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Security Automation Engineer



Software Engineering
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.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

The Security Compliance team’s mission is to strengthen Okta’s position as the leading Identity-as-a-Service solution through a security-first approach to compliance. We are looking for someone with a strong technical background to accelerate our compliance growth through automation. We believe the key to building a scalable, highly visible compliance program is through the automation of compliance evidence collection, and we are looking for a compliance automation champion. The right candidate will have extensive experience operating in a multi-cloud environment and using code to interact with SaaS solutions. The ability to interact with a wide variety of API’s will be critical. As a Staff Compliance Automation Engineer, you will work with engineers, architects, and security professionals throughout the organization to understand how to interact with their technology stack to obtain critical compliance evidence through automation.

The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with the technical implementation of common coding languages such as Python or Golang. Experience generating machine readable outputs through JSON or YAML files and moving them through a secure workflow will be critical. Ability to generate code that can be understood by auditors and a non-programming audience will also be a useful skill. The ideal candidate will also have experience operating in a highly regulated environment subject to external audits such as SOC2, PCI, or FedRAMP. This position requires a unique set of skills including technical coding ability, ability to interpret compliance needs, and desire to operate in a security-first environment. If you’re a self-starter who wants to make a difference in global cloud security, we want you on board.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Work with Security Compliance team to identify targets for automation
  • Work with engineers in the business to develop automations for compliance evidence
  • Build automations to collect compliance evidence
  • Build a repository of audit evidence based on automation
  • Develop and Implement tools to automate evidence collection when feasible
  • Administer Security Compliance GitHub Repository
  • Build automated compliance baseline deviation detections

What you’ll bring to the role:

  • 7 Yrs Experience in API/SDK coding, automation, or similar skills
  • Experience automating in a large scale cloud-based environment running AWS, GCP, ect.
  • Proven experience in collaborating across teams to deliver complex horizontal projects
  • Unflappable troubleshooting skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Strong security background
  • Experience in enterprise-grade, highly regulated organization
  • Strong Linux understanding and Experience
  • BS in computer science (or equivalent experience)

And extra credit if you have experience in any of the following!

  • MySQL, RDS, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch
  • Ruby, Python, Go, Shell
  • GitLab, GitHub
  • AWS(EC2, ECS, KMS, Kinesis), GCP (GKE, GCE)
  • Chef, Lambda, Terraform
  • JupiterOne, Tines
  • ServiceNow, Jira, Salesforce

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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