Sr. Cloud Engineer - Identity

Starburst Data | United Kingdom

Date listed

1 month ago



Starburst is looking for a Sr. Cloud Engineer to join our Identity team. Our team features very strong software engineering talent, with years of core database engine and distributed systems development experience. As a cloud engineer, you will be focused on our identity and access management capabilities for our Starburst Galaxy SaaS product. You will be working to develop or integrate solutions to provide a seamless experience for our customers when connecting their identity providers to and through the Starburst Galaxy product. This extends from web UI login experiences all the way down/to/through database queries.
We are building and operating a multi-cloud SaaS product at large scale, by leveraging the patterns and technologies from the Cloud Native ecosystem. If you have a passion for Identity and Access Management systems, for Security and Encryption, and for systems at large scale... then look no further. Come join us in our excitement for this mission!


  • Design and Develop: infrastructure and software for Starburst products, using common Identity and Access Management technologies, in order to provide a seamless and secure Authentication and Authorization capability for our Starburst Galaxy product.
  • Secure: Our Identity and Access Management, and Secrets Management solution, on behalf of our customers and our business to an extreme degree of confidentiality.
  • Operate: We have a core tenet -- “You build it, you own it.” In accordance with the philosophies of Site Reliability Engineering, you are responsible for the production operation and measurements of this system/solution.
  • Collaborate: With teams globally across multiple time zones and operate in an Agile development environment.


  • 5+ years experience as a Software Engineer or DevOps Engineer OAuth2, OIDC, SAML, SCIM, SSO, and LDAPeer prior
  • 2+ years experience with Kubernetes
  • 2+ years experience with Go (Golang) and previous experience with JVM based languages (Java/Scala/Kotlin/Groovy)
  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management protocols and technologies, such as Experience with Identity and Access Management solutions from public cloud providers, such as IAM from AWS
  • Experience with Identity and Access Management provider solutions such as Keycloak, Dex, ORY Hydra, WS02 Identity, or Forgerock
  • Experience with Secrets Management solutions such as AWS Secrets Manager or HashiCorp Vault
  • Strong comprehension of Public Key Infrastructure technology and related protocols (X.509 SSL/TLS, etc)Experience with developing and operating infrastructure on public cloud providers (AWS, Azure, and/or Google Cloud Platform)
  • Experience working on SaaS products, with Service Oriented Architectures or Microservices
  • Experience with production operations at scaleProficient with various programming languages such as Go/Python for automation
  • Strong comprehension of REST API's and an "API First" mindset

Bonus Points:

  • Experience with Identity and Access Providers such as Okta or Auth0Experience with Hadoop, Spark, Trino
  • Broad knowledge of the Cloud Native ecosystem solutions (Ingress Controllers, Container Networking, Prometheus, Service Meshes, Logging, Tracing, etc)
  • Comprehension and experience with Workload Identity protocols/solutions like Spiffe, SPIRE, and Service Meshes
  • Experience with BigData processing tools / analytical engines
  • Knowledge of the JVM ecosystem (running, debugging) within containers
  • Knowledge of distributed systems design, implementation and testing

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