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Senior Software Engineer Front-End, Federated Authentication



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, May 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.

We are looking for a software engineer to join the Inbound Federation team. The team is responsible for building the core authentication and authorization layer using security standards to promote interoperability across resources and applications. We are looking for smart, innovative and passionate engineers to join the team, who specializes in front-end development.

You will share our passion and great pride in elegant solutions and will join an engineering team that strongly believes in designing for scale, rigorous code reviews, automated testing, and an iterative process to build high-quality next-generation enterprise software. Identity is deeply important and providing a platform for customers to secure their resources is one of your passions.

Company Description:

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management platform, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, organizations can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, or partners or the applications are in the cloud, on premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps organizations become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance.

The Okta platform provides directory services, single sign-on, strong authentication, provisioning, workflow, and built in reporting. It runs in the cloud on a secure, reliable, extensively audited platform and integrates deeply with on premises applications, directories, and identity management systems.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead, design, architect and build high-quality scalable software by enforcing best practices around software engineering architecture and processes
  • Collaborate with product owners, UX, and engineering teams to scope and plan engineering efforts and dependencies
  • Own your code at all stages of the lifecycle - design, implementation, test automation, delivery, and monitoring - to provide high-quality products to our customers.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new products and features while also working down our existing technical debt
  • Raise the bar on engineering excellence by improving standard methodologies, producing best in class of code, documentation, testing, and monitoring
  • Conduct code reviews, retrospectives, and other continuous improvement activities
  • Collaborate with QA, Technical Support, Documentation, and UX team
  • Be a mentor for colleagues and help promote knowledge-sharing

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 8+ years of software engineering experience building highly reliable, mission-critical software.
  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript language, along with experience building Express and ReactJS applications.
  • Experience shipping robust services and user interfaces for production-grade applications in an agile, product-oriented environment.
  • Strong experience with cross browser compatibility and optimization techniques
  • Strong understanding of debugging scalable, high performance web applications built with reusability and componentization in mind
  • Experience working with cloud systems at scale.
  • Understanding of web security attacks and prevention.
  • Excellent grasp of software development and testing principles.
  • Excellent communication skills and strong product sense.

Nice to Haves:

  • Experience with server-side technologies including caching, asynchronous processing, and multi-threading
  • Experience in TypeScript
  • Experience with Object-Oriented Languages like Java and C#
  • Experience in TDD
  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management protocols and technologies: OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML, Federation, SSO, etc.


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:
$135,000$203,000 CAD

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!

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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