Technical Support - Mission Critical Developer Support Engineer (Remote Eligible)

Job Purpose: 

The Mission Critical Developer Support Engineer (MCDSE) is an articulate and seasoned technical expert with strong working knowledge of the Okta product. In this role you will be adept at both building relationships and resolving issues. You will be the primary technical point of contact for a small number of Okta’s largest, most strategic customers and will learn their technical architectures and be ready to troubleshoot their issues. You will own or orchestrate resolution of cases, help build strong partnerships, and provide an unparalleled support experience for assigned customers. 

Duties And Responsibilities:  

  • Primary technical point of contact for designated Premier Plus customers. 
  • Provide well-thought out and reliable direction, both in technical and non-technical terms, to help designated customers integrate and maintain their Okta deployment. 
  • Take end-to-end ownership of assigned customer issues, including initial troubleshooting, identification of root cause and issue resolution. 
  • Meet or exceed customer expectations on response quality, timeliness and overall customer experience. 
  • Work in close collaboration with Customer Success Managers to receive, manage and expeditiously resolve escalations from assigned customers. 
  • Collect information and document bugs with Engineering for product issues that are impacting customers. 
  • Know the technical architecture and specifics of assigned customers’ Okta setup, and be ready to troubleshoot issues. 
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with technical contacts at assigned customers. 
  • Provide feedback to the training and documentation so that common or emerging issues can be addressed before they become serious or widespread. 
  • Push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry standard practices to come up with process improvements and new ways to delight customers. 
  • Assess  the risk of product releases, and impending and important dates throughout the year, and act to mitigate any identified issues. 


  • BA/BS/MS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or equivalent work experience.  
  • Advanced ability to program in one statically typed (C++, .NET, Java) and one dynamically typed language (Python, Ruby, PHP, JavaScript.) 
  • Experience working on cloud applications such as Office 365, Google Apps Suite, Salesforce, Workday, NetsuiteBox. 
  • 5+ years of experience in Customer Support, technical support or software development, preferably customer facing roles. 
  • Expertise supporting both classic and modern web stacks (e.g., JSP, Rails, Django/Flask, Node.js. ASP.NET.) 
  • Experience supporting REST APIs. 
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills in a variety of forms (written, live chat, conference calls, in-person.) 
  • Excellent analytical and organizational abilities.   


  • Experience with support and/or administration of Microsoft server-side stack including (Active Directory, Load Balancers, IIS, Group policies). 
  • Experience with addressing customer escalations and relaying concise and audience-digestible updates to stakeholders. 
  • Experience supporting Identity Access Management 
  • Experience supporting LDAP, SSO, SAML, or WS  
  • Experience supporting n-tier web applications

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