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Director, Product Security, Red Team



Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

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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.

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Director, Product Security, Red Team

Within the Product Security team, our Red Team delivers robust security assurance for Okta's products, services, and infrastructure.

We seek a dynamic director to lead our Red Team. Your role will include spearheading day-to-day operations, providing overall direction, orchestrating red team engagements, and acting as a technical lead to support team members in overcoming challenges. Your role will also extend to cultivating stakeholder collaboration and elevating our company’s security posture through strategic engagement and proactive measures.

What You Will Do

  • Kickstart and lead Okta’s Red Team program, defining its strategy, direction, and roadmap.
  • Collaborate closely with Engineering, Product, and Business Technologies teams to comprehend their security needs and pinpoint opportunities for collaboration.
  • Collaborate with Product Management to drive security features and enhancements.
  • Oversee key performance indicator (KPI) metrics, regularly tracking and reporting program performance to senior management.
  • Maintain and strengthen a team culture of growth, openness, trust, rigor, humility, mutual support, and psychological safety.
  • Lead the process of recruiting great engineers to meet the growth plan for the team in collaboration with our recruiters.
  • Mentor Product Security engineers in their career progression.
  • Deliver security presentations, representing Okta with authority in private and public forums.

What You Bring

  • Extensive professional background in Offensive Security in leadership or managerial roles and a commitment to cultivating high-performing, inclusive, and collaborative teams
  • First-hand experience creating and conducting Red Team exercises
  • Working knowledge of Blue Team operations and related technologies
  • Strong familiarity with contemporary tools, techniques, and procedures that map to the MITRE ATT&CK framework
  • Proven track record in managing geographically distributed security teams
  • Advanced expertise in modern web application components, architecture, and design principles
  • Advanced expertise in modern business technologies, architectures, and practices
  • Working knowledge of compliance frameworks (SOC2, PCI, FedRamp, et al.)
  • Exceptional ability to communicate, influence, and articulate vulnerability risks and present remediation options clearly to stakeholders
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams, possessing exceptional stakeholder management skills
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.


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:
$199,000$299,000 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!

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