Senior Corporate Security Engineer (San Francisco, CA) (Remote Eligible)

Last updated 28 days ago
Location:Remote -
Job Type:Full Time

Corporate Security Engineers are responsible for securing Okta’s employees and company infrastructure through testing, security reviews, and partnership with internal teams to build automated solutions to complex problems

This position is not one where someone will simply manage security tooling or click buttons. The ideal candidate will have skills within IT, security, and development to secure, test, and operationalize various disparate systems alleviating manual work. Preferred experience with commonly implemented IT security tools such as Okta, EDRs ( Endpoint Detection and Response), CASBs (Cloud Access Security Broker), and UEMs (Unified Endpoint Management) along with some experience penetration testing, phishing, and threat modeling. The ideal candidate should have a proven track record automating solutions utilizing a cloud first approach and be comfortable communicating with support staff, technical leadership, and management to achieve success in this role.

The most important quality is an innate desire to make tools and people work together solving complex problems with expertise and creativity in your daily flow.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own relationships within internal teams as a security SME for architecture and threat mitigations
  • Meet with internal stakeholders to discover new systems before they are developed and deployed
  • Develop, implement, and communicate vulnerability mitigation strategies to internal teams
  • Work solo or collaboratively while delivering simultaneous projects on a deadline
  • Build disposable, repeatable, and verifiable automation and infrastructure for security integrations
  • Set priorities for incoming requests and clearly communicating impact of findings

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience providing security architecture guidance and mitigations to teams
  • 3+ years experience building & maintaining automation in AWS or other cloud environments
  • 5+ years experience securing web applications and infrastructure
  • Experience troubleshooting Linux, Windows, OSX, and mobile issues
  • Experience performing security evaluations of 3rd party solutions

Desired skills and Abilities:

  • Strong knowledge of AWS from an attacker perspective
  • Experience attacking and exploiting black box application
  • Knowledge in current cryptographic algorithms and techniques
  • Experience Penetration Testing


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent experience preferred

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. Find your place at Okta

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer