Full Stack Engineer, Cyber Security


Location: Remote -

Job Type: Full time

Last updated

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- Reshma Saujani

The Adversarial Engineering team inside Okta’s Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) organization is seeking a Full Stack engineer to focus on custom tool development and process automation used to emulate threat actor behavior.

As part of the DCO team, Adversarial Engineering is tasked to improve Okta and our customer’s cybersecurity posture by emulating attacker techniques to identify areas of improvement for detection and response. This extends beyond traditional “purple teaming” of end-points or networks to also look at the Okta product and SaaS applications used internally.

The Adversarial Engineering team’s desire is to bring on a full-stack developer who will focus on designing and maintaining the tooling and environments needed to automate threat actor scenarios. This new core member’s contributions will allow the team to scale activities to include additional scope and improve effectiveness.

What this position is not.

  • Custom “malware” development
  • Red team operator
  • Penetration testing
  • Customer-facing product development
  • Site Reliability Engineering
  • An offensive security background is not required (but would be advantageous ).
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
  1. Develop and maintain tools for running automated attack scenarios and analyzing the results.
  2. Identify areas of operational improvement that can be achieved through automation.
  3. Use tools such as Terraform, Docker, AWS ECS/ EC2 for building lab environments.
  4. Design and develop basic UX for internal tooling.
  5. Document tooling and provide support to operational teams using the tooling build.
What does it take?
  • 4+ years as a software engineer.
  • Strong knowledge of Python, Javascript and at least one UI framework such as React.
  • Experience in RESTful API design.
  • Understanding of container-based development practices in Docker and ECS.
  • Desire to perform full-stack development with the continual maintenance and improvement of custom tools for a small team.
  • Mindset for automation and removing friction for an operational team.
  • Capability, and desire, to work as the primary developer in a small agile team of security professionals.
  • Desire to think like an attacker and learn more about cybersecurity.
((Colorado, New York and Washington only*) Minimum OTE of $135,000 /year + equity + benefits)) Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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