Okta Mock Interview

To help you prepare for an Okta job interview, here are 27 interview questions and answer examples.

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What do you feel is one of the top issues that is faced by data engineers today?

"Over the past couple of years, I've come to realize that one of the largest issues we face as data engineers is the large amounts of data that are needed to store and then draw information from. Here at Okta, I can only imagine how big of an issue that is in the healthcare industry. I have a lot of experience with cloud based data storage and also server based storage."

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27 Okta Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. What do you feel is one of the top issues that is faced by data engineers today?

  • 2. If you were faced with a situation that you didn't know the answer to or understand, what would your next steps be?

  • 3. What methods do you use to stay up-to-date on the latest trends in tech?

  • 4. Here at Okta, we ask our test engineers to follow specific QA protocols. What role do you feel QA plays in software development and testing?

  • 5. What SDLC models are you familiar in working with?

  • 6. How have you handled obstacles that you've faced during information gathering processes in your time as a technical writer?

  • 7. How do you stay organized and on track when working on multiple projects or duties at the same time?

  • 8. What programming languages would you consider yourself fluent in?

  • 9. Discuss a couple of software sales techniques. Which sales technique do you think is most effective for Okta, and why?

  • 10. If hired here at Okta, what do you feel would be the biggest hurdle for you to overcome from the start?

  • 11. Do you have experience working with data in a cloud computing environment?

  • 12. What publication tools do you have experience working on during your time as a technical writer?

  • 13. Do you consider yourself stronger in C++, C#, Java, or Python?

  • 14. At Okta we value organization. Tell us about a time when you were particularly effective on prioritizing tasks and completing a project on schedule.

  • 15. Do you have experience writing a custom exception in Java?

  • 16. Walk me through your experience in enterprise software sales, and complex sales cycles.

  • 17. In a technical support role here at Okta, we expect that you would be able to bring great customer service skills to the role. Describe your customer service philosophy in the support that you would provide.

  • 18. At Okta, we rely on a full team effort to deliver top quality products to our customers. Tell me about a time that you worked well as part of a team. Are you comfortable in a similar role here?

  • 19. What do you feel are the primary features and benefits of the Java programming language?

  • 20. If hired for this position here at Okta, would you be comfortable handling overall project manager responsibilities for new software development?

  • 21. What software analysis and design tools do you have familiarity working with?

  • 22. Would you say that you are a goal oriented on the job? What would I be able to do as your manager to help you achieve your goals if hired here at Okta?

  • 23. What experience do you have in the different types of software maintenance?

  • 24. What is one unique personality trait you possess that would help you be successful in this role with Okta?

  • 25. If you were asked to review a colleague's code that they had written, what key things would you look for?

  • 26. How do you ensure that you have a healthy work-life balance in your career?

  • 27. Tell me about a time your manager changed the scope of the project in the middle of it. How did you deal with it?