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Senior Software Engineer (Unix/Linux)



Software Engineering
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
Posted on Monday, May 27, 2024

About Ping Identity:

At Ping Identity, we believe in making digital experiences both secure and seamless for all users, without compromise. We call this digital freedom. And it's not just something we provide our customers. It's something that inspires our company. People don't come here to join a culture that's built on digital freedom. They come to cultivate it.

Our intelligent, cloud identity platform lets people shop, work, bank, and interact wherever and however they want. Without friction. Without fear.

While protecting digital identities is at the core of our technology, protecting individual identities is at the core of our culture. We champion every identity. One of our core values, Respect Diversity, reminds us to celebrate differences so you are empowered to bring your authentic self to work.

We're headquartered in Denver, Colorado and we have offices and employees around the globe. We serve the largest, most demanding enterprises worldwide, including more than half of the Fortune 100. At Ping Identity, we're changing the way people and businesses think about cybersecurity, digital experiences, and identity and access management.

We are seeking a skilled Software Developer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and maintaining a Linux/Unix Pluggable Authentication Module (PAM) in C, ensuring robust support across various operating systems, and providing customer support for PAM & SSH configuration issues. This role requires a blend of development, packaging, and customer-facing skills.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop authentication related binaries: Design, develop, and maintain a PAM module and other binaries written in C for Linux/Unix systems.
  • Maintain Binary Packages: Package and maintain the binaries for various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Redhat, and others.
  • Maintain Auto-make Script: Develop and maintain an auto-make script to streamline the build process of the binaries.
  • Jenkins Pipeline Maintenance: Develop and maintain a Jenkins pipeline for building, testing, and deploying the artifacts.
  • Integration Testing: Implement and maintain integration testing for the code using Python to ensure reliability and functionality.
  • Support Matrix Maintenance: Ensure the binaries support a wide range of operating systems, including various Linux distributions as well as AIX, HP-UX and Solaris.
  • Customer Support: Provide technical support to customers, assisting them with PAM, SSH & authentication configuration issues and troubleshooting to ensure smooth operation.


  • Proficiency in C programming with experience in system-level programming on Linux/Unix.
  • Experience in packaging software for different Linux distributions (e.g., DEB, RPM).
  • Familiarity with continuous integration tools, particularly Jenkins.
  • Experience with build automation tools and maintaining auto-make scripts.
  • Proficiency in Python for scripting and integration testing.
  • Experience with a variety of Unix-based systems, including AIX, HP-UX, and Solaris.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to provide effective customer support.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently or as part of a team.

Life at Ping:

We believe in and facilitate a flexible, collaborative work environment. We’re growing quickly, but remain true to the innovative, can-do startup values that got us here. Most importantly, we keep hiring talented, smart, fun, and genuinely nice people because that’s who we want to succeed with every day.

Here are just a few of the things that make Ping special:

  • A company culture that empowers you to do your best work.
  • Employee Resource Groups that create a sense of belonging for everyone.
  • Regular company and team bonding events.
  • Competitive benefits and perks.
  • Global volunteering and community initiatives

Our Benefits:

  • Generous PTO & Holiday Schedule
  • Parental Leave
  • Progressive Healthcare Options
  • Retirement Programs
  • Opportunity for Education Reimbursement
  • Commuter Offset (Specific locations)

Ping 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.

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.