Staff Software Developer, Advanced Server Access (Remote Eligible)

Advanced Server Access (ASA) makes it simple for customers to automate access control to modern cloud infrastructure, by bridging traditional access mechanisms such as SSH to Okta’s Identity Platform. ASA integrates with existing operations tools such as Ansible and Terraform, enabling fast and easy adoption by operations teams, and exposes a REST API allowing customers to create powerful access control automations.

We are looking for a software engineer to join our fast-growing team with a focus on scalability, reliability and enhancing the core building blocks of the product.

In this role you will:

  • Be deeply involved in evolving the core architecture of ASA.
  • Partner with our SRE and product development teams to build scalable, composable components of our platform.
  • Be responsible for designing and implementing scalable architecture patterns.
  • Help us expand our observability stack, and use the data from that stack to drive decision making.
  • Design and build APIs that customers rely on for access to production infrastructure.
  • Own core components of our infrastructure including systems for rate limiting, request routing, managing feature flags, managing application configuration, etc.
  • Mostly work on backend systems written in Go running on AWS.


You might be a good fit if you:

  • Are an experienced software engineer with a background in Go, Java, Python, C++, C or similar languages.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment built on end-to-end ownership.
  • Love thinking about distributed systems, and the reliability, availability and performance implications of the decisions made in their design.
  • Enjoy deep-diving on production metrics.
  • Take pride in successfully completing projects and seeing their benefits for your team and customers.
  • Think in terms of systems, service and APIs.


Required education and experience:

  • 4+ years working as a software engineer, SRE or similar.
  • Experience working with production systems.
  • Bachelors in CS, or equivalent


Advanced Server Access is mostly written in Go, but no prior experience with the language is required.


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Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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