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Senior Software Engineer, Platform App Services (GovCloud)

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The leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise, enabling secure connections between people and technology.
San Francisco, CA
$136,000 - $228,000
Backend · Cloud
Senior Software Engineer
3+ years


Okta is seeking a Senior Software Engineer to join their Platform App Services team within the Customer Identity Cloud (CIC). This role focuses on developing foundational services that protect the Platform's stability and improve operational efficiency. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years of software development experience, proficiency in Golang, Typescript, or Node, and experience with various databases and messaging systems.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Developing new services, tools, and automation for cross-cutting concerns like caching and rate-limiting.
  2. Collaborating with engineers across the organization to integrate tooling.
  3. Advocating for new technologies to enhance reliability and scalability.
  4. Leading cross-team initiatives and participating in on-call rotations.

The role requires strong technical skills, a passion for building reliable and secure systems, and the ability to work in a distributed team environment. Okta offers a competitive salary range of $136,000 - $228,000 USD (depending on location) and a comprehensive benefits package including health insurance, 401(k), and paid leave.

This position is part of Okta's mission to provide secure identity solutions for enterprises, enabling safe connections between people and technology. Join a dynamic team working on cutting-edge identity and access management solutions in a rapidly growing field.

Last updated 11 days ago


  • Contribute to the development of new services, tools and automation
  • Work with engineers across the organization to integrate tooling
  • Discover and advocate for new technologies
  • Carry cross-team initiatives
  • Participate in the team's on-call rotation


  • 3-5 years of software development experience
  • Proficient in Golang, Typescript, or Node
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP and HTTP fundamentals
  • Experience with Redis, MongoDB, Kafka and/or PostgreSQL
  • Deliver work incrementally
  • Passion for highly reliable, maintainable, scalable and secure systems
  • Ownership, accountability, attention to detail, and customer focus
  • Comfortable working on a fully-distributed team


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Flexible spending account
  • Paid leave
  • PTO
  • Parental leave

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