We do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based upon gender identity, race, color, religion, age, sexual orientation, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other bias covered by appropriate law. All aspects of employment, including hiring, training, promotion, and terminations, are based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We are committed to an inclusive hiring process and provide all candidates with equal opportunity to demonstrate their abilities. Togetherness is one of our core values, and our Diversity Council helps to ensure that we uphold the values of authenticity, humanity, and diversity to create an environment where every person matters. We are committed to leading by example to drive societal change.

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