Principal Security Risk Analyst (Remote Eligible)

US Remote Security-770

The Security Risk and Trust team’s mission is to strengthen Okta’s position as the leading Identity-as-a-Service solution through proactively identifying and resolving risks to our employees, our product, and most importantly, our customers. With the ever-increasing pace of cloud application adoption, companies are struggling to find ways to accurately assess risk and act at the speed of their business.

The Principal Security Risk Analyst is a key member of the Okta Security Risk team. This position is directly responsible for execution of information security risk management at Okta in support of global growth. 

This position requires a leader with strong collaboration skills, detailed working knowledge of security and risk management practices, and familiarity in effectively managing security risk programs for a complex business environment. This position reports to the Director, Security Risk.

This position may be located anywhere in the USA.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide input to the vision and strategy for security risk management and lead execution of the risk management function at Okta.
  • Accelerate the maturity of our risk management capabilities by leading prioritized activities related to our security risk management strategy. 
  • Identify, assess, measure, and monitor information risk by performing and reporting on risk assessments.
  • Work with technology and business teams to develop and document risk treatment plans in line with the enterprise risk appetite.
  • Review and assess the risk of information security policy exception requests. 
  • Architect and drive solutions to ensure the security posture and risk appetite are aligned. 


Minimum REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Successful track record coaching junior employees
  • Experience with building out and maturing information security functions
  • Working knowledge of terms and concepts used in information security, privacy, risk assessments and contingency planning
  • Strong oral, written, and presentation communication skills
  • Able to work independently or with a team


Helpful Certifications / Skills:

  • Certified Information System Manager (CISM)
  • GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK)
  • Familiarity with JIRA and Okta
  • Technical background


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.

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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...

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