Sr. Architect - Identity Solutions

Contract W2, Contract Independent, Full Time
Work from home available

Job Description

Ekman Associates, Inc. is a Southern California based company focused on the following services: Management Consulting, Professional Staffing Solutions and Executive Recruiting.

Summary :
Looking for a Senior Identity Federation Architect with deep level expertise in web security, applied cryptography, software security vulnerabilities, knowledge of federation and IAM solutions.

  • Ability to enable application movement to modern authentication in the multi-cloud environment through use of SSO and Federation.
  • Design, develop, deploy, integrate and support Single Sign On (SSO) using DevOps model for all types of devices. Develop, maintain, support and troubleshoot in house and vendor applications hosted in Private/Public Clouds, Analyze Server side and client Side SSO logs to debug issues.
  • Plan and develop security measures to safeguard information against accidental or unauthorized modification, destruction, or disclosure.
  • Work with management and other personnel to identify security best practices and applies a risk-based approach to information security covering the security aspects of Cloud & On-premise IAM services with a focus on Authentication services (SSO and MFA).
  • Produce and implement enterprise-level designs for Azure authentication and on prem AD, as wells as Azure B2B/B2C authentication for global initiatives.
  • Provide engineering support for the Identity and Authentication team.
  • Support the enterprise SSO platform to enable a secure and enhanced authentication experience for enterprise users.
  • Knowledge and experience with information security, Authorization and Authentication systems, infrastructure and implementation techniques is a key component to this role.
  • Defining the product requirements for our next generation Identity platform and delivering on our KPIs and multiyear roadmap with a focus on building a massively scalable platform
  • Work on a daily basis with Agile engineering scrum teams and participate in daily standups, grooming and planning to deliver product features on a bi-weekly basis
  • Have a background in APIs and platform product lines that have been made available to developers, partners and large enterprises via self-service documentation, developer guides and turnkey integrations
  • Understanding the complexities of a large-scale global platform with a focus on scalability, reliability and resiliency while maintaining exceptional quality of software and Lead steady state and continuous improvement efforts for Authentication technologies for globally diverse solutions.
  • Partnering with cross-functional teams to build Identity products and constantly innovate on APIs, platform, web (desktop/mobile) and native apps (iOS and Android)
  • 10+ years of experience in Information Security with 7+ year in Identity Federation space.
  • Passionate about Identity and Access Management with background in OAuth 2.0, OpenID connect, SAML, WS-Fed, SCIM (System for Cross domain Identity Management) and API authorization/access management
  • Prior experience in areas like password management, encryption, two factor authentication, Biometrics, WebAuthn and FIDO standards, risk-based authentication and strong customer authentication
  • Knowledge in areas like REST APIs, GraphQL and React JS/Native as well building and packaging of SDKs for websites and Native Applications (iOS and Android)
  • Strong hands-on experience with SSO & MFA leveraging AD Connect,
  • Strong hands-on experience with industry standard SSO technologies and protocols (OAuth, OpenID Connect,)
  • Expertise in Identity and Authentication solutions such as Active Directory, Azure AD, Azure B2B, Azure B2C and Okta
  • Knowledge of LDAP and Active Directory services, MFA, Risk based authentication and privileged access management
  • Holistic view of IAM (Authentication and Authorization Data, Endpoint Security, Network Security, Policy Engine)
  • Ability to utilize various programming or scripting languages such as Shell scripting, Perl, Python, JavaScript, HTML and PowerShell
  • Understanding of API design concepts, RESTful Services, and modern application interaction patterns
  • Familiarity with deployments and integration of IAM solutions within the cloud (Azure, AWS, GCP)
  • Experience in deploying large-scale, global projects and programs
  • Familiarity with IT security and risk management practices
  • High sense of ownership, urgency, and drive. Proven track record of getting things done, managing multiple tasks including communication with internal and external teams while consistently delivering on schedule
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to adapt your message to the technical level of the audience (developers, product managers, and senior business leaders)
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Network Security or related field
  • Demonstrated excellent technical writing skills and project/program management experience
  • Understanding of Agile Life Cycle and project planning/execution skills including estimating and scheduling. Knowledge of scrum planning tools ( e.g. Jira is a plus)
  • IT Certifications including Microsoft Certifications, CISSP, SANS, Security+, and ITIL v3 Foundation certifications
  • International experience beneficial; multiple language skills a plus
Qualified Candidates Only : If you wish to learn more about this opportunity please submit your resume. To learn more about Ekman Associates, Inc. please visit our website at
Dice Id : 91010724
Position Id : 21-00070
Originally Posted : 1 year ago
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