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Staff Software Engineer, Streaming Foundations (Customer Identity)



Software Engineering, Customer Service
United States
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 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.

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 over 100 million daily logins worldwide.

Within CIC, the Platform Streaming Foundations team builds services and operates data pipeline infrastructure to support event streaming, messaging, and analytics use cases. We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer who is passionate about distributed systems, platform engineering, and solving data-intensive problems at scale. In this high-impact role, you will get to work with engineers throughout the organization to build foundational infrastructure that allows Okta to scale for years to come.

What you’ll be doing

  • Writing maintainable, efficient code using proven patterns to solve complex problems
  • Design, develop, and operate highly scalable services for data-intensive use cases
  • Evaluate and advocate for modern technologies to accelerate value delivery and improve engineering efficiency
  • Carry cross-team initiatives from end to end: code reviews, design reviews, operational robustness, security hygiene, etc
  • Participate in team’s on-call rotation to build operational excellence on services we support
  • Coach and mentor engineers to help scale up the engineering organization

What you’ll bring to our teams

  • 5+ years of software development experience in a fast-paced, agile environment
  • Hands-on experience designing, developing and tuning highly-scalable, event-driven systems
  • Strong understanding of database fundamentals and experience with event streaming technologies such as Kafka
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders
  • Experience with reliability engineering on areas such as data quality, observability, and incident management

Extra points

  • Familiarity with cloud providers (AWS, Azure) and container technologies such as Kubernetes, Docker
  • Familiarity with or interest in the Identity and Access Management (IAM) business domain



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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