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Request Technology - Craig Johnson | Bensenville, Illinois
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Job Description

Prestigious Enterprise Company is currently seeking a Lead Identity and Access Management Specialist.

Candidate will focus on building and implementing the Identity Security Strategies. This includes analysis, design and implementation of Identity and access management (IAM) and roles based access control (RBAC) strategies, on boarding new applications within standards, strengthening user access approval processes, simplifying user access provisioning processes and streamlining user access certification processes. This position is key to enable a Single Sign On (SSO) experience for authentication and authorization to enterprise systems. As a lead, this role will also collaborate with the team and architecture on new platforms, IAM roadmaps, assess security risks, and identify long-term strategy recommendations.

This position also has lead responsibilities for production support of IAM Infrastructure including operations, development and system administration. This involves managing the services on the Servers and understanding of the overall infrastructure to include the hardware and design, data centers, networks, ports, load balancers, and how all the components interact.

In addition, the Lead Engineer will provide expert technical assistance and direction to junior staff in the design and implementation of the IAM technologies including capacity analysis and tuning to meet performance objectives. Strong troubleshooting skills to solve unique and complex problems related to infrastructure. Expected to learn and deploy new Identity related products as needed.


  • Initiate, plan and deliver provisioning process improvement in Role Based Access Controls.
  • Enable Single Sign On integrations in multiple integration frameworks, examples include SAML, OAUTH, and Open ID
  • Troubleshoot complex application authentication issues for SSO infrastructure, LDAP and additional connected and related system issues.
  • Collaborate with project teams and architecture to deliver on key initiatives.
  • Participates in on-call responsibilities for critical highly-available applications
  • Leads change control and device configuration management activities on all IAM technologies, including inspection or reviews of peers changes, as well as implementation of changes and support of changes related to the IAM Platform.
  • Align new and existing applications and systems to IAM/RBAC framework
  • Collaborate with the team and architecture on new platforms, IAM roadmap, assess security risks, and identity long-term strategy recommendations.
  • Establish solid working relationships with compliancy teams, internal auditors and external auditors
  • Establish long-term working relationships with technical resources and business partners
  • Proactively identifies gaps, plans, implements, updates, maintains, manages, monitors, and supports enterprise IAM Tools.
  • Actively protects the availability, confidentiality, and integrity of customer, employee, and business identity.
  • Contribute to the Risk Assessment Program including identifying and scoring risk.
  • Contributes to Enterprise IS security team effectiveness by accomplishing additional IAM related results as needed
  • Mentors Senior and Lead IAM Engineers in the review, development, testing and implementation of security plans, products and control techniques
  • Helps to lead the execution of projects and initiatives
  • Participates in operations and tactical planning
  • Can act as a backup for the IAM Manager in non-HR related scenarios.


  • 9+ years of experience implementing and improving user account provisioning, role provisioning and user access certification processes
  • 9+ years of experience with IAM/RBAC related projects with identity and access management products
  • Strong infrastructure design and documentation skills
  • Strong experience in analysing logs and identifying problems with authentication and authorization.
  • Solid understanding of related identity management products, including certificate management, PIM, Multi-factor authentication strategies etc.
  • Proven change management skills
  • Highly flexible and able to adapt to change
  • Influencing and negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong team player with proven collaboration skills
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Proven change agent who consistently delivers results
  • Solid understanding of UNIX/Linux operating systems.
  • Solid Understanding of the common Unix and Windows utilities, diagnostic and monitoring tools.
  • Solid Understanding of Certificate management
  • Familiarity with PIM Tools, such as CyberArk, Tycotic
  • Familiarity with multi-factor
  • Scripting experience with Perl, Shell and/or Java highly preferred
  • Solid understanding of network protocols, LAN, WAN, SSL, Firewall, Load Balancer, and DMZ configurations.


Applicants must be eligible to work in the specified location

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