Software Engineering Manager, Identity Platform

US Remote

Lead the Identity Platform team in building a large-scale, mission-critical, and intuitive platform responsible for the fundamental layer of authentication and authorization which powers the core Okta Identity Engine. The team leverages industry standard protocols such as OAuth, OpenID Connect and SAML to create a customizable platform that allows Okta’s customers to configure and brand our out-of-the-box product and make it their own.

As a Software Engineering Manager of this team you are passionate about security and delivering secure and simple products and solutions. You have experience developing enterprise-grade software in an object-oriented language, experience or knowledge in security, authentication, or identity, and as a plus, have built models from complex systems. You will bring out the best in each engineer, hire and develop talent, while ensuring the highest quality of software.



  • Analyze/Refine Requirements with Product Management and Product Owners
  • Work with engineering management and other teams to scope and plan engineering efforts and dependencies
  • Provide technical guidance to ensure alignment with Engineering architectural vision and best practices
  • Identify/Define/Refine Engineering processes to streamline product delivery and ensure quality
  • Facilitate Agile project planning and execution by running weekly and monthly sprint planning, as well as, tracking cross teams dependencies to ensure prompt delivery
  • Lead, recruit, and mentor software engineers
  • We have development offices in San Francisco, San Jose, and Toronto as well as remote employees across North America, you will likely be managing teams spread across two or more time zones.
  • Interface with QA, Product Management, Technical Support, Documentation and Technical Operations

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 2+ years of experience managing software development engineering teams
  • 5+ years of building high performing and scalable enterprise software
  • Excellent grasp of software engineering principles, ability to guide and coach engineers
  • Familiar with RESTful API design for developer audience
  • Knowledge of Identity and Access Management protocols and technologies plus: OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML, Federation, SSO, etc.
  • Experience with cloud infrastructure, AWS strongly preferred
  • Micro-service oriented architecture development and management

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent work experience


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