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Senior Software Engineer - Privacy (Customer Identity)



Software Engineering, Customer Service
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 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 Role

We seek a knowledgeable and development -focused Privacy Engineer to take the privacy of our Customer Identity products, customer data, and infrastructure to the next level. This role is a key member of the Privacy team embedded within the Customer Identity product unit and works across multiple functions to solve data privacy challenges to support the growth of our global Customer Identity business. We are an engineering-focused team that seeks to build software services for cutting edge of privacy technology and implement controls to mitigate the privacy threat landscape. In this role you will work as part of a globally distributed team of talented engineers who share a passion for data privacy and enjoy solving complex problems at scale. This role works closely with Product Engineering, Data Engineering, and Legal stakeholders to deliver on data privacy strategy for Okta’s customer identity products.


  • Partner closely with cross-functional partners across Engineering, Legal, Data, and Product to embed sound technical privacy practices in everything we ship and help uncover risks before they become issues.
  • Contribute towards development of new privacy features, tools, and scalable solutions to optimize the work of the Privacy Engineering team and enable us to deliver privacy-centric solutions for our internal and external stakeholders.
  • Foster a forum of data stewards to operate as an extended support team for privacy engineering initiatives.
  • Collaborate with Privacy Engineering leadership for annual planning, prioritizations and progress management.
  • Build, deploy & maintain scalable and reliable infrastructure services as well as privacy solutions for customer identity products.
  • Support privacy investigations in coordination with the Okta Legal and Compliance teams, participate in root cause analysis and perform necessary remediations.

What this position is not:

  • Security engineering, incident response, dedicated code reviews, or compliance focused.


  • You have 3+ years of hands-on development experience writing microservices with Golang.
  • You have 3+ years of experience performing technical privacy or security reviews, recommending good design patterns, and identifying trade-offs.
  • You have working knowledge and experience with one or more of the following:
    • Database principles including familiarity with SQL, noSQL, and DBT.
    • Privacy automation and orchestration.
    • Privacy impact assessments.
    • Data inventory and classification.
    • User data protection and data loss prevention.
    • Encryption, data anonymization, pseudonymization.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have experience working with a globally distributed and remote team.

Bonus points if:

  • You have working knowledge and experience with one or more of the following:
    • Full-stack engineering.
    • Data pipelines and event streaming platforms such as Kafka.
    • Protocol buffers.
    • Identity and access management.
    • Governance, risk and compliance.
    • GDPR, CCPA / CPRA, or other privacy regulations.
    • Data pipelines for large scale systems.
    • Data privacy in cloud environments (AWS, Azure).
    • Data privacy in a large scale data system (Snowflake).
    • Data privacy in NoSQL data stores including MongoDB.



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:
$114,000$172,000 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.

Okta is committed to complying with applicable data privacy and security laws and regulations. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy at