Moran Technology Consulting

Transforming Higher Education Technology

Sr. IAM Consultant: Architect / Technical Lead

Position Introduction

The Sr. IAM Consultant: Architect/Technical Lead position requires a skilled and experienced individual with a high business acumen and strong communication skills. The position requires knowledge and experience designing, developing, and deploying identity and access management (IAM) solutions in large, complex environments. Experience with information technology, cybersecurity, and IAM in higher education is strongly desired. 

This person will be responsible for participating in IAM assessments and strategic planning initiatives: gathering institutional strategic objectives, IT business drivers, stakeholder requirements, and aligning the IAM architecture and technology with the needs of the institution. Using the MTC IAM Assessment Framework, they will participate in and lead IAM stakeholder requirements workshops, develop current state and future state IAM architecture diagrams, and make recommendations to improve IAM governance, business processes, operations, and technology. 

In addition, this person will also lead and participate in IAM solution implementation projects (e.g., IGA, access management, and enterprise authentication solutions). During implementation projects, responsibilities include leading stakeholder requirements workshops, documenting requirements, and developing detailed technical solution design documents including lifecycle policies, data mapping, workflows, and IAM solution configuration. Technical responsibilities include deploying and configuring IAM solutions, integrating solutions with source data, configuring lifecycle policies, identity and access provisioning and deprovisioning, configuration of enterprise authentication services (SSO, MFA, etc.), unit testing, bug fixing, deployment planning, and leading solution migrations and go-live. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and document IAM architecture; 
  • Lead business, functional, and technical requirements workshops;  
  • Develop and present IAM assessment findings to stakeholders; 
  • Develop and present designs to stakeholders;  
  • Lead and participate in solution development;  
  • Lead and participate in solution testing;  
  • Develop solution deployment plans and lead deployment of IAM solutions and improvements;  
  • Support technical team members in the development and deployment of identity management solutions;  
  • Support technical team members and clients with the resolution of technical issues;  
  • Estimate task durations and project hours for deployment effort;  
  • Provide feedback on project status, milestones, and risks. 
  • Planning, scoping, deploying, and integrating IAM solutions;  
  • Rolling out IAM solutions with expertise in integrating disparate systems; 
  • Development, configuration, and deployment of design changes and enhancements to the IAM platform to meet business requirements;  
  • Troubleshooting and resolving issues with identity data aggregation, data management, credential provisioning and deprovisioning, access provisioning and deprovisioning, account claim, onboarding notifications, password management, and enterprise authentication.  

General Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree;  
  • 3-5 years of experience developing and administering identity solutions in complex environments;   
  • 7+ years of experience in designing, deploying, and administering IT solutions in large, complex environments;   
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  

Technical Qualifications

  • Proficiency in multiple scripting languages (such as JavaScript, PowerShell, php, python, shell scripting, RegEx) or development languages (such as Java); 
  • Working knowledge or experience with one or more IGA solutions (e.g., MidPoint, SailPoint IIQ or IdentityNow, Identity Automation RapidIdentity, Fischer Identity, Microsoft Identity Manager, etc.); 
  • Working knowledge or experience with one or more enterprise authentication and web access management solutions (e.g., Shibboleth, Azure, Okta, OneLogin, Ping, etc.); 
  • Understanding of fundamental cloud computing concepts and experience with web services and APIs (e.g., XML, REST, SCIM, GRAPH, etc.); 

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Working in higher education and research information technology; 
  • Working in healthcare information technology; 
  • Working in K-12 information technology; 
  • Familiarity with Internet2 InCommon Trusted Access Platform (TAP) Reference Architecture and solutions: COmanage, MidPoint, Grouper, and Shibboleth;  
  • Expertise in security architecture, vulnerability management, program management, operational activities, and technical toolsets; 
  • Experience with information assurance concepts and processes; 
  • Knowledge of and experience with security regulations, standards, and processes; 
  • Fundamental understanding of software, computer, and network architectures; 
  • Experience working in large, distributed, multi-institutional information technology environments.