Identity and Access Management Architect


Identity and Access Management Architect

@ University of Louisiana at Lafayette

Key Responsibilities:

  • Subject-matter expertise across all IAM topics as it relates to both cloud and on-premises enterprise technology, and the relationship between the architectures.
  • Leads discussions on IAM architecture, process, and governance development. 
  • Drives the adoption of Authentication and Authorization reference architectures for existing, new, and emerging IAM technologies.
  • Provides advanced architecture and engineering support to automate and administrator identity and compliance requirements into all enterprise information systems.
  • Drives planning and execution of identity management roadmaps and technology enhancements.
  • Creates and maintains standards surrounding documentation related to identity processes, procedure, and infrastructure. 
  • Assesses current applications and architecture to ensure current implementations align with industry guidelines, best practices, and management approved standards. 
  • Defines and documents RBAC to enable access management for Azure/Active directory resources.
  • Develops Azure IAM policies, Standardizes and automates IAM activities, implements best practices, automating processes and troubleshooting issues.
  • Automates provisioning of IAM and network constructs such as user provisioning to roles and entitlements, access roles, Security groups, NATs, KMS VPC, NACLs etc. Knowledge, Skills, and Experience


  • Advanced knowledge of identity technologies and concepts.
  • Strong understanding of Identity and Access Management functionalities, Authentication (Single Sign On, Federated Login, Multifactor, Biometric), Authorization, RBAC, Access and policy Governance and Compliance.
  • Experience architecting IAM solutions within Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and, preferably, other cloud providers.
  • Intimately familiar with IAM related protocols such as SAML, SPML, XACML, SCIM, OpenID and OAuth.
  • Strong experience with Directories, SSO, Federation, Delegated administration, API gateways, SOA services.
  • In-depth experience with Microsoft Azure, particularly Azure AD and architecture designs connecting Azure to enterprise infrastructure.
  • Experience planning and implementing an Organizational Unit (OU) structure, as well as corresponding Group Policy configuration.
  • Experience with ADFS and other Federation technologies.
  • Experience with Azure Active Directory, O365 and Synchronization of entities between On-Premise and Cloud Directories.
  • Hands on experience working with Windows server technologies, Linux servers with Bash and PowerShell scripting.
  • Experience gained through college degree programs and/or certifications in the listed disciplines, information systems, computer science, system analysis with an emphasis in information technology or equivalent experience


Required Qualifications: 

  • Undergraduate degree in information management, computer science, engineering or a related field.
  • Eight years of experience as an information technology professional in one or many roles such as architect, systems engineer, network engineer, or systems analyst.
  • A well-rounded infrastructure background with exposure to multiple, diverse technologies and processing environments with good experience in Virtualization, Operating Systems, Storage and Networking.
  • Knowledge and understanding of networking technologies such as LAN, WAN, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, Load Balancers, Firewalls etc.
  • Demonstrated expertise in leading technical design projects during all phases of development and deployment.
  • Demonstrated progressive experience successfully designing, delivering and/or supporting IT business solutions for large-scale organizations across multiple hardware and software platforms.
  • Experience with monitoring, managing, analyzing, reporting and alarming on infrastructure components across the enterprise.
  • Experience with specific management and monitoring tools and systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in an Information Technology related field.
  • Experience working in a higher education research University.
  • 2-4 years of Identity administration and governance experience.
  • 1 -3 years of designing and implementing identity solutions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues.
  • Ability to adjust to changes in priorities.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances.
  • Good organizational skills.
  • Must be flexible and willing to work extended hours as necessary.
  • Excellent written, presentation, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to establish staff and departmental goals and objectives that are measurable.
  • Ability to adjust to abrupt changes in priorities and strategy.
  • Ability to interact comfortably with all levels of management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to build relationships, influence outcomes, and to deliver effective presentations to a variety of audiences.

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Location: Lafayette, LA
Date Posted: March 06, 2023
Application Deadline: April 06, 2023
Job Type: Full-time