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Senior Software Engineer



Software Engineering
Posted on Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Get to know Okta

Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box - we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

The Okta Access Gateway Team

Okta Access Gateway provides all the same authentication techniques, risk profiles, and conditional access policies that can be applied to both SaaS and on-premises applications from vendors such as Oracle, IBM, SAP and Microsoft. It is a strategic product that not only stands on its own as a valuable component of our customers’ infrastructure, but also unlocks ongoing value for our customers by enabling use of other aspects of Okta’s ecosystem.

The Senior Software Engineer Opportunity

Okta is seeking a highly technical and experienced Senior Software Engineer to join a team of engineers working on the Okta Access Gateway product. Okta Access Gateway solves the hybrid IT access problem for enterprises, connecting on-premises applications shipped from enterprise software vendors along with custom-built, on-premises applications to the Okta Identity Cloud. It is a proxy that can be deployed in a customer’s datacenter or on top of PaaS providers

What you’ll be doing

  • Design and develop new features for Okta’s Access Gateway product utilizing Java/C/C++ (Python and PHP are also part of the stack)
  • Contribute to security compliance by addressing vulnerabilities in the platform and helping to identify areas for future improvement
  • Lead the effort to diagnose and troubleshoot customer escalations utilizing Operating System level tools such as vmstat, uptime, dmesg and application tools such as JProfiler and VisualVM
  • Implement unit, functional and integration tests for new features utilizing test frameworks such as Junit, and Selenium

What you’ll bring to the role

  • 3+ years experience working in development roles in Software Engineering
  • 3+ years programming experience with Java or Python; experience with PHP, shell scripts (bash), C, a strong plus
  • 3+ years experience using, maintaining, and deploying Linux-based systems
  • Strong understanding of Computer Science fundamentals and concepts involving Data Structures and Algorithm
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services Stack (Elastic Cloud Compute instances, Security Groups; Lambda) is a plus
  • Some experience working with proxy or other web servers, preferably with nginx
  • Experience working in an Agile software development teams leveraging continuous integration and deployment practices
  • Some knowledge of Identity and Access Management protocols and technologies: OAuth, OpenID Connect, SAML, Federation, SSO, etc.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience

Below is the annual salary range for candidates located in Canada. Your actual salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, and experience. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable), bonus, and benefits, including health, dental, and vision insurance, RRSP with a match, healthcare spending, telemedicine, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program, please visit: https://rewards.okta.com/can.

The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in Canada is between:$114,000$172,000 CAD

What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today! https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity 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, physical 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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