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Director, Data Engineering

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Okta is seeking a Director of Data Engineering to join our Analytics & Big Data team. The successful candidate will lead and develop our data engineering team and own our data infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a passion for building technology that solves real business needs and for developing teams.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Set strategic and technical direction for data warehouse and data infrastructure
  • Manage and develop Data Engineering team
  • Conduct design discussions, code reviews, and provide continuous feedback
  • Helping team understand the context and long-term implications of their work
  • Take a hands-on role in building and scaling Okta’s data infrastructure
  • Liaison with Engineering, Technical Operations, Business Systems, and Analyst teams
  • Prioritize work, run weekly sprints, and actively communicate about delays or roadblocks

Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 5+ years in a Data Engineering leadership role
  • 10+ years as a Software or Data Engineer
  • Experience working on relational and columnar databases; Redshift experience a plus
  • Experience with streaming data processing
  • Strong Java, Python, and shell scripting skills
  • Experience with ETL tools such as Pentaho, Talend or Informatica
  • AWS experience a plus