Identity Access Management Engineer

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

Job posting number: #7092316

Posted: January 17, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job-Specific Responsibilities

Harvard Medical School nurtures a diverse group of leaders and future leaders in both clinical care and biomedical inquiry who are on the front lines of medicine and science serving individuals and populations locally, nationally, and globally. The Information Technology Department at Harvard Medical School enables this mission by delivering secure and scalable services. Digital Identity is a key underpinning of the digital transformation strategy driving trust and seamless experiences for our incredibly talented community.

The Infrastructure Group in the Harvard Medical School Department of Information Technology is expanding and is looking for IAM Engineer to help build and sustain Identity & Access Management solutions and to provide critical operational support for IAM systems and platforms. This position offers a breadth of opportunity for you to work on, ranging from traditional on-prem systems and solutions to contemporary cloud IAM solutions. The IAM Engineer will work collaboratively with all departments within HMS IT, Harvard University IT and with Customer Service Group.


Design, Build, sustain and support digital identity lifecycle solutions.
Design, Build, sustain and support single-sign-on (SSO) and multi-factor authentication (MFA) solutions
Provide architecture and design consulting service to application owners for authentication & authorization
Participate in development of cloud IAM strategy
Provide advanced technical support, troubleshooting, and monitoring of IAM systems. Document standard operating procedures for customer service group.
Document architecture and design of IAM solutions
Play a key role in the planning, implementation, and standardization of the IAM solutions
Drive continuous improvement of the IAM solutions through process, architecture, and cost-saving refinements
**The below Typical Core Duties are a generalized list provided by Harvard's Job Frameworks, and may not actually reflect the job-specific responsibilities of this position.

Typical Core Duties

Review or perform complex procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction
Ensure compliance with University standards for security, privacy, and accessibility
Contribute to the development and management of IAM development strategies
Collaborate with colleagues across the University to ensure successful integration with existing systems and services
Perform unit, system and integration testing of database and ETL programs
Create and maintain technical documentation
Collaborate to continuously improve processes, policies and procedures
Advise unit/school on questions in support of processes
Mentor others on the team
Act as a trusted advisor to clients/staff
Abide by and follow the Harvard University IT Code of Conduct

Basic Qualifications

Minimum of five years’ experience post-secondary education or relevant work experience
Familiarity with domain structures, user authentication, and digital signatures
Experience developing web applications and strong problem solving and analytical skills

Additional Qualifications and Skills

3+ years of combined experience with Microsoft Active Directory, ADFS, Cloud IAM (AWS, Azure)
A strong conceptual and practical understanding of IAM
Hands-on experience working with Microsoft Active Directory and ADFS
Experience with Okta platform
Solid understanding of cloud IAM (AWS & Azure)
Experience with DUO
Experience supporting large-scale IAM systems
Experience with SQL
Experience communicating technical issues to IT leadership
Experience with any of the following technologies is a plus:
Configuration management tools such as Puppet / Foreman / Terraform
Scripting languages, such as PowerShell, and Python
GitHub and git workflows
Experience with ServiceNow
Thrive in a rapid-paced environment and love new challenges, blending big picture with attention to detail

Certificates and Licenses

Completion of Harvard IT Academy Information Security Foundations course (or external equivalent) preferred
IT Security Certification preferred

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting

Harvard Medical School strives to cultivate an environment that promotes inclusiveness and collaboration among students, faculty and staff and to create new avenues for discussion that will advance our shared mission to improve the health of people throughout the world.

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Job posting number:#7092316
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Harvard Medical School
United States
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