Okta's Developer Experience team is looking for an experienced engineer with a love for the Go language, and a desire to work on open source SDKs that will delight our developer community. In this role you will have influence over our Go community strategy, which has a large base of developers working in the Dev Ops arena. Developers building on Okta want tools, written in Go, to facilitate their roll out of applications that leverage Okta as the underlying identity platform.
Okta's identity platform allows developers at companies of all sizes to integrate modern authentication features and workflows into their own applications. The Developer Experience team is responsible for sharing the love with those developers by identifying common use cases and creating tools and SDKs that make their lives easier, while helping them understand our product and the protocols that we support.
In this role you will be working on the leading edge of our Open Source Software (OSS) program and will gain invaluable experience with library design and development, as well as interacting with a community of engaged developers who use your work on a daily basis. Your code will see production scale usage at many companies, being embedded directly into applications and services that enable internet scale applications with large numbers of end users. This role provides the opportunity to design right, code right, and test right, and deepen your knowledge of the Go ecosystem.
We are a polyglot team and while we are looking for a lover of Go, we also value a generalist mindset and co-learning across stacks. We work closely as a team to design solutions that work across languages and environments.
Interested in the work we do? It's open source, check us out on GitHub ;)
- Design and build software development kits (SDKs), written in Go, for developers using the Okta APIs within their web applications and CI/CD workflows.
- Interact with developers through GitHub on our open-source repositories, responding to issues and reviewing pull requests
- Participate in software design and code review for all libraries that the team creates
- Implement holistic testing strategies to assert we're delivering a good developer experience, including unit, integration, and end-to-end tests
- Write documentation and how-to content for the libraries that you create
- 4+ years working as a full-stack web developer (you've written production code, been exposed to backend and frontend problems, have experience deploying your applications, and can empathize with developers across the stack.)
- Intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Go language
- Experience with unit and end-to-end testing
- Experience working with a product-oriented, agile culture
- Hands-on experience with CI/CD tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform
- Expertise in other languages, such as Java and Python
- Experience interacting with other developers on GitHub (e.g. opening issues, contributing to issues, contributing pull requests)
- Experience building libraries or tools that are used by other developers, either internally within your company or externally on pubic repositories