Staff Software Engineer

  • Full Time
  • Bristol

    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 or follow ForgeRock on Twitter at


    The Role:

    Are you a passionate engineer, with an appetite for learning? Are you someone who loves helping your team to fluidly adapt to new requirements and situations as they arise? Do you embrace the principles of agile software development? Do you prefer to ship code early, getting it into customer’s hands to collect their feedback to help deliver an outstanding solution? If so, then we are looking for someone to join us on our mission to transform how we deliver the award-winning ForgeRock Identity Platform.



    Work as part of a highly agile team, taking part in the full spectrum of team activities including planning, design, implementation, validation, and retrospection. Become familiar with the ForgeRock Identity Platform, working together with engineering teams and leadership in order to achieve our strategic goals. You will be focusing particularly on improving automation of our as-a-service offerings by developing software, incorporating services and leveraging tools.

    • Use the latest development technologies to build the distributed service automation that operates our online services. Experience in Golang, Kubernetes and SaaS application building are right up our alley.
    • Develop and expand our ecosystem of composable, reusable, isolated, single-purpose services, with a keen eye on good API design and usage
    • Create highly testable and rock-solid service implementations
    • Debug production issues across services and levels of the stack
    • Make important engineering decisions that balance numerous non-engineering factors with technical considerations
    • Continuously measure and optimize the performance, effectiveness, and uptime of backend services — participate in a data-driven culture
    • Research, prototype, and implement solutions to thorny data and scale problems using the best available tools
    • Thrive in a fast-paced environment, continuously working to adapt to ever-evolving customer needs


    Required Skills & Qualifications:

    • Solid development experience using one or more programming languages such as Go, Java, Python, JavaScript, etc.
    • Experience working with Agile development methodologies
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
    • Familiarity with Docker and Kubernetes concepts and associated tools such as Kustomize
    • Use of modern CI/CD tools for delivery and automation
    • A keen interest in security
    • Experience with the latest Cloud compute, load balancing and scaling, storage, networking, security and virtualization technologies
    • Working experience of administering or operating on cloud-based platforms such as Amazon AWS EC2, Microsoft Azure and Google GCP
    • Some familiarity with Linux / UNIX system administration.


    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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    Perks & benefits

    Bike Loan
    Employee Discounts
    Flexible Working
    Good Pension
    Subsidised Learning
    Private Health
    Travel Loan
    Work From Home