Staff Software Engineer
Engineering | UK - Bristol Office


About the company: 

ForgeRock® rocks when others are rolling. We aren’t your typical high-tech company and aren’t looking for typical people. We look for real people. Whoever you are. Whatever you are. While you play well with others you aren’t afraid to be you and let others be themselves. Someone has called you wicked smart before, but you would never refer to yourself that way.  

ForgeRock pioneered open source identity and access management, went on to invent identity relationship management for customer identities, and is now busy playing with the identity of things. Yes, we’re growing fast, but we remain true to our start up culture. We’re decidedly creative, we’re always learning, no one hesitates to ask questions, and we’re on a never-ending search for new ideas.

Our customers are some of the biggest companies, organizations, and even countries in the world. On any given day, it’s likely that the ForgeRock Identity Platform helped keep your data safe, gave you access to stuff, and supported trusted relationships between you, companies and the devices you were using. Please read more about us at or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at


The Role:

ForgeRock, the innovative global open source Identity vendor is currently hiring for a Staff Software Engineer to join our team! 

In this role, you’d play an important part in the development of an integral platform enabling millions of users everyday interactions. In the process, you'll learn about how our Access Management product empowers our customers to succeed in their mission. This will involve working in a collaborative, agile and continuously improving team within an open, flexible and transparent environment based upon a flat-level communication structure. Each team takes on a variety of work/features and works in sprints. 

If you want an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company, you will love working in our life focused, autonomous environment where we put the emphasis on providing the tools, benefits, and perks that allow you to focus on your work while maintaining balance in your life.


What you will be working with:

  • Java, Git, Maven
  • Implementing and enhancing Standards (e.g. OAuth2, OIDC, UMA, CIBA)
  • Vue JS - Platform UIs and internal dashboards
  • GraphQL - Internal APIs
  • Jenkins (Pipelines) - CI/CD
  • GCP - Internal APIs and CI/CD infrastructure
  • Docker & Kubernetes


What you'll be doing: 

  • Contribute to the design and development of large-scale, robust, and cutting-edge Java-based identity management products
  • Work closely with product management and architects to improve the products and develop new features for ForgeRock's Access Management products
  • Lead key areas of future product development
  • Enable successful cloud deployments and implement new standards
  • Manage tasks independently and efficiently to timescales/plans
  • Collaborate closely with support and sustaining teams to help resolve customer issues
  • Direct interaction with ForgeRock open source user and developer communities

If you find yourself checking off most of the below, this could be the position for you!

  • Proven knowledge of Java, including experience designing and developing large scale applications
  • Expert grounding in modern software engineering practices and design patterns
  • Experience with RESTful web services
  • Highly experienced in the design and implementation of modern web applications
  • Possess the desire to learn and curiosity to understand how and why things work
  • Solid understanding of and experience in Agile methodologies within a fast-paced software development environment
  • Demonstrate strong collaboration, communication, and teamwork skills
  • Comfortable working within distributed global teams



Life at ForgeRock:

We believe in and facilitate a flexible, collaborative work environment. We’ve grown enormously, but remain true to the innovative, can-do start up values that got us here. Most important of all, we keep hiring talented, smart, fun, and genuinely nice people because that’s who we want to succeed with every day. Here are just a few of the great things ForgeRock’s got going:

  • Regular office bonding events, from lunches and happy hours to escape rooms and boat trips
  • A wicked smart team within one of the best office environments in Bristol
  • Well-stocked fridges, whether you’re hungry or thirsty
  • Flexible work environment & working from home
  • Competitive benefits and perks
  • We’re Mac-friendly
  • Generous employee referral bonus program
  • Amazing offices across the globe – San Francisco HQ; Vancouver, WA; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore, Australia & counting!


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