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Senior Product Design Manager, Workforce Identity Cloud (WIC)



Product, Design
United States
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 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 Overview

Okta is looking for an experienced and talented Senior Product Design Manager (you!) who shares our passion for bringing simple, yet powerful product experiences to our enterprise admins. At Okta, we're building a world where anyone can safely use any technology, and we're specifically focused on protecting the future of work. We bring simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, promising to not only protect the identities of our customers' workforce and users, but to ask, “what more can we make possible?”

As a Senior Product Designer Manager for Okta, you’ll lead, grow and support members of our amazing product design team, ensuring our product user experience is valuable, easy to use, and of the highest level of craft and execution. You will join an impactful and growing design leadership team where you will have the opportunity to help define and drive practice and process improvements across all of Okta product design. In close collaboration and partnership with Product and Engineering, you will flesh out, frame, and help prioritize UX in an ever-evolving and complex, often ambiguous, problem space that millions of people rely on every day.

The Finer Print

You will lead user experience strategy and execution for our Workforce Identity Cloud (WIC) business unit. Specifically, WIC will solve every identity use case at work – for all types of people (employees, business partners, contractors, frontline workers), for all types of resources (SaaS, servers, privileged resources, machines, etc.), for the largest and most secure businesses in the world. As a Sr. Product Design Manager, your focus will be on helping us build a secure, trusted and unified platform with deep integrations.

In This Role, You Will

  • Lead, grow, and motivate a high-performing and remote-first hybrid product design team.
  • Establish and maintain a climate in which your reports can do their best work; cultivating high performance and a place where designers can collaborate and learn.
  • Grow Product Design as a function and increase Okta’s UX maturity by helping shape team-wide practices, processes and growing the team.
  • Ensure design quality and consistency by reviewing UX deliverables (research, designs, etc.) and provide feedback and direction to ensure high-quality output.
  • Through understanding of Okta's business strategy and VMTs, influence the product roadmap in collaboration with cross-functional partners while driving design forward at Okta.
  • Proactively identify strategic UX opportunities within your domain area and the product as a whole. Closely collaborating with EPD (Engineering, Product, Design) to lead and drive UX strategy for your product area and drive cross-product initiatives.
  • Work closely with our User Research partners to identify and prioritize strategic user research initiatives that span your product area (and possibly across other products).
  • Participate in a cross-functional leadership team alongside Product, Engineering, and Operational leaders to drive decisions and a strategic direction for a product pillar, as well as improve and expand on our discovery and delivery processes.

Who We Are Looking For

  • You are able to navigate ambiguity and envision complex UX ecosystems, rallying around a common vision while providing space for team-led innovation.
  • You possess a clear vision of the future of user experience and have the tenacity to lead and pursue forward-thinking design.
  • You are experienced in understanding user and customer needs and can translate those into experiences that provide meaningful value for customers and the business.
  • You are a thought leader and have experience defining high-level strategy (the why) and aligning design deliverables (the how) based on research.
  • You are passionate about upholding design UX principles to help teams deliver cohesive user experiences.
  • You have the heart of a teacher and can help coach and train people. You build and share empathy with people in order to deeply understand them and their needs.
  • You see design as a partner in shaping strategic and operational product and UX outcomes; comfortable directing all stages of design for multiple teams within a given product area.
  • You are passionate about supporting teams with a wide variety of experience, backgrounds, and interests.
  • You have a clear philosophy about how to successfully manage remote design teams.
  • You have experience driving organizational change with cross-functional stakeholders.
  • You have a collaborative team spirit with great communication skills.
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.


    • Degree in related field or relevant work experience as a UX designer/manager
    • Ideally 5+ years of management experience
    • Proficient in Figma, Sketch, Adobe Creative Suite, and / or similar design tools.
    • Possesses at least a basic understanding of HTML / CSS / JavaScript.
    • Your portfolio will show that you've worked on complex and/or technical projects across all aspects of the design process (conceptual design, interaction design, information architecture, and visual design). As well, your portfolio will showcase your values and philosophies with regards to design management, leadership and UX strategy.



Below is the annual base salary range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable), bonus, and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, 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/us.

The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in California (excluding San Francisco Bay Area), Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:$180,000$270,000 USD The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between: $202,000$302,000 USD

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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