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Software Engineer, New Grad (May/June 2023)


Location: United States

Job Type: Full time


Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. Over 10,000 organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

Location: Remote

We are looking for recent university graduates who are ready to kickstart their career. Through our Engineering Launch Program (ELP), we will guide a cohort of recent graduates through a 15-month program designed to build a foundation for the rest of your career. You'll be mentored along the way by the best and the brightest engineering minds and take part in customized learning opportunities.

ELP cohorts will begin their 15-month program with a 3-month Foundations course. Foundations is a multi-faceted training curriculum that will better enable new engineers to effectively begin contributing in their development roles and introduce them to our engineering culture. The time in the program will then be followed by a full-time, 12-month assignment to a team in one of our Product Engineering Domains gaining meaningful experience working directly with global team members to address real-world challenges and create innovative value for our customers.

Product Engineering Domains:

  • Identity & Access Management: Identity & Access Management (IAM) delivers a simple, extensible identity platform that is easy for our customers to integrate into their applications and effortless to operate. The mission of the team is to delight customers with an exceptional operations and administration experience, and delight developers with concise, understandable, standards-compliant APIs for ease of integration.
  • Service Management: Service Management delivers an exceptional subscription administration experience to our customers throughout their relationship with Okta. The mission of this group is to bring comprehensive, trustworthy, and clear visibility into how a customer’s subscription is organized, consumed, and supported as a service.
  • Developer Experience: The Developer Experience domain is the “first customer” of our product. The mission of this group is to delight the developers by making their experience smoother throughout signup, onboarding, quickstarts / integration, docs, SDKs, community, troubleshooting and extending the product through code and our APIs.

Program Benefits:

  • Mentorship: Ongoing support from leadership, a dedicated mentor, and buddy for the entire program.
  • Hands-on Experience: Receive on-the-job training as you work to support innovation initiatives and deliver customer value.
  • Technical Skills: Learn to design, code, test, debug and document software across multiple applications and platforms. Get experience with secure coding practices.
  • Continuous Learning: Collaborate across teams to solve technical and non-technical challenges, get a well-rounded view of our business, diversify your skills, and stay ahead of the curve with a specialized curriculum to propel your career.
  • Remote Culture: Born as a globally-distributed organization out of necessity, Okta has tried and tested strategies for making remote work successful. With over half of our workforce working fully remotely before COVID-19, we’ve worked hard to establish a strong remote-friendly culture. Our unique culture will teach you to thrive as you sharpen your ability to excel in a remote-work environment.

You will be a good fit if:

  • You are passionate about working on systems that are highly-reliable, maintainable and scalable.
  • You have knowledge and passion for good engineering practices and testing.
  • You are a good communicator and enjoy working with people.
  • You excel when working autonomously, and know when to seek help from your team members.
  • You always aim to learn and want to improve your security knowledge.
  • Awareness of the importance of security on design decisions.


  • We are a remote-friendly work environment and have been since day one. All of our teams are currently working remotely in either in the United States or Canada.
  • Graduated within the past 12 months, or will be graduating by Spring 2023, with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science or related field from an accredited college or university.
  • You’ve built, broken, and rebuilt software applications. We’re looking for creative thinkers who also know how to create real-world products.
  • Working knowledge of web technologies (such as HTTP, HTML/DOM, JavaScript, CSS, AJAX) will be beneficial.
  • Familiarity with Node.js applications.
  • Familiarity with Java, C++ and/or Python.
  • Understanding around concepts like Web Services, SOA, REST APIs.
  • Authorized to work in the United States or Canada with no restrictions.

At the end of the program, you will:

  • Have exposure to the full lifecycle software development.
  • Learn to write well designed, testable, efficient code.
  • Produce specifications and determine operational feasibility.
  • Integrate software components into a fully functional software system.
  • Develop software verification plans and quality assurance procedures.
  • Collaborate across teams to solve technical and non-technical challenges.
  • Document and maintain software functionality.
  • Comply with project plans and industry standards.

As part of our growth, we are committed to building an inclusive work environment where all feel welcomed as their authentic selves—inclusive of all genders, sexual orientations, ethnicities, races, education, ages, or other personal characteristics.

We are accepting applications until our vacancies are filled or until March 30, 2023.


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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