Business Analyst (SSO / Federation)

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

Job Description

Title: Business Analyst (SSO / Federation)
Location: Woodland Hills, CA / Remote

Ekman Associates is a management consulting firm that specializes in developing business, digital, and technology strategy, delivering solutions, and addressing human resource demands.

We are currently seeking a business analyst with deep level expertise in software security, IAM solutions and federation.

The Analyst will serve as a technical expert for requirements, design and implementation of Identity and Access Management systems and tools. The analyst will also assess and evaluate integrations to provide resolution of complex system problems and meet evolving business and security needs. This position will be responsible for understanding and supporting the design of organizational, procedural, and technological security controls within the context of the global regulatory frameworks and its suite of affiliated businesses.

  • Elicits, analyses, specifies, and validates the business needs of stakeholders, be they customers or end users.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for Identity and Access Management including SSO and Federation.
  • Work with overall Identity and Access Management Lead, Information Security, and cross-functional partners to build, maintain, and execute on a roadmap considering short, medium and long-term access control and operational needs for tools
  • Understand technical implementation details for implementing Identity and Access Management and security controls
  • Collaborates with project sponsors to determine project scope and vision.
  • Conducts interviews to gather customer requirements via workshops, questionnaires, surveys, site visits, workflow storyboards, use cases, scenarios, and other methods.
  • Identifies and establishes scope and parameters of requirements analysis on a project-by-project basis to define project impact, outcome criteria, and metrics.
  • Works with stakeholders and project team to prioritize collected requirements.
  • Research, reviews, and analyses the effectiveness and efficiency of existing requirements-gathering processes and develop strategies for enhancing or further leveraging these processes.
  • Participates in the QA of existing solutions to ensure features and functions have been enabled and optimized.
  • Participates in the selection of any requirements documentation software solutions that the organization may opt to use.
  • Analyses and verifies requirements for completeness, consistency, comprehensibility, feasibility, and conformity to standards.
  • Develops and utilizes standard templates to accurately and concisely write requirements specifications.
  • Translates conceptual customer requirements into functional requirements in a clear manner that is comprehensible to developers/project team.
  • Creates process models, specifications, diagrams, and charts to provide direction to developers and/or the project team.
  • Develops and conduct peer reviews of the business requirements to ensure that requirement specifications are correctly interpreted.
  • Assists with the interpretation of customer requirements into feasible options and communicating these back to the business stakeholders.
  • Manages and tracks the status of requirements throughout the project lifecycle; enforce and redefine as necessary.
  • Communicates changes, enhancements, and modifications of business requirements verbally or through written documentation to project managers, sponsors, and other stakeholders so that issues and solutions are understood.

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Business Administration or a related subject
  • Demonstrated excellent technical writing skills
  • Proven experience with business and technical requirements analysis, elicitation, modelling, verification, and methodology development
  • 5+ years of working experience in Identity and Access Management data analysis, and/or information security capacity
  • Experience in information security concepts and applying them at scale
  • Understanding of internals of security protocols such as LDAP-S, SAML, WS-Federation, SCIM, OAuth, and OIDC
  • Understanding of internals of IAM solutions such as Azure Active Directory, Active Roles, Duo, MIM, Okta
  • Sound knowledge of all procedures, standards, and regulations for authorization and authentication, applied cryptography, and security vulnerabilities.
  • Experience independently leading projects to completion
  • Experience with working with leadership and engineers
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and take action on it
  • Excellent analytical, mathematical, and creative problem-solving skills
  • Excellent listening, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
  • Logical and efficient, with keen attention to detail
  • Highly self-motivated and directed
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks while under pressure
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment

Qualified Candidates Only : If you wish to learn more about this opportunity and additional qualifications/responsibilities, please submit your resume . To learn more about Ekman Associates, Inc. please visit our website at
Dice Id : 91010724
Position Id : 21-00109
Originally Posted : 3 months ago
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