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Building for scale and security at Okta: Engineering careers & more

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Building for scale and security at Okta: Engineering careers & more
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As the leading identity provider, Okta provides simple and secure access to people and organizations worldwide. Participants joined them on their journey to secure 50 billion users.

Talents were invited to go behind the scenes of Okta, the world’s #1 identity management platform connecting the right people to the right technologies at the right time — and see if their engineering expertise might help get them to greater heights.

With over 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta secures more than 17,000 customers and top organizations, including FedEx, Grubhub, jetBlue, T-Mobile, and Sonos.

During an interactive virtual event, participants:

  • 💰 Discovered premier engineering opportunities
  • 🚀 Dove into Okta’s innovative solutions
  • 🔎 Explored their culture of continuous learning
  • 👀 Gained industry-leading insights + advice
  • 📈 Expanded your network
  • 2:00 PM ET/ 11:00 AM PT - PowerToFly kickoff
  • 2:05 PM ET/ 11:05 AM PT - Welcome address from Simran Brar (VP of Engineering)
  • 2:15 PM ET/ 11:15 AM PT - Tech talk with Abika Nimmakayala (Senior Director of Engineering)
  • 2:30 PM ET/ 11:30 AM PT - Panel discussion + audience Q&A featuring:
  • 2:55 PM ET/ 11:55 AM PT - Closing remarks from PowerToFly
  • 3:00 PM ET/ 12:00 PM PT - Breakout sessions
  • 3:30 PM ET/ 12:30 PM PT - Event concludes

About Okta: Okta is the identity provider for the internet. We are a trusted partner to organizations around the world, and give our customers the confidence to reach their full potential. We bring simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere. And we champion freedom of choice by delivering people-centric innovations through a cloud platform that makes access simple.

Every organization we talk to is on a journey to the cloud, thinking about how to use technology to better engage with their customers, and focused on boosting security. Identity is at the center of all three of these priorities, and Okta is in a unique position to help organizations navigate these trends. But don’t just take our word for it. According to Gartner, IT is a $3.5T industry, enterprise software is $44B, and SaaS is just $95B of that.

Learn more about Okta’s inclusive and belonging culture in this video and the second State of Inclusion Report.

About PowerToFly: PowerToFly is a women-run platform that works with companies to identify skilled professionals for networking and recruiting opportunities. Over the past few years, we’ve produced 1,500+ events across the world with brands like Meta, Spotify, American Express, and Deloitte, resulting in countless hires.

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Meet The Speakers

Simran Brar
Simran Brar
VP, Engineering

Simran Brar is the VP of Engineering at Okta. Okta is a critical service and the teams that she leads are instrumental in delivering a highly resilient and secure service that offers 99.99% uptime. This includes development of foundational software components and technical operations that maintain the cloud service. Simran has been at Okta for close to 7 years. She has 24 years of industry experience spanning various leadership roles - from startups building 1.0 version of products to scaling teams in high growth companies like ArcSight and HPE.

Abika Nimmakayala
Abika Nimmakayala
Sr. Director, Engineering

Abika is a Sr. Director of Engineering at Okta. She oversees Multi Product Experience and UI Platform portfolio within the SaaS Platform. Abika has been with Okta for a little over 8 months. Prior to Okta, Abika was with Salesforce where she ran Lightning Data Service, Lightning Web Security, LWC framework and Lightning Web runtime.

Karen Johnson
Karen Johnson
Manager, Site Reliability Engineering

Karen is an SRE turned technical manager with a background in GNU/Linux systems administration. Before joining Okta, she worked in federal government contracting, with a focus on ethics-driven, community good projects. She is a trained equity and inclusion facilitator and is passionate about creating and maintaining inclusive workplaces, from hiring to onboarding, promotion paths, and beyond.

Dhruti Desai
Dhruti Desai
Sr. Manager, Quality Engineering

Dhruti is Sr. Manager of Quality Engineering at Okta. Under her leadership, she oversees the quality and release of Okta Verify clients and some interesting AI/ML features getting primed for Oktane 2023 . She is passionate about friction free customer experience and raising the bar on engineering agility. Prior to Okta, Dhruti was with where she contributed towards Amazon Mobile Shopping, Prime Music and Alexa projects.