Staff Technical Program Manager


Location: United States

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.

At Okta, we celebrate a variety of perspectives and experiences. We are not looking for someone who checks every single box, we’re looking for lifelong learners and people who can make us better with their unique experiences.

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Okta is looking for a Staff Technical Program Manager to join our Okta team where you will partner with leaders from Engineering, Product Management and Design to bring our next generation of security solutions to market. Our teams work with a customer-first mindset: rapid iteration, a high degree of ownership, and lots of product experimentation, analysis, and rapid decision making.

The qualified candidate will not only have strong TPM experience but also Engineering process development, ten or more years of experience driving programs from inception to production in large scale, complex, fast paced SaaS environments. An individual who is self-motivated and driven and has demonstrated commitment to take accountability and responsibility for the success of large programs with ambiguity and competing priorities.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Structure and drive continuous and/or time-bound initiatives by clarifying priorities, enabling the execution of deliverables, defining program process flows, and providing continuous transparency.
  • Extensive, demonstrable experience navigating interdependencies affecting complex programs (product and engineering alignment, engagement models, communications, and change management).
  • Program manage various large scale, complex initiatives across multiple teams; taking a hands-on and proactive approach to manage dependencies, unblock progress, define timelines, communicate commitments, introduce efficiencies, and provide workflow solutions.
  • Anticipate and mitigate risks - by having close involvement with team goals and challenges, applying past experience, and keeping in mind the big picture.
  • Drive effective teamwork, communication, collaboration, and commitment across multiple disparate groups with competing priorities.
  • Build and maintain alignment across multiple teams to keep a focus on execution, continuous improvement, and operational excellence.
  • Lead the introduction of new processes/workflows, to benefit Engineering teams or cross-organizational initiatives, by bringing proposed solutions to the teams and rolling them out in an iterative manner.
  • Experience collaborating with and influencing the senior leadership team in situations without authority and with ambiguity.
  • Exceptional communication skills, strong emotional intelligence, and the ability to tailor your message to disparate audiences

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 7+ years experience with strong technical aptitude/affinity; experience working directly with consumer-facing products and services.
  • Experience working in a startup environment is desired to make the greenfield into a buildable product along with innovation and creativity applied in day to day activities.
  • Kicking off and managing complex engineering integration and cross-organizational programs and scalable products, working hand-in-hand with Engineers to deliver.
  • Experience partnering with Product Management, Design, and Engineering teams to deliver customer-facing features.
  • Experience driving programs from code complete to General Availability (end to end “go to market” phases).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication; experience effectively communicating and presenting to teams located across different locations and people ranging from individual team members to C-level executives.
  • Strong leadership skills; Able to independently influence and resolve conflicts with others.
  • Self-starter; able to work well in an ambiguous and constantly changing, fast-paced environment.



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

What you can look forward to as an Okta employee!

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