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Senior Software Engineer, Windows



Software Engineering
Posted on Monday, April 22, 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.

Access Management Team

The Okta Access Management Team is responsible for building the foundation of authentication and authorization to the resources that Okta protects. Our mission is to let our customers safely and securely use Okta-protected resources. We are building Okta cloud services and client software that allows the user to safely and seamlessly log in to devices and use Okta authenticators to securely access their entitled applications. There are multiple opportunities open for Windows engineering within Access Management.

About You

We seek a passionate, experienced software development engineer to join our Windows team. The ideal candidate should have solid 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.

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.
  • Analyze/Refine Requirements with Product Management and Engineering for prototyping Windows client components.
  • 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 in the .Net framework.
  • Experience with debugging tools on Windows platforms such as windbg.

Nice to have:

  • Experience with Windows interprocess communication (COM, Pipes, RPC, Windows Sockets, Credential Manager, Windows Login Service) and potentially kernel debugging.
  • Experience with Windows UI frameworks such as WPF, XAML.
  • Understanding of Identity and Access Management protocols and architecture (FIDO, U2F, WebAuth, SSO, SAML, Kerberos, OAuth, Federation, etc.).

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience.
  • 4-6 years of software development experience with at least two years of experience designing and building enterprise software on Windows.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located. We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office or from home, regardless of where you live. Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Find your place at Okta

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What you can look forward to as an Full-Time Okta employee!

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