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Senior Manager of ServiceNow Management

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Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

Position Description: Do you love the intersection of technology and employee experience? Are you looking for a role where you can have an impact across a company through technical leadership, strong business partnership, & the ability to bring strategy to life? Come join our Workforce Technologies Team to deliver ServiceNow based capabilities that power the many aspects of our employee experience! The Sr. Manager for ServiceNow will serve as the Product/Technology owner for the platform, along with leading a technical team focused on ServiceNow architecture, engineering, & operations. This person should have a strong technical foundation matched with a focus on customer experience and a collaborative spirit and talent for building strong relationships with our business partners across Okta.

Sitting within the larger Business Operations Organization, we drive strategy through execution in support of Okta’s durable growth. Specifically, we build and execute the processes, technology, & insights needed to achieve operational excellence. We are builders, learners, owners, & collaborators. In this role, you will help us succeed with your customer focus, a sense of clear ownership, making data driven decisions, approaching delivery through speed and iterative improvement.

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Utilize best practices for defining business capabilities, understanding core requirements, designing technical solutions, and managing ongoing support
  • Manage and prioritize our backlog of work over time to ensure that we have a clear roadmap for delivery, we set and meet milestones, and balance work across our internal team, leveraging external implementation partners when necessary
  • Serve as the IT product owner for ServiceNow platform and partner cross functionally to ensure systems integrate and operate as designed and intended to support global process execution
  • Implement integrated and automated processes that drive efficiency and be audit ready at all times. Sustain knowledge continuity through appropriate level of documentation, cross training and vendor management
  • Manage demand and drive execution of a portfolio of projects through effective prioritization, planning (e.g. clear definition of objectives, success criteria, risks, scope, timelines, cost), vendor management and oversight
  • Develop, document, and maintain process, system, integration and data architectures for the ServiceNow eco-systems
  • As the people leader for a growing global team, you are invested in the team, support their growth, help foster a strong sense of team culture, and inspire everyone to come together and do their best work
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with business partners across Okta who depend on the ServiceNow platform for current and future capabilities
  • Have your pulse on industry best practices and be our compass and guide on a journey to an industry leading use of ServiceNow’s enterprise capabilities
  • This role involves driving the evolution of the ServiceNow environment, managing the core platform team, and overseeing all technical and strategic governance
  • The ideal candidate will continuously evaluate and integrate the latest platform features, maintain a capability view, and foster strong stakeholder relationships to deliver top-tier customer satisfaction
  • You will be instrumental in defining objectives, optimizing processes, and ensuring the platform's stability and performance to maximize business outcomes

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • 12+ years of proven experience as an IT product owner leading a ServiceNow development team with a track record of continued growth and responsibilities
  • 10+ years of progressively increasing responsibility in IT applications with a minimum of 2 years partnering and working with multiple business functions on the implementation of new capabilities enabled by IT
  • 3+ ServiceNow certifications highlighting areas of expertise and focus for the platform
  • Strong business acumen along with proven collaboration and facilitation skills
  • Extensive business system analysis skills and strong experience with system development lifecycle methodologies (e.g. Agile, Waterfall)
  • The ability and willingness to roll up sleeves as needed to ensure group success
  • Experience in change management and influencing across complex areas such as process design, tradeoffs in systems, scaling programs through company life stages, etc
  • Proven track record of influencing, leading and facilitating initiatives with multiple senior stakeholders
  • Previous product management or product ownership experience as a technical lead, technical manager, or technology owner
  • Vendor management and SaaS software experience
  • Track record of strong verbal, presentation, and written communication skills and the ability to tell a story with data
  • Strong focus on customer/technology experience - we love our internal customers and hope you will too!
  • 10+ years of experience in technical roles that require strong communication, partnership, and relationship building with business partners
  • Experience with industry user groups, conferences, and a strong professional network
Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today!

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and convictions records, consistent with applicable laws. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please use this Form to request an accommodation.

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