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Associate Director
Ref No.: 18-17661
Location: Norwalk, Connecticut
Position Type:Direct Placement
Start Date: 03/16/2018
Position Overview:
We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join the Cybersecurity & Digital Risk Management team to lead the Access Management Solutions team. This Individual will be responsible for all tools and technology deployed to support directory, web access management and federation functions within CLIENT. Ensures new integration and tool use aligns to access management best practices, vendor capabilities and CLIENT readiness to adopt new functionality. This position will require partnership with other Identity and Access Management (IAM) verticals such as Business Operations, Identity Management/Governance teams as well as external functions

  • Drive efforts to move towards a culturally aware business climate around IAM and enforce the use of a common identifier for all personnel utilizing CLIENT assets, both employee and non-employee
  • Ensure CLIENT is keeping pace with evolving technologies in the Access Management space
  • Manage teams supporting Directory, Authentication, Privileged Access Management (PAM) and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) platforms, services and processes
  • Ensure teams maintain integration playbooks used to onboard new CLIENT applications, platforms and federations
  • Lead efforts to increase Single Sign-On (SSO) enabled applications by working closely with application teams and partnering with CLIENT Business Units
  • Support Web Services for transaction based authentication and user management
  • Managing supplier resources supporting environment
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring and alerting tools are in place and operating appropriately
  • Ensure our Directories maintain consistent and accurate Identity information for all Employees, Contractors, Suppliers and Customers
  • Implement a robust privileged user management program to identify, manage, and monitor access of privileged accounts on the CLIENT network

Accomplishments (in the first year)
  • Establish a continual service improvement plan utilizing Key Performance and Risk Indicators (KPI/KRI) to measure progress and advance the overall Access Management service, focusing on operational, process and resource efficiency
  • Partner in planning and implementing our next gen IdM Platform

Required Qualifications & Experience:
  • Minimum 10 years of experience leading and managing a diverse, global software operations and/or development teams (10+) of employees and/or contingent workers
  • Minimum of 10 years experience in managing and delivering complex authentication environment in large multinational organizations
  • Minimum 10 years of experience in information technology, with a focus on Cybersecurity in one or more of the following areas: IAM, cyber threats, security operations, data loss prevention, threat intelligence, security architecture, policy/governance
  • Expert level knowledge of authentication technologies, i.e. Kerberos, SAML, NTLM
  • Minimum 5 years of hands-on experience with Active Directory, CA SiteMinder, SunOne LDAP, Webservices or equivalents
  • Minimum 5 years of Windows, Linux/Unix, Solaris knowledge or equivalents required
  • An expert in managing technologies, developing processes and procedures supporting an IAM program
  • Demonstrated focus on process development and implementation that spans organizational boundaries. Ability to effectively influence and direct the actions of those not within the direct reporting chain is essential
  • Problem solving and analytical abilities including the ability to critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details and apply sound business knowledge
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, verbal, written communication and technical skills are essential. Ability to build and maintain customer relationships; strong team player, able to meet deadlines and adjust to changing priorities
  • Thorough understanding of IAM compliance and best practices
  • Initiative and ability to quickly acquire knowledge
  • Understanding of basic project management principles

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, or related business discipline(s).
  • Master's Degree preferred or not required or Equivalent work experience may be considered for this role.