Staff Software Engineer, Extensibility (Customer Identity Platform)

 Published 8 days ago
 United States
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Awesome tech is made by awesome people, and we’re always looking for new team members who bring energy, passion, commitment, and collaboration. These qualities have made Okta the great company it is today.

So, what do we build exactly? Okta’s Customer Identity is an authentication and authorization platform designed by developers for developers. Basically, we make users' logins safe, secure, and seamless. Our mission is to secure the world’s identities so innovators can innovate, but it’s a big mission that requires a lot of teamwork.

We are looking for a Staff Software Engineer to join our high-caliber Extensibility Engineering team to help us continue to improve our ultra-low latency, secure, and scalable platform for untrusted code execution. In this role, you will have the opportunity to significantly contribute to the foundation of the Customer Identity Ecosystem, realizing a huge impact for our customers and partners.

As a member of Developer Experience - Extensibility, you will: 

  • Lead, Design, architect, and document large-scale projects using technologies such as  Node.js, Golang, MongoDB, PostgreSQL, AWS, Azure, and Kubernetes.
  • Mentors others by coaching and delegating responsibilities to others. Collaborates with Engineering Manager on buy-in and direction. 
  • Contribute to improving Auth0's architecture, performance, observability, security controls, and best practices.
  • Collaborate with Product and Security teams to define and continually improve Auth0’s Extensibility platform and architecture.
  • Participate in our on-call rotations for troubleshooting production issues.

Key Qualifications:

  • 8+ years of experience in software development building distributed systems (Node.js and/or Go).
  • Strong experience in API-driven applications using REST and/or gRPC.
  • Experience with packaging and distributing containerized applications using Docker and Kubernetes.
  • Experience with sandboxing untrusted code or tenant isolation (both preferred but not required).
  • A high bar for both code quality as well as quality of user experience.
  • Proven ability to collaborate with others to drive initiatives forward.

Nice To Haves:

  • Frontend application development in React/Angular (or other JavaScript frameworks) is a plus.
  • An understanding of evergreen infrastructure and CI/CD best practices



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