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Engineering Manager, Identity & Access Management



Remote · Canada
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

With our growing customer base and our expansion into new markets and use cases, we have more to build than ever at Affinity as we execute on our vision to put relationship intelligence at every professional's fingertips.

The Role
Reporting to the VP of Engineering, you will be leading and scaling out a team that is responsible for the Identity and Access Management services within the Affinity platform, which enables our customers to securely access their Affinity instances and data, and to comprehensively manage configuration and access controls that align with their compliance and regulatory needs. You will be guiding the team to develop the next generation of this layer to have it become more powerful, intuitive, reusable and scalable. This is a very hands-on role; in addition to leading the team, you'll also be an active contributor.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Through cross-team collaboration, define the technical roadmap for the Identity and Access Management services of the Affinity platform, which include authentication, application security, configuration management, permissions management, license management, and email and meeting ingestion from the Google and Microsoft APIs.
  • Lead, coach, mentor and inspire a team that owns areas of the platform that are critical to the success of our customers and our business.
  • Lead Agile processes like daily standups, sprint plannings, demos and retrospectives.
  • Be an active contributor. You’ll have the time to build meaningful features alongside your team.
  • Drive complex technical, architecture, design, and product discussions.
  • Identify and fill gaps on the team, and create the processes necessary for the team’s success.
  • Scale the team by hiring additional talented engineers to provide the necessary velocity to meet the team’s goals.


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every qualification. At Affinity, we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role, but your past experience doesn’t perfectly align with the qualifications above, we encourage you to apply anyways. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.


  • You have 8+ years of experience working in backend software engineering.
  • 3+ years in an engineering management role.
  • You have experience working with complex SaaS platforms that operate at high scale, and are built around APIs, asynchronous services, and a variety of data stores.
  • You have experience working within the authentication and access control sub-systems of SaaS platforms
  • You have 8+ years of experience working in a software engineering role, building scalable applications with large volumes of data.
  • You have 3+ years in an engineering management role or technical leadership role, providing mentorship and coaching in a formal setting, leading high-performing engineering teams.
  • You have experience working with complex SaaS platforms that operate at high scale, and are built around APIs, asynchronous services, and a variety of data stores.
  • You have experience working within the authentication or access control sub-systems of SaaS platforms
  • You have excellent communication skills.
  • You take pride in delivering an exceptionally high-quality product in terms of the functionality you provide to consumers, as well as the platform’s overall performance and reliability.
  • You are passionate about helping engineers at all levels develop new skills and advance their careers.
  • You're excited to work collaboratively within engineering and across functional teams.
  • You’re eager to contribute your ideas and experiences to help Affinity continuously improve as a product and company.

Nice to have:

  • Experience working with Ruby, React, or PostgreSQL.
  • Experience working with CRM-type applications
  • Experience building integrations between SaaS platforms.

Tech Stack
Our platform is built with React and TypeScript on the front end, and with Ruby and PostgreSQL on the back end. Our infrastructure is hosted by AWS and runs on Kubernetes.

What you’ll enjoy at Affinity:

  • We live our values as playmakers, obsessed with learning, care personally about our colleagues and clients, are radically open-minded, and take pride in everything we do.
  • Health Care coverage and flexible personal & sick days. We want our team to be happy and healthy :)
  • We provide an annual budget for you to spend on education and offer a comprehensive L&D program – after all, one of our core values is that we’re #obsessedwithlearning!
  • We support our employee’s overall health and well-being and reimburse monthly for things such as; Transportation, Home Internet, Meals, and Wellness memberships/equipment.
  • Virtual team building and socials. Keeping people connected is essential.

Please note that the role compensation details below reflect the base salary only and do not include any variable pay, equity, or benefits. This represents the salary range that Affinity believes, in good faith, at the time of this posting, that it will pay for the posted job.

A reasonable estimate of the current range is $141,000 to $186,000 CAD. Within the range, individual pay is determined by factors such as job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training.

About Affinity

We have raised over $120M and are backed by some of Silicon Valley’s best firms, with over 2,700 customers worldwide on our platform. We are proud to have a 4.0 Star Glassdoor rating and recently ranked; Inc.’s Best Workplaces of 2022 and Great Places to Work 2022. Passionate about helping dealmakers in the world’s biggest relationship-driven industries to find, manage, and close the most important deals; our Relationship Intelligence platform uses the data exhaust of trillions of interactions between Investment Bankers, Venture Capitalists, Consultants, and other strategic dealmakers with their networks to deliver automated relationship insights that drive over 450,000 deals every month.

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