E*TRADE Financial Holdings, LLC

Principal Security Software Engineer

Job Locations US-GA-Alpharetta
Posted Date 1 month ago(3/1/2021 4:49 PM)
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Who We Are

More than 30 years ago, E*TRADE pioneered the online brokerage industry by executing the first-ever electronic individual investor trade. While the landscape of our industry has changed dramatically, our culture of innovation and drive to make online trading accessible to everyone continues to drive us forward. We believe in challenging the status quo, fostering an environment of curiosity and learning, and, above all, putting our customers first.

About the Role

We are looking for a Principal Security Software Engineer to join the Customer Auth (CAUTH) team that handles authentication/authorization for E*TRADE customers. We are on an exciting journey – modernizing the authentication factors and infrastructure for all of E*TRADE’s customers. This includes deploying systems that support modern factors like TOTP, Mobile Push, and YubiKeys – with the goal of increasing customer security and decreasing friction during the login process. Additionally, the team is focused on the developer experience at E*TRADE. By focusing on the use of standards-based services, we will provide a set of APIs designed to ensure development teams can easily create customer interactions that are secure, dynamic, and seamless.


Responsibilities include:

  • Implementing various authentication factors, like TOTP, Mobile Push, and YubiKeys using nodes/modules provided in ForgeRock (customize as necessary)
  • Developing, unit testing, and supporting code through various stages of the SDLC.
  • Building appropriate and required tools for monitoring and troubleshooting Identity and SSO use cases.
  • Incorporating ForgeRock related products and any customizations into the CI/CD pipelines used at E*TRADE
  • Driving deliverables by coordinating with different groups and taking ownership
  • Troubleshooting issues in any of the environments
  • Assisting with developing tactical strategies, processes and procedures related to systems/application administration
  • Assisting in crafting appropriate identity and access management architectures
  • Assisting in analyzing and sizing requirements
  • Mentoring and supporting junior members 


This role is very hands-on and requires at least seven years of experience developing, implementing, and supporting the following technologies:  

  • SSO technologies like SAML, OAuth 2, OpenID Connect
  • ForgeRock platform – Access Manager, Directory Server, and Identity Gateway
  • Custom ForgeRock code 
  • Amster to configure ForgeRock components through scripts and configuration files
  • Security components like digital encryption, signatures, hashing, TLS, certificates, and private keys 
  • Applications/libraries using Java
  • Tools to support production, monitoring, troubleshooting/debugging
  • Linux including experience writing shell scripts


  • Knowledge of FIDO and WebAuthn protocols
  • Well-versed with source control (like GIT)
  • Good communication skills

We offer a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Please visit https://www.etradecareers.com/why-work-at-etrade/employee-benefits/ to learn more about the opportunities.



EEO Statement

E*TRADE Financial Holdings, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer who encourages diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, citizenship, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


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