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Staff Software Engineer, IAM Sessions (Customer Identity)



Software Engineering, Customer Service
United States
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 Sessions Team

Okta’s Customer Identity Cloud (CIC), powered by Auth0 technology, is an easy-to-implement authentication and authorization platform designed by developers for developers. We make access to applications safe, secure, and seamless for the more than 100 million daily logins around the world. Our modern approach to identity enables this Tier-Ø global service to deliver convenience, privacy, and security so customers can focus on innovation.

The Sessions team is one of the teams responsible for implementing the Identity Protocols that lie at the heart of our authentication engine. The Sessions team looks after the authenticated state of our users, across all their devices and applications. Their current focus is to enhance our session management capabilities to provide our customers better visibility of their users, fine-grained management of their sessions and more tools to deal with security incidents.

The Staff Software Engineer Opportunity

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our IAM Sessions team.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Be a part of a fast paced, agile team.
  • Design and build features using technologies such as Node.js, AWS, Azure, MongoDB, PostgreSQL and Kubernetes.
  • Collaborate with industry leading experts to implement the cutting-edge of Identity Protocols and Open Standards such as OpenID Connect, OAuth and SAML
  • Maintain and operate services with extremely high scale at the core of our product.

Required Qualifications

This is an Okta Federal Position and only open to U.S. person Status (e.g. a U.S. Citizen, National, Lawful Permanent Resident, Refuge, or Asylee)*

What you’ll bring to the role

  • 8+ years of software development experience using Node.js (JavaScript or Typescript) or similar language.
  • Experience working on systems that are highly-reliable, maintainable and scalable.
  • Experience leading teams and/or complex projects from inception to delivery.
  • Familiarity with building and operating high throughput/low latency systems.
  • A passion for good engineering practices and testing.
  • Experience with cloud environments (AWS and Azure preferred).
  • The ability to communicate your ideas and collaborate with other team members effectively in a remote working environment.

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

  • Experience working with Identity Protocols such as OAuth, OIDC and SAML
  • Experience with Cloud environments from several vendors.
  • You understand the Devops culture and like moving between infrastructure and code.
  • Knowledge of security engineering and application security.
  • Proven experience and understanding of architecture principles across infrastructure platforms, security, data, integration, and application layers.

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 establishing U.S. person status (e.g. a U.S. Citizen, National, Lawful Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Asylee 22 CFR 120.15) upon hire.



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:

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:
$160,000$240,000 USD
The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between:
$179,000$269,000 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!

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