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Senior Platform Security Engineer - Federal (Customer Identity)



Customer Service
United States
Posted on Thursday, October 5, 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.

What You Will Do

  • Build and maintain security controls in our Cloud environment
  • Build tooling to make security frictionless for Okta platform engineers
  • Develop design patterns, standards and best practices for Cloud security
  • Support our engineering teams in developing secure Cloud infrastructure
  • Identify gaps in our security posture and prioritize remediation efforts

You’re a good fit for this role if:

  • You have 5+ years of experience in Cloud Security Engineering
  • You have strong knowledge of AWS or Azure or GCP services and security controls
  • You have proficiency with at least one of the following languages
    • Python
    • Go
    • JavaScript
  • You have proficiency with writing and deploying Terraform code
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills

Bonus points if:

  • You have experience in the identity and access management (IAM) domain.
  • You have experience working with and securing containers and Kubernetes.
  • 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.

Required requirements:

  • This position requires the ability to access federal environments and/or have access to protected federal data. As a condition of employment for this position, the successful candidate must be able to submit documentation establishing U.S. Person status (e.g. a U.S. Citizen, National, Lawful Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Asylee. 22 CFR 120.15) upon hire.



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:
$140,000$189,000 USD
The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between:
$156,000$211,000 USD

What you can look forward to as an 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!

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