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Software Engineer, Windows (Canada)



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, February 28, 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.

Device Access Group

Device Access Group is a new engineering team with a vision to secure customers’ devices and build the most secure and delightful identity experience in the platform. We bring Okta’s MFA to customers’ first vulnerable touchpoint—the desktop login. We let customers define the security policy that helps keep their devices safe and compliant. Once logged in, we let users access their resources in the browser or through a native application without any additional authentication. We introduce and enhance an identity-centric approach for the entire device experience where a user goes through privilege escalation or logs in remotely.

About You

We seek a passionate software development engineer to join our Windows team in Canada. The ideal candidate should have experience in Windows software development and be enthusiastic about writing Windows client software. The role gives the candidate a great opportunity to learn about interesting problems in the security and identity space and has great growth potential.

Join our team! We’re building innovative identity and security products from the ground up.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interface with QA, Product Management, Technical Support, Documentation, and UX.
  • Create and review technical designs and proposals.
  • Implement software components and unit/functional tests.
  • Review software design and peers' code.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Experience working in an Agile software development team leveraging continuous integration and deployment practices.
  • Hands-on experience in writing C++ or C# code on Windows Platform.
  • Experience with debugging tools on Windows platforms such as Windbg.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Windows interprocess communication (COM, Pipes, RPC, Windows Sockets) and potentially kernel debugging.
  • Understanding of Identity and Access Management protocols and architecture (SSO, SAML, OAuth, etc.).

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years of software development experience mostly on Windows.


Below is the annual salary range for candidates located in Canada. Your actual salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable), bonus, and benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, RRSP with a match, healthcare spending, telemedicine, 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 Canada is between:
$99,000$149,000 CAD

What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!

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