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Devices Engineering (Vice President, Senior Director)

Bellevue, WA, USA | Okta

  • Industry:
    Computer Software / Computer Games
  • Position Type:
    Full-Time
  • Functions:
    IT / Information Technology
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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Okta is seeking an experienced leader to head its Devices Engineering group. Devices Engineering is responsible for building client software that runs on MacOS, Windows, iOS and Android as well as the cloud software to support these clients. Okta device software provides end users seamless yet secure access to their services by inspecting and leveraging the security posture of devices. Ideal candidates have a passion for working on one or more desktop or mobile platforms, have deep expertise and extensive experience in those platforms, and are comfortable leading the path of an organization breaking ground in a new frontier. This is a high visibility and impact position within Okta.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Drive the execution of the vision of our device software and work in conjunction with Product Management to continually define and refine the long-term vision of the device software

Lead and manage an organization of software engineers, architects and managers

Recruit, retain and grow a talented group of diverse employees

Participate in role specific Engineering Management rotations geared towards supporting the live operation of Okta’s live SaaS

Handle customer escalations indirectly (through Support) or directly when deemed necessary

Participate in architecture reviews and discussions

Work with product management and direct staff to scope and plan engineering efforts

Provide guidance and influence in other areas of the Engineering (e.g. DevOps, Test Engineering, Security)

Communicate the vision of the product to external entities

Foster, enable and promote innovation and IP Protection

Keep abreast of and introduce at Okta, broader technical, operational and market trends from the industry

Collaborate effectively with a matrixed organization of QA, Documentation, PM, and UX teams

Work on diligence during M&A that is related to Okta’s Devices product portfolio

Work on various initiatives within Engineering and Okta

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

15+ years or progressive responsibility management roles in software engineering with a strong background in software development

Experience working in Agile software development organizations leveraging continuous integration and deployment practices.

Solid grasp of modern software engineering principles and practices, in particular in organizations working with native software for Android, iOS, MacOS or Windows

Understanding and appreciation for TDD

Additional Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Background as a software engineer working on native code development in Android, iOS, MacOS or Windows

Experience building large-scale enterprise software or SaaS products

Understanding of credential providers and security models

Understanding of Identity and Access Management protocols and technologies (FIDO, U2F, Web-Auth, SSO, SAML, OAuth, Federation, etc.)

Familiarity with authentication protocols in one or more of: macOS, Android, Win, iOS

Experience working on low latency, highly scalable and mission critical environments

Knowledge or experience working in Security, Cryptography, or Authn & Authz

Education and Training

B.S. Computer Science or related field (MS/PhD preferred)


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