Staff Product Designer

United States

Title of Job: Staff Product Designer
Role Located: Remote US

The Overview
Okta is looking for a talented Staff Product Designer (you!) who shares our passion for bringing simple, yet powerful product experiences to our enterprise admins. Okta’s vision is to “accelerate a world where everyone can safely use any technology”. We bring simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, promising to not only protect the identities of our customers' workforce and users, but to ask, “what more can we make possible?”

Which is where you come in! ​​As a Staff Product Designer for Okta, you’ll work with a globally distributed design team to apply your craft and expertise on a range of products and services. Our culture provides the opportunity to explore the technologies we’re researching and investing in. Some of your work will be functional, practical user experience design, where you will help our design team drive cohesive user experience across Okta’s portfolio of products. Other work will be speculative, generative explorations that you carry out in collaboration and partnership across the organization to flesh out, frame, and help prioritize solutions in an ever-evolving and complex, often ambiguous, problem space.

The Finer Print
You are a systems thinker who is capable of approaching complex design problems at a platform level. As a strong collaborator you are able to work closely with your peers in Okta’s Workflows and Extensibility and Identity, Governance & Administration platforms to ensure consistent user experiences across our products. Curiosity and deep empathy for informs your design perspective and you are a tireless advocate for user driven solutions.

In This Role, You Will

  • Lead a holistic, human-centered approach to design
  • Lead and oversee the Product Design strategy for your product alongside cross-functional partners, collaborating to take products from concept to launch
  • Design and facilitate co-creation design workshops with Product Management, Engineering and Design to define opportunities within our products to solve valuable customer problems
  • Collaborate with other Okta designers, including Visual and Content Design, User Research, and Design Ops, to ensure consistency across interface experiences across different user scenarios
  • Challenge teams to think bigger and act smaller, instilling an iterative process and fail forward mentality to design simple and delightful user interfaces for new and existing Okta products.
  • Advocate, mentor, and educate on the benefits of design thinking to product teams and new designers alike; partnering with UX team members to uphold our principles and standards
  • Actively mentor junior designers and contribute toward team-level and design practice and process improvements.
  • Work with Design Leadership to define and drive the frameworks, contracts, and standards for others to be able to then build on top of and add value to, ensuring the quality of UX delivery
  • Find creative ways to continuously learn from customers and users; Research and synthesize user needs to help conceive, define, test and evolve solutions for our users across a range of mediums and experiences; Advocate for users and delivering user and customer outcomes in a dynamic work environment
  • Help product designers create success metrics to illustrate a clear understanding how their designs impact customers
  • Bring a systems-thinking lens to the conversation
  • Present work, concepts, and new ideas to cross-functional team members, adjacent teams, and senior leadership; working to distill complex technical problems into clear, conceptual models and simple, elegant solutions.
  • Keep abreast of competitor products and industry trends; Perform competitive and comparative analysis to understand existing patterns.


Who We Are Looking For

  • You have experience leading cross-discipline teams and exemplify leadership.
  • You are passionate about crafting and sharing product and design UX principles to help teams deliver cohesive user experiences.  
  • You have the heart of a teacher and can help mentor and train people. You build and share empathy with people in order to deeply understand them and their needs.
  • You are a thought leader, undertaking explorations into new technologies and territories while also delivering practical designs in a fast-moving product-driven context
  • You are someone who sees design as a partner in shaping strategic and operational product and UX outcome; comfortable owning all stages of design for multiple teams within a given product area.
  • You are passionate about supporting teams with a wide variety of experience, backgrounds, and interests.
  • Your portfolio will show that you've worked on complex and challenging technical projects across all aspects of the design process (conceptual design, interaction design, information architecture, and visual design)

Qualifications:

  • Degree in related field or relevant work experience as a UX designer.
  • Proficient in Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and / or similar design tools.
  • Possesses at least a basic understanding of HTML / CSS / JavaScript.
  • Can provide a digital portfolio that showcases solid skills across a variety of projects, including work that has been seen and used successfully in actual products. (Portfolio link required when applying.)

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta https://www.okta.com/company/careers/. 

By submitting an application, you agree to the retention of your personal data for consideration for a future position at Okta.  More details about Okta’s privacy practices can be found at: https://www.okta.com/privacy-policy.

((Colorado, New York and Washington only*) Minimum salary of $135,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits))

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  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.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physial or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran.We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and convictions records, consistent with applicable laws. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please use this Form to request an accommodation.

Okta offers everything you need to support your work, your life, and your work-life balance. Click here to learn more: https://rewards.okta.com/us

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.

Okta is committed to complying with applicable data privacy and security laws and regulations. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy at https://www.okta.com/privacy-policy/.

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