Release Management Intern (Summer 2023)

San Francisco; Bellevue; Toronto; United States; Canada

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Over 10,000 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

Location: Remote or In-Person

We are looking for University students who are interested in a 2023 Summer Internship and that are passionate about building large-scale, mission-critical software in a fast-paced agile environment. The ideal candidate will share our passion and pride in the simple elegance and usability of our solution and will join an engineering team that strongly believes in high quality software releases through automated testing, UX design and iterative processes.

We are looking for a dynamic and collaborative release management intern to partner with several teams that make up our ‘Release Team’ which updates and maintains 100% uptime of our service. It’s a great opportunity to learn how to manage and release software to an enterprise class SaaS based solution that’s used by thousands of companies and millions of users. 

Our elite team is fast, innovative and flexible; with a weekly release cycle and individual ownership we expect great things from everyone on the team and reward with stimulating new projects, emerging technologies and the chance to have significant impact in a company that is changing the cloud computing landscape forever. 


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work across teams in engineering to deliver high quality, frequent software updates to Okta’s service
  • Participate in agile based team activities like sprint and project planning
  • Work closely with a senior member of the team to develop and maintain release based processes
  • Manage software release processes for micro-services

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Interest in technical project and program management that supports building a highly reliable, mission-critical software service
  • Sufficient level of technical aptitude to effectively communicate with engineers and draw attention to technical risks or challenges
  • Analytical and problem solving skills
  • Above average ability to multi-task and multiple threads in progress simultaneously 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Maintain a disciplined approach to communication even in urgent situations

Education and Training: (In progress) B.S, M.S. in Management Information Systems or Computer Science preferred


As an intern, you’ll do real work that matters. While you’re on board, you’ll work on meaningful projects and have an opportunity to see what working at Okta is all about. You’ll also have the support of your mentor and manager to help you develop new skills. 

Our interns have the opportunity to build a strong community - with their fellow interns, within their teams, and with the broader company. We want you to grow professionally and you’ll do that through participating in events like our Executive Speaker Series and Brown Bags.  And of course, we want you to have fun too.

Interns may choose the format of their internship: either in-person at one of our Okta offices, or virtually. We give our interns the opportunity to choose the option that best suits their needs. 

We offer 12 week internships in the U.S. in the Summer and 16 week co-ops in Canada.  


Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 




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