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Sr. IAM Engineer (SailPoint IdentityIQ)

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

This position is open to remote. However, if local to MKE or NYC, it will require some onsite presence each week (3 days in MKE or 2 days in NYC).

We are looking for a Senior IAM Engineer within Northwestern Mutual's Identity and Access Management (IAM) team. As a Senior IAM Engineer, you will play a critical role in designing, implementing, and enhancing our Identity Governance and Administration (IGA) solutions. As a leader on the team, you will guide others on standard processes, stay updated with industry trends, and ensure our technology platforms can effectively meet the needs of our people and process demands.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of SailPoint IdentityIQ to meet business requirements and enhance our IGA capabilities.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to gather and analyze requirements, translating them into technical designs.

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

  • Build, manage, and maintain IAM related security tools and the infrastructure required to support them. Focus on designing and implementing automation to aid the team in creating efficiencies.

  • Conduct system testing, performance tuning, and troubleshooting to ensure the stability and effectiveness of various IGA systems.

  • Provide technical guidance, mentorship, and support to junior team members, fostering knowledge sharing and continuous improvement.

Bring your Best! What this role needs:

  • Bachelor's degree in Cyber Security, Computer Science, Information Systems or equivalent work experience within Information Technology.

  • 5+ years of professional experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years hands-on experience implementing and supporting SailPoint IdentityIQ solutions.

  • Strong understanding of IAM concepts including user lifecycle management, access certifications, role-based access control (RBAC), entitlement management, and separation of duties (SoD).

  • Experience with engineering best practices, including analyzing, designing, developing, deploying, and supporting software solutions.

  • Proficiency in Java programming and at least one scripting language such as PowerShell or Python.

  • Solid understanding of database concepts and experience with relational databases.

  • Experience with integrating systems and applications using APIs and web services.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills with the ability to analyze complex IAM challenges and provide effective solutions.

  • Strong documentation, testing, and automation skills.

Our Benefits!

  • 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, PTO, and Holiday Pay

  • We provide extensive Professional Training Opportunities

  • We offer an excellent Work/Life Balance


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Northwestern Mutual pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement in the salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. At Northwestern Mutual, it is not typical for an in dividual to be hired at or near the top of the range for their role and compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Please note that the salary range listed in the posting is the standard pay structure. Positions in certain locations (such as California) may provide an increase on the standard pay structure based on the location. Please click here for additiona l information relating to location-based pay structures.

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The timeline for this job posting may be shortened or extended based on organizational needs

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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.

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