Principal Software Engineer, Core Infrastructure
Location: San Francisco, California
Job Type: Full time
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Okta is The World’s Identity Company. We free everyone to safely use any technology—anywhere, on any device or app. Our Workforce and Customer Identity Clouds enable secure yet flexible access, authentication, and automation that transforms how people move through the digital world, putting Identity at the heart of business security and growth.
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Okta's Core Engineering team is responsible for building and evolving shared infrastructure and services that lay the foundation for what other engineering teams build on. We're in charge of common shared services like search, cache, configuration management, frameworks for async job management, and email pipeline, to name a few. We're cloud native, where redundancy, multi-tenancy, scale, resource optimization and resiliency are first class citizens. With Okta's mantra of 'Always On!' there's never a dull moment. Our biggest asset is our team of passionate engineers and technically minded managers.
We're looking for a principal level backend engineer to join a team of highly skilled and talented team players who're proud of what they own and deliver. Our elite team is fast, creative and flexible; with a weekly release cycle and individual ownership we expect great things from our engineers and reward them with stimulating new projects, new technologies and the chance to have significant equity in a company that is changing the cloud computing landscape forever.
- Work with engineering teams to design, develop and deliver cloud based infrastructure projects on a modern tech stack (Redis, Elasticsearch, Docker/Kubernetes, Terraform on AWS/GCP)
- Drive evaluation, development and rollout of new microservices
- Operate, support, and upgrade shared services and frameworks. Scale these as their usage invariably grows along with Okta's business.
- Evaluate existing systems to evolve them for supporting Okta's future business needs
- Conduct design and code reviews. Ascertain designs proposed consider scale, redundancy and multi-tenancy. Ensure high programming standards by writing unit and functional tests.
- Monitor, troubleshoot and fix services and frameworks the team owns
- Evaluate system performance and resolve bottlenecks
- Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior developers
- Collaborate with architects, QA, product owners, security and operations engineers
- Immense passion about doing the right thing to help Okta's technology stay ahead of its anticipated business growth
- Solid technology chops in architecting, implementing, tuning and debugging some of the largest cloud deployments in the enterprise world
- Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent; master's preferred.
- 8+ yrs of expansive programming experience in an object-oriented programming language like Java, especially in backend services. Experience with implementing multithreaded apps, debugging and tuning garbage collection and memory management.
- 4+ yrs experience of working with MySQL or equivalent relational database systems. Experience with designing databases and fine tuning queries is a plus.
- 2+ yrs of hands-on experience in working with data stores like Elasticsearch and Redis
- Demonstrated experience of working with ReST and thorough understanding of its fundamentals
- Experience with operating workloads in a multi-cloud environment – AWS and GCP – is a major plus
- Knowledge of network security, authentication and authorization
- Demonstrably followed best software engineering principles
- Experience with enterprise SaaS as a good-to-have
- Familiarity with Agile software development process
Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
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: https://rewards.okta.com/us.
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