Escalation Engineer


Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security protections. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing directories and identity systems, as well as 4,000+ applications.

Because Okta runs on an integrated platform, organizations can implement the service quickly at a large scale and low total cost. Thousands of customers, including Adobe, Allergan, Chiquita, LinkedIn, and Western Union, trust Okta to help their organizations work faster, boost revenue, and stay secure.

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Position Description:

The ideal Escalation Engineering candidate is a “problem solver” who is driven by going the distance to make Okta’s customers successful.  The ideal candidate is an articulate and seasoned technical expert with strong business acumen and executive presence who can work across levels of both internal (Okta) and external organizations (customers.) This candidate must be equally adept at liaising with internal teams e.g. support, customer success managers, and engineering teams to solve complex technical issues for customers, as well as at managing technical executive-level customer communications. Further, this candidate will have the ability to influence outcomes as a result of having built and maintained a relationship as a trusted advisor with peers and customers. Most importantly, this role is part of a larger team of highly effective professionals who work in a close knit fashion to successfully represent Okta support and engineering teams in some of the most challenging customer situations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as internal and external point of contact on customer escalations and ensure customer issues are resolved as expediently as possible
  • Triage and Resolve Customer Support Escalations from multiple inbound channels
  • Represent Customer Support while engaging with cross-functional teams to drive resolution of escalated issues
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations on response quality, timeliness of responses and overall customer experience
  • Manage technical and executive level updates as driven by customer requirements
  • Provide technical and soft-skills mentoring to Support Engineers
  • Participate in Technical Escalation On-Call rotation

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • BA/BS/MS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related discipline & relevant experience applies
  • 8+ years, enterprise technical support, system administration, professional services or related customer facing role, with at least 3 years in a senior technical role
  • Excellent relationship management, customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to remain calm, composed and articulate when dealing with difficult customer situations
  • Passion for solving customer issues and advocating for their success, in a fast-paced, highly technical environment
  • Ability to quickly and accurately assess the technical aspects of a problem
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision and as a part of a team
  • Outstanding analytical and organizational abilities

Strongly Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities::

  • Expertise in core Microsoft product stack, including Windows Server, Windows Workstation, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policies and IIS
  • Experience supporting Identity Access Management solutions
  • Experience supporting, SSO, SAML, or WS Federation
  • Experience supporting cloud applications such as Office 365, Google Apps, Salesforce, Workday, NetSuite, Box, etc.
  • Experience supporting n-tier web applications
  • Experience supporting REST APIs 



Minimum Wage Addendum 

(Colorado only*) Minimum base of $135k/year + equity + benefits - *Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20)

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 

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