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Assistant Director, IAM Engineering

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Job Description

As the Assistant Director IAM Engineer, you will work within the IAM team and be responsible for defining the technical and architectural vision for the solution. This individual will need to be a leader within the organization with the expectation to represent IAM outside team domains with knowledge in Privileged Access management (for APIs, Infra, interactive, and non-interactive PAM – CyberArk, API security, OAuth, Hashi Corp, Terraform, YAML, secrets etc.)

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Accountable for a full range of manager responsibilities including communication, coaching, mentoring and staff development, performance management, salary administration and staffing decisions.
  • Participant in functional management to ensure optimum effectiveness and quality by leading adherence to strategies, goals, budgets, operating policies and procedures as an NM frontline manager. Alignment of roles and responsibilities in decision making.
  • Accountable for translating the departmental strategy to IAM security operational objectives including both systems and processes. Drives for results through others to include:
  • Integrating and designing measurement systems, targets and specific initiatives in support of the various strategies
  • Developing teams and individuals to ensure business outcomes are achieved
  • Identifying and cultivating relationships with key stakeholders representing a broad range of functions and levels in order to ensure alignment with departmental and enterprise business strategies
  • Accountable for an effective and efficient business unit designed and maintained to support the business outcomes. Responsible for the integration of:
  • Organization/department design and structure
  • Workforce management (forecasting, obtaining, developing and assigning the right resources)
  • Effective and efficient internal work flow and processes
  • Information and knowledge flows throughout the business unit and out to the organization through both formal and informal exchanges
  • Accountable for providing guidance and escalation avenues for the business unit based on understanding the business values, goals, work processes and work flows
  • Responsible for counsel to the enterprise on interpreting and integrating IAM to support departmental and corporate strategies
  • Accountable for evaluation, review and approval of risk assessment and risk management strategies and processes in order to establish a foundation for appropriately managing systems and data risks.

Bring your best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor's degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information systems or equivalent work experience in the IT field, with at least a portion of that time in Security related position
  • 6-8 years of professional experience
  • Certification in security space desired (CISSP, CCSP, etc).
  • Minimum of ten total year’s relevant experience to include a minimum of two or more years of experience in information systems or systems audit plus a minimum of five years' experience in planning, organizing and managing the activities of others as direct reports and/or project teams.
  • Proven people management skills to include human relations and interpersonal skills necessary to manage a group of people.
  • Thorough knowledge of human resources operating policies.
  • Proven ability to build effective teams committed to organizational goals;
  • Foster collaboration among team members and across teams
  • Demonstrated ability to step forward to address difficult issues.
  • Ability to influence others through a combination of active listening, asserting own ideas and persuading others
  • Proven analytical abilities especially in decision making and problem solving
  • Proven ability to manage multiple priorities and the ability to handle ambiguity
  • Proven ability to cultivate relationships and counsel key business partners within all levels of the organization
  • Experience preferred with Agile methodologies/DevOps environment.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.

Our Benefits!

  • Collaborative team first environment
  • Tons of room for career growth.
  • We offer highly competitive compensation, including annual bonus opportunities
  • Medical/Dental/Vision plans, 401(k), pension program
  • We provide tuition reimbursement, commuter plans, and paid time off
  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities
  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance
  • Hackathons/Dedication to Innovation


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W e are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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