• Techwave Consulting
  • $120,020.00 -170,270.00/year*
  • Woodcliff Lake , NJ
  • Information Technology
  • Full-Time
  • 8 Dorchester Rd

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Job Description
This role is 100% remote

The Identity & Access Management (IAM) solution Security Architect reports to the Global Lead for IAM Architecture in a hands-on role focused on the security architecture in the IAM space supporting cloud services.
The architect works directly with Lead Development, Engineering and Operational resources through collaboration and mentoring to shape the cloud IAM capabilities for the Firm.
The IAM Solution Security Architects role is a technical position which will support the development of security strategies and architecture vision as it relates to the Firms cloud initiatives, specifically setting the direction for IAM as it relates to cloud.
The IAM Solution Security Architect will work with other Architects and Service Owners to provide a consensus-based enterprise solution that is scalable, adaptable and synchronized with the ever changing business needs.
Subject-matter expertise across all IAM topics as it relates to both cloud and on-premises enterprise technology, and the relationship between the architectures.
Drive the adoption of Authentication and Authorization reference architectures for existing, new and emerging IAM technologies.
Drive the adoption of creative solutions to address complex, global IAM problems.
Participate in Identity and Access Management enterprise governance processes and drive IAM standards adoption.
Develop effective architecture solutions that not only satisfy immediate project requirements but also deliver a coherent, reusable, reliable and phased architecture to help the business grow and change while aligning to strategic vision.
Create, maintain and align the Firms Information Security policies and standards with industry best practices and business needs in the adoption of cloud services and technologies.
Represent Information Security on organizational project teams and ensure adherence to existing security policies and standards.
Manage the successful technical delivery of Information Security projects and services for our customers by working directly with key business stakeholders, executives and project teams. Security architects are often the technical lead on initiatives and as such must drive the vision and alignment of the solution delivery. This is not a project manager role.
Review and management of technical security roadmaps related to cloud security and IAM within a cloud security context.
Deliver technical security configuration architecture expertise in implementing cross-organizational information sharing.
Develop solutions and recommendations for issues caused by process challenges, emerging threats and technology changes.
Skills and attributes for success
The individual in this role must be well educated in general aspects of Information Security, namely:
Experience architecting IAM solutions within Microsoft Azure , Amazon Web Services (AWS) and, preferably, other cloud providers.
Intimately familiar with IAM related protocols such as SAML, SPML, XACML, SCIM, OpenID and OAuth.
Experience working with cloud security and governance tools, cloud access security brokers (CASBs), and server virtualization technologies.
Federation concepts and technologies particularly with solutions from ADFS and Ping Identity.
In-depth experience with Microsoft Azure, particularly Azure AD and architecture designs connecting Azure to enterprise infrastructure.
Strong experience with Directories, SSO, Federation, Delegated administration, API gateways, SOA services.
Strong understanding of cloud computing architecture, technical design and implementations, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Software as a Service (SaaS) delivery models.
Excellent customer service and communication (oral / written) skills required.
Strong critical thinking and analytical skills and ability to think out of the box required.
Must be able to work independently or with a team, under minimum supervision.
Consults to key customers and senior management on project design and development scope.
Some knowledge of scripting languages (vbscript, powershell, perl, javascript, etc.).
Assists customer organizations with planning and implementing complex architecture solutions.

Bachelors or Masters degree in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field of study.
8+ years of practical experience in the field of IT is required.
5+ years of direct Information Security experience.
A security industry certification is required including but not limited to CISSP, SSCP, CISM, SANS GSEC, ECSA, ECSP, and Security+

Expert level experience in Cloud Authentication and Access management Services.
Expert level experience in cloud solution development with Azure, AWS, Google, or other relevant cloud solution architectures.
Good understanding of Multi-Factor authentication and Privileged Access Management
2-3 years of software development experience is desirable.
Must have working knowledge and understanding of networking technologies such as LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, load balancers, firewalls etc.

What we look for
The individual in this role must be able to understand and interpret identity and access management strategies and direction.
Further, the person must be able to bring together key tenets of Information Security to the IAM cloud strategies and develop technical security solutions that properly align.
The Architect will contribute to the overall effort of the IAM direction of the Firm.
Frequent travel is not required for this position. However, it is anticipated that some travel may be required to participate in vendor briefings, project meetings, and/or education opportunities. Generally, travel would be no more than 5 to 6 times a year.
Experience/Required Skills:
Approximately 4-6 years of experience in information systems architecture methodologiesKnowledge of systems architecture
Good interpersonal, communication, consultative, and organizational skills
Ability to work and team effectively with clients, management and its staff members

Education: A bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related discipline, or equivalent work experience
Associated topics: attack, forensic, identity, identity access management, information security, information technology security, leak, security, security analyst, security officer

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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