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Senior Technical Support Engineer, Japan



IT, Customer Service
Posted on Thursday, May 30, 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.

Position Description:

The ideal Senior Technical Support Engineer is an articulate and seasoned technical specialist who understands and can appreciate the challenges organisations face in implementing and integrating cloud technologies into complex IT environments across heterogeneous operating environments. The successful candidate would have technical depth and a customer-first mentality, the motivation to take the initiative to own and resolve customer issues, and an interest in working in a dynamic, fast-growing, learning environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The primary responsibility of the Senior Technical Support Engineer (STSE) is to work on support cases. In addition, STSEs handle the following responsibilities.

  • Provide reliable direction, both in technical and non-technical terms, to help customers integrate, deploy, and maintain the Okta service.
  • Take end-to-end ownership of customer issues, including initial troubleshooting, identification of root cause, and issue resolution.
  • Exceed customer expectations on response quality, timeliness of responses, and overall customer experience.
  • Serve as an internal and external point of contact on customer matters and ensure customer issues are resolved as expediently as possible.
  • Collect information and document bugs with Engineering for product issues that are impacting customers.
  • Build process or troubleshooting documentation in the support knowledge base.
  • Deliver against customer experience and efficiency targets.
  • Push creative thinking beyond the boundaries of existing industry-standard practices to come up with process improvements and new ways to delight customers.
  • Be a customer advocate for timely resolution of the problems reported, understand the environment/network and impact on business

Required Skills:

  • BA/BS/MS in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, or related discipline.
  • 10+ years of enterprise technical software support, system administration or related customer facing role. With at least 3+ years in a Senior technical role.
  • Native level of Japanese and business level of English
  • Expertise in core Microsoft product stack, including Windows Server, Windows Workstation, Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, Group Policies, DMZ, Load balancers and IIS.
  • Highly analytical in problem-solving with the ability to apply original and innovative thinking.
  • Prior experience providing support to large enterprise customers preferably with customer management interaction.
  • Virtualization experience, Linux systems administration, storage analysis, and troubleshooting.
  • Understanding of infrastructure administration SSH and RDP and automation
  • Networking experience (including routing and switching), High Availability, Cross-platform OS knowledge [Linux, Mac OS X, Windows]
  • Skill in troubleshooting network problems and discussing network design as it pertains to systems
  • Experience supporting Identity Access Management solutions. Experience supporting LDAP, SSO, SAML, or WS Federation
  • Experience with Web Servers including Apache, IIS, and/or NGINX
  • Providing Linux OS and Windows Server administration skills to maintain, manage, administer access, control, and perform upgrades of the server infrastructure supporting all business and infrastructure host.
  • Ability to work independently with little direct supervision and as a part of a team. Excellent analytical and organisational abilities. Ability to remain calm, composed, and articulate when dealing with tough customer situations.

Preferred Skills:

  • High level of oral and written communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure and think clearly in challenging situations
  • Advanced supporting Identity Access Management solutions. Experience supporting LDAP, SSO, SAML, or WS Federation
  • Advanced scripting skills [BASH, Python, etc.]
  • Kerberos
  • Sound knowledge of Linux/Unix architectures and debugging
  • Be able to write and troubleshoot scripts
  • Relevant industry certifications are desired (CCNA, CCNP, AWS, RHCE, Oracle Linux OCA/OCP, Linux+, etc.)
  • Experience with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Oracle Cloud
  • Salesforce or a similar CRM ticketing system


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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