Software Engineer, Workflows - Staff/Principal

Last updated 20 days ago
Location:San Jose, California
Job Type:Full Time

Okta Workflows is the foundation for secure integration between cloud services. By harnessing the power of the cloud, Okta allows people to quickly integrate different services, while still enforcing strong security policies. It integrates directly with an organization’s existing services such as directories and identity systems, as well as many other applications.

With Okta Workflows, organizations can implement workflows quickly, easily, at large scale and low total cost. Hundreds of customers, including NTT, and MGM, trust Okta Workflows to help their organizations work faster, boost revenue and stay secure.

Position Description:

We are looking for a top notch backend software developer to work on our Workflows Core Team. This team is responsible for solving some of the most difficult problems at Okta while building secure, scalable, and robust workflow services. This is an opportunity to leverage your experience developing highly scalable cloud applications while building new skills in Okta Workflows. You will get an opportunity to solve hard problems around building next gen Workflow services and scaling the existing service.

Our team is fast, innovative and flexible; with a weekly, agile release cycle and individual ownership. We expect great things from our engineers and reward them with stimulating new projects, emerging technologies and the chance to have significant equity in a company that is about to change the cloud computing landscape forever.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Engage with and analyze the Workflow service to to ensure high reliability and bring new ideas to the product road map.

  • Work with engineering management to scope and plan engineering efforts especially as they involve performance.

  • Design and implement core, high-performance, scalable software components and microservices in Rust on Kubernetes.

  • Interface with QA, Product Management, Technical Support, Documentation and UX teams,

  • Investigate and drive live site issues as appropriate.

  • Design, implement and test new frameworks/services that center around performance, scalability and efficiency

  • Analyze performance metrics and logs to identify inefficiencies and opportunities to improve scalability and performance

  • Manage/tune application level service protection settings such as rate limits, job throttles, and batch sizes

  • Collaborate across various teams and be a champion for Performance

  • Build systems to find inefficient code and either optimize it or work with the code's owner to address the issues.

  • Maintain and enhance our performance monitoring and analysis telemetry, frameworks and tools

  • Work with customers and customer support to analyze customer use cases to address scale and performance demands

  • Track performance profiles over time and investigate changes therein

  • Participate in a Performance rotation that investigates critical performance related customer escalations

  • Test-driven development, design and code reviews

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 7+ years of back end software development experience building highly-reliable, mission-critical software.

  • Live Site experience.

  • Experience with Rust or C++.

  • Experience working with cloud scale systems.

  • Experience with operating and distributed systems.

Nice to Haves:

  • Expertise in Redis.

  • Experience with RabbitMQ/AMQP.

  • Experience with PostgreSQL.

  • Experience with JavaScript.

  • Experience with Kubernetes.

  • Experience with implementing a compiler.

  • Experience developing full stack web applications.

  • Experience implementing programming language concepts (scheduling, type systems, etc).

Education and Training:

  • BS Computer Science or related field.

Okta is an equal opportunity employer

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 for roles where it makes sense, 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