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Software-Design and Development

Architect for Identity and Access Management



Requisition ID: 273436
Work Area: Software-Design and Development
Expected Travel: 0 - 10%
Career Status: Professional
Employment Type: Regular Full Time



SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


As the Principal IAM Architect, you’re expected to be security-focused also business-oriented. You’re a subject-matter expert on all IAM topics as it relates to both cloud and on-premises technologies. Your solid hands-on IAM experience benefits you on developing effective architecture solutions and future IAM strategy.


How You Might Contribute

  • Architect and design identity and access management solutions including but not limited to identity management, access management, privilege access management, multi-factor authentication, single-sign-on, etc.
  • Partner with cross functional and business teams to develop effective IAM architecture solutions, including the customization of them to fulfill the business requirements that cannot be met with standard out-of-box functionalities. 
  • Deliver phased architecture in a reusable and reliable way to help business grow in changes while keep the IAM strategy coherent.  
  • Lead IAM security assessment. Initiate and drive IAM security risk remediation and process improvement projects as applicable.
  • Participate in IAM enterprise governance processes. Collaborate closely with the business units and the stakeholders to drive IAM standards and security best practices adoption. 
  • Key contributor in IAM strategy and evolution of IAM technologies in SAP. Create and maintain the technical documentation and roadmaps. 


A Successful Candidate Should

  • Bachelors and 10+ years of security architect experience with a focus on Identity Management, Access Management, Privileged Access Management, Multi-Factor Authentication.
  • 2~3 years of security software development experience is desirable In-depth experience with Microsoft Windows, Active Directory, Azure AD, Linux. Working with solutions like Thycotic, CyberArk, BeyondTrust, RSA or comparable products. 
  • Intimately familiar with IAM related protocols such as SAML, OAuth, Kerberos, etc.
  • Experience with scripting languages. Proficient in at least one of the following: powershell, vbscript, perl, javascript.  
  • Experience with architecting IAM solutions within and across Azure, AWS, GCP, Alibaba Cloud, and on-premises. 
  • Solid knowledge and experience in operating system security, network security, application security, endpoint security, perimeter security, platform hardening, configuration and patching automation, security compliance and governance. 
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing architecture and delivery models. 
  • Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with “security-focused also business-oriented” mindset and ability, including extensive experience engaging and presenting to senior leaders.
  • Open to considering remote candidates; all candidates need to already reside in the USA to be considered.





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Architect for Identity and Access Management

Facility:  273436
Posted Date:  Oct 24, 2021
Work Area:  Software-Design and Development
Career Status:  Professional
Employment Type:  Regular Full Time
Expected Travel:  0 - 10%

Newtown Square, PA, US, 19073

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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