Developer Documentation Engineer (Remote Eligible)

San Francisco, CA CIAM Devex-680

Position Description: 

There are millions of websites, mobile apps, and API services in the world. A large percentage of these apps require users to register, log in, etc. Okta wants to be the foundation upon which all these apps are built.

Our goal is to become the most used authentication and authorization service for developers worldwide.

To do this, we need your help!

We are looking for a strong developer and writer with an eye for developer experience. You will lead as well as be an individual contributor to the Developer Documentation team, which will help in the effort to make Okta an iconic developer brand.

As a Developer Documentation Engineer, you will be driving the direction of our developer documentation. We want developers to love and talk about our documentation as a critical resource for:

  • A basic understanding of what Okta is
  • How to integrate an application with Okta for authentication in five minutes or less
  • Deeper learning of all that the Okta Developer Platform has to offer

You will participate in the developer community and be a key contributor to our overall platform business. This role has a significant impact on our bottom line.

Your role on the team will be to write developer documentation in an effort to grow and support primary resources for developers.  This will entail being an expert in how developers learn and consume documentation. You should be a strong, polyglot developer and writer who is passionate about the latest and greatest approaches to reaching other developers through documentation.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Create interesting educational content for developers on our documentation site:
  • Work closely with product management and engineering to ensure that and our API product is properly represented and easily understood by developers
  • Within Okta, be the developer documentation subject matter expert and champion developer needs and priorities across product, engineering, and marketing
  • Champion Okta’s participation in, and engagement with, the open-source community
  • Use metrics and data to drive activities and priorities

Minimum Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 5+ years’ experience as a developer, developer advocate, or related role working on deeply technical products at leading technology companies
  • Strong technical understanding of REST APIs, HTTP, SDKs, and authentication/authorization protocols (OAuth, OpenID Connect, Basic Auth, ...)
  • Deep understanding of developer communities and how to engage them productively
  • Solid communication skills - a strong technical writer

Okta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Okta, Inc. is a publicly traded identity and access management company based in San Francisco. It provides cloud software that helps companies manage and secure user authentication into modern applica...

View all jobs
Apply now