Backend Staff Software Engineer

At Okta, we’re always innovating across the entire identity landscape, and our customers are always asking to do more with us. As the pace of change in the cloud continues at a rapid pace, the ability to move fast is a competitive advantage. To fund this continuous innovation, Okta has created an incubation program, building and nurturing new products and businesses internally. These projects are given the freedom to build independently like a startup, with the backing support of the Okta organization – the best of both worlds.

This incubation project, currently in stealth mode, is laser focused on helping all developers easily build and maintain API Security. With such a grand vision, we’re looking to assemble an amazing team of strategic go-getters with a relentless focus on execution. As a Staff Backend Engineer, you will be a crucial part of the core team building a new product from the ground up, with a focus on implementing the full stack architecture, APIs, and service layers, and assembling management dashboard components. Our team is working with cutting edge web & cloud technologies including Node Js(Express and Fastify), Vue Js, Material UI, Serverless technologies, Redis, Lambda, and NoSql Databases. This is a unique opportunity to get in at the ground level for a highly visible and expansive career opportunity, with an incredible support system in the Okta organization. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in all stages of the software development lifecycle, contributing to and taking ownership of key production services
  • Provide guidance on technology choices, architecture design, and development patterns.
  • Utilize best practices during development including robust testing and security considerations.
  • Write Backend Services to be consumed by the UI as well as Developers through Rest or SDKs

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • 6+ years of software development experience building highly available, performant, resilient, and scalable systems 
  • Prior experience working with Node.js
  • Serverless experience with technologies such as AWS lambda and Google Cloud functions
  • Hands-on experience with creating multi tenant systems
  • Hands on experience performant APIs 
  • Hands-on experience creating performant caching systems

Bonus Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/experience working with Google Cloud, Azure, and AWS APIs
  • Knowledge/experience with the OWASP 10
  • Knowledge/experience with API Authentication and Authorization
  • Experience on deploying on systems similar to Kubernetes

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 https://www.okta.com/company/careers/. 

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