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Sr IAM SSO Engineer
Eden Prairie, Minnesota  |  Remote, Hybrid, Onsite
Contract Position
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Applied on August 14, 2022
Job Id #58076 Posted August 3, 2022

Projects the candidate will be working on:

  • Security enhancement and hardening of IAM Single Sign On and PingFederate services

Ideal Background:

  • Identity Engineer or IT Security professional with experience administrating and securing Ping Identity, Single Sign On,
  • SAML Federation, along with certificate management (PKI / Cryptography) or Hardware Security Management (HSM) skills.

Team and Team size:

  • 10 Team members including 8 Identity professionals, 1 Architect and 1 Project Manager.

Top Responsibilities:

  • Evaluates and applies security enhancements and performance management on IAM SSO systems
  • Integrates Applications on PingFederate and SSO services, and manages SAML and Certificate life cycle
  • Deploys SAML partnership configuration and establish certificates renewal processes
  • Gather and analyze data to aide in informed decision-making while providing detailed, realistic estimates.
  • Interact skillfully with business stakeholders and third-party technical organizations.
  • Solve problems and provide deep technical troubleshooting skills.
  • Configures logging, alerting, monitoring, and reporting for IAM solutions
  • Develops Identity, Authentication and Federation services, and Deploys highly-scalable applications, applying standard SSO patterns enabling security and privacy at scale.
  • Define and implement technical solutions to meet business needs through Agile process.
  • Foster high-performance, collaborative technical work resulting in high-quality output.
  • Train and develop operations and engineering staff to maintain and support Identity and security services.

Skills/attributes Required

  • 7 years’ Experience in IAM, SAML/OIDC/OAUTH Federation protocols and Single Sign On implementations
  • 3 years’ experience on Ping Identity and Knowledge of PingFederate and PingAccess.

Skills/attributes Preferred

  • Expert level knowledge of common IAM SSO and Federation solutions and patterns
  • Knowledge of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI), and Digital Certificate lifecycle management functions
  • Understanding of cryptographic protocols and network security protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, TLS, SSL, encryption, OpenSSL, X.509 Certificates)
  • Experience with Thales Luna or similar HSM and Venafi
  • Experience with Multi Factor Authentication (MFA) solutions
  • Experience preparing detailed design and angineering documents
  • Experience with DevOps, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Experience working in an Agile environment
  • Expertise with modern programming languages, systems, and architectures
  • Expertise in performance and scalability optimization 

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