Senior Manager, Application Security (Education)

The Education team focuses on creating training materials and delivering live sessions to the engineering teams. We work alongside the DevSecOps and Security Reviews teams to provide a consistent methodology for working with the engineering teams across Okta.

We are looking for an experienced Manager/Sr Manager who has an interest in ideating and creating training materials and is comfortable presenting to a group of engineers.  You will take ownership of improving the materials and processes enabling engineers to create more secure applications. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Define the priorities and roadmap for the Education efforts as part of the AppSec team at Okta
  • Work closely with Engineering teams to understand their current needs and identify new training opportunities 
  • Develop educational materials including videos, documentation, and other related resources
  • Present live training sessions for different engineering teams

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Experience presenting technical materials 
  • Ability to identify common (OWASP Top 10/CWE Top 25) web application vulnerabilities through secure code review (Java, .Net, Go, C, C++, C#, Swift, Kotlin, Python)
  • Ability to conduct a manual Web Application Penetration Test using industry standard tools (ex: Burp Suite)
  • Knowledge of modern web application components, architecture, and design principles
  • Ability to explain vulnerability risks and remediation options to developers

Additional Skills

  • Experience working with Articulate Rise
  • Experience writing proof of concept scripts to demonstrate vulnerability exploitation
  • Experience working with content creation tools like Camtasia and Google Slides
  • Knowledge of at least one scripting language


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience is a plus ((Colorado, New York and Washington only*) Minimum OTE of $178,000 /year + equity + benefits) 
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