Senior Software Engineer, Okta

Privacy (Customer Identity)


Mid and Senior level
Remote in Canada

Management platform securing resources from cloud to ground

Open for applications


Management platform securing resources from cloud to ground

1001+ employees

B2BSecurityInternal toolsSaaSIdentity

Open for applications


Mid and Senior level
Remote in Canada

1001+ employees

B2BSecurityInternal toolsSaaSIdentity

Company mission

To improve the connections between people and tools to make companies more productive and secure.


Who you are

  • You have 3+ years of hands-on development experience writing microservices with Golang
  • You have 3+ years of experience performing technical privacy or security reviews, recommending good design patterns, and identifying trade-offs
  • You have working knowledge and experience with one or more of the following:
  • Database principles including familiarity with SQL, noSQL, and DBT
  • Privacy automation and orchestration
  • Privacy impact assessments
  • Data inventory and classification
  • User data protection and data loss prevention
  • Encryption, data anonymization, pseudonymization
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You have experience working with a globally distributed and remote team


  • Full-stack engineering
  • Data pipelines and event streaming platforms such as Kafka
  • Protocol buffers
  • Identity and access management
  • Governance, risk and compliance
  • GDPR, CCPA / CPRA, or other privacy regulations
  • Data pipelines for large scale systems
  • Data privacy in cloud environments (AWS, Azure)
  • Data privacy in a large scale data system (Snowflake)
  • Data privacy in NoSQL data stores including MongoDB

What the job involves

  • We seek a knowledgeable and development -focused Privacy Engineer to take the privacy of our Customer Identity products, customer data, and infrastructure to the next level
  • This role is a key member of the Privacy team embedded within the Customer Identity product unit and works across multiple functions to solve data privacy challenges to support the growth of our global Customer Identity business
  • We are an engineering-focused team that seeks to build software services for cutting edge of privacy technology and implement controls to mitigate the privacy threat landscape
  • In this role you will work as part of a globally distributed team of talented engineers who share a passion for data privacy and enjoy solving complex problems at scale
  • This role works closely with Product Engineering, Data Engineering, and Legal stakeholders to deliver on data privacy strategy for Okta’s customer identity products
  • Partner closely with cross-functional partners across Engineering, Legal, Data, and Product to embed sound technical privacy practices in everything we ship and help uncover risks before they become issues
  • Contribute towards development of new privacy features, tools, and scalable solutions to optimize the work of the Privacy Engineering team and enable us to deliver privacy-centric solutions for our internal and external stakeholders
  • Foster a forum of data stewards to operate as an extended support team for privacy engineering initiatives
  • Collaborate with Privacy Engineering leadership for annual planning, prioritizations and progress management
  • Build, deploy & maintain scalable and reliable infrastructure services as well as privacy solutions for customer identity products
  • Support privacy investigations in coordination with the Okta Legal and Compliance teams, participate in root cause analysis and perform necessary remediations
  • What this position is not:
  • Security engineering, incident response, dedicated code reviews, or compliance focused

Otta's take

Theo Margolius headshot

Theo Margolius

COO of Otta

Okta started off as an identity company where organisations, large and small, could tap into the company to have a single sign-on interface to access all cloud applications now centralised. Okta has since expanded to provide identity management at the device as well as the server level.

The new approach towards network security is increasingly based on identification and authentication, and Okta is on track to become the go-to vendor in the space. They aim to do so by developing products that enable people to access applications and other tools more smoothly and securely than ever before.

Okta has taken strides towards expansion through significant employee growth and shuffling executive leadership. The company has also made lateral moves such as tackling governance concerns, opening up new paths for revenue.


Top investors

Some candidates hear
back within 2 weeks

19% employee growth in 12 months


Funding (last 2 of 7 rounds)

Sep 2015



Jun 2014



Total funding: $229.3m

Company benefits

  • Work from home opportunities
  • Health + Wellness
  • Financial Benefits
  • Pay + Incentives
  • Time Off
  • Everyday Living
  • Resources

Company values

  • Love our customers
  • Never stop innovating
  • Act with integrity
  • Be transparent
  • Empower our people

Company HQ

The East Cut, San Francisco, CA


VP of Development at and has nearly a decade of experience in various engineering and leadership roles at PeopleSoft.

Frederic Kerrest

(Vice Chairman)

Worked in Sales and Business Development at, and previously co-founded high-tech consulting firm Meridian Global Solutions.

People progressing

Joined as Senior Manager, Recruiting EMEA and promoted to Director, Recruiting EMEA after 3 years. Promoted again to Senior Director, Recruiting EMEA after another 3 years.

Diversity & Inclusion at Okta

  • Workforce: We believe in recruiting diverse talent to create balanced teams
  • Workplace: We support and empower employees to be authentic and grow through open conversations and education
  • Marketplace: We go to market and sell to diverse audiences

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