Staff Software Developer, Customer Identity (Canada Remote)

Staff Software Developer, Customer Identity

Company Description:

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management platform, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, organizations can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps organizations become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance.

The Okta platform provides directory services, single sign-on, strong authentication, provisioning, workflow, and built in reporting. It runs in the cloud on a secure, reliable, extensively audited platform and integrates deeply with on premises applications, directories, and identity management systems.

Position Description

Okta is an extensible identity platform and our services allow developers at companies of all sizes to integrate Okta into their own applications. We are looking for an experienced software developer to join our (Customer Identity and Access Management) CIAM Products Team.

The CIAM Products Engineering group is responsible for building products that purely solve problems for CIAM customers with the goals of making identity simple and seamless. The products will be built with ease of use in mind and allow customers to solve hard problems including fine grained authorization between microservices, first party consent for compliance purposes, and customized end-user experiences.

The ideal candidate is passionate about technology and delivering highly impactful customer-oriented products and solutions. You have experience developing enterprise-grade software in an object-oriented language, experience or knowledge in security, authentication, or identity. You are good at backend technologies, but can also go full stack when needed. 

This is an opportunity to either leverage your experience developing highly scalable cloud applications while building new skills in identity and platform development or to leverage your experience developing identity products while building new skills in cloud platform development.

Our elite team is fast, innovative and flexible; with a weekly, agile release cycle and individual ownership. We expect great things from our engineers and reward them with stimulating new projects, emerging technologies and the chance to have significant equity in a company that is about to change the cloud computing landscape forever.


Why join this team?:

  • Growth: Customer identity is a fast growing segment, you will be in the driver seat to help grow this team, and you have the opportunity to wear many hats.
  • Scale: Few companies face the same scaling challenges as us due to our large customer base. Learn how to design and operate cloud services that are horizontal scalable.
  • New challenge: There are many challenging problems to solve, from fraud prevention to services optimization. 
  • Best development methodology: We embrace the latest development methodology (code review, CI/CD, incremental roll out). Come learn how modern large scale enterprise software is developed and operated.
  • Cloud first: We embrace Cloud throughout our stack, come learn AWS, Azure, GCP and many other Cloud technologies as part of your day job. 
  • Impact: Millions of customers depend on us as much as they depend on Internet. Join us to build a passwordless future to delight our customers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Design and implement core, high-performance, scalable software components and APIs
  • Experience working in Agile software development organizations leveraging continuous integration and deployment practices
  • Work with engineering management to scope and plan engineering efforts
  • Interface with QA, Product Management, Technical Support, Documentation and dev evangelists

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 7+ years of software development experience in an object-oriented language building highly-reliable, mission-critical software
  • Experience working with a system of scale
  • Experience in RESTful API design

Nice to haves:

  • Expertise in standard authentication and authorization protocols such as SAML, OAuth and OpenID Connect
  • Experience building PAAS infrastructure and/or
  • Experience with Java, Spring and Hibernate and/or high performance MySQL environments


  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field 



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