Technical Architect, Identity Access Management (IAM)

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Job Title: Technical Architect, Identity Access Management (IAM)

Location: Deerfield Beach, Florida – Hybrid (2-3 days a week)

Job-Type: Direct Hire

Referral Fee: +/- $1000

Employment Eligibility: Gravity cannot transfer nor sponsor a work visa for this position. Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. for any employer directly (we are not open to contract or “corp to corp” agreements).

Primary tasks:

  • Design and implement reliable, scalable, high-performing Identity and Access Management (IAM) products and solutions that meet the client governance, procedure, standards, and processes.
  • Drive the technical vision and design to ensure security architecture is compliant with the least privileged model.
  • Lead the development of solution designs, roadmaps, and system transition plans to align projects, business, application, data and integration, and/or infrastructure architecture.
  • Partner with product, development, project, engineering, and other architects to resolve and mitigate risks while addressing business requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with security architecture standards and processes.
  • Partner with project teams and business users to create and guide detailed design plans and documentation.
  • Define enterprise IAM security standards and policies to comply with the governance control framework to ensure compliance and adherence.
  • Serves as the subject matter expert for IAM architecture to support current and future IAM strategy.
  • Write specifications, how-to documentation, test plans, and test reports.
  • Work with leaders and team members at all levels and across functional areas.
  • Design and aid in the creation of Identity Management standards for new projects.
  • Ability to work independently and self-directed, but to also provide guidance and mentorship to the engineering and support teams within IAM.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies and continue training to strengthen skills in supporting existing and emerging technologies.
  • Work as the subject matter expert when managing vendors and contractors in building identity programs and services.
  • Own strategy and direction for Identity and Access technical programs and projects.
  • Review, update and recommend changes to Identity and Access policies, standards, and procedures to mature the IAM program.
  • Lead efforts to define authentication and authorization strategy, working cross-functionally with Architects, Engineers, Product Owners, and other Security Specialists.
  • Work within both on-premises and cloud-based identity and provisioning systems.
  • Maintain and further enhance IDM frameworks, models, and tools for delivering IAM services.
  • Design, develop, and implement custom identity integration solutions.
  • Participate in disaster recovery, contingency planning, and testing for identity systems.
  • Identify business requirements in business systems implementation projects concerning identity.
  • Expert comprehension of project management methods including SAFe, Agile, and Scrum frameworks.
  • Identify and manage IAM architectural issues of various platforms, applications, and systems to plan and solution to problem resolution according to standardized processes.
  • Serve as the technical SME and a key decision-maker for IAM as it relates to cloud security, network security, and other platforms related to security efforts.

Job Requirements

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, & COMPETENCIES:

  • Strategic and forward-thinking technology leader with deep expertise in technology strategy
  • Able to elicit technical requirements with limited information or guidance to architect solutions that meet both business and enterprise needs.
     

    • Identifies deficiencies in technology solutions and works with appropriate technical teams to resolve
  • Can break complex and large technical solutions into manageable activities and prioritize
     

    • Nature of the work is such that is performed on own responsibility
  • Ability to communicate with both business and technical resources, particularly the skill of expressing complex issues with clarity & simplicity
  • Takes personal ownership for the outcomes of their services and products
  • Speaks up in group situations with clear, encouraging, and honest communication to bring solutions to problems
  • Effective in use of listening skills and earning the trust of others up, down, and across the organization
  • Flexible and responsive
     

    • Ability to perform in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment and meet aggressive deadlines
  • Open to idea exploration with strong problem-solving/analytical abilities
  • Embodies a learning spirit through continuous self-learning and imparting knowledge with others.
  • Leads, motivates, and inspires teams.
  • Able to recognize the true meaning of opportunities, situations, and circumstances to provide meaningful mentoring and guidance.
  • Teaches by example in daily actions and provides personal feedback and coaching to others
  • Possess executive-level communication and presentation skills
  • Should be self-driven and innovative
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels, either independently or as part of a team
  • Comprehends how to leverage the organizational structure and through the use of interpersonal relationships can influence others to drive decisions quickly

 

Educational & Preferred Related Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, and/or 10 years related experience in an IT discipline.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed and collaborative environment.
  • 5+ years working in Identity and Access Management
  • 8+ years experience in IT Security.
  • Expert knowledge of authentication and authorization standards (i.e. SAML, OAuth, NTLM, LDAP, etc.)
  • Strong knowledge across the technology stack such as web protocols, multiple operating systems, and distributed systems architecture.
  • Strong disciple regarding enforcement of access management principles.
  • Experience influencing management on technical or business solutions.
  • Experience with Multi-factor authentication, AWS, SSO, Azure, and Privileged Account Management technologies such as RSA, and CyberArk.
  • Knowledge and comprehension of diverse platforms and operating systems, including current and emerging technologies.

 

License/Certifications (any of the following are a plus):

CISSP, CISA, CAP, CEH, CSSLP, CHFI, CCSP, GCIH, GCIA, PMP, ITIL v3

 

 

 

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