Senior Identity & Access Management (IAM) Engineer

IAM / Identity and Access Management, Knowledge of SSO / Federation technologies (CAS / Shibboleth / ADFS / SAML), Microsoft Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Office 365, PowerShell, Python, PHP, Bash, JS / JavaScript
Full Time
Depends on Experience
Work from home not available Travel not required

Job Description

This position is part of a new Identity & Access Management (IAM) Program seen as strategically important to SMU s digital transformation.

The successful candidate will serve as a member of the growing 3 person IAM team managing the core technologies powering the SMU IAM infrastructure and be in on the ground floor as the team upgrades the entire IAM architecture. The IAM team is responsible for creating and operating the IAM program and establishing standards for delivering enterprise-wide Identity, access control, enterprise directory, and authentication services for the entire University. The individual will participate as a member of a passionate, highly skilled, collaborative team devoted to the design, implementation and operation of mission-critical IAM Services, as well as other administrative applications and tools. Ideal candidate will be a technical leader able to support IAM systems in a complex higher education environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop reports, presentations and other solutions that help support end users including auditors and security role with the overall result of enhancing existing processes and creating new automated processes.
  • Use Windows and/or Linux System Administration skills to capture requirements, performs analysis, develops strategies, designs and implements systems from a combination of open source, commercial, and locally written products to maintain, extend, and evolve Identity & Access Management services.
  • Develop procedures, documentation, and recommendations for applications and services in response to advancing technology and campus requirements. This position assists in ensuring operational reliability of diverse systems and oversees necessary maintenance & securing of systems as needed.
  • Provides technical advice and consultation to support teams, IT staff, and the SMU community in regards computing and system challenges related to identity & access management.
  • Collects and analyzes data to look for data inconsistencies such as diagnosing problems, taking appropriate corrective action as necessary.
  • Make contributions toward increasing the automation of existing process leveraging scripting experience, such as PowerShell, Python, PHP, JavaScript and Bash.


Education and Experience:

A Bachelors Degree is required, preferably degree in Computer Science, Management and Data Science. Master degree is preferred. Five years of work experience is required. Certifications may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience. Industry certification with directly related experience may be substituted for the degree requirements depending on the level of certification & experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate must have the ability to communicate technical information to technical and non-technical personnel at various levels in the organization. Candidate must demonstrate understanding of modern Identity & Access Management concepts and best practices & must posses negotiation skills. Also, candidate must possess knowledge of SSO/Federation technologies (CAS, Shibboleth, ADFS, or SAML). The candidate must have familiarity with Microsoft Active Directory, Azure Active Directory, Office 365, and PowerShell for automating task or Linux scripting tools. Candidate must demonstrate experience working with complex identity management environments, including multiple systems of record and large numbers of downstream identity consumers. Experience with building REST service integration points is preferred.

Candidate must possess strong time management, organizational and planning skills. Must also possess strong project management skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

Sit for long periods of time and walk long distances.

Dice Id : 501497360
Position Id : 6336920
Originally Posted : 2 months ago
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