Developer Solutions Engineer, Germany Remote at Okta

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Developer Solutions Engineer, Germany 

We’re an identity company. Identity matters because we’re all unique. We were raised in countries, cities, and towns. We have unique backgrounds. We’ve faced specific challenges. And we’ve learned a lot along the way. At Okta we believe those experiences equip us to look at the world with our own perspective. Our product protects your right to be you, and we want every single one of our employees to feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, and comfort to express their ideas, because ultimately our differences are what makes us great.

At Okta our goal is simple - to be The Identity for the Internet and to accelerate a world where everyone can safely use any technology. 

And our opportunity is huge.

Whilst we continue to protect and enable our Customer’s partners, employees and contractors from a Workforce Identity perspective, we have a huge market opportunity in the field of Customer Identity Access Management (CIAM) and the leading technology to create frictionless registration and login for our customer’s most critical area of their business - their applications.

We allow customers to easily build authentication into any application, ensuring the security, scalability, reliability and flexibility of combining Okta’s leading Customer Identity products into our Customer’s applications, enabling Developers to focus on the things that are most important to them, without the worry and responsibility of Identity Management.

As an Okta Developer Solutions Engineer you will:

  • Architect world class CIAM Solutions using Okta API Suite of products, stretching your knowledge and experience in application development, enterprise cloud based architecture/integrations and cutting edge software development frameworks leveraging the latest technology stacks
  • Help architect world class identity solutions using Okta’s Identity Platform
  • Understand customer requirements and communicate the business value of solving technology problems using cloud technology
  • Prepare demos and proof of concepts to demonstrate various use cases for Okta’s Platform
  • Execute the delivery of POCs for customers that have more complex use cases, collaborating with other Okta engineering teams as needed
  • Craft technical content to show customers how to implement specific use cases or standard methodologies for new technologies
  • Communicate how Okta integrates with a customer’s existing environment and applications using a variety of means, including white boarding and architecture diagrams
  • Confidently communicate with stakeholders at all levels of the customer’s organization, from CxO to practitioner 
  • Distill and communicate customer needs and product feedback to Product Management, Engineering, Marketing and Sales

You could be a great fit for this role if you have some of the following experience:

  • A customer facing Developer/Developer advocate background and a desire to learn industry leading Identity products and solutions background with Software Development experience/exposure
  • An ability to design and implement reliable, scalable, high performing Web based solutions that meet the service levels associated with mission-critical Identity and Access Management based solutions
  • An ability to communicate very effectively with the technical and non technical audience
  • An ability/desire to present complex solutions to a diverse audience, primarily Developers and Architects but also up to VP’s and CXO’s 
  • Experience in conducting discovery workshops to derive customer requirements, specifications and business processes
  • Knowledge of Authentication and Authorisation protocols such as SAML, OIDC and OAuth
  • Knowledge of various Directories such as LDAP and Active Directory
  • Development experience on the server side (Java/.Net) as well as client side application design (Angular, Node, and other frameworks)
  • An understanding of various protocols REST/SOAP and have lived through XML as well as played with JSON
  • An ability to pick up new development stack while working with the prospects in Presales cycle
  • Experience in working with various groups internally – Solutions Engineering, Professional Services, Technical Marketing, Product Management and Product Marketing 
  • Experience and understanding of Microsoft stack such as .net, .netcore, WebAPI  framework, OWIN libraries etc. is a plus
  • Experience in developing mobile applications (using React Native/Ionic/Xamarin and understanding the identity layer integration involving devices is a huge plus 
  • Have learnt and have been part of enterprise application design stacks and understand nuances of security and cryptography

You might also have:

  • An understanding of cloud deployments stacks such as AWS, Azure and GCP
  • Proficiency in various open source software and development tools and stacks.
  • Comfort working with cloud based source control systems such as GitHub and Bitbucket
  • Industrial certifications such as TOGAF/Zachman/CISSP
  • Experience speaking at technical conferences and events
  • Okta certifications

If you’re interested in understanding more about the opportunity but do not have all of the skills/experiences that could make you a great fit for the role then please don’t be put off!

Here at Okta we have a fully proven, successful and structured onboarding process and invest heavily in the learning, development and growth of the people that we hire.

Why us?

This opportunity is flexible and can be based remotely in Switzerland, with travel across EMEA on an ad-hoc basis.

Okta is a progressive company that values you as an individual. 

We are committed to delivering an impressive and fully structured 3 month onboarding programme, ongoing investment in you and your long term career progression whilst also employee wellbeing and making a positive impact in our local communities.

Apply now to continue the conversation and speak with one of our recruiters…

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to Diversity Inclusion & Belonging 



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

More Information on Okta
Okta operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in San Francisco, CA, Bellevue, WA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL and San Jose, CA. Okta was founded in 2009. It has 4148 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Friends outside of work, Eat lunch together, Intracompany committees and Group brainstorming sessions. To see all 55 open jobs at Okta, click here.
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