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Staff Data Platform Security Engineer (Customer Identity)



Customer Service
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 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 Role

We seek a knowledgeable and execution-focused Security Engineer to take the security of our Customer Identity products and infrastructure to the next level. This role is a key member of the Security team embedded within the Customer Identity product unit and works across multiple functions to solve security challenges to support the growth of our global Customer Identity business. We are an engineering-focused team that seeks to stay on the cutting edge of security technology and the threat landscape. In this role you will work as part of a globally distributed team of talented engineers who share a passion for security and enjoy solving complex problems at scale. This role works closely with and alongside the members of the broader Okta Security team in support of Okta’s company-wide security strategy and Okta’s Secure Identity Commitment.


  • Partner closely with teams and organizations across Engineering, Legal, and Product to embed sound technical data security and privacy practices in everything we ship and help uncover risks before they become issues.
  • Establish a deep understanding of Okta Customer Identity products, data, and infrastructure.
  • Collaborate when necessary with the Okta Security team on security operations.
  • Build, deploy & maintain scalable and reliable security infrastructure services for customer identity products for customer identity products.
  • Help meet our operational security commitments by thinking like an attacker, assessing the risk, and advising on mitigation strategies.
  • Support data security investigations in coordination with the Okta Security, Privacy, and Legal teams, participate in root cause analysis and perform necessary remediations.

What this position is not:

  • Writing security detections or incident response.


  • You have 3+ years of hands-on development experience writing microservices with Golang.
  • You have 3+ years of experience in product security, data security, cloud security, or infrastructure security.
  • You have experience performing threat models and code reviews.
  • You have working knowledge and experience with one or more of the following:
  • Database principles including familiarity with SQL, noSQL, data warehousing, and DBT.
  • AWS and/or Azure security.
  • Security automation and orchestration.
  • User data protection and data loss prevention.
  • Encryption, data anonymization, pseudonymization.
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • You have experience working with a globally distributed and remote team.

Bonus points if:

  • You have working knowledge and experience with one or more of the following:
    • Privacy engineering.
    • Data platforms such as Snowflake.
  • Data pipelines and event streaming platforms such as Kafka.
  • Full-stack engineering.
  • Identity and access management.
  • Vulnerability and threat management.
  • Security detection and response.
  • Governance, risk and compliance.



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:$135,000$203,000 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.

Okta is committed to complying with applicable data privacy and security laws and regulations. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy at https://www.okta.com/privacy-policy/.