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Senior Software Engineer (Customer Identity)



Software Engineering, Customer Service
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

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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.

Senior Software Engineer (Customer Identity)

This role is for you if you like being at the center of the action, it’s for you if you like to help people to grow and if you like solving non-trivial problems, transforming them into smaller easier problems.

IAM is the Engineering Domain that takes care of the core of the Auth0 application: the authentication pipeline, the protocols, the sessions, anomaly detection and customer security detection and response mechanisms.

The Foundations team is an enabler to our other IAM product teams, ensuring we have effective tooling and shared capabilities, as well as robust cross-team utilitary services that allow them to focus on delivering business value and increases their velocity, whilst ensuring they can grow faster and safely with the paved roads Foundation builds and maintains.

We mostly work with a NodeJS backend (Javascript or Typescript), and use MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Redis to store our data. Our services run on AWS and Azure.

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

As a Senior Software Engineer, you will:

  • Learn about identity and security and how Auth0 and Okta enables companies around the world to securely innovate.
  • Take ownership of designing and building new and evolving existing features and services within our ecosystem, with a focus on enabling our product teams to safely move faster.
  • Work with and be exposed to many of the latest cloud technologies and best practices.
  • Join a highly collaborative environment where you will be learning from and teaching other amazing engineers, within your and across other teams in the organization.
  • Work alongside our Engineering, Product, Security, Design, QA and other disciplines to deliver features that delight our customers.

You're a good fit for this role if:

  • You have 4+ years of software development experience.
  • You have practical experience using Node.js (JavaScript or Typescript).
  • You have experience creating and maintaining public APIs and/or packages.
  • You are passionate about designing, implementing and troubleshooting distributed systems that are highly-reliable, maintainable and scalable.
  • You are passionate about good engineering practices and testing.
  • You have experience working with Cloud environments (AWS preferred).

Bonus points if:

  • You have experience in the identity and access management (IAM) domain.
  • You have experience working with a fully distributed, remote team.
  • You have a robust knowledge of security engineering and application security.
  • You have experience with developer enablement and accelerating development teams through best practices and shared tooling.



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