Vice President, Engineering - Authentication & Authorization


Bellevue, Washington


We are seeking a Vice President, IAM for the Auth0 Product Unit to help lead and manage a global team of engineers within our Identity and Access Management Domain. You will report to the Auth0 Product Unit SVP of Engineering. This technical leadership role will oversee the growth of our highly productive teams who are fundamental to managing users, groups, organizations, services, devices and other entities involved in Authentication Protocols, Multi Factor Authentication (MFA), Login Experience, and Authorization. IAM builds the experience that powers billions of monthly logins through Auth0's thousands of customers.

This role can be based from a home office anywhere in the US.

What You Will Do:

  • Work closely with our Engineering managers, Directors, and SVP of Engineering to help scale our Engineering Organization to meet our customer and product needs.
  • Lead, mentor and coach a mix of new and seasoned engineering managers running widely distributed teams.
  • Work closely with Product & Design to build the next generation of Identity products.
  • Provide operational excellence and implement processes and policies that create efficiencies during a time of massive growth.
  • Maintain our high security, performance and availability SLA’s as we rapidly scale for customers with 100M+ monthly active users.
  • Lead teams that continuously ship new features with aggressive deadlines, measure the results, and iterate. Help convert our systems to be service based and cloud agnostic.
  • Continuously monitor team structure and investment levels providing recommendations for optimizations.
  • Partner in a leading role with Program Management and Engineering leadership in quarterly and yearly planning.

What You Will Bring:

  • 8+ years of experience in leading Saas product engineering teams
  • 12+ years of experience in various elements of full-stack software development front end, back end, data and insights, and hands-on coding experience in the past.
  • 3+ years of experience running or using large-scale infrastructure supporting a cloud service in a public cloud provider, preferably AWS and/or MS Azure.
  • Background in authentication, authorization and/or Security is a big plus
  • Extensive experience using Agile and DevOps methodologies to build software services and associated infrastructure supporting monitoring, alerting and tooling required to operate it.
  • Deep expertise in securing cloud infrastructure (e.g. security monitoring, key-based authentication, role-based authorization, audit logging and patching).
  • Proven ability to earn respect, trust from people you work with and to mentor top technical talent.
  • Technical leadership experience in design, implementation, and support of core back end, front end, customization, and database services that are highly reliable, flexible, and scalable. You can apply good judgment to the steepest software engineering challenges.
  • You set high standards and have demonstrated the ability to build and lead a high-performance team.
  • Prior experience in a fast-paced and high-growth company and are comfortable with putting systems in place and adjusting and adapting when needed.
  • Effective verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills.
((Colorado, New York and Washington only*) Minimum OTE of $271,000 year + equity + benefits *Note: Disclosure as required by sb19-085(8-5-20))
Okta’s Top 5 Core Leadership Competencies are part of the deeply ingrained principles that guide all of our company’s actions. They also align strongly to our cultural cornerstones, our Okta values: love our customers, empower our people, never stop innovating, act with integrity, and maintain transparency. It’s our expectation that our managers and leaders embody these core competencies:
  • Builds Effective Teams: Building strong-identity teams that apply their diverse skills and perspectives to achieve common goals.
  • Demonstrates Self-Awareness (EQ): Using a combination of feedback and reflection to gain productive insight into personal strengths and weaknesses.
  • Develops Talent: Developing people to meet both their career goals and the organization’s goals.
  • Drives Results: Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.
  • Strategic Mindset: Seeing ahead to future possibilities and translating them into breakthrough strategies.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative and successful versions of themselves, no matter where they are located. We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning for roles where it makes sense, you can work from the office, or from home, regardless of where you live. Okta invests in the best technologies and provides flexible benefits and collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best and uniquely suits their needs. Find your place at Okta

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