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Program Lead, Talent Management and Employee Experience


Location: San Francisco, California

Job Type: Full time


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We are currently seeking a Program Lead to support our Talent Management and Employee Experience programs. This position will contribute to building a culture where learning, coaching and delivering consistent feedback lead to positive impact and results. The role is responsible for subject matter expertise, design, management, and operational excellence of talent management programs with a focus on delivering high impact and value, working closely with the overall TM/EX team as well as with People Business Partners, OktaU, and DIBs teams. The Program Lead will drive the development and implementation of talent management programs, including but not limited to Performance Management, Executive Coaching, and Talent Review and Succession Planning. This is a role in which you’ll excel if you have a broad range of experience with core talent processes including performance check-ins, feedback, talent reviews, executive coaching programs, competency and career architectures and data driven talent decisions.

Role Responsibilities:

  • In alignment with business goals, plan, drive, and manage multiple company-wide employee talent management initiatives that result in positive impact across the company and help differentiate Okta.
  • Consult, design and build solutions aligned to EX/TM roadmap (e.g.,culture, feedback, talent reviews, and performance programs).
  • Bring innovative ideas and solutions for culture, engagement, and dynamic work to create meaningful impact in a global work environment. Use deep expertise in talent, culture, and employee experience to bring a point of view and recommendations for solutions.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operations of two or more enterprise talent programs, including program design, project management, delivery of programs, and identifying impact and success metrics.
  • Oversee the end-to-end execution of programs along with our key cross-functional partners (i.e. HRBPs, Project Management Team and other COEs)
  • Coordinate and guide outcomes and deliverables across multiple TM/EX programs such as engagement, dynamic work to ensure alignment with broader program vision
  • Ensure ongoing prioritization and continuous improvement, delivering enhanced end user experiences in short sprints
  • Collaborate and consult on the design and delivery of programs to deliver effective solutions to the business.
  • Deliver programs and comprehensive evaluation strategies aligned to key metrics
  • Leverage best practices and identify opportunities for efficiency.

Knowledge & Requirements:

  • Competence in talent and employee experience practices to identify solutions and leverage relevant resources.
  • Strong project management and program management experience with a track record of delivering large-scale, global projects or initiatives.
  • Ability to think conceptually and strategically, with the ability to transfer into applied solutions.
  • Demonstrate operational excellence in managing projects from design to execution.
  • Exceptional communication skills combined with demonstrated problem solving ability are critical for this role.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Ability to cope with pressure maintaining a high standard of deliverables.
  • Excellent organization and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to analyze data and propose methods for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in various mediums to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to build relationships, develop credibility with internal clients.
  • Strong ability to multi-task and respond effectively to changing priorities and demands.

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and 7+ years of relevant experience.
  • Experience building organization culture, talent, and employee experience programs.
  • Experience coordinating programs with stakeholders.
  • Experience working on various People programs/projects.
  • Experience working with enterprise tools for talent programs (e.g. Workday)

Additional considerations:

  • Coaching certification from an industry recognized organization (Ex. International Coaching Federation/ICF)
  • An advanced degree in Organizational Development, Leadership, or a related field



Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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:$140,000$189,000 USD The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between: $156,000$211,000 USD

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