Solutions Engineer - Japan

Tokyo; Osaka; Nagoya; Fukuoka

We're an identity company. Identity matters because we’re all unique. We were raised in countries, cities, and towns. We have unique backgrounds. We’ve faced specific challenges. And we've learned a lot along the way. At Okta we believe those experiences equip us to look at the world with our own perspective. Our product protects your right to be you, and we want every single one of our employees to feel a sense of belonging, acceptance, and comfort to express their ideas, because ultimately our differences are what makes us great. 

The Okta Japan Sales Engineering team is growing!

The Okta Japan Sales Engineering team is involved in pre-sales  stages of the customer’s development lifecycle and are experienced using presentations, email, phone and social media to connect with customers. We are looking for great teammates that can build sales presentations, product demonstrations, execute Proof of Concepts and Workshops to educate customers (everyone from developers to product managers to C-level executives) on the best ways to cloud security technology. 

We believe in Okta’s Sales Engineers empathise with customers and quickly discern their true technical needs by asking detailed and clarifying questions and presenting solutions that target those needs. You have the rare combination of technical savviness and business insight and you’re looking for a career where you can utilise both. As a Sales Engineer at Okta, you will hone each of these skills by advising a diverse set of customers on what is possible using Okta’s Identity Platform and are passionate to help drive customer success.

Okta Sales Engineers are also open and collaborative to work with teammates globally and with our broad and growing Partner network in Japan.

You could be a great fit for this role if you have:

  • A passion to serve the customer, which has played out in some customer-facing role like consulting or support, ideally sales engineering
  • Enjoy working with Okta’s growing partner community in Japan and collaborate with pre-sales colleagues globally
  • An ability to quickly communicate complex ideas around a technical topic, ideally on the fly at a whiteboard
  • Experience with at least one standard network security protocol (eg. OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect, SAML, LDAP)
  • Hands-on experience in one or more of the following areas: web (JavaScript, HTML, frontend frameworks) development, mobile (iOS, Android) development, backend (Java, C#, Node.js, Python, PHP, Ruby) development, IP-based real-time communications
  • An understanding of core security concerns within a typical application (password hashing, SSL/TLS, encryption at rest, XSS, XSRF)
  • Excellent communication skills in Japanese. English is a plus
  • The ability to disperse knowledge to a highly skilled and experienced audience.
  • A passion to be in the forefront of technology, learning a diverse set of technologies that Okta integrates with and helping solve real world Identity challenges
  • Enjoy being in a fast paced environment, operating at the speed of cloud, to help customers accelerate their journey to the cloud, rapid adoption of technology and design their Zero Trust security strategy with Identity as the foundation.
  • Enjoy travel and meeting customers when required- Travel will be mainly domestic in Japan.  There may also be opportunities to travel to other Asia Pacific countries to support other teammates; and to Australia and US for training and conferences.  

You might also have (not mandatory):

  • Experience with Identity & Access Management, Single Sign-on, Security and API-based solutions
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  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Computer Science, MIS or a comparable field
  • Software developer experience

 

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.

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