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Engineering Manager, Platform GovCloud (Customer Identity)

Okta

Okta

Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Customer Service
United States
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 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 Customer Identity (CIC) platform secures more than 100 million logins each day for customers all around the world - and we're growing fast! The Platform Infrastructure team enables CIC engineers to move faster by giving them tools to easily deploy and manage their services on AWS and Azure. This is a role with a huge impact. You will get to work with engineers throughout the organization and what you build will be a foundational piece of the infrastructure that allows CIC to scale for years to come.

We’re looking for an Engineering Manager to lead a team of software engineers who are designing, implementing and at times rethinking these critical services and tools. Because we build and support the overall CIC platform, the ideal candidate is someone who is passionate about infrastructure, operations, and not intimidated by cross-organization coordination and collaboration.

You will:

  • Lead and grow a healthy, inclusive, collaborative team rooted in the opportunities they’re creating for customers.
  • Ensure each person on the team is deepening their skills through coaching, training, and mentoring.
  • Partner with a product manager to enable the team to build, operate and automate government infrastructure implementations at the platform level. This involves talking to engineers, other teams and customers.
  • Tie every piece of work back to the mission of making the internet safer and the business value of making it easier for companies to solve Auth.
  • Have the opportunity to gain a great understanding and context about how Auth0 works and learn more about security protocols and how to build reliable, highly available systems.

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Have 7+ years of relevant engineering experience in datastores, large scale distributed systems or a related field.
  • Have 2+ years of engineering management experience.
  • U.S. Person Status (e.g. a U.S. Citizen, National, Lawful Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee)*
  • Are skilled at coaching teammates in all phases of their career.
  • Have experience providing focus to teams to enable them to achieve their goals.
  • Have a technical background and can help a team evaluate trade-offs during design and development.
  • Enjoy working in an iterative development environment.
  • Can add value to a conversation even when you are not familiar with the entire context.
  • Work well with technical and non-technical people to deliver high-value results.
  • Like to lead by example.
  • Are a great communicator and communication facilitator.
  • Are comfortable working with a team based in different regions/times zones as well as with individuals who work at different times of day to accommodate their diverse lives.

Extra Points:

  • Passion for working on systems that are highly reliable, maintainable, scalable and secure.
  • Experience working with Amazon Web Services and/or AWS GovCloud
  • Specialized knowledge in security programs supporting FedRAMP.
  • Experience working with PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Redis, and Kafka.
  • Passion for working on systems that are highly reliable, maintainable, scalable and secure.
  • Understand regulations and laws such as HIPAA, SOC2, PCI, and GDPR.

We do not expect you to be an expert in all of the above, only that you can learn the less familiar fast

Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

* This position requires access to controlled unclassified information or other sensitive government data. As a condition of employment for this position, the successful candidate must be able to submit documentation stability U.S. person status (e.g. a U.S. Citizen, National, Lawful Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee. 22 CFR 102.15) upon hire.

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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: https://rewards.okta.com/us.

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:
$156,000$250,000 USD
The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between:
$186,000$280,000 USD

What you can look forward to as an Full-Time 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! https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and convictions records, consistent with applicable laws. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please use this Form to request an accommodation.

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