Senior Release Sustaining Engineer, IDM

Sustaining | US - Vancouver Office

 

About the company:   

In today’s highly connected digital world, understanding, managing and securing the identity of individuals and things is essential to safety and success of both businesses and their customers.   Billions of people connect from anywhere, use a wide variety of devices and expect a seamless yet secure experience.   

The ForgeRock mission is to provide the most simple and comprehensive Identity and Access Management Platform to help our customers deepen their relationships with their consumers and improve the productivity and connectivity of their employees and partners.  Our identity solution enables great digital experiences and is embedded with a rich set of security, privacy and consent features.  We deliver our platform through both cloud services and on-premises software. 

 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.

ForgeRock is headquartered in San Francisco, but we are a global company with offices in the following cities: Vancouver, WA; Austin, TX; Munich, Germany; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble & Paris, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore and Sydney, Australia.  Please read more about us at forgerock.com or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/forgerock.

 

The Role:

A successful individual within the wider IDM release sustaining team working and collaborating closely with the IDM Sustaining Lead on goals, assignments, and timelines for the AMERS IDM release sustaining team. We also expect that they will be participating in the planning, contents, schedule, and quality of IDM sustaining releases.

They will also be responsible for completing their assignments according to the timelines/sprints set to ensure we meet our sustaining release requirements on a consistent basis.  This person may also provide ForgeTalk’s and mentoring of others in the Support and/or Sustaining teams in specific product areas, to improve knowledge, and a better understanding of configuration and troubleshooting techniques. They will also be critical to the efficient onboarding of new sustaining engineers who join the team. 

This role is release focused.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Participation in the planning, contents, schedule, and quality of IDM sustaining releases
  • Responsible for all of the key roles of release sustaining including bug verification, bug fixes, complex backports, as well as liaising with engineering to ensure fixes in TRUNK that should be included in maintenance releases are appropriately backported
  • To take an active interest in the tools, processes and procedures used in support and sustaining with a view to ensuring they remain fit for purpose.
  • Direct interaction when appropriate with ForgeRock customer escalations, helping them identify and resolve complex technical issues with ForgeRock products.
  • Developing/Coding/testing resolutions to customer problems, working with IDM engineering to ensure they are integrated into the IDM products
  • Participation in escalation calls to brief customer management on support cases and assist in the creation of action plans aiming to solve customer issues
  • Assisting in the planning, prioritization and quality for Sustaining maintenance releases.
  • Developing customer-facing support documentation to summarize common support issues and contribute to the self-support materials available to customers.
  • Provide regular feedback to development, highlighting gaps in functionality, usability issues, and general level of serviceability of the products
  • Participation in the IDM engineering calls and sprint reviews to remain informed about the latest changes to the implementation
  • Lead and drive discussions with support/sustaining team and interfacing groups in the organization to influence positive changes to processes, resolve issues efficiently and mentor others to meet company goals

 

Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • S. degree in an Engineering or Science Discipline
  • Minimum 8 years post bachelor's degree experience in developer role with some experience of customer mediation
  • Excellent communication - both verbal and written; support is conducted via email and phone
  • Strong development experience in Java/J2EE web development.
  • Proven track record to delivery quality, robust, comprehensive code solutions
  • Experience leading sustaining/support internal projects
  • Experience with performance analysis
  • Solid understanding of Internet technologies, specifically a solid knowledge of protocols such as HTTP, SSL/TLS, IPv4, XML, and ideally also SAML, OAuth, OpenID Connect
  • Experience with troubleshooting and writing code for Microsoft Internet Information Services
  • Strong experience working on Windows, Mac & Linux with varied skills around administration and troubleshooting
  • Demonstrated strong collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • The ability to be a good listener and to be able to identify the key customer information to identify the customer's problem. Providing clear, comprehensive updates in a timely, responsive manner
  • Provide regular ForgeTalk sessions on various topics, ie: software components, troubleshooting techniques to others in the organization.
  • Highly desired skills
  • Experience with leading Identity Management systems and a proven understanding of
  • the fundamental concepts around account provisioning, reconciliation, and authorization
  • Experience with Active Directory domain administration and PowerShell scripting
  • Experience with Salesforce applications
  • Experience with front-end Javascript frameworks such as backbone.js or vue.js
  • Experience with System Performance tuning such as JVM tuning and DB tuning
  • Experience with Cloud, PaaS, SaaS technologies
  • Experience with DevOps containerization, Docker, Kubernetes, Helm

 

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 startup 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. Below are just a few of the great things we have to offer at ForgeRock:

  • A great team of smart, fun and genuinely nice individuals.
  • Awesome company culture focused around providing a flexible and collaborative work environment
  • Regular office bonding events, from lunches and happy hours to group offsites and hack-days
  • Well-stocked fridges, whether you’re hungry or thirsty
  • Competitive benefits and perks
  • We’re Mac-friendly!
  • Generous employee referral bonus program
  • Amazing offices across the globe – San Francisco HQ; Vancouver, WA; Austin, TX; Munich, Germany; London & Bristol, UK; Grenoble & Paris, FR; Oslo, NO; Singapore, Australia & counting!

 

ForgeRock is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

 

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