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Sales Development Representative, East



Sales & Business Development
Washington, DC, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2023

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.

This role requires the SDR to work out of the Washington DC office. The candidate would be required to relocate (if not already in that location) within a specific timeframe agreed upon with the manager & recruiting. Okta will not provide relocation assistance.

Okta is looking for Sales Development Representatives (SDRs) to research accounts and contact prospects using phone and email outreach to set meetings that generate pipeline for our sales organization. We are looking for individuals who are dedicated, curious, and motivated. The ideal candidate will possess strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication skills. A strong candidate is flexible with change, comfortable in a fast-paced environment, and eager to advance their career in sales.

SDRs are assigned a territory of accounts and are responsible for planning, researching, and strategizing how to set meetings within these accounts. The SDR will find the right people to connect with, make calls and send emails to gauge a fit, determine how Okta can help, then set up a meeting with their assigned Account Executive.


  • Utilize sales engagement tools to research contacts and accounts to strategize with Marketing and Account Executives on prospecting plans.
  • Conduct discovery conversations with IT Executives in targeted accounts.
  • Generate qualified meetings and opportunities for aligned Account Executives by following up on warm (inbound) leads and researched prospects.
  • Utilize active listening skills to uncover customer needs and business problems to effectively communicate how Okta can solve them.
  • Work cross functionally to increase conversion rates and generate quality pipeline
  • Consistently achieve quota by hitting call, email, meeting, and pipeline targets.
  • Use and maintain to keep data accurate.


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
  • 6-12 months of previous business experience
  • Previous experience with sales and prospecting tools a plus: Salesforce, Outreach, Linkedin Sales Navigator
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to navigate different systems and tools and follow process
  • Highly motivated and driven individual who thrives working toward monthly and quarterly quotas
  • A desire to grow and advance a career in sales
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

We aren’t looking for someone who ticks every single box on a page; we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences. If you think you’d be a great fit, please apply!


Below is the annual On Target Compensation (OTE) range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual OTE, which is inclusive of base salary and incentive compensation, will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable) 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 OTE range for this position for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:
$78,000$78,000 USD

What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!

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