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Okta // identity access management for apps & devices
United States    Posted: Wednesday, May 12, 2021
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Position Description: 

We believe Security Specialists at Okta are involved in all stages of the customers development lifecycle; & are experienced using presentations, email, phone, & social media to connect with customers. Our Security Specialists will focus on our Advanced Server Access (ASA) products (and future infrastructure offerings) serving as experts in helping our customers realize the full value of the Okta Platform.  

We are looking for a great teammate that can partner with our sales, presales, & partner teams to drive product specific revenue for our infrastructure offerings.  You will represent the product in a given region & help drive deals in all stages through closure.  

Security Specialists empathize with customers & quickly discern their true technical needs by asking detailed/clarifying questions & presenting the solutions that target those needs. They possess the rare combination of technical savviness + business insight & want a career where they can utilize both. As a Security Specialist at Okta, you will hone each of these skills by advising a diverse set of customers on what is possible using Oktas infrastructure products.  

Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the sales team in helping customers understand what they can achieve with Okta Advanced Server Access.
  • Understand customer requirements & communicate the business value of solving technology problems using Advanced Server Access.
  • Bring the necessary resources together to execute the delivery of POCs for customers that have more complex use cases; collaborating with other Okta field engineering teams as needed.
  • Distill & communicate customer needs & product feedback to Product Management, Engineering, Marketing, & Sales.

Required Skills:

  • 5+ years experience in sales, channel sales, or sales engineering.
  • A passion to serve the customer, with some experience in a consulting or support related capacity.
  • Understanding of cloud computing (specifically IaaS) & some key deployment patterns across AWS, GCP, & Azure.
  • Understanding of SSH/RDP & how engineers access servers.  
  • Understanding the Privileged Access Management market, & how customers are using these products today.
  • Great team player that knows how to work with internal teams to serve the customer as this is an OVERLAY position.  
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce, Slack, Zoom, & other sales productivity tools.
  • Elite communicator, both written & verbal. 
  • Confident dispensing knowledge to a highly skilled & experienced audience.
  • Typically 10-25% travel.

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Okta is rethinking the traditional work environment, providing our employees with the flexibility to be their most creative & 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 & provides flexible benefits & collaborative work environments/experiences, empowering employees to work productively in a setting that best & uniquely suits their needs.  Find your place at Okta

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