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What's the role?

We are seeking a Principal Identity and Access Management (IAM) Engineer, who will be a crucial part of our organization's security infrastructure. This role demands deep expertise in IAM technologies, tools, and methodologies, and a proven track record in designing and implementing complex IAM systems. The successful candidate will keep abreast with the latest industry trends and regulatory compliance requirements, ensuring our IAM practices align with these standards. This is hands on keyboard role requiring previous experience in implementing IAM solutions. The candidate will also be responsible for continually optimizing our IAM practices to enhance efficiency, security, and user experience. If you're a forward-thinking leader with a strong foundation in IAM and desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works without supervision on large, complex IAM projects
  • Is an authority within the IAM organization with the expectation to represent IAM outside the IAM domain. Freely shares IAM knowledge and testing techniques to others within and outside domain. Is considered an expert in Identity and Access Management technologies.
  • Contributes to the innovation of software development within IAM domain
  • Contributes to the innovation of new IAM solutions
  • Leads software design on largest, most complex projects driving significant innovation.
  • Brings digital strategy to life across functional lines.
  • Recognized as a company or industry inspiring leader in an engineering field.
  • Regularly monitoring the security community for, and researching, the latest assessment and exploit methodologies. This work is concluded by sharing the information
  • Mentors all professional levels.

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
  • 6-8 years of proven experience in Identity Access Management (IAM) or a portion of that time in Security related position.
  • Certification in security space desired (CISSP, CCSP, etc).
  • Experience with engineering best practices to include analyzing, designing, developing, deploying, and supporting software solutions, and/or infrastructure implementations/upgrades.
  • Experience in the following domains: SSO/Federation, Active Directory, Azure, AWS, Sailpoint IIQ, Privileged Access, Access Certifications
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Strong documentation, testing and automation skills.
  • Strong sense of ownership and the ability to work with a limited set of requirements.
  • Ability to explain technical solutions to technical and non-technical teams
  • Strong ability to identify and set security practices.
  • Strong ability to align technical needs to business processes.
  • Strong ability to prioritize work based on business objectives.
  • Strong ability to breakdown work to deliver value incrementally.
  • Experience preferred with Agile methodologies/DevOps environment.

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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We 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.

If you work or would be working in California, Colorado, New York City, Washington or outside of a Corporate location, please click here for information pertaining to compensation and benefits.


We’re excited about the potential people bring to Northwestern Mutual. You can grow your career here while enjoying first-class perks, benefits, and commitment to diversity and inclusion.