Principal Site Reliability Engineer

Okta, US Remote

Okta is an integrated identity and mobility management service

We are looking for an experienced Principal Site Reliability Engineer to join our Technical Operations team. At Okta, we are "Always On." The core of that starts with this team, ensuring that customers never worry about the Okta service. They strive to build the most reliable and performant systems on the planet. 

We are looking for a smart, innovative, and passionate engineer for this role. Someone who has a passion for designing complex cloud-based network infrastructure on a cloud platform. The ideal candidate is someone that welcomes the challenge and enjoys seeing their designs run at scale with automation, testing, and tuning. If you exemplify the ethics of, "If you have to do something more than once, automate it," we want to hear from you!

What You'll Do:

  • Lead a team that designs and build Okta's production infrastructure with a focus on networking and security at scale
  • Promote and apply best practices for building scalable and reliable network services across engineering
  • Be a subject matter expert and partner with our team at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation, network diagrams, runbooks, and procedures
  • Designing, building, running and monitoring Okta's production infrastructure
  • Driving initiatives to evolve our current platform to increase efficiency and keep it in line with current standards and best practices
  • Responding to production incidents and determining how we can prevent them in the future
  • Identifying and automating manual processes
  • Support a 24x7 online environment as part of an on-call rotation

Qualifications for the role


  • 4+ years of experience architecting and running complex AWS or other cloud networking infrastructure resources such as VPCs and VPC Peering, compute and load balancing, access and identity management, key management, NAT and firewalls, as well as DNS
  • Demonstrated ability to operate complex cloud infrastructure at scale, and deliver projects to schedule 
  • Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to influence others
  • 5+ years of experience as a Network Architect architecting and designing large scale network solutions
  • Possess in-depth knowledge in network design, firewalls, cloud-based static and dynamic routing including BGP, packet capture analysis, anycast/unicast, load balancers and session management
  • Have exposure to FedRAMP, SOC2 or other compliance programs
  • 3+ years of experience with automating systems and infrastructure via Ansible, Chef or Terraform 
  • Understanding and experience with Agile principles, practices, and tooling 
  • Understanding and experience with SRE concepts and practices, including being an advocate for the elimination of toil and drive simple solutions 
  • Experience managing DNS
  • Experience with developing tooling and automation in Bash, Ruby, Python, Go, or similar
  • Possesses strong Linux system administration skills

Education and Training

  • BS. Computer Science (plus) or relevant experience

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 the employees located.  We enable a flexible approach to work, meaning you can work from the office or 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 https://www.okta.com/company/careers/.

Okta is an equal opportunity employer.


About Okta

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud connects and protects employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With deep integrations to over 5,000 applications, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access for any user from any device. Thousands of customers, including 20th Century Fox, Adobe, Dish Networks, Experian, Flex, LinkedIn, and News Corp, trust Okta to help them work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work.

Want to learn more about Okta? Visit Okta's website.