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Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Experience (Customer Identity Cloud)



Software Engineering, Other Engineering, Customer Service
United States
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 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.

We are looking for an experienced and highly skilled engineering leader for two specialized engineering teams: Dashboard Core Services and API Foundations.

In this role, you will be responsible for unifying the patterns and practices, developing robust building blocks for these backend services, and enhancing the internal and external developer experience. You will be pivotal for ensuring the consistency, reliability, and scalability of our API and dashboard services.

In addition to managing these teams you will be responsible for developing and nurturing the talent of your teams, driving technical ownership, and building a team centered on people and engineering excellence.

What you will be doing

Leadership and Team Development

  • Build and foster inclusive, innovative, and high performance teams.

  • Conducting regular one-on-one meetings, performance reviews, and career development sessions.

  • Identify and nurture talent, promoting growth and skill development.

  • Partner with every individual on the team to enhance their skills through coaching, training, and mentoring while aligning it to their personal and company goals.

Technical Strategy and Execution

  • Define and enforce unified patterns and practices for backend services and APIs

  • Oversee and contribute to the design and implementation of reusable building blocks for dashboards and backends.

  • Ensure high standards for code quality, performance and reliability.

  • Drive the adoption of technologies and methodologies to enhance efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Lead and oversee technical and engineering roadmaps to ensure inclusion in overall all plan.

Planning, Communication and Stakeholder Management

  • Work closely with your leadership and product to align technical strategy with overall business goals.

  • Plan, prioritize, and manage the delivery of projects and initiatives while aligning with business goals.

  • Work with product, designers and other stakeholders to define requirements and deliverables.

  • Represent the teams in cross-functional meetings including providing updates on progress and risks.

  • Facilitate effective communication within the teams and stakeholders building transparency and alignment.

You might be a good fit if you

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Computer Science, Engineering or a related field

  • Proven experience as a Technical Engineering Manager, preferably in a senior role.

  • Have experience leading a large or multiple back-end software engineering teams.

  • Experienced technical background with hands on experience in API design and backend development.

  • Demonstrated ability to coach and mentor individuals and teams.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to balance technical and business considerations while delivering high quality results.

  • Are comfortable with ambiguity and prioritization across multiple fronts.

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.


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:
$199,000$288,000 USD
The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between:
$215,000$323,000 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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