Senior Software Engineer, Windows

| San Francisco, CA, USA
Employer Provided Salary: 136,000-228,000 Annually
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Get to know Okta

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. 
Join our team! We’re building a world where Identity belongs to you.

About Okta Devices:

Passwordless is the future of identity and authentication, which is why we, at Okta, have made it our goal to redefine how users authenticate to services. Our mission is to provide frictionless and secure access to all the resources that our users need on a daily basis.

We are the Okta Devices organization and we are responsible for architecting and building web services as well as client software to implement our mission. A couple of our main products are FastPass and Okta Device Access , which is revolutionizing how users authenticate on the web and on devices. 

About You: 

We are looking for a passionate and experienced software development engineer to fulfill our vision. The ideal candidate should have solid experience in Windows software development and be enthusiastic about building engineering and core platform components for Windows. The role also gives the candidate a great opportunity to learn about interesting problems in security and identity space. It also has a lot of visibility within Okta and has great growth potential.

  • You will join the Windows client Foundations team and implement Okta's devices line of products and the foundations for Windows client software.
  • You are an experienced engineer and have a passion for working on Windows platforms, with strong knowledge on the Windows platform and architecture.
  • Enthusiasm for continuous learning, and helping customers.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Create a unique technology differentiator for Okta’s access management solution on Windows platform.
  • Develop and deliver highly scalable software used daily by millions of users. 
  • Work on the foundations of our Windows client software and improve how we write, ship, and learn.
  • Modernize our product delivery by contributing to build and deploy processes, test automation to improve product offerings and developer velocity.
  • Interface with client engineers across multiple product areas to simplify and improve our developer experience. 
  • Code and implement unit/functional tests.
  • Review software design and peer's code.

Experience Requirements: 

  • Experience working in Agile software development team leveraging continuous integration and deployment practices.
  • Experience with common software engineering tools such as git, github.
  • 2-3 years of hands-on experience in writing C#.
  • 2-3 years of developing in Windows core functionality and the ability to debug client code.

Bonus Points:

  • Knowledge of cloud delivery solutions like CircleCI, Microsoft AppCenter, Azure AppInsights, WixInstaller
  • Hands on experience in writing C++ and/or .NET 
  • Familiarity with Visual Studio, MSBuild, NuGet publishing and or similar is preferred. Deep knowledge about other build environments are also helpful.
  • Familiarity with sysinternals tools and WinDbg.
  • Familiarity with developing libraries / SDKs for the Windows platform
  • Understanding of Identity and Access Management protocols and architecture (FIDO, U2F, WebAuth, SSO, SAML, OAuth, Federation, etc.)


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:

$136,000$204,000 USD

The annual base salary range for this position for candidates located in the San Francisco Bay area is between:

$152,000$228,000 USD

What you can look forward to as an Full-Time Okta employee!

  • Amazing Benefits
  • Making Social Impact
  • Fostering Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging at Okta 

Okta cultivates a dynamic work environment, providing the best tools, technology and benefits to empower our employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Each organization is unique in the degree of flexibility and mobility in which they work so that all employees are enabled to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, regardless of where they live. Find your place at Okta today!

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran. We also consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and convictions records, consistent with applicable laws. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please use this Form to request an accommodation.

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