Senior Identity Services Engineer at Octane (Remote)

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Octane is a Fintech company whose mission is to connect people with their passions. The transaction process for large purchases such as powersports, RVs, boats, and home improvements is slow and frustrating, but Octane is changing that through automated underwriting, innovative credit products, and financing through our in-house lender Roadrunner Financial. Octane reaches millions of enthusiasts through editorial brands like Cycle World and Cycle Volta and helps consumers buy their favorite products with instant, frictionless financing on Octane.co. Octane is revolutionizing lending in under-served verticals that account for tens of billions of dollars in annual transactions.

Octane is gaining traction quickly with customers, as evidenced by growth in originations through our platform of more than $1B since inception. Octane works with more than 3,500 merchants in the USA and offers promotional financing with low rates for more than 40 OEM brands. Because we’re the platform and the lender, we have both high growth and positive unit economics - rare for a fintech. We have raised more than $192M in capital from leading investors, including Valar Ventures, IA Ventures, Contour Venture Partners, Third Prime, Progressive Insurance and Citi Ventures and our lending securities are rated AA by Standard & Poor’s.

What We Need:

We are looking for a motivated Senior Identity Services Engineer with a passion for building and running large-scale, massively distributed, fault-tolerant systems to drive engineering innovation. Embedded in an Agile environment, you will work cross-functionally with product managers, designers, and engineers company-wide to ensure that Octane’s services, both internally critical and externally visible, have reliability, appropriate uptime, and a fast pace of improvement. You will have the opportunity to use your expertise in coding, algorithms, complexity analysis, and large-scale system design to solve the challenges of scaling systems, building infrastructure, and eliminating work through automation.

Octane considers Identity Management a core service vital to the success and security of the organization. The Identity Services Engineer will work closely with several engineering teams, the security team, and the microservices team to assure efficient, secure and performant Identity Services are in place.

Because we’re the platform and the lender, we have both high growth and positive unit economics - rare for a fintech. We have raised more than $139M in venture capital from leading investors such as IA Ventures, Valar Ventures, and Contour Venture Partners, and our lending securities are rated AA by S&P.

As a Senior Identity Services Engineer, you will support service line initiatives within the Identity and Access Management (IAM) team. With limited supervision, provide analysis and development knowledge for Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), Privilege Access Management (PAM), Single Sign-on (SSO), and/or Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the review and design of new IAM and Identity security technologies and support to ensure that the appropriate controls and tools are selected and operationalized. Work closely with team leads, peers, development teams, business analysts, and end users to ensure Octane’s systems have appropriate controls and protection.
  • Regularly participate in new projects to learn new technologies and perform detailed feature and usability analysis based on vendor’s offerings and Octane’s business needs. Support Information Security programs which include governance (policy & standards), security enhancements, new security technology evaluation and testing, project requirement gathering, internal client communications, documentation, and security awareness.
  • Support Identity and Access Management (IAM) operational team(s); including Identity Governance and Administration (IGA), Privilege Access Management (PAM), Single Sign-on (SSO), or Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) platforms.
  • Participate and/or lead the installation, integration, deployment, and support of IAM tools and products.
  • Develop, deploy and manage a comprehensive IAM security model for AWS access and authorization, including SCIM provisioning on demand, directory services and on & off-boarding solutions.
  • Redesign the automation of Engineering self service deployment, management, and operations of our AWS cloud hosted systems.
  • Establish key operational policies in areas such as emergency response (e.g. runbook), monitoring and metrics of infrastructure elements, and infrastructure as code.
  • Create and deliver best practices recommendations, tutorials, blog articles, sample code, and technical presentations adapting to different levels of key business and technical stakeholders.

