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EY IAM Solution Security Architect in Boston, Massachusetts

At EY, you’ll have the chance to build a career as unique as you are, with the global scale, support, inclusive culture and technology to become the best version of you. And we’re counting on your unique voice and perspective to help EY become even better, too. Join us and build an exceptional experience for yourself, and a better working world for all.

Today’s world is fueled by vast amounts of information, which means that data is even more valuable than ever before. Protecting data and information systems is central to doing business, and therefore everyone in EY Information Security has an important role to play. Join a global team of almost 900 people who collaborate to support the business of EY by protecting EY and client information assets! Information Security professionals enable

EY to work securely and deliver secure products and services, as well as detect and quickly respond when things go wrong. Together, the efforts of our dedicated team helps protect the EY brand and build client trust.

Within Information Security we blend risk strategy, digital identity, cyber defense, application security and technology service solutions as we consider the entire security lifecycle. You will join a team of hardworking, security-focused individuals dedicated to supporting, protecting and enabling the business through secure solutions and information systems.

The opportunity

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 Architect’s role is a technical position which will support the development of security strategies and architecture vision as it relates to the Firm’s 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.

Essential Functions of the Job:

Primary responsibilities associated with this role are:

  • 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 Firm’s 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.

  • Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:

  • 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 strategies and develop technical security solutions that properly align. The IAM Architect will contribute to the overall effort of the IAM direction of the firm.

Knowledge and Skills Requirements:

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.

Desired skills include

  • 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.

Other Requirements:

  • 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.

Job Requirements:

  • Education:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Information Assurance, Computer Science, Information Systems or related field of study.

  • Experience:

  • 8+ years of practical experience in the field of IT is required. 5+ years of direct Information Security experience.

  • Certification Requirements:

  • A security industry certification is preferred including but not limited to CISSP, SSCP, CISM, SANS GSEC, ECSA, ECSP, and Security+.

What we offer

As part of this role, you'll work in a highly integrated, global team with the opportunity and tools to grow, develop and drive your career forward. Here, you can combine global opportunity with flexible working. The EY benefits package goes above and beyond too, focusing on your physical, emotional, financial and social well-being. Your recruiter can talk to you about the benefits available in your country. Here’s a snapshot of what we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.

  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.

  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.

  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

Please apply to this role only through the ‘Apply’ link (not through the local office). Your application will then be routed to the appropriate recruiting team.

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