Backend Software Engineer (Core Authentication) - Duo Security

  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, US
  • Alternate Location
    US Remote
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Software
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
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Duo Security, now a part of Cisco, is the leading multi-factor authentication (MFA) and secure access provider.

Duo + Cisco = Disco

With the Most Loved Company in Security and the global leader in network technology joining forces, there are more exciting opportunities than ever to be at the forefront of securing the cloud.

Our mission is simple: democratize security by making it easy and effective for everyone. We’re transforming security from the ground up by solving the world’s most pressing geopolitical challenge — safe, secure information access. We engineer our business to enable our customers to easily address their ever-evolving security challenges.

We believe that impactful work is rewarding work and that our team is at its best when everyone feels empowered to bring their whole self to work. We learn together by hiring for cultural contribution, not cultural fit, and recognize that diversity in background and thought are essential to building high-impact teams.

We invest in growth and learning opportunities and encourage our people to never stop learning. We foster collaboration and believe in being recognized (and rewarded!) for hard work. We champion a healthy work-life balance. We’re kinder than necessary.

Together we build for the future by designing simple solutions for complex problems. And that’s why we’re the most loved and trusted name in security.

What you’ll do…

As a Software Engineer on the Core Authentication team, you’ll be joining a new team whose aim is to reimagine how authentication works at Duo. As Duo moves to offer authentication offerings beyond Multi-Factor (SSO, Passwordless, Cisco Zero Trust) the need for shared services and features among them increases. The vision of this team is to identify and create these shared services, which can then be used as building blocks across Duo’s products. You’ll work alongside other engineers, architects, and cross-team collaborators as the team completes this vision.

Our ideal candidate has optimally developed highly scalable web applications and has a solid foundation of software development standard processes. Experience thinking through architectural trade-offs, developing with microservices, or interest working in the space are a big plus.

If you're coming up short in these areas, but think you could still knock it out of the park, convince us why!

Skills you have…

  • 3+ years professional software engineering experience. We are willing to hire more junior or more senior if the right candidate comes along.
  • Experience with Python or a desire to learn
  • You are committed to Quality and experienced with modern software testing practices
  • You love working within a successful team, learning from and instructing others
  • Experience with SQL and relational database models
  • You have a history of writing performant, maintainable code.
  • You value automated testing as much as writing expressive, clean code.
  • Pragmatic problem solving - you can deliver results while not succumbing to analysis paralysis and over complication.
  • You approach new challenges with curiosity and are energized by the opportunity to learn new techniques.

Even better if…

  • You have experience with distributed systems and microservices architecture
  • You are familiar with asynchronous programming patterns
  • You have a solid understanding of security best-practices in web development

Reasons why you should apply

If this role and the security field is exciting to you, we encourage you to apply - even if you don’t meet all 100% of the description or qualifications. If you have been an effective technical contributor to software projects and can show consistent examples of having led others, regardless of role or title, we want to hear from you.

Duo is committed to cultivating and preserving a culture of inclusion and connectedness. We are able to grow and learn better together with a diverse team of employees. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, innovation, self-expression, and talent that our employees invest in their work represents not only part of our culture, but our reputation and Duo’s achievement as well. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that all potential candidates can bring in terms of their education, opinions, culture, ethnicity, race, gender identity and expression, nationality, age, languages spoken, veteran’s status, religion, disability, sexual orientation and beliefs.

Finally and most importantly, we are a proud Equal Opportunity Employer.

Cisco Covid-19 Vaccination Requirements
The health and safety of Cisco's employees, customers, and partners is a top priority. Our goal is to protect and mitigate the spread of COVID-19 infection for strong business resiliency during the pandemic. Therefore, Cisco may require new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 if the role requires business-related travel, meeting with customers/partners (including visiting third-party sites on behalf of Cisco), attending trade events, and Cisco office entry, unless otherwise prohibited by applicable law, and in countries where COVID-19 vaccination is legally required. The company will consider legally required accommodations/exceptions for medical, religious, and other reasons as per the requirements of the role and in accordance with applicable law. Additional information will be provided to candidates about the requirements and accommodation process at the offer time based on region.