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Systems Integration Engineer

Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
May 16, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Technology Administration/Other
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Employment Type
Full Time
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Salary Range: 

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

About SMU

SMU’s more than 12,000 diverse, high-achieving students come from all 50 states and 90 countries to take advantage of the University’s small classes, hands-on research opportunities, leadership development, community service, international study and innovative programs. The University offers a strong foundation in the humanities and sciences and undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs through eight schools.

Now in its second century of achievement, SMU is increasingly recognized for the ways it supports students, faculty and alumni as they become ethical leaders in their professions and communities. On the most beautiful college campus in the country, SMU Mustangs are energized by unbridled opportunities – from teaching, learning and research to creativity, performance and athletic endeavor.

About the Position:

The Systems Integrations Engineer serves as a member of a growing team and will work with the core technologies powering SMU’s Identity Infrastructure. This team is devoted to the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of an enterprise person registry, a user grouping system, a service provisioning system, as well as user-facing and administrative applications.  
This individual grasps the vision of the Identity program and architecture and works to complete integrations that achieve the designed solutions. The individual will be heavily involved on many levels from working with the infrastructure, to working with business analysts, and will receive direction from architects regarding IAM strategies and processes.   

This position offers an opportunity to join the small, energetic, and transformational Identity and Access Management team at SMU. Working for SMU supports more than higher education. We are one on a mission to raise up the next generation of World Changers, helping them create a better future for themselves, their families, and for society at large. SMU is also committed to benefiting its staff members by providing an outstanding place to work, world-class benefits, a diverse workforce of high-performing professionals, and one of the highest-ranked workplaces in the DFW metroplex. IAM is at the core of every IT service SMU relies on to successfully deliver on that mission to facilitate exceptional learning experience.

Essential Functions:

  • Integrate the next generation of Identity and Access Management (IAM) components including the person registry, user grouping, and service provisioning engine with a wide variety of systems via Application Programming Interfaces (API), web services, message queues, direct integrations, scripts, etc. to achieve architected objectives.

  • Collaborate with the constituents across the organization to capture business requirements and objectives while performing analysis to design and implement Identity and Access Management (IAM) solutions.  Develop recommendations, procedures, and documentation for applications and services in response to advancing technology and campus requirements. 

  • Develop and implement new software solutions that will be used to meet Identity and Access Management (IAM) functional gaps. 

  • Assist in problem determination, root cause analysis, and coordination of corrective action.  Work collaboratively across all layers of the technology stack and across the organization, taking ownership for service availability and performance.

  • Use continuous improvement methodologies to develop and evolve organizational process improvements following Identity and Access Management (IAM) industry best practices and standards.

  • Proactively develop reports and documentation to assist end users, auditors, and leadership to validate current technical configurations, impact to the organization, and help influence data driven decision making.

  • Proactively facilitate and participate in working groups communicating between business units, technical teams, and support teams to achieve organizational goals.


Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s is required. Master's degree is preferred.

A minimum of six (6) years of work experience in Java development  and three years of experience with API integrations is required.

Candidate with experience working with database systems such as Postgres, SQL Server, or Oracle is preferred. Candidate with proficiency in Linux and/or Windows operating systems is desired.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Candidate must have experience working with any middleware solutions or service provisioning systems and RESTful web services to integrate systems. Candidate with System for Cross-domain Identity Management (SCIM) skills is desired.

Candidate must be capable of working both independently and collaboratively with others throughout the IT organization, with various business units, and with external partners. A successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual who is willing to take on challenging initiatives and evolving requirements and follow through to deliver results. The ideal candidate will be a technical leader who will become a subject matter expert, able to support IAM systems within a complex and evolving environment.

Candidate must possess a combination of technical, communication, and collaboration skills. Candidate must demonstrate ability to develop and support scalable solutions, ensure stable operation, and champion quality throughout the service delivery process.

Candidate with experience with any of the following languages and technologies is preferred:

  • PHP, PowerShell, XML, JSON
  • ConnId Framework
  • Shibboleth/SAML
  • Spring
  • OAuth2/OpenID Connect

Physical and Environmental Demands:

  • Sit for long periods of time

Deadline to Apply:

Priority consideration will be given to those applicants that apply by 05/27/2022.

Open until filled.

EEO Statement:

SMU will not discriminate in any program or activity on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression. The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies and may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,


SMU offers staff a broad, competitive array of health and related benefits. In addition to traditional benefits such as health, dental, and vision plans, SMU offers a wide range of wellness programs to help attract, support, and retain our employees whose work continues to make SMU an outstanding education and research institution.

SMU is committed to providing an array of retirement programs that benefit and protect you and your family throughout your working years at SMU and, if you meet SMU's retirement eligibility criteria, during your retirement years after you leave SMU.

The value of learning at SMU isn't just about preparing our students for the future. Employees have access to a wide variety of professional and personal development opportunities, including tuition benefits.

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