Staff Software Engineer, (Backend)

Okta Advanced Server Access (ASA) enables organizations to easily automate access control to modern cloud infrastructure. ASA integrates with existing operations tools such as Ansible and Terraform, enabling fast and easy adoption by operations teams, and exposes an easy-to-use API allowing customers to create powerful access control automation.

Okta is taking that a step further with the announcement of Okta Privileged Access, a new product that will bring Okta’s modern, identity-first approach to Privileged Access Management.

We are looking for a Staff/Senior 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 PAM.
  • Work in our 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

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Are an experienced software engineer with a background in Go, 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 into production metrics.
  • Take pride in successfully completing projects and seeing their benefits for your team and customers.
  • Think in terms of systems, services, and APIs.

Required education and experience:

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


Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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