Cloud Software Engineer - Identity & Access Management (IAM)



Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

About ClickHouse

We are the company behind the popular open-source, high performance columnar OLAP database management system for real-time analytics. ClickHouse works 100-1000x faster than traditional approaches. By offering a true column-based DBMS, it allows for systems to generate reports from petabytes of raw data with sub-second latencies. With an amazing community already adopting our open-source technology, we are now embracing our journey in delivering Cloud first solutions to delight our customers.

With top adopters such as Lyft, Cisco, and eBay - not only do our products work at lightning speed, so do we.

We are an open and collaborative company. Our colleagues are curious, engaged and excited about what they do. If you want to work in an environment where you can learn, grow, be an agent of change and have your voice heard - then please read on!

The Identity & Access Management team’s goal is to support our ‘one customer identity’ vision by providing tools, processes, and expertise for our engineering teams to create a unified access management experience while simplifying and standardizing engineering patterns in the space. This is an exciting role with growth potential. The initial focus of this role is to unify tooling and processes for customer identity. The team also guides design patterns for integration credential management and IAM related to cloud components.


  • Develop, manage, and collaborate with other engineering teams to provide guidance and support for:
    • Authentication systems to ensure customers and internal users are provided a secure, user-friendly way to access systems, including support for SAML, SCIM, MFA and passwordless authentication methods
    • Role-based and fine-grained access control to ensure resources have the proper level of authorization that is secure, easy for users to understand, and easy for engineers develop against
    • Audit logging & monitoring to ensure events are captured for analysis and surfaced for both internal teams and customers as appropriate
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to understand database access management patterns, provide guidance for security or usability improvements and contribute where possible
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to understand integration patterns for third party systems and work to develop common patterns and platforms to enable secure management of credentials for this application
  • Collaborate with other engineering teams to understand authentication and authorization relevant to the product’s implementation in Cloud and work to develop common patterns and platforms to enable secure deployment and management
  • Ensure systems comply with relevant security and compliance frameworks, such as NIST
  • Create and maintain internal documentation to enable other teams to on-board and integrate with identity & access management systems
  • Respond to on-call escalations involving the identity and access management platform


  • 4+ years of experience as a software engineer, with focus on complex system design and development, working with diverse programming languages (i.e. C++, TypeScript, Go)
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or a related field; or equivalent experience
  • Experience implementing authentication and authorization services to a standard such as SAML, SCIM, OAuth2, or OIDC
  • Direct experience with Auth0, Okta, Cloud IAM (AWS, GCP, Azure) and AuthZ systems such as FGA or OPA
  • Experience implementing access control on web applications, APIs and databases
  • Experience with distributed systems, cloud computing, and scalable architectures
  • You are passionate about building secure systems that are easy to use and easy to develop against
  • You have excellent communication skills and the ability to work well within a team and across engineering teams
  • You are a strong problem solver and have solid production debugging skills
  • You thrive in a fast paced environment, and see yourself as a partner with the business with the shared goal of moving the business forward
  • You have a high level of responsibility, ownership and accountability


New York Area / San Francisco Area - Salary Range
$149,000$225,000 USD
Washington State - Full Salary Range
$126,650$191,250 USD
General US Remote Salary Range
$126,650$191,250 USD
Los Angeles, CA / Washington, DC - Salary Range
$134,100$202,500 USD
Seattle, WA - Full Salary Range
$134,100$202,500 USD


This role offers cash compensation and a stock options grant. For roles based in the United States, you can find above our typical starting salary ranges for this role, depending on your specific location.

The positioning of offers within a certain range depends on various factors, including: candidate experience, qualifications, skills, business requirements and geographical location.

If you have any questions or comments about compensation as a candidate, please get in touch with us at


  • Flexible work environment - ClickHouse is a distributed company offering remote-first work to all employees
  • Healthcare - Employer contributions towards your healthcare.
  • Equity in the company - Every new team member who joins our company receives stock options.
  • Time off - Flexible time off in the US, generous entitlement in all countries.
  • A $500 Home office setup if you’re a remote employee.
  • Employee-driven international mobility- we enable you to relocate internationally if you wish (within certain countries and timelines and subject to role requirements, time zones and work permit considerations)

Culture - We All Shape It

As part of our first 200 employees, you will be instrumental in shaping our culture.

We look for candidates who are:

  • Motivated by doing great work as part of a team :)
  • Open to learning from others and sharing with others
  • Team Players: helpful, resourceful, responsive
  • Respectful and see feedback as an opportunity to grow

Are you interested in finding out more about our culture? We are a one year old company therefore we are excited to be building it together at the moment. Our first 200 employees are the culture shapers of our future. Check out our blog posts or follow us on LinkedIn to find out more about what’s important to us, and to find out if you’d like to come and contribute to building our culture with us!

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