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Senior IAM Engineer

At Northwestern Mutual, we are strong, innovative and growing. We invest in our people. We care and make a positive difference.

At Northwestern Mutual (NM) we're changing the way people think about financial planning. We’re redefining and reinventing the industry and changing people’s financial lives with better experiences and better technology. We believe in building inclusive, and diverse workplaces, where every voice is heard. Come help us build for the future!

Our Mission

As a part of the Identity & Access Management (IAM) team, you will play an important role in empowering users to drive business outcomes that balance an exceptional identity user experience with secure, compliant, and reliable identity solutions.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with minimal supervision on large, complex IAM projects; often providing direction to others on team.

  • Is a leader within the IAM Team with the expectation to guide and mentor more junior members. This includes overseeing the work performed by junior engineers, mentoring their technical educational activities, freely sharing knowledge and testing techniques.

  • Contributes to the innovation of software development within IAM domain.

  • Consults on right-sizing decisions, software solutions, and services.

  • Recognized as having expert knowledge within the applicable IAM Domain

  • Accountable for building, managing, and maintaining Identity and Access related security tools and the infrastructure required to support them. Focus on designing and implementing automation to aid the team in creating efficiencies.

  • Accountable for working with select team members to track, monitor, and report testing results in a meaningful way so that risk-based security metrics are delivered to the enterprise.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 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

  • 4-5 years of professional experience required

  • Certification in security space desired (CISSP, CCSP, etc.)

  • Experience required with core Java, SailPoint IIQ, and AWS

  • Experience with engineering best practices to include analyzing, designing, developing, and 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 teams and non-technical teams.

  • Strong ability to align and mature to 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.

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We a re 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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