Services Architect (Remote Eligible)

Position Description:

The Services Architect is a technical authority on both cloud and on-premise based IT systems and is responsible for ensuring the Okta offerings are efficient and complimentary. Provide enterprise architecture support Okta customers. You will develop relationships with key partners to help them achieve their business goals while promoting creative solutions. Translates early business needs and insights into an actionable strategy, and assists customer in driving these initiatives to early results and high business value. This is a key member of the Professional Services (PS) team, working closely with PS Engagement Managers to design and scope functional and technical deployments of our platform, as well as working with the PS Delivery Team to help ensure the solution is delivered to the customer. You will apply your technical leadership to improve the value realization of the Okta platform. This role will report to the Director of Architecture for Professional Services

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

· Review and lead the gathering of business, functional and technical requirements for establishing an Identity platform powered by Okta for our customers. Work with customers to document the common technical and functional requirements for specific solutions.

· Support Engagement Managers by providing technical leadership, develop the requirements within the Statement of Work (SOW), and assist in defining the evaluation criteria for these services.

· Support creation of project plans to develop and implement the proposed solution.

· Develop strategic plans for identity services, including, but not limited to, transition strategies, bundling strategies, mission/vision descriptions, and positioning strategies.

· Develop Identity and Access Management (IAM) technical standards for interoperability and portability across multiple vendor solutions.

· Participate as a member of the professional services delivery team to translate requirements to designs and to provide technical leadership and oversight.

· Assist in periodic customer health-checks and project reviews.


Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Core Skillset

· 5+ years of consulting experience (Strongly preferred)

· 5+ years driving application architecture design

· 4+ years experience with (IAM) architectures

· 4+ years of experience with implementing cloud computing solutions including AWS, Google Apps, Salesforce etc.

· Familiarity with IAM solution providers is strongly desired

· Demonstrated ability to work and interact with CxOs and high-level customer executives.

· Experience in leading discovery workshop to derive customer requirements, specifications, business processes.

· Comfortable with diagramming complex solutions.

· Comfortable with leading conversations in medium sized groups.

· Effectively communicates technical information to non-technical audiences.

· Experience in developing functional specifications and system design specifications for customer engagements.

· Optimize user experience while implementing high security to critical applications.

· Strong knowledge of Security Architecture, Design and Operations, Active Directory, LDAP, SAML, OIDC, OAuth, SSO, REST, RBAC XML, SOAP, JSON

· Exhibits confidence and a deep understanding of emerging industry practices when solving business problems.

· Identifies critical issues with ease.

· Manages customer expectations effectively.

· Ability to travel up to 50%



The ideal candidate will have a strong focus in one or more of the following areas.


· Knowledge of cloud/virtualization technologies, such as VMware vSphere, EC2, Azure

· SaaS Integration for SSO and Provisioning

· Experience with Directories such as Active Directory, AAD, LDAP

· Knowledge of Infrastructure planning, DevOps, Networking, Firewalls, VPNs

· Knowledge of Load Balancers and Reverse Proxies and Web Access Management such as F5, Siteminder, Oracle Access Manager and NGINX.

Developer / CIAM

· 8+ years of overall IT / software development experience, solution design and technical architecture experience

· Strong Knowledge of software development security and cryptography.

· Strong Knowledge of API Gateways & Web Services

· Proficiency with various open source software and development tools

· Proficiency in one or more of .NET, JavaScript, Node.js, Ruby, Java, Python or Perl

· Proficiency version control.

Education and Certification

  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or other technical specialization
  • TOGAF and/or CISSP certification is a plu  
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