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Sr. Project Manager (San Jose, CA)

Job purpose:

Okta’s projects, like our Identity services, connect people and technology and require the project manager to actively participate in setting a standard of excellence focused on time-to-value. As project manager at Okta, you will lead complex identity access management (IAM) projects using your professional services expertise. You will primarily be focused on initiating, planning, scheduling, forecasting, and providing oversight to the work of assigned professional services (PS) team members. This includes being a liaison between the customer and all other project stakeholders. You act as a leader for the project as you influence the best performance of the project team.

As a Sr. Project Manager you are critical to the overall management of projects delivered by the services team. You will be collaborating effectively with multidisciplinary teams both internally and externally with our customers, while demonstrating a strong commitment to assigned project goals.

Your success in this role requires strong leadership for leading the delivery of projects in accordance to strict project deadlines, within budget, and demonstrated value of services. You have a strong technical project management background with very strong communication and coordination skills.

At Okta professional services our vision focuses on time-to-value for our customers with a key focus on customer success. Under the supervision of Delivery Managers and Regional Directors our Project Managers play a vital role in delivering the Okta services in a dynamic and high paced environment. We at Okta are Always On with a real passion for Customer Success and our Professional Services team ensures our customers achieve the best and the fastest value possible.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Successfully leads the entire project delivery lifecycle while ensuring customer success.
  • Manages several projects simultaneously in alignment with Okta’s professional services project portfolio.
  • Demonstrated resilience, tact, influence, and problem-solving skills in a variety of complex situations.
  • Administers formal change control in accordance to any changes in scope, time, and cost.
  • Employ scope, time, cost, resource, communication, and risk management.
  • Partners with cross-functional teams at Okta to ensure project and customer success.
  • Identify customer opportunities to position the sale of other desired services.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a work-related discipline/field from an accredited college or university.
  • 7 years of dynamically responsible experience in project management.
  • Relevant combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform leading complex projects.
  • Hands-on solid track record in successfully leading the delivery of projects for multiple clients/customers.
  • Consulting services experience working with strong matrix management skills and ability to work collaboratively.
  • Expertise in project management, business analysis, software delivery lifecycle, and SaaS.
  • Demonstrated leader, who is self-motivated, flexible, enthusiastic and organized.
  • Experience in risk identification, assessment of unintended effects of project changes, and risk avoidance or mitigation.
  • Project Management professional certification or another relevant accreditation strongly preferred.
  • Applied understanding of SaaS delivery concepts and familiarity of IAM.
  • Ability to travel up to 50% at times.

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Okta is the leading provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over 5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access from any device. Thousands of customers, including Experian, 20th Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks and Adobe trust Okta to work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work.

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