Reporting to the Director of Information Security Services, this
position acts as an expert for identity management, access control,
and security. This is a technical leadership position requiring a
broad range of expertise in identity management concepts, system
administration, software engineering and development, security
tasks, and leadership. This position consults, designs, and
provides assistance necessary to ensure the integrity and security
of identity-related systems and architectures across the
enterprise. This position researches best practices, methodologies
and technology solutions to help maintain and modernize the
university's IAM offerings to ultimately enable business, as well
as works with and guides or advises a team of engineers and
(25%) Department Liaison and Representative:
- Works with other Information Security Services teams to correct
related vulnerabilities and events when detected.
- Works closely with the other Arizona Board of Regents, ABOR,
Universities as part of the Tri-U.
- Works with national and global programs that support identity
management federation (i.e. InCommon) to better support research
and collaboration with other institutions.
- Works directly with department and vendor systems
administrators during planning, integration and deployment of
systems that depend on identity or role data.
(25%) Technical System Expertise and Consultation:
- Applies intermediate knowledge of employee regulations,
policies, and procedure, including delivering formal feedback,
planning work, motivating employees, resolving conflicts, and
addressing performance issues.
- Applies intermediate planning, organizing, directing, and
- Provides input to employment decisions and has significant
influence over performance and rewards decisions such as making or
approving decisions within assigned parameters (e.g., assigned
- Maintains a working knowledge of industry best practices and
- Performs documentation, reporting, and review of Information
Security related metrics.
- Engages closely with infrastructure teams to operationalize new
services and applications for widespread use across multiple
- Research, recommend, implement, and support software systems
that support Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) and Single Sign On
- Provides technical support for application developers about
data in university directory systems and the proper methods for
accessing and using that data.
- Determines strategic integrations to best support appropriate
and modern IAM architecture for both on premise, hybrid, and cloud
(10%) System Security Administration:
- Ensures highly performant, highly available systems.
- Ensures the security and integrity of all related systems and
- Ensures that solutions protect information resources against
unauthorized use, inappropriate degrees of access, disclosure,
damage and/or loss.
- Possesses a deep understanding of the technical and process
aspects of the entire user account lifecycle from identity creation
to final deprovisioning.
(25%) Technical Leadership:
- Leads and participates on a team that designs, develops, tests,
implements, and integrates mission-critical Identity and Access
Management (IAM) systems and solutions that enable business for the
- Participates in system architecture, design, and capacity
planning for new products and technologies.
- Leads and participates on a team that coordinates and
collaborates in the maintenance and development projects for LDAP
and Active Directory and related software to include installations
of new software, system software fixes and upgrades.
(10%) Project Management:
- Leads or participates in a team that troubleshoots
dev/test/prod environments and works with vendors to resolve
- Works closely with software development teams to establish
requirements for custom integrations and applications.
- Manages projects using department project tracking tools and
- Develops, maintains, and implements IAM policies, standards,
- Other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field;
- Three to five years systems and/or programming experience;
- Two to four years of management or supervisory experience;
- A combination of related education, experience, and
- Technical work experience in system administration, role
engineering or identity management
- Technical work experience in software development and code
review such as Java, C#, C++, Perl, etc.
- Experience working as a system administrator in both Linux and
Windows server environments
- Experience with high availability, high performance systems
that include fault tolerance, load balancing, etc.
- Prior work experience in Higher Education
- Experience using, implementing and supporting Multi-Factor
- Training, detailed knowledge, and proficiency in the
application of security principles and practices, particularly in
the IAM domain
- Experience identifying and solving information security related
- Experience installing, configuring and using open source and/or
commercial IAM-related tools, processes, standards, and protocols
such as LDAP, Active Directory, SAML, Shibboleth, OAuth, Microsoft
Azure, Amazon AWS
- Enterprise application IAM experience
- Project management skills
- Management and supervision of a team
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