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Senior Software Engineer (Customer Identity)

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United States
Base Salary
152k-228k USD

Job Description

Get to know Okta

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.

The IAM Team

IAM is the Engineering Domain that takes care of the core of the Customer Identity product: the authentication pipeline, the protocols, the sessions, anomaly detection and customer security detection and response mechanisms.

The Senior Software Engineer Opportunity

The Protocols team is responsible for managing, maintaining, and expanding all authentication interfaces and we’re looking to grow the team to deliver on some high impact features in the near future. If you’ve signed in on a TV using your smartphone, logged into some of the biggest brands' websites or apps, you’ve likely worked with Auth0. This team is responsible for some of the most significant expansions in our authentication offerings ever.

You’ll use NodeJS (Javascript/Typescript), MongoDB, and PostgreSQL in this role. Our services run on AWS and Azure.

If you like taking hard problems at scale and making them simpler, we can’t wait to talk to you.

What you’ll be doing

  • You have previous exposure to Node.js (JavaScript or Typescript)
  • You have experience creating and maintaining public APIs
  • You are passionate about working on systems that are highly reliable, maintainable, and scalable
  • You have experience and passion for sound engineering practices and testing.
  • You excel when working autonomously and know when to seek help from your team members
  • You have experience with cloud environments (AWS and Azure preferred)
  • You consider security equally crucial as all other parts of development

What you’ll bring to the role

  • You are interested in designing, analyzing, and troubleshooting large-scale distributed systems
  • You have a systematic problem-solving approach, coupled with strong communication skills and a sense of ownership and drive
  • You have practical experience developing and improving applications written in Node.js, Golang, or another concurrency-friendly language

And extra credit if you have experience in any of the following!

  • Experience working with a fully distributed, remote team
  • Existing knowledge of security engineering and application security
  • Proven experience and understanding of architecture principles across infrastructure platforms, security, data, integration, and application layers

Below is the annual base salary range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable), bonus, and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program please visit:

The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in California (excluding San Francisco Bay Area), Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:$136,000—$204,000 USD The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between: $152,000—$228,000 USD

What you can look forward to as an Full-Time 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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