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 policies. 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 large scale and low total cost. More than 2,000 customers, including Adobe, Allergan, Chiquita, LinkedIn, MGM Resorts International and Western Union, trust Okta to help their organizations work faster, boost revenue and stay secure.
Okta is seeking a Senior Director of Engineering to help us take our product offerings and integrations to the next level. You will have an unique opportunity to help define and build the next generation of capabilities to expand our breadth and depth in enabling our customers and partners to integrate and leverage our platform to create innovative solutions for both platform and application use cases. You'll partner with the Product Team and Business Development to build a compelling product vision and introduce critical new capabilities to drive adoption and ubiquity of our platform and enrich our ecosystem. If you are someone with a passion and a track record in leading engineering teams in building engaging products, who is technical and business savvy with the willingness to work collaboratively with stakeholders in adjacent products and organizations, this is the place for you!
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
- Work collaboratively with Product Management and Engineering Architects to drive product and technology roadmaps. Have the ability to help teams reconcile seemingly contradictory requirements and priorities to arrive at a strategy that will move the needle for the Business
- Drive the product release strategy and planning. Set targets, and measure success and effectiveness of deliverables leveraging Agile methodology
- Establish strong cross-functional and cross-organizational relationships with engineering leadership and field teams
- Champion engineering and operational excellence, establishing metrics and process for regular assessment and improvement
- Set clear expectations and create a positive work environment based on accountability, in collaboration with the engineering and management teams
- Provide technical leadership, mentorship, and guidance to the Engineering teams as well as cross functional teams
- Lead, recruit, and mentor engineers and engineering managers
- Interface with QA, Product Management, Technical Support, and Technical Operations
Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- 15+ years of experience of building large-scale products
- Proven ability to lead high-performing Engineering teams to deliver technical product releases from launch to scale. Drive continuous product improvement; Effectively align resources to achieve key business priorities, including appropriate scope, high quality and timely product releases
- Demonstrated ability to manage stakeholders across organizations
- Ability to identify opportunities and challenges with constant evaluation to foster innovation to mitigate impediments and drive success
- Experience in building, working with, and understanding scalable hosted infrastructure. Capacity to be hands-on and highly technical
- Skills in managing multiple teams, with a capacity to manage a geographically diverse team
- Strong knowledge of devops and cloud infrastructure services (AWS preferred)
- Very strong analytical and problem-solving skills, including requirements analysis, debugging and risk assessment
- Experience with identity, provisioning, or single sign on a plus
Education and Training:
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience
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 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.
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The foundation for secure connections between people and technology
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Over 8,400 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.
Identity is at the core of everything we do. And to us at Okta, that doesn’t just mean securing the identities of our customers, but also celebrating the identities of our employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Our vision is to nurture a culture of inclusion and belonging while we create balanced teams to fuel innovation and collective growth.
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