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Senior Identity & Access Management Engineer

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY
Weill Cornell Medical College
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Position Summary

The Senior Identity and Access Management Engineer position designs, builds and implements identity and access management in a fast\-paced environment\. It will involve all technical aspects of identity and access management as well as involvement in processes design and require large amount of time in project oriented work and some operational work as well\. This position provides the opportunity to lead Weill Cornell's identity and access management solutions strategy and partner with many other areas of IT and business partners including HR, Faculty Affairs, and Registrar to make that strategy a reality\.

Job Responsibilities

+ Spearheads efficiency improvements by developing solutions to automating & orchestrating repeatable tasks for IAM\. Assesses needs based on incident & request trends & makes recommendations\. Develops and/or improves user\-facing tools to allow self\-service\.

+ Oversees the efficiency, reliability, and durability of the WCM Identity and Access Management infrastructure and systems\.

+ Leads ongoing and new IT and business partner initiatives requiring identity and access management solutions\. Participates in project and strategy meetings\.

+ Maintains, monitors and practices departmental standards, policies, and procedures\.

+ Develops and maintains metrics and reports to provide senior management insight and evidence supporting effectiveness of identity and access management infrastructure, controls, projects and processes\.

+ Fosters close working connections with staff and management to ensure the secure architecture and operations for WCM applications and infrastructure while acquiring and retaining comprehensive working knowledge of all infrastructure and related systems\.

+ Performs operations work as the SME for IAM monitoring and responding to tickets, emails and other requests or incidents\.

+ Serves as team lead and mentor for IAM staff and consultants\. Provides guidance and support\.

+ Documents processes, development, and issue/resolution procedures in the Knowledge Base\.

+ Researches technology to broaden knowledge of current and future issues and technologies\. Assists management with research on emerging products, services, protocols, and standards in support of technology and developmental efforts\.


+ Bachelor's Degree in related field


Bachelors degree in a related field or equivalent experience\.

Approximately 7 or more years identity and access management experience\.

5 or more years experience with engineering, implementing, and supporting identity and access management solutions including LDAP, Multi\-factor authentication, password management, Role Based Access Control, Single Sign\-On \(SAML, OAuth, OpenID\)\.

Extensive knowledge in web services and service\-oriented architecture \(SOA\) and TCP/IP protocols \(HTTP, HTTPS, LDAP, SSL, SSH, DNS\)\.

Expert understanding of identity and access management concepts including federation, authentication, authorization, access controls, access control attacks, identity and access provisioning lifecycle\.

Strong understanding of web security standards, architecture, web security best practices and application security best practices\.

Extensive experience in development and debugging code with JRuby, Ruby, Rails, Grails, Groovy, JavaScript, Python, CSS3, and HTML\.

Experience with automation and orchestration using Ansible, Salt, Chef, Puppet, or similar tools\.

Experience with Splunk Enterprise platform for logging, data analysis, metrics reporting, and data visualization desired\.

Previous experience within Information Technology at a Health Care and/or Academic Institution and knowledge of regulatory requirements \(HIPAA, FERPA, PCI, etc\.\)a plus\.

Comfortable working with technologies at all levels of the OSI model, layers 1 through 7 preferred\.

Experience in developing web based user services such as Web Directory and Authentication services portals is desirable\.

Experience with administrating and migrating from Oracle Sun Directory Server Enterprise to a new LDAP deployment preferred\.

Passion for security and privacy, and a practical and balanced approach to security highly desired\.

Strong understanding of virtualization and Cloud \(SaaS, PaaS, IaaS\) technologies and ability to make recommendations on its use and its security preferred\.

Experience in incident response, penetration testing, applications security, or systems security a plus\.

Experience with Amazon Web Services & Azure application development, deployment and support a plus\.

Experience with Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity tests and documentation preferred\.

Experience developing mobile apps for IOS and Android desired\.

Expertise with MS Active Directory Services, Microsofts ADFS, and Identity and Access Management Technologies desired\.

Experience with common web access management domain related skills e\.g\. understanding the concepts of cookies, session, HTTP traffic flow / analysis, etc\. is desirable\.

Experience with RADIUS authentication a plus\.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

+ Ability to evangelize identity and access management practices, such as Federation and SSO, while promoting and maintaining a favorable and positive work environment for yourself and others to assist in the overall mission of WCM and the hospital\.

+ Ability to produce professional\-level documentation and reporting using Microsoft Office 365\.

+ Familiarity with SharePoint, One Drive, Box, Confluence, Service Now or similar documentation storage and management systems\.

+ Ability to deliver under tight deadlines and work off\-hours as needed\.

+ Ability to create and present diagrams and reports for technical and non\-technical audiences\.

+ Fluency in navigating and using Mac OS X, Windows 7, IOS, Android, and Windows 10\.

+ Ability to think outside the box in terms of designing systems and solutions\.

+ Must be able to work in a very demanding and high\-pressure environment\.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills, on both technical and non\-technical topics\.

+ Strong problem solving and decision making skills and the ability to make decisions independently\.

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Working Conditions/Physical Demands

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world\. Our doctors and scientists\-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization\-are engaged in world\-class clinical care and cutting\-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies\. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U\.S\. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey\. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork\-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork\-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork\-Presbyterian/Queens\. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients \- the center of everything we do\. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer\.
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