Sr. Staff Software Engineer - Authentication & Authorization

San Francisco, California Seattle, Washington



The Climate Corporation is modernizing the agriculture industry with a platform and products that are helping the world’s farmers sustainably increase productivity with digital tools. Our backend software engineering teams collect, process, transform and analyze vast amounts of agronomic and geospatial data. We then work with our science organization to understand how our growers can realize the full potential of their farmable land. Our team takes these insights and builds meaningful products that allow farmers to produce enough food to feed our ever-growing population. If you are a skilled, creative, collaborative software engineer and leader who wants to have a meaningful impact on the world, we would love to engage with you about a role here at The Climate Corporation.

The Team: 

We are looking for an experienced and highly technical software engineer to join the Security & Privacy Services team. The team is responsible for building authentication,  authorization, and other security services for the next generation digital farming platform. We are looking for a smart, innovative and passionate engineer to join the team and lead the technical path of the future of authentication and authorization.

What You Will Do:

  • Design and scale our backend services globally
  • Plan, lead and guide improvements and architecture for our security and identity systems. 
  • Design, implement, review and troubleshoot highly scalable software
  • Drive new means of security in a highly dynamic computing environment, while supporting a customer base who might well be off the grid for months at a time
  • Analyze / refine requirements with Product Management
  • Work with engineering management to scope and plan engineering efforts
  • Mentor across the organization on best practices and techniques
  • Learn new technologies and frameworks to solve unique challenges in the agriculture industry
  • Stay connected with the agriculture industry and our grower customers to ensure that their needs are appropriately reflected in the product roadmap
  • Deliver high quality, sustainable systems and teach others to do the same

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years experience programming in Java or an equivalent OOP language
  • 7+ years hands-on experience developing scalable backend services and platforms
  • 7+ years experience designing and implementing REST APIs
  • Experience working in Security, Cryptography, or Authn & Authz
  • Experience working with AWS or another public Cloud platform

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management protocols and technologies: OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML, Federation, SSO, etc.
  • Experience working in Security, Cryptography, or Authn & Authz
  • Solid grasp of software engineering principles and best practices
  • Experience with relational and non-relational databases and persistence store
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, presentation, engineering diagrams, and listening skills with the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner

What We Offer:  

Our teams are composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. The environment is extremely engaging and fast-paced, with dozens of specialties coming together to provide the best possible products and experiences for our customers.

We provide competitive salaries and some of the best perks in the industry, including:

  • Superb medical, dental, vision, life, disability benefits, and a 401k matching program
  • A stocked kitchen with a large assortment of snacks & drinks to get you through the day
  • Encouragement to get out of the office and into the field with agents and farmers to see first-hand how our products are being used
  • We take part and offer various workshops, conferences, meet-up groups, tech-talks, and hackathons to encourage participation and growth in both community involvement and career development

We also hinge our cultural DNA on these five values:

  • Inspire one another
  • Innovate in all we do
  • Leave a mark on the world
  • Find the possible in the impossible
  • Be direct and transparent

Learn more about our team and our mission:

The Climate Corporation - The Technology Behind Making A Difference or visit

Climate aims to create a welcoming and collaborative environment for our employees in which a diverse set of perspectives and voices are represented and celebrated. 

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