Director, Federal Security & Compliance

The Security Risk and Trust team’s mission is to strengthen Okta’s position as the leading Identity-as-a-Service solution through proactively identifying and resolving risks to our employees, our product, and most importantly, our customers. With the ever-increasing pace of cloud application adoption, federal agencies need to be able to trust Okta’s products. 

The Director, Federal Security & Compliance is a key member of the Okta Security Risk & Trust leadership team. This position is directly responsible for public sector compliance at Okta. Strong experience with running and managing US federal compliance programs is required. 

This position requires a leader with strong collaboration skills, detailed working knowledge of security and compliance practices, and familiarity in leading a dynamic and remote team in effectively managing security programs for a complex business environment. This position may be located anywhere in the USA.


  • Translate business objectives into execution strategy for all public sector compliance efforts. 
  • Lead the security US federal compliance program in line with best practices and leading industry standards. 
  • Oversee System Security Plans and monthly Continuous Monitoring activities, including preparing the POA&M and tracking Deviation Requests. 
  • Engage and maintain close relationships with Internal and external stakeholders including legal, sales, product/enterprise teams, 3PAO, sponsoring agency, and FedRAMP PMO.
  • Scale compliance processes and technology to support Okta's growth.
  • Communicate findings with control owners, support remediation/mitigation discussions to ensure solutions address the finding, and validate remediation/mitigation when completed.
  • Achieve and maintain compliance with frameworks such as FedRAMP, NIST 800-53, FIPS 140-2.


  • Prior experience working with or within US Federal Government
  • Experience managing multiple FedRAMP packages
  • Experience with building out and managing information security functions overseeing public sector compliance. 
  • Experience translating control requirements into actionable engineering tasks to drive required work to obtain/maintain agency authorizations.
  • Experience communicating program status at all levels of the organization
  • Successful track record growing teams including hiring, coaching and grooming future leaders
      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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