Okta is hiring a

Software Engineer - Federations Platform (Staff/Principal)

San Jose, United States

Title of Job: Software Engineer - Federations Platform (Staff/Principal)

Role Located in: San Jose, Ca

Reports to: Engineering Manager


Okta is the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to access applications on any device at any time, while still enforcing strong security protections. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing directories and identity systems, as well as 4,000+ applications.

Because Okta runs on an integrated platform, organizations can implement the service quickly at large scale and low total cost.

Thousands of customers, including Adobe, Allergan, Chiquita, LinkedIn, and Western Union, trust Okta to help their organizations work faster, boost revenue, and stay secure.


Position Description:

We are looking for an experienced software developer to work on our Federations Team. This team is responsible for the Okta core identity platform upon which developers can build secure, scalable, and robust identity and access management into any application. The platform supports standard authentication and authorization protocols and provides REST APIs to access and administer the identities managed by OKTA.

This is an opportunity to either leverage your experience developing highly scalable cloud applications while building new skills in Identity and platform development or to leverage your experience developing identity products while building new skills in cloud platform development.

Our elite team is fast, innovative and flexible; with a weekly, agile release cycle and individual ownership. We expect great things from our engineers and reward them with stimulating new projects, emerging technologies and the chance to have significant equity in a company that is about to change the cloud computing landscape forever.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Analyze/Refine Requirements with Product Management
  • Work with engineering management to scope and plan engineering efforts
  • Design and implement core, high-performance, scalable software components and APIs
  • Test-driven development, design and code reviews
  • Interface with QA, Product Management, Technical Support, Documentation and dev evangelists

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 7+ years of strong software development experience building highly-reliable, mission- critical software
  • Experience working with a system of scale.
  • Excellent grasp of software engineering principles.

Nice to haves:

  • Expertise in standard authentication and authorization protocols such as SAML, OAuth and OpenID and/or
  • Experience building PAAS infrastructure and/or
  • Experience with Java, Spring and Hibernate and/or
  • Experience with high performance MySQL environments 


Education and Training:

  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science or related field


Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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