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Manager, Code Security



Posted on Tuesday, April 16, 2024

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Manager, Code Security

At Okta we're hiring a Manager to lead our newly created Code Security Team, part of our Product Security organization. This is an exciting opportunity to lead the implementation of cybersecurity innovation and deliver real impact for Okta customers.

The Code Security Team is part of Okta's DevSecOps team, a team dedicated to engineering security controls on the SDLC, with a focus on bringing tools, teams and processes together for the fast and secure delivery of Okta products.

Why The Code Security Team?

The Code Security Team is a new function that was created this year that has brought together people from different departments, to focus on guaranteeing that Okta implements the state of the art, when it comes to security automation to surface risk introduced during the development of Okta products.

There's a tremendous and impactful amount of exciting work ahead: from building up a new team, to introducing new technologies, tools and security testing approaches, to maturing the already existing programs. The team's projects have the highest visibility and are considered critical given the current threat landscape Okta is exposed to. This is a perfect opportunity for those who like to work closely with individual contributors, providing technical leadership, while defining and executing critical projects.

What you will be doing:

  • Lead a team of highly collaborative Security Engineers in their implementation of security initiatives integrated with Okta's SDLC
  • Grow engineers’ skills, experience and confidence through regular 1:1s, coaching, actionable feedback, work and peer alignment, and career advocacy
  • Work with Engineering partnering teams to implement security controls on the SDLC
  • Drive the definition and implementation of policies to address risk and implement Application Security best practices
  • Support internal and external audits
  • Maintain and strengthen a team culture of growth, openness, trust, rigor, humility, mutual support, and psychological safety
  • Lead the process of recruiting great engineers to meet the growth plan for the team, in collaboration with our recruiters

You might be a good fit if you:

  • Demonstrated success as a lead/manager in a product security team, fostering highly-functional, healthy, inclusive and collaborative teams
  • Have technical understanding of topics related to SAST, DAST, Secret Scanning, MAST, fuzzing, and SDLC hardening
  • Have previous software development experience as a manager or individual contributor
  • Experience working in a geographically distributed engineering organization
  • Thrive with a high level of self-direction, autonomy and responsibility
  • Confident and know how to deal with ambiguities
  • Enjoy working in an iterative development environment
  • Work well with technical and non-technical people to deliver high-value results.
  • Are a great communicator and communication facilitator


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or equivalent experience.
  • 5-7 years of experience in positions related to application security, with 1-2 years experience as technical lead or manager
  • Strong knowledge of Cloud Computing concepts and basics of securing Cloud environments (AWS or GCP Preferred)
  • Industry certifications related to Application and Network Security, are a plus



What you can look forward to as an Full-Time 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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