Distinguished Engineer


Austin, TX, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: IT
  • Post Date: 01/08/2021
  • Website: forgerock.com
  • Company Address: 201 Mission Street Suite 2900, San Francisco, CA, 94105

About ForgeRock

ForgeRock is redefining identity and access management for the modern web including public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, and enterprise and mobile environments. ForgeRock products support mission-critical operations with a fully open source platform. ForgeRock’s Open Identity Stack powers solutions for many of the world’s largest companies and government organizations.

Job Description

About ForgeRock:   

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:

Are you a creative, highly technical thought leader in the modern identity world, passionate about making a difference for the customers of today and tomorrow through innovation? We are looking for an accomplished and open-minded engineer who can apply and synthesize customer input and past experience in solving new challenges, work cross-functionally to build prototypes that demonstrate solutions, and speak to worldwide audiences to convey important new concepts. If this describes you and you’re interested to be part of a customer-focused, tech-infused environment where you’ll always be learning and growing, we want to hear from you.


What you’ll be doing:

Provide input and perspective on industry trends and future considerations for incorporation into company and product strategy

Research, develop, and document strategic viewpoints on emerging technologies

Contribute to future strategic planning and assist in evaluating competitor offerings

Work in partnership with the Product Organization to identify, research and prototype innovative technology

Act as a spokesperson for ForgeRock in the media and leverage social networks, blog, and video platforms for evangelism

Speak at key ForgeRock and external events worldwide

Support customer and prospect meetings to help position our current offerings and future product innovations, and use this engagement to understand market requirements

Engage in standards, specification, and alliance activities aligned with strategy

Champion our users’ needs internally by providing constructive feedback to the product and engineering teams

Participate in special projects such as M&A strategy and due diligence


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

BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field or equivalent practical experience

Domain expertise in identity and access management

Creative thinker and problem solver

Spoken communication skills to engage technical and nontechnical communities and enlist support from peers and industry

Written communication skills to publish research, POVs, and specifications, and engage technical and nontechnical communities

Organizational and project management skills for overall project planning and task management

Expert-level skills in two or more of these domains: cybersecurity, cloud services, privacy, Internet of Things, AI/ML, graphDB

Experience with Agile-based iterative development and knowledge of software engineering best practices


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 the collective sum of all our individual experiences, backgrounds and influences and we pride ourselves in growing and learning together. We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone’s individuality is respected and everyone has an Identity. In recruiting for new colleagues, we welcome the unique contributions you can bring and encourage you to be your best self.

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This company does NOT accept candidates from outside recruiting firms. Agency contacts are not welcome.