Senior Product Manager, Authenticator Platform

Last updated an hour ago
Location:San Francisco, California
Job Type:Full Time


We’re looking for a passionate product leader to take our Authenticator Platform to the next level. Okta’s industry-leading access management product allows organizations to protect their applications while providing a delightful experience to their users. The underpinnings of any secure access experience for an application will be made of strong credentials for authenticating a user. The domain of the authenticator platform includes passwords, email, SMS, voice, push notifications, WebAuthn, FIDO/U2F, Yubikeys, and many more. Your audience will be split across non-technical admins and developers, and you will get the opportunity to work both internally and externally. To succeed, you will need to develop a technical understanding of authenticators, enrollment and recovery policies, and authentication flows, and translate that to a simple and flexible authenticator platform. You should expect to partner closely with our engineering, design, product marketing, and business development teams.

Our goal is to deliver a platform for authenticators, not one-offs for individual requirements and customers. Experience building market-leading products and services with a high degree of scalability and platformization for different customer use cases is desired. Having a passion for delivering those capabilities in a user-friendly way will make you a perfect fit for the role.

This will be a technical role, requiring the ability to define effective architectures for modeling policies, with an understanding of the downstream applications and developer tools through which our authentication capabilities will be delivered, including APIs, SDKs, mobile apps, backend services and front-end experiences.

You should have a keen ability to understand customer requirements, strategically prioritize what’s most important for the short- and long-term and collaborate with your PM team and Okta as a whole to deliver an innovative product.


Deliver products that customers love

  • Work with engineering, the wider PM team, and other internal groups to define and document user stories and use-cases to guide product development
  • Define and execute on the roadmap and prioritize features for the Factor Platform that delight customers and developers
  • Collaborate with product marketing and developer relations to support the creation of messaging and content and enable the Okta sales team

Develop, research, and clearly communicate sound product strategies

  • Understand core business problems and requirements from customers, prospects, sales, and support to inform product decisions in the owned area
  • Communicate a clear vision and strategy for your product area

Drive product innovation through rapid triage of ideas with facts and data

  • Work with the rest of the Okta product leaders to prioritize and deliver the innovation required to advance the strategy and roadmap for the Factor Platform
  • Measure progress and success with meaningful metrics by working with the data team

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical or quantitative field
  • Experience across the product management lifecycle
  • Strong technical or development background
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presentation and leadership skills
  • 4+ years of experience, 2+ years of product management or related experience
  • Track record of successful delivery of complex projects


  • Familiarity with standards like U2F, WebAuthn, OIDC, SAML, etc.
  • Experience building a developer platform product
  • Experience creating and managing multi-tenant SaaS software products at a market-leading company
  • Advanced degree in technical (MS) or business field (MBA)

    Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located. We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live. Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs.

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Meet the manager:

John Gronberg is Okta’s Sr. Director of Product Management for the Identity Platform and Customer Identity (


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