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Senior Privacy Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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Customer Identity Cloud, an Okta business unit, is an easy-to-implement, adaptable authentication and authorization platform. If you are a problem solver wanting to improve the lives of our developers, look no further - the DX domain is where you want to be. Our domain’s mission is to provide a best-in-class developer experience for customers to enhance their end-users’ identity journey.

Senior Privacy Engineer


  • Partner closely with cross-functional partners across Engineering, Legal, Data and Product to embed sound technical privacy practices in everything we ship and help uncover risks before they become issues;
  • Contribute towards development of new privacy features, tools, and scalable solutions to optimize the work of the Privacy Engineering team and enable us to deliver privacy-centric solutions for our internal and external stakeholders
  • Foster a forum of data stewards to operate as an extended support team for privacy engineering initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Privacy Engineering leadership for annual planning, prioritizations and progress management

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
  • Coding and code review experience in one or more general purpose language, including the ability to create simple programs and scripts along with diagnostic and troubleshooting skills
  • Possess foundational knowledge, including the ability to write SQL queries, manage databases, and perform basic data analysis.
  • Experience performing technical privacy or security reviews, recommending good design patterns, and identifying trade-offs
  • Privacy domain knowledge including an ability to identify common hurdles to and solutions for effective data privacy and security
  • Experience in privacy with one or more of the following privacy domains or technologies:
    • Privacy impact assessments, data inventory, user data protection, loss prevention, encryption, data anonymization, pseudonymization,
  • Ability to build relationships, collaborate, and influence stakeholders across multiple disciplines (engineering, legal, compliance, and data)
  • Ability to challenge the status quo while remaining pragmatic and championing trust with partners
  • Ability to evaluate new tools and processes to enhance data privacy capabilities
  • Ability to articulate complex technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences

Bonus Qualifications (Not Essential)

  • IAPP privacy certifications (e.g., CIPP, CIPM, CIPT)
  • Knowledge of GDPR, CCPA / CPRA, or other privacy regulations
  • Experience with Privacy Engineering tools
  • Experience with data pipelines for large scale systems
  • Experience implementing data privacy in cloud environments (AWS, Azure)
  • Experience implementing data privacy in large scale data system (Snowflake)
  • Experience implementing data privacy in NoSQL data stores including MongoDB

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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