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Staff Identity Security Engineer



Posted on Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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.

As Okta on Okta’s Principal Identity Security Engineer, you will report to the Director of Okta on Okta in APAC and partner closely with Business Technology, Enterprise Security, Enterprise Architecture, and your counterparts in Okta on Okta North America to create, own, and iterate upon a showcase-worthy service delivery model for all identity services within Okta. You will build relationships with our internal and external customers and drive automation, self-service, and other scaling and security initiatives to help Okta become the most secure company on earth. You will also share our strategies with our customers to showcase our implementation of Okta’s Identity capabilities.

What You Will Do

  • Review our current enterprise IAM service delivery, and plan and build a target-state security first IAM service delivery model for Okta’s own identity needs utilizing Okta Identity Cloud products and other tooling
  • Ensure our Enterprise IAM service delivery is aligned with Okta’s security strategy and help influence our security strategy from an Identity subject matter perspective
  • Catalog security opportunities as they are discovered, and represent the risks if left unmitigated and the value of their implementation to business leaders to ensure they are addressed
  • Partner with the Okta on Okta team to design and architect secure, scalable, and employee enabling IAM solutions that align with business requirements, incorporating security best practices.
  • Collaborate with Enterprise Architecture to mature Identity and Access Management capabilities across the enterprise
  • Partner with Engineering and Product teams to enhance our product offerings as it relates to IAM Security
  • Continually assess and explain risks and threats to make risk-informed security decisions that harden Okta’s posture while enabling a low-friction and delightful user experience
  • Represent Okta on Okta in security related initiatives and report on metrics and defined KPIs to determine areas for improvement

What You Bring

  • 10+ years of experience in Information technology with a focus on Identity and Access Management, security architecture and enterprise security
  • Industry certifications such as CIDPro, CISSP, CISM, or CISA highly desired
  • Proficiency in security and compliance frameworks such as NIST/FedRamp, SOX, SOC, ISO, SOC2, PCI, ZeroTrust, SaaS Security Framework, Data Security Foundations, etc.
  • Strong knowledge of cloud security (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP)
  • Extensive experience with identity and access management tools and technologies (e.g., SAML, OAuth2, OIDC, SCIM)
  • History of creative solutioning for scaling identity delivery to a rapidly growing organization
  • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to thrive in an environment working with multiple stakeholders and can align cross functionally to broker security and service delivery decisions
  • A growth mindset and willingness to learn & continuously improve
  • Experience as a coach and mentor others as a leader within the growing Okta on Okta APAC region!

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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