Senior Google workplace Engineer, Messaging and Collaboration

Bengaluru, India

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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. 

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 The BT Engineering Services Team

Business Technology is on a mission to accelerate Okta’s scale and growth. We bring world-class business acumen and technology expertise to every interaction. We also drive cross-functional collaboration and are focused on delivering measurable business outcomes.


The Business Technology (BT) Platform Engineering team is composed of smart and innovative engineers who welcome challenges and enjoy seeing our designs run at scale with automation, testing, and tuning.  Above all, we are a team who touches every point of the business and are obsessed with the end user experience.


Messaging and Collaboration Systems Engineer Opportunity

Okta’s Messaging and Collaboration Engineers perform a critical role in defining and maintaining the email and collaboration platforms. This role within the Business Technology (BT) Engineering Services org offers the opportunity to be part of the evolution of end-user messaging, collaboration, search, and productivity technologies across the company. You will research, re-design, and build detailed solutions/repeatable patterns (run books) for internal BT and end-users, transitioning knowledge to BT Service Desk, and provide 3rd level support when advance troubleshooting is required.

The ideal candidate is a messaging, collaboration, and productivity product engineer who has proven experience designing, developing, implementing, and maintaining a standard delivery operation model. This role’s focus is collaboration and productivity services: Google Workspace, Slack, Proofpoint, Atlassian Technologies, and other corporate SaaS applications.

You will be an integral part of the core team responsible for maintaining redundant, scalable, and secure systems infrastructure. This position entails taking ownership of the Enterprise Systems used at Okta and contributing to the development of backend systems that will support the company's growth. You should possess the ability to drive projects from inception to completion, including identifying areas for improvement, researching optimal solutions, effectively communicating your chosen approach to others, and implementing the solution. You are a proactive individual who combines analytical thinking with hands-on execution. You have ambitious goals and possess the drive to turn them into reality. Automation should be your passion, as we seek individuals who strive to work smarter, not harder.

What you’ll be doing 

  • Manage backend services as relates to Collaboration systems including Google Workspace, Slack, Atlassian, Microsoft O365, AzureAD, and Proofpoint Technologies
  • 3-4 years of Google Workspace experience required
  • Provide and follow best practices for collaboration architectures
  • Plan and document changes in the environment
  • Create and manage automation and integrations between services
  • Offer guidance to manage all aspects of the messaging and collaboration environments
  • Support users and the Service Desk with issues related to connectivity and usability
  • Manage the overall security of the collaboration environment
  • Run Analytic reports as needed for collaboration products for BT and Security leadership
  • Experience in defining/generating reports and metrics.

What you’ll bring to the role

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or minimum of 5 years of directly relevant experience
  • Relevant IT industry certifications (Okta, ITIL, GPCE, MCSA, MCITP, or MCTS).
  • Deep knowledge of messaging technologies and understanding of Sender Policy Framework (SPF), DKIM records
  • Ability to create scripts to invoke changes and gather data (such as PowerShell, Bash, or Python)
  • Knowledge of using REST APIs
  • Able to work with vendors to introduce new collaborative and innovative features to the collaboration environment
  • Will be required to be accessible 24x7 in case of emergency 
  • Strong written and oral communications skills, specifically technical documentation.
  • A can-do attitude, bringing solutions to the table.




What you can look forward to as an 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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