Who You Are:

  • 5+ years of experience required, which should include a combination of at least 3 or more of the following: 
    • Experience with OKTA, Azure Active Directory and other SAML/SSO solutions.
    • Experience with technical experience integrating identity management, access management, access governance, or privileged access management software into clients' infrastructure and applications.
    • Experience in Identity Management Systems and/or Privileged Access Management Systems.
    • BA/BS Degree in Computer Science, Cyber Security, Information Security, Engineering, Information Technology, Business. An advanced degree is also preferred.
  • Certifications such as: CISSP, CISM, or CISA certification(a plus).
  • Experience leading multiple projects designing, building, and/or running production systems in cloud or virtualized environments with any of the following tools: Ansible, Terraform, or Chef.
  • Advanced knowledge of AWS Cloud Architecture and Security; and services and provisioning of VPC, IAM, and CloudWatch.
  • Advanced knowledge of Python and Linux and shell/bash scripting.
  • Strong scripting and coding skills in Python, Ruby, or other languages commonly used within DevOps workflows.
  • Experience with DevOps practices including infrastructure as code, continuous integration, automated deployment, automated testing, autoscaling, and self-healing.
  • Excellent understanding of security best practices, server/network hardening, and risk mitigation.

Benefits:

  • Robust Health Care Plans (Medical, Dental & Vision)
  • Generous Parental Leave
  • Up to 5 weeks time off (self-managed)
  • Retirement Plan (401k) with Company non-elective contribution AND company match!
  • Educational Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement up to $3K/year 
  • Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
  • Short Term / Long Term Disability
  • Team Activities (remotely)
  • Robust Ancillary benefits including accident insurance, hospital insurance, etc

Octane Lending is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or any other protected status with respect to recruitment, hiring, promotion and other terms and conditions of employment.


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An Insider's view of Octane

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At Octane, work and life have never felt at odds with one another. When life happens or we need a moment, there is always understanding built on trust and respect. Then at work, once the storm has passed, shared company values and goals align and motivate everyone to bring their whole selves to work.

Caroline Ho

Staff Engineer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Today, we use a tool that emulates the look and feel of our physical office and gives users the ability to easily hop in between desks and rooms to talk to each other. With us going back to a hybrid model, we'll continue using tools like this so we allow for organic, serendipitous discussions, similar to catching someone in the hallway for a chat.

Kevin Park

Director, Product Strategy & Data

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I have been at Octane for only a year but I have seen exponential growth in my career. The leadership at Octane has always motivated me and provided me with opportunities to present my work and given me constructive feedback to hone my skills. Octane’s culture makes employees feel valued and instills the confidence to work to their full potential.

Geetika Chawla

Dealer Risk Manager

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

To make myself accessible, I engage in 1:1s with various members of the team, have a public calendar so people can throw on a meeting if there is ever something they want to discuss, do strategy sessions several times a year, host an all-hands every month, and attend company happy hours.

Jason Guss

C.E.O.

What are some things you learned at the company?

At Octane I’ve learned that small, scrappy teams of highly motivated individuals can accomplish big things. And that world-class products require both focus and patience to build. We’re just as proud of the things we say “No” to, as we are of the products we ship that delight consumers and make life easier for recreational dealers.

Evan Coates

Vice President & General Manager, Consumer

What are Octane Perks + Benefits

Octane Benefits Overview

Benefits Include:

Robust Health Care Plans (Medical, Dental & Vision)
Up to 5 weeks PTO (self-managed)
Generous Parental Leave
Retirement Plan (401k) with Company contribution
Educational Assistance/Tuition Reimbursement up to $3K/year
Powersports Safety Benefit: reimbursement of up to $500/year for the purchase of any powersports safety equipment
Life Insurance (Basic, Voluntary & AD&D)
Short Term / Long Term Disability & Life insurance
Team Activities (remotely)
Monthly company gift

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2,750 per year and use these funds for eligible medical, dental and vision expenses.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Octane's dental plan covers 100% of preventative care costs!
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
70% company contribution
Life Insurance
We cover you with a life insurance policy valued at 1x your salary.
Pet Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We make an annual contribution of 3% of your prior year's W2 earnings, whether you contribute to your 401k or not.
Company Equity
Match charitable contributions
We will match each charitable contribution that ranges from $25 - $500.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Employees may receive paid time off up to a maximum of 4 weeks birthing & recovery and/or 12 weeks bonding leave for any birth, adoption or placement event in a rolling twelve (12) month period.
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Exempt employees are encouraged to take at least 2 weeks, but can take as many as 5 weeks of vacation time per year.
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
New York and Texas employees receive additional sick time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Octane will reimburse 90% of approved tuition, fees and other expenses, up to a maximum of $3,000 per year, incurred by an employee for continuing education through an approved program.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within

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