Staff FullStack Java Engineer- DevOps or Ops Focused


Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time


About Okta

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management platform, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, organizations can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps organizations become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance.

The Okta platform provides directory services, single sign-on, strong authentication, provisioning, workflow, and built in reporting. It runs in the cloud on a secure, reliable, extensively audited platform and integrates deeply with on premises applications, directories, and identity management systems.

About Account Services:

We are the Account Service team, building a key service within Okta. Our roadmap is exciting and fulfilling. We are addressing key customer usecases spanning across Workforce (WF), Customer Identity (CIAM), and business-to-business (B2B) space. Our customers are named brand global service providers with customers across the globe.

We are looking for a Staff software engineer with considerable DevOps experience to influence and accelerate our team’s adoption of best practices while contributing to product development as a key member of our engineering team. Your track record of implementing state-of-the-art DevOps engineering, automation, and service ownership automation will be a multiplier to our small but growing team of talented engineers.

We are looking for a self-starter. You enjoy solving hard problems. You will own the roadmap - ideation, design and implementation of Service level objectives (SLO) and Service level indicators (SLI). You are a thought leader and a practitioner, bringing industry expertise. You will mentor, guide and instill service ownership tenets with the team and with your peers. You should have a deep understanding of distributed application service concepts, zeal for figuring stuff out, along with back-end development expertise.

What You’ll Do

  • Lead the engineering efforts of operations engineering, including scale, capacity planning, SLO/SLIs, monitoring and alerts
  • Our service integrates with internal APIs and also Salesforce. You will bring your service integration expertise, architect a repeatable pipeline for integration testing - one that will allow us to validate (canary/chaos test) our service in a Production-like environment.
  • You will analyze our current deployment pipeline, come up with efficiencies and improvements and lead the execution
  • Drive the service ownership roadmap and harden our service with state-of-the-art observability and availability
  • Implement observability and availability metrics and dashboards
  • Build good relationships with Core, Infra and SRE peers
  • Thought leader of modern SRE and DevOps practices across our Realm
  • Instill Operations engineering best practices as part of our day-to-day product development
  • Set an example for clean, operational-ready and reliable code
  • You are curious and patient - We work closely with our customers. You will guide our customer designs where needed

Your experience

  • Significant experience as an SRE or DevOps practitioner
  • You have experience building, operating, and troubleshooting complex applications using cloud infrastructure
  • Exceptional engineering fundamentals - Specifically - DB CRUD, API integration, Security, Distributed computing, domain modeling and OOP.
  • Significant experience with AWS. (GCP is bonus)
  • ~5 years experience as Java backend or full stack engineer
  • We have a good cross-section of tech stack - AWS, GitHub, Java, React, JavaScript, Hibernate, Spring Boot, SQL, Redis, ECS, Docker, Vagrant, Terraform, Maven, npm, Splunk, and Wavefront.



Below is the annual base salary range for candidates located in California, Colorado, New York and Washington. Your actual base salary will depend on factors such as your skills, qualifications, experience, and work location. In addition, Okta offers equity (where applicable), bonus, 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 base salary range for this position for candidates located in California (excluding San Francisco Bay Area), Colorado, New York, and Washington is between:$154,000$223,000 USD The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between: $171,000$248,000 USD

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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