Okta is hiring a

Sr Golang SDK Engineer


Tired of hacking together a login system for every new application or microservice that you need to deploy? Want to contribute to a platform that makes authentication for any application super simple?  Then Okta’s Developer Experience team needs you!


Our team is looking for an experienced application developer that also has experience with the Go language to join us as we build open-source libraries and tools for the Okta platform.  You will be an active contributor to the Okta Golang Management SDK and the Okta Terraform Provider, as well as other SDKs and libraries on our roadmap.


In this role you will be working on the leading edge of our Open Source Software (OSS) program and will gain invaluable experience with library design and development, as well as interacting with a community of engaged developers who use your work on a daily basis  You will continue to deepen your knowledge of Go and CI/CD tools by writing libraries that other developers will use in real-world, production applications.  This role provides the opportunity to design right, code right, and test right.  


Okta is an extensible identity platform and our APIs allow developers at companies of all sizes to integrate Okta into their own applications.  The Developer Experience team is responsible for sharing the love with those developers by identifying common use cases and creating tools and SDKs that make their lives easier, while helping them understand our product and the protocols that we support.

We are a polyglot team and while we are looking to scale our Go engineering, we also value a generalist mindset and co-learning across stacks.  We work closely as a team to design solutions that work across languages and environments.

Interested in the work we do?  It's open source, check us out on GitHub ;)


  • Design and build software development kits (SDKs), written in Go, for developers using Okta within their CI/CD workflows.
  • Participate in product development and roadmap exercises
  • Interact with our customers through GitHub, responding to issues and reviewing pull requests
  • Participate in software design and code review for all libraries that the team creates
  • Implement holistic testing strategies to assert we're delivering a good developer experience, including unit, integration, and end-to-end tests
  • Write documentation and how-to content for the libraries that you create

Minimum Skills:

  • 4+ years working as an application developer (you've written and deployed production code, and can empathize with the development process.)
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of the Go programming language, and a desire to continue growing this knowledge
  • Experience with unit and end-to-end testing
  • Experience working with a product-oriented, agile culture

Bonus Skills:

  • Active involvement with CI/CD concerns, hands-on experience with tools such as Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Terraform
  • Experience with the Python language
  • Experience interacting with other developers on GitHub (e.g. opening issues, contributing to issues, filing pull requests)
  • Experience building libraries or tools that are depended on by other developers, internal or external




Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live.  Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta https://www.okta.com/company/careers/. 

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