Staff Technical Program Manager-Incident Management (Remote Eligible) at Okta

| San Francisco, CA
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As a Staff Technical Program Manager-Incident Management in the Engineering Infrastructure & Security TPM Team you will be in a leadership position within the Engineering organization. In this role you will have a focus on customers as well as incident response. You will partner with various groups across Engineering, Customer First, Product Management, and Security to design, build and operate organizational processes to respond to service incidents and customer issues.  You will be the point person for clarifying strategic level goals and outlining the operational plans to achieve them.  You will work within and across scrum teams to prioritize and execute on key deliverables in support of this program.  Employing both a strategic and tactical approach is a requirement in this role.  You will not only have strong TPM experience, but also experience implementing operational processes within Engineering or Infrastructure teams in a SaaS and agile environment. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Own and manage the E2E Root Cause Analysis (RCA) process within Engineering, which is used in response to service incidents and customer reported issues
  • Lead the introduction of new processes and iterations on existing processes within Engineering in support of our customers and service reliability and availability, 
  • Structure, kick-off, and run continuous and/or time-bound initiatives within and beyond the Engineering organization -  clarifying priorities, enabling the execution of deliverables, defining program process flows, and providing continuous transparency. 
  • Project manage organizational initiatives within and beyond Engineering, across multiple teams; taking a hands-on and proactive approach to unblock progress, introduce efficiencies, and provide workflow solutions. .
  • Build and maintain alignment across multiple teams for keeping a focus on execution, continuous improvement, and operational excellence.  
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks - by having close involvement with teams’ goals and challenges, applying past experience, and keeping in mind the big picture.   
  • Provide clear and crisp transparency to the status and progress of Engineering initiatives and operational programs.   

Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 3 years of technical program management experience in a SaaS product development environment – kicking off and managing cross-organizational programs 
  • Minimum 3 years of technical project management experience in a SaaS product development environment – working hand-in-hand with Engineers to deliver 
  • Experience with delivering FedRAMP, IL, or other compliance or security initiatives within Engineering organizations preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; experience effectively communicating and presenting to teams located across different locations and people ranging from individual team members to C-level executives. 
  • Strong leadership skills; able to successfully influence without authority 
  • Strong technical aptitude/affinity; experience working directly with software, test and/or system engineers 
  • Self-starter; able to work well in an ambiguous and constantly changing, fast paced environment 

 Education and Training: 

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Training in Agile and Scrum 

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.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta https://www.okta.com/company/careers/. 

By submitting an application, you agree to the retention of your personal data for consideration for a future position at Okta.  More details about Okta’s privacy practices can be found at: https://www.okta.com/privacy-policy.

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