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Senior Manager, Engineering - Universal Directory (Remote Eligible)

Bellevue, United States

Okta is the leading independent provider of enterprise identity. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Over 7,950 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers

The vision is to make Okta the de facto provider of the cloud identity and access management, and help customer migrate to cloud based identity and access management solution. 

Our elite team is fast, innovative and flexible, with a weekly, agile release cycle. They are eager to grow and to create impacts to world around us. They are open minded, constantly propose stimulating new projects and explore/adopt emerging technologies 

We are looking for an experienced engineering manager to work on identity and access management platform with focus on identity store infrastructure and scalability. We focus on managing the user, group and memberships. You will own a global cloud service, with stringent performance, reliability and scalability requirements. You will lead a team of elite engineers, grow the team, and drive impact and customer satisfaction. You will drive engineering best practices, productivity enhancement, and make our elite engineering team shine. You also share great pride in elegant solutions and strongly believes in designing for scale, rigorous code reviews, automated testing, and an iterative process to build high-quality next generation cloud software. 

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establishing clear priorities, expectations, and accountability for individuals and team
  • Collaborate with product management to help define and refine product roadmap
  • Driving the execution and delivery of product features with high quality product by working with cross-functional teams, System Architects, QA, and Documentation teams
  • Providing regular feedback, technical guidance, and mentoring to team members
  • Fostering collaborative, engaging and inclusive team environments
  • Maintaining and improving our culture by sourcing and hiring only the most qualified individuals with an eye towards diversity & inclusion

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 8+ years of experience in developing enterprise cloud software development
  • 5+ years of hands-on technical management experience
  • Experience working with product & program managers to align on objectives, priorities, trade-offs and risk.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills for technical discussions.
  • Ability to work effectively with distributed teams and people of various backgrounds
  • Lead, recruit, mentor and retain engineers

Preferred skills:

  • Expertise in managing projects written using Java/C#, REST API, JSON.
  • Experience or knowledge of cloud computing services such as AWS/Azure/GCP
  • Experience managing framework/platform team
  • Shipped a large-scale project with cross team dependencies
  • Enjoy communicating to all levels of our customer support and professional services.
  • Knowledge of network security, encryption, identity and provisioning a plus

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree majoring in computer science or equivalent

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.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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