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Senior Software Engineer, IAM PULSE


Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time


At Okta, we’re always innovating across the entire identity landscape, and our customers are always asking to do more with us. As the pace of change in the cloud continues at a rapid pace, the ability to move fast is a competitive advantage. To fuel this continuous innovation, Okta has created an incubator program called OktaX, building and nurturing new brands, products, and businesses from the ground up. These projects are given the freedom and flexibility to build independently like a startup, with the stability and support of the larger Okta organization – the best of both worlds!

IAM Pulse is the inaugural team within Okta’s new incubator program called “Okta X”. Okta X projects are given the freedom and flexibility to build independently like a startup, with the stability and support of the larger Okta organization. At IAM Pulse we are building a powerful toolkit for cloud engineers, initially focused on AWS change intelligence for Terraform. Enabling practitioners to gain deeper insights into their infrastructure and to help reduce the friction when making changes.

We are a small remote team of fewer than 15 people in the beginning stages of something significant and are looking for an experienced individual contributor to help us make key decisions while we construct the foundation of our product. We are solving hard technical challenges and assembling a team of deep thinkers. Our work includes modeling permissions relationships in a complex query-able graph, custom parsers & interpreters for IaC languages, dynamic data visualization with WebGL/Wasm/Rust, and deep inspection rules engine on top of a rich dataset. We are building our backend processing in Rust for optimized computing, and our APIs and front end are utilizing Typescript.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Participate in all stages of the software development lifecycle
  • Implement the core backend services & APIs, and their required infrastructure
  • Utilize best practices during development including robust testing and security considerations. Be a good steward of code quality and performance.
  • Ability to collaborate with other engineers on technology choices, architecture design, and development patterns.

Expected Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • 5+ years of software development experience building performant, robust, and scalable systems
  • Comfortable working with complex data structures and mathematical logic
  • Experience working on full-stack product features

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Rust professionally, as part of an open source project, or personally.
  • Knowledge/experience with building Infrastructure as Code using Terraform or equivalent
  • Knowledge/experience operating or securing AWS or equivalent cloud environments
  • Experience with advanced frontend technologies such as Web Assembly, Web Workers, WebGL, etc.
  • Experience with data modeling and data persistent technologies in SQL, key-value stores, and GraphQL
  • Experience in a start-up or similar environment


Below is the annual On Target Compensation (OTE) range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual OTE, which is inclusive of base salary and incentive compensation, will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable) and benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 401(k), flexible spending account, and paid leave (including PTO and parental leave) in accordance with our applicable plans and policies. To learn more about our Total Rewards program please visit:

The annual OTE range for this position for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:$103,000$143,996 USD

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