Director, People & Places Digital Solutions

We are seeking a dynamic person to lead our People & Places Digital Solutions team which manages our technology portfolio and employee experience design across all of the People & Places Team. The ideal candidate is someone who has managed and built strong cross-functional relationships and is a strong communicator and people leader. This is an internal-facing role that will be the business owner for scaling our People & Places systems and operations delivery, while ensuring that all the stakeholders are involved and aligned throughout the process. This role will also have a role in providing input to our experience team to support key components of the employee experience across the entire employee lifecycle.


  • Lead the People digital portfolio for the design architecture, implementation, security, and compliance of People & Places systems and applications across People & Places Organization Working in close collaboration with People Operations leadership and People Engineering, translate business objectives into a prioritized implementation roadmap, digital solutions and overall architecture
  • Develop a technology strategy in partnership with cross-functional teams to build consistent experiences for our employees, including scaling digital solutions
  • Lead global People Organization’s systems roadmap and digital strategy to scale programs, create capacity within program teams and solve experience challenges
  • Lead the prioritization process and development of solutions to meet the needs of our Centers of Excellence (Compensation, Benefits, Global Mobility, L&D, Diversity), and more broadly across internal tools/communications
  • Coach and mentor team members, playing an active role in developing their functional and subject-matter expertise, supporting growth areas and leading with care
  • Work cross-functionally to affect improvements to the experience by design and implement processes, solutions, metrics, that enhance the end-to-end journeys and moments that matter
  • Work with business leaders and People & Places leadership across all global regions to develop the systems and digital roadmap to support the regions
  • Build and lead People knowledge management strategy and delivery
  • Support the delivery of employee experience design to Okta’s candidates, contingent workers, employees, and alumni
  • Drive adoption and usage of experience and systems changes and/or new launches across the People team
  • Ensure internal tools are simple and effective and provide insights into user experiences to best capture feedback from the customer
  • Lead and influence with industry best practices and proven methodologies for experiences, end-to-end process improvement, scalability and automation to support company growth
  • Analyze and report metrics on People systems activities in support of strategic decision-making initiatives and for ongoing measurement and continual improvement

Minimum Qualification

  • 15+ years experience in HR technology, digital solutions, employee experience or customer-facing technology environment
  • Experience inspiring, leading and growing individual contributors and teams from strategy through to operational execution
  • Demonstrated experience building and scaling teams and planning strategically 3+ years out as well as formalize tangible action plans to operationalize vision
  • Experience influencing at all levels of organization, including building high engagement through effective collaboration with key stakeholders and implementing company-wide changes
  • Proven relationship and partnership building skills
  • Awareness of HR best practices in the market as well as legislative and regulatory changes and experience implementing digital solutions
  • Knowledge of HRIS systems - principles, function technology and variations
  • Demonstrated experience leading global projects end-to-end with multiple stakeholders

Preferred Qualification

  • Bachelors' degree in a related field
  • Experience working in a customer-related field such as customer service, digital experience, customer acquisition or Significant exposure to HR process and practice, including prior experience working in a consulting company
  • Experience with Workday, Cornerstone, headcount management, and workforce planning systems
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) and/or Six Sigma certification (Greenbelt or Blackbelt)
  • Experience with SDLC, Agile, Scrum, and similar methodologies

((Colorado, New York and Washington only) Minimum OTE of $178,000/year + equity + benefits)



Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:

  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.          
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

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