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Senior Manager, Controls Automation



Posted on Friday, June 21, 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.

Are you a leader with experience in SRE or monitoring/detection roles with a passion for automation in a cloud environment? Do you want to lead a team of exceptionally talented individuals tasked with changing the perception of security compliance? If so, join Okta as we build the next generation of Security Compliance. The Senior Manager, Controls Assurance will be tasked with finding new, innovative ways to actively monitor Okta’s security posture against defined baselines and report the security posture in real time. Through continuous monitoring, an accurate picture of security and compliance posture will be observed, and audit evidence will be obtained through automation. Gone are the days of screenshots.

An ideal candidate for this role will have a strong technical background leading high-performing teams in a cloud first environment. They will have experience automating using tools such as Chef, Lambda, or Terraform in AWS, GCP, and Azure. Extensive experience interacting with APIs/SDKs across Okta products and tools is a must. In this role, you will interact closely with Okta engineers and security team members to identify creative ways to interact with Okta tools and platforms to generate machine readable outputs for evaluation against baselines. Experience operating in highly regulated industries will allow you to understand why and how monitors should be established. This position requires a unique set of skills including project management, personnel management, program building, and technical security understanding. If you’re a self-starter who wants to make a difference in global cloud security, we want you on board.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead the revolution of compliance through automation at Okta
  • Work with engineers and security leaders to establish automations to generate and evaluate security data
  • Manage continuous security monitoring program
  • Manage continuous assurance/controls efficacy validation
  • Manage compliance evidence automation and evidence repository
  • Manage risk-based internal assessments of security control efficacy
  • Utilize a common control framework to perpetually validate the Okta security control environment
  • Manage issue creation and reporting of deviations based on monitoring and assurance activities
  • Communicate with process and control owners to help them understand the audit results, identify remediation options, and prioritize their closure
  • Maintaining well documented standard operating procedures for continuous assurance activities
  • Identify opportunities for improvement within the Compliance program and build plans to address them.

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience managing a technical team (i.e.: SREs, Monitoring & Detection)
  • 12 Yrs Experience in API/SDK coding, automation, or similar skills
  • Experience automating in a large scale cloud-based environment running AWS, GCP, ect.
  • Proven experience in collaborating across teams to deliver complex horizontal projects
  • Unflappable troubleshooting skills
  • Strong written and verbal communications
  • Strong security background
  • Experience in enterprise-grade, highly regulated organization
  • Strong Linux understanding and Experience
  • BS in computer science (or equivalent experience)

Helpful Certifications / Skills:

  • MySQL, RDS, DynamoDB, ElasticSearch
  • Ruby, Python, Go, Shell
  • GitLab, GitHub
  • AWS(EC2, ECS, KMS, Kinesis), GCP (GKE, GCE)
  • Chef, Lambda, Terraform
  • JupiterOne, Tines
  • ServiceNow, Jira, Salesforce
Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.



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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