Okta Security Platform - Principal Software Engineer  at Okta (Remote)

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About Okta Security Platforms team

Security is critical to gaining trust. The Security Platform team builds identity-driven security products that help protect Okta’s customers and gain customer trust. We’re reimagining what it means to authenticate to systems and cloud resources. Building on top of the risk and threat centric models, the Okta Security Platforms team is adding new security and trust layers to the Okta authentication ecosystem. 

Being a global leader in identity, our customers rely on us to keep their information secure. We are building a platform for ingesting the vast amount of data we collect at Okta as well as data from our extensive partner ecosystem. We’re using this data to make smarter security decisions for our customers while maintaining a seamless experience.


About Okta

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta you can manage access across any application, person, or device. Whether the people are employees, partners, or customers, or the applications are in the cloud, on premises, or on a mobile device, Okta helps you become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance.

The Okta service provides directory services, single sign-on, strong authentication, provisioning, workflow, and built in reporting. It runs in the cloud on a secure, reliable, extensively audited platform and integrates deeply with on premises applications, directories, and identity management systems.


Position Description

Okta is seeking a Full Stack Principal Engineer to join its Security Platform engineering team. This is an opportunity to build an intelligent security layer at a massive scale. Ideal candidates have a passion for security, building highly scalable pipelines to ingest data from multiple sources and API design.


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Own the problems end-to-end - from concept design to final implementation
  • Design and develop features on backend, UI and APIs to handle future scale
  • Be a strong independent contributor
  • Influence the direction of the product design and architecture 
  • Conduct design and code reviews. Ensure high programming standards by writing unit and functional tests
  • Provide technical leadership and mentorship to junior engineers


Required Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • 10+ years experience building Java based web applications
  • Experience with one or more of: Spring, Tomcat, REST
  • Experience with data ingestion from two or more: RDBMS, Redis, Elasticsearch, Kinesis, KDA
  • Experience with one or more UI technologies such as Angular, ReactJS, Backbone, Vue. 
  • Good understanding of design-patterns, scalability patterns, security engineering and object-oriented principles.
  • Experience working in Agile software development teams leveraging continuous integration and deployment practices.
  • Strong communication skills and the ability to work across functions and time zones

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, And Abilities

  • Understanding of Identity and Access Management protocols and technologies (SSO, SAML, OAuth, Federation, etc.)
  • Experience with designing and implementing APIs
  • Experience with Spring and Hibernate

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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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 154 open jobs at Okta, click here.
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