Principal Backend Software Engineer- Okta Join

Okta is the leading provider of identity and access management for enterprises. Every day, Okta enables millions of users to securely and seamlessly access their work resources to be productive. These resources include cloud services, on-premise resources, and enterprise services. Okta provides best in class convenient access and safeguards such access. 

About The Team

This is a newly formed team which owns identity experience for device access. Our vision is to extend Okta Identity services to corporate devices, to own device identity and to extend it from desktop login to accessing applications. We enlighten our users by giving them easy, secure and convenient passwordless access to their machine and by extending that experience when they access resources on their machine. 

We have great ambitions and an aggressive roadmap to build new products. Come join us on an exciting journey.

About Your Role

As a backend engineer on this team you will have the opportunity to work within our Java stack. You will build backend services, APIs and workflows that are specific to device identity. You will gain familiarity with the entire Okta platform while having the opportunity to build new products from the ground up. More specifically your responsibilities include:

  • Analyze and Refine requirements with Product Management and Engineering. Create and review technical designs and proposals.
  • Lead, design and develop scalable backend services, API. Implement unit/functional tests and end-end tests.
  • Review software design and peer's code, address bugs, fix production issues

Minimum Requirements: 

  • Minimum of 7+ years of developing backend services in Java or C#
  • Experience developing RESTful APIs and Web Services
  • Experience working with relational databases, and caching frameworks

Nice to Haves: 

  • Knowledge and experience with Java frameworks such as Spring, Hibernate
  • Full stack experience with UI frameworks, and Javascript
  • Experience in Identity and Security space (e.g. OIDC, SAML, PKI, Cryptography)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent 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 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 

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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 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. More than 15,800 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, T-Mobile, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

Okta is committed to complying with applicable data privacy and security laws and regulations. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy at

By submitting an application, you agree to the retention of your personal data for consideration for a future position at Okta. More details about Okta’s privacy practices can be found at

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