Verizon Wireless Senior Network Security IAM Architect in Alpharetta, Georgia

What you’ll be doing...

This position is for an experienced Identity & Access Management architect responsible for the security architecture, strategy, and technical roadmap for the Verizon Wireless Network as part of the Network Security organization. You will work independently, leveraging experience and subject matter expertise to address IAM challenges, solutions, and planning in the following key areas:

  • Authentication.

  • Role Based Access Control (RBAC).

  • Authorization.

  • Access requests and user provisioning.

  • Access recertification.

  • Privileged Account Management (PAM).

  • Session management.

  • IAM governance and validation.

  • Third party vendor access.

  • Remote access & VPN.

  • Network access (802.1x).

  • Machine to machine, service account, and application run-time account access.

  • New system and application integration and onboarding.

  • Robotic Process Automation (RPA).

In addition to defining new solutions and exploring new technologies to meet Network Security and IAM needs, you will also regularly work with the following technologies:

  • LDAP.

  • Active Directory.

  • MSSQL 2008+.

  • Oracle.

  • RHEL and CentOS.

  • CA Siteminder and Access Gateway.

  • Quantum Secure SAFE.

  • One Identity Manager.

  • CyberArk.

  • Windows Server 2008R2+.

  • Jira.

  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server.

  • SAML.

Your daily responsibilities will be centered around solutions architecture, implementation, project management, providing technical leadership, and ensuring the operational excellence of IAM platforms. This includes but is not limited to:

IAM Architecture

  • Work with organizational stakeholders and application teams to ensure that IAM security requirements are met by all systems.

  • Assess current solutions and implementations, identify gaps, and drive remediation and enhancements.

  • Determine future business needs, design and implement solutions to address them.

  • Produce detailed technical designs for IAM integrations and solutions.

  • Produce detailed operational documentation for designed solutions.


  • Provide assistance to IAM team members implementing other technologies and solutions as needed.

  • Implement new IAM hardware, services, and applications.

Project Management

  • Work with IAM team members and organizational stakeholders to ensure the timely implementation of designed solutions.

  • Track, follow up, and provide management and executive reporting on IAM project statuses.

Technical Leadership

  • Build, update, and maintain technical training documentation for Network Security tools and processes.

  • Deliver periodic technical training to internal stakeholders as needed.

  • Provide technical expertise and assistance to development team to include direction and guidance when integrating new applications and providing fixes.

  • Ensure that contractors and Tier 2 organization follow change control procedures.

  • Perform review of MOPS from vendors, other teams, and less senior IAM staff.

Operational Excellence

  • Provide Tier 3 application support to NOC and Operations Support staff when issues exceed Tier 2’s technical capabilities to resolve issues on IAM platforms.

  • Analyze platform logs for performance issues, alarms, or errors and remediate findings.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.

  • CISSP.

  • Ten or more years of security solutions engineering experience.

  • A comprehensive understanding of identity and access management concepts and best practices.

  • A comprehensive understanding of logical and physical access control system integration.

  • A thorough understanding of information security best practices.

  • Experience using CyberArk including design, implementation, and integration.

  • Working knowledge of IP Routing, TCP/UDP communication, SNMP, RADIUS, and LDAP protocols.

  • At least four years of experience integrating applications and systems with common identity stores (LDAP, Active Directory, MFA solutions etc.).

  • Working knowledge of Active Directory, LDAP directories, and other directory technologies.

  • Ability to construct and run queries against relational databases (MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, etc.).

  • Experience in role based analysis and designing/implementing RBAC solutions.

  • Demonstrated excellent debugging skills working within complex systems.

  • Experience with markup languages (XML, XHTML, etc.) as well as working with web services.

  • Demonstrated advanced written and verbal communication skills with both technical resources and executive leadership.

  • Proven track record of researching new techniques and technologies that yield cost-effective results.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and organize to meet deadlines.

  • A thorough and detail oriented work approach.

  • Excellent vendor management skills.

  • Experience with a mobile carrier.


When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer- and celebrate our employees' differences,including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. Different makes us better.

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