People Matter

Senior Technical Program Manager, Security



IT, Operations
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 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.

The Okta Security team’s mission is to strengthen Okta’s position as the leading Identity-as-a-Service solutions through identifying and resolving risks to the employees, product, and most importantly, our customers. With the ever-increasing pace of cloud application adoption, companies are struggling to find ways to accurately assess risk and act at the speed of their business.

As the Technical Program Manager for the Security team, you will assist in driving security initiatives by engaging various process owners in the design, documentation, and implementation of the appropriate controls in our computing environments, enabling Okta to demonstrate those controls to external auditors. In addition, you will be responsible for developing communications, reporting, metrics, dashboards, and wikis to demonstrate progress.

The ideal candidate will have experience driving a secure culture through appropriate security-based behaviors as part of a security-aware culture collaborating across various teams that include Engineering, BT, Security, P&P, Marketing etc. This position requires strong communication skills and experience tailoring various types of communication to meet the needs of the intended audience. If you’re a self-starter who wants to make a difference in global cloud security, we want you on board.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Program manage various large scale, complex initiatives across multiple teams; taking a hands-on and proactive approach to manage dependencies, unblock progress, define timelines, communicate commitments, introduce efficiencies
  • Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration, and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities.
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks - by having close involvement with team goals and challenges, applying past experience, and keeping in mind the big picture.
  • Lead the introduction of new processes, to benefit Security teams and cross-organizational initiatives
  • Develop and distribute monthly program communications to create awareness of upcoming activities and program progress.
  • Develop and maintain metrics and dashboards to report on program status
  • Collaborate across Okta to drive transparency of Security programs

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Computer Science or Management Information Systems, or equivalent experience
  • 2-3+ years of consulting and/or industry experience with a background in business operations, project/program management or corporate development. Practical expertise in enterprise software / SaaS industry
  • Exceptional communication and collaboration skills across all levels of an organization
  • Deep working experience with Security or engineering teams
  • Strong Program Management experience in a cloud computing environment
  • Working knowledge of technical terms and concepts used in information security, privacy, risk assessments and contingency planning
  • Understanding of development methodologies, such as software development lifecycle and operations
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to “think-out-of-the-box”
  • Strong oral, written and presentation communication skills
  • Able to work independently or with a team

Helpful Certifications / Skills:

  • Program Management Professional (PMP)
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Okta
  • Technical background


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:
$103,950$155,430 CAD

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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