On-Demand Identity and Access Management
Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, IT 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 IT become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance.
The Okta service 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.
Enterprises using Okta today include Activision, Allergan, BMC Software, Groupon, Informatica, LinkedIn, Purolator and SAP. The hundreds of enterprises, thousands of cloud application vendors and millions of people using Okta’s identity management service form the foundation for the industry’s fastest growing, vendor neutral Enterprise Identity Network. Okta’s Enterprise Identity Network seamlessly and securely connects organizations, applications, and people, anywhere, anytime, from any device.
The Okta team has built and deployed many of the world’s leading on-demand and enterprise software solutions from companies including Salesforce.com, PeopleSoft, Microsoft, BMC, Arcsight, Sun, and HP. Okta is backed by premiere venture investors Andreessen Horowitz, Greylock Partners, Khosla Ventures and Sequoia Capital.
We're a passionate group of people who believe that cloud architecture is here to stay.
We learned a lot while creating the largest on-demand enterprise companies, and we're putting that knowledge to good use as we build the next generation of corporate IT. It's a fast-paced, agile work environment and we need the best and the brightest to help us change the world.
We're looking for talented, highly-motivated individuals to join our engineering, product, sales, marketing, customer success and business development teams. Building and selling the future of IT is no small feat - you love challenges, work hard, play nice with others - and if you know your way around a ping pong table, that doesn’t hurt either.OKTA
We believe that cloud architecture is here to stay. We know the problems enterprise IT teams are facing. And our laser-like focus on customer success and technical/operational excellence has enabled us to be an identity management leader in our market. And we’re just getting started.
We surround our engineering efforts with sales, marketing, professional services, and support staff that care deeply about the customers we serve.
Great colleagues. A proven, seasoned executive team.
Funding from world class VCs.
And the opportunity to change cloud computing forever. What else, you ask?
- Competitive Salary
- Meaningful stake in the company
- Voluntary 401(k) plan
- Medical, dental, and vision plans
- Flexible PTO policy
- Catered Lunches
- Pre-tax commuter benefits
- Paid holidays
- Quarterly ping pong showdowns
- Monthly massages
And thats not all...
San Francisco HQ
Our beautiful office is located in the heart of the city’s SOMA district.
You name it. We’ll give you whatever you need to get your productivity on.
Catered lunches, happy hours, stocked fridge, espresso maker, tech talks and much, much more!
Our team includes some of the smartest, most creative and innovative people you'll ever meet.
Whether or not you work for Okta’s engineering, sales, marketing, professional services, or support team, one thing is for sure—you'll find colleagues that will engage, inspire, and challenge you.
Have new ideas for our product, process or technology? Your colleagues here will be ready to listen and even experiment with some of your awesome ideas.
Our team-based approach gives you the ability to creatively own projects and solve problems.
We don't hide or dilute information. Our management team shares the ins and outs of the business.
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I worked at OktaPros
Intelligent, motivated, inspiring colleagues in every department and from all backgrounds. Very well rounded team of highly accomplished and experienced industry veterans, and fresh talent with little to no experience. At Okta they have a hand for picking great candidates.Cons
Rather political culture when it comes to advancement. Performance and talent can be overseen or even ignored, but as long as you play your cards right, you will be successful at this company. Excellent Executive management and leadership, awesome perks, and transparency into every aspect of company state and development.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at Okta in January 2015.Interview Details
I spoke with the recruiter, had a technical phone screen and then went to their office for a three hour series of interviews.
The people I met on my interview were all friendly and seemed to genuinely enjoy working at the company. The issue I ran into was one of apparent contrary expectations -- I ran into this on two important fronts:
(a) The hiring manager stressed that the job involved coordination, process transformation and technical leadership while the CTO seemed to think it was hands-on technical work and seemed off-put when I floated the same basic ideas for process improvement that others had seemed enthusiastic about.
(b) I have a six month-old who needs to be picked up at 6 PM -- my wife can pick her up once or twice a week, but I need to be able to be there (besides, if I'm not seeing her for a few minutes a night on a regular basis, what's the point?). The managers I spoke with maintained that this wouldn't be a problem, but the other folks I asked about this told a different story; most of the office comes in late and stays late, and The feeling I got from them was that having to leave around 5 on most nights would be a problem.
While (a) is something I could have worked with as I established myself in the role, (b) is a dealbreaker. I mentioned this specifically in my phone interview, so I was disappointed that I had to take a day off to find that this would be an issue after all. You can argue that the opinion of the managers is the one that matters, but in a role where you're expected to move the organization by exerting influence (rather than having direct reports) that really isn't the case.
In the end, we arrived at a situation of mutual disinterest. Their HR representative did call me to let me know that they'd decided to move in a different direction, however, and I feel that reflects well on the company.Interview Questions
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- The most difficult questions mirror the difference in expectations -- one interviewer would seem excited about the process improvements I had in mind while another would look at me like I was talking nonsense. View Answer
Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta IT 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 IT become...
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