Data Engineering Architect


Location: United States

Job Type: Full time


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Senior Principal Data Engineer, Platforms and Engineering

We are looking for a seasoned data engineering leader with a growth mindset to join our data org in Business Technology (BT) to own and guide the development of large-scale, best-in-class data products and foundations. In this role you will be a senior level individual contributor, building and maintaining the data infrastructure to enable the effective implementation of Okta’s data strategy and the delivery of transformative solutions that nurture data-driven organizations.

You will work across multiple business departments and be responsible for architecting effective solutions to acquire and connect data from end-to-end while maintaining the highest level of data integrity, security, and ensuring our customers’ privacy.


  • Engage with stakeholders and business teams to understand priorities and identify opportunities to advance analytics and insights solutions, with in-built security and privacy controls.
  • Work with BT Architects to design/build data architectural patterns, ETL frameworks and data governance practices for cross-functional initiatives.
  • Work with upstream data producers, product managers, business stakeholders and product data engineering teams to build foundational data models.
  • Partner on the vision for BI tools to build self-service reporting infrastructure
  • Build and maintain infrastructure to improve quality and reliability of data pipelines and products.
  • Improve operational excellence by optimizing existing processes and tools to improve engineering productivity and reliability of data pipelines.
  • Establish best practices to improve data architecture, development processes and data reliability.


  • 12+ years’ experience in data science, machine learning, analytics operations at scale, information technology, partner operations, finance, business planning
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related analytical field
  • Exceptional communication and leadership skills, with a proven ability to operate in a growing, dynamic environment.
  • Hands-on approach to closing gaps in data foundations and technical execution, reinforcing development standards and best practices that guarantee high quality, trustworthy data.
  • Deep understanding of data related security and governance/controls.
  • Experience with Snowflake/Redshift, AWS/GCP, Hadoop/Spark, Kafka/Flink, ETL Solutions, and Data Governance/Management Solutions
  • Demonstrated project management, leadership, and cross-group collaboration skills.
  • Ability to create effective relationships, listen, influence, and collaborate internally and externally at all organizational levels.
  • Ability to work through ambiguous situations and proactively determine creative solutions.

Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

((Colorado, New York and Washington only*) Minimum base of $195,000/year + bonus + equity + benefits))



Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physial or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran.We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and convictions records, consistent with applicable laws. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please use this Form to request an accommodation.

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