Staff Software Engineer, Performance
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 Engineering Opportunity
We are looking for top-notch back-end software engineers to solve some of the most challenging Okta Engineering problems and own the performance and scale of our growing Identity as a Service Platform. The Performance Engineering team is responsible for managing and safeguarding the resources that back the global Okta Identity Cloud services. This team performs comprehensive system analysis across all tech stack layers to optimize resource usage and identify areas where the resilience and scalability of our services can be increased. Features developed by this team assist in supporting the traffic generated by thousands of organizations and millions of daily active users worldwide. Working with teams across the entire engineering organization, this team relentlessly drives toward improved code performance, higher system scalability, and strong ownership of the products we build.
We hope you share our passion for our work and want to join an engineering team that strongly believes in automated testing and an iterative process to build high-quality next-generation cloud platforms. Our elite team is fast, innovative, and flexible. We expect great things from our engineers and reward them with stimulating new projects and emerging technologies.
What you’ll be doing
- Design and implement frameworks to protect and optimize critical system resources
- Create and monitor meaningful performance metrics for various components of the Okta service
- Assist in developing and implementing models for infrastructure capacity
- Advise other teams within engineering on scalable and performant feature design and implementation
- Participate in scheduled on-call rotations that explores critical performance-related customer escalations
What we are looking for
- Experience as a software developer working with Java or a similar language
- Experience with SQL and related technologies, preferably MySQL and Hibernate
- Experience in a role with a focus on performance aspects of SaaS offering
- Experience in Query optimization and relational database schema design
- Expertise in any of the following: Redis, Storm, ElasticSearch, Cassandra
- Experience troubleshooting or tuning SAAS/PAAS/IAAS performance
- Education and Training: B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or related field
What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!
- Amazing Benefits
- Making Social Impact
- Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Okta
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! https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.
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