Developer Advocate - Japan, Customer Identity


Tokyo Prefecture, Japan

Full time

Developer Advocacy

JavaScript Python Java Japanese

Mar 1

About the Job

Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 7,400 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. More than 17,000 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, T-Mobile, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

As a Developer Advocate for Customer Identity, your job is to empower developers to innovate and secure their applications with our Customer Identity solutions.

Job Responsibilities

Developer advocates have two main focuses:

  1. The first is to educate developers about our company and identity through speaking at events, creating live and recorded video content, writing, appearing on podcasts, and other creative mediums.
  2. The second is to serve the larger developer community by answering questions and listening to feedback on forums, GitHub, social media, and Slack and Discord servers.

You'll then take that information and share it with other marketing, engineering, and documentation teams to help improve our developer experience. These two objectives also include working on programs like Ambassadors, collaborating with engineering teams, working on open source libraries, and building internal tooling and reporting applications.

For all of these tasks, you will measure your impact both quantitatively and qualitatively and adjust course as needed. 

Skills & Experience

  • 8+ years experience as a developer, preferably with programming languages like JavaScript, Python or Java.
  • You find joy in serving the community and helping fellow developers get better at their jobs.
  • You're an educator at heart who loves teaching developers how to build amazing things.
  • You're comfortable taking complex topics and making them accessible to developers of different experience levels.
  • You enjoy speaking in front of groups of developers at conferences and meetups.
  • Writing excites you - part of teaching is developing content!
  • You will be the first to try new APIs and products. You're not afraid to roll your sleeves up to write code snippets and sample applications. Even better, you can articulate ways they can be improved to make all developers’ lives easier. 
  • You are a strong independent contributor, but you enjoy collaborating with teammates and multi-functional teams.
  • You are comfortable learning multiple skills simultaneously and managing multiple projects at once.
  • Your passion for technology inspires you to explore your curiosity; you love learning new things. 
  • You find a fast-paced, constantly iterative environment engaging and stimulating.
  • English and Japanese Proficiency: Ability to effectively communicate with global teams in English and can communicate with local teams in Japanese. Including but not limited to, team meetings, company-wide meetings (all-hands), documents, email and slack. 
  • You are able to travel 30% of the year (as safety allows).

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