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Senior Front End JavaScript Engineer, Okta Privileged Access



Software Engineering
Posted on Friday, June 7, 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 Privileged Access Management (PAM) is an identity-centric approach to a common and critical privileged access use case. Our elegant Zero Trust architecture is purpose-built for the modern cloud and helps customers solve challenging security and operations pain points at scale.

We are looking for a software engineer to join our fast-growing team focusing on scalability, reliability, and enhancing our product offerings.

The Front End JavaScript Engineer Opportunity

We are looking for a frontend JavaScript engineer that has a deep understanding of end user interface development. In this role, you will be a vital part of our Okta Privileged Access Team.

You will share our passion and great pride in building elegant solutions and will join an engineering team that prioritizes scalability, rigorous code reviews, automated testing, and an iterative approach to build high-quality, next-generation enterprise software. You will be part of a full-stack engineering team at Okta that provides opportunities to investigate new technologies and share knowledge, tools, code, and best practices. You will get an opportunity to solve hard problems while partnering with product management and user experience teams examining and refining requirements to deliver an amazing customer experience.

Our team is fast, innovative, and flexible, with an agile release cycle and personal project ownership. We expect great things from our engineers and reward them with stimulating new projects, emerging technologies, and the chance to have significant equity in a company that is about to change the cloud computing landscape forever.

What you’ll be doing

  • Lead, design, architect and build high-quality scalable software by enforcing best practices around software engineering architecture and processes
  • Collaborate with product owners, UX, and engineering teams to scope and plan engineering efforts and dependencies
  • Own your code at all stages of the lifecycle - design, implementation, test automation, delivery, and monitoring - to provide high-quality products to our customers.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of new products and features while also working down our existing technical debt
  • Analyze/refine requirements with UX, UI teams for common reusable components, patterns and styles that need to be developed in the framework
  • Develop reusable components to enable other teams to easily implement UIs with rich and consistent look and feel
  • Work with management and architects to scope and plan engineering efforts and dependencies
  • Participate in code reviews, retros, and other continuous improvement activities
  • Participate in the UI guild, drive improvements in the common UI framework and knock down technical debt
  • Raise the bar on engineering excellence by improving standard methodologies, producing best in class of code, documentation, testing, and monitoring
  • Conduct code reviews, retrospectives, and other continuous improvement activities
  • Collaborate with QA, Technical Support, Documentation, and UX team
  • Be a mentor for colleagues and help promote knowledge-sharing

What you’ll bring to the role

  • 5+ years of software engineering experience building highly reliable, mission-critical software in the cloud at scale
  • Extensive knowledge of JavaScript/Typescript language, along with experience building ReactJS applications
  • Experience shipping robust services and user interfaces for production-grade applications in an agile, product-oriented environment
  • Prior experience with consuming and/or designing REST APIs.
  • Experience shipping user interfaces for production-grade applications in an agile, product oriented environment
  • Strong experience with cross browser compatibility and optimization techniques
  • Strong understanding of debugging scalable, high performance web applications built with reusability and "componentization" in mind
  • Understanding of web security attacks and prevention
  • Excellent grasp of software development and testing principles

And extra credit if you have experience in any of the following!

  • Knowledge in PostgreSQL
  • Familiarity with TypeScript
  • Knowledge in Docker & Kubernetes



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 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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