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Senior Security Engineer, Secret Management FedRamp (Customer Identity)



Customer Service
United States
Posted on Saturday, June 15, 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 development focused Security Engineer, who will build microservices to secure Customer Identity Products and Infrastructure. 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.


  • Work across a globally distributed product-aligned team of security engineers
  • Establish a deep understanding of Okta Customer Identity products and infrastructure
  • Collaborate when necessary with the Okta Security team on security operations
  • Build, deploy & maintain scalable and reliable infrastructure services as well as security solutions for customer identity products
  • Build, deploy & maintain automation to improve platform security capabilities at scale including logging, threat detection and compliance benchmarks to increase our security posture
  • Help meet our operational security commitments by thinking like an attacker, assessing the risk, and advising on mitigation strategies
  • Support security investigations in coordination with the Okta Security team, participate in root cause analysis and perform necessary remediations.
  • Support stakeholders by proposing mitigation strategies for end-of-life software and security vulnerability and patch management

What this position is not:

  • Writing security detections or incident response
  • Application security, dedicated code reviews, or compliance focused


  • You have 3+ years of hands-on development experience writing microservices with Golang.
  • You have 3+ years of experience in cloud infrastructure security, product security
  • You have working knowledge and hands on development experience with one or more of the following:
    • AWS and/or Azure security
    • Kubernetes
  • You have strong knowledge in OWASP Top 10 and secure coding best practices
  • You have strong foundation on secure software development lifecycle best practices
  • 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:
    • Full-stack engineering
    • Site reliability engineering
    • Identity and access management
    • Vulnerability and threat management
    • Security detection and response
    • Governance, risk and compliance


  • This position requires the ability to access federal environments and/or have access to protected federal data. As a condition of employment for this position, the successful candidate must be able to submit documentation establishing U.S. Person status (e.g. a U.S. Citizen, National, Lawful Permanent Resident, Refugee, or Asylee. 22 CFR 120.15) upon hire.



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:$136,000$204,000 USD The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between: $152,000$228,000 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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