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IBM IBM CIO MS Azure Active Directory Architect in ARMONK, New York


As an IBM Application Architect, you directly help clients transform their business and solve complex problems. You will define the scope and vision for projects that deliver customized solutions using your knowledge of IBM platforms. You are a technical leader, serving as a liaison among business partners, technical resources, and project stakeholders.

Your Role and Responsibilities

CIO Identity is an organization within IBM Network Engineering and Information Security. CIO Identity’s mission is to provide frictionless, secure, state of the art access to Enterprise IT Resources. We provide services for authentication, a centralized platform for access management and a core set of foundational services that include Identity for IBMers worldwide.

CIO Identity Azure Active Directory is a challenging project that enables IBM to take advantage of MS services and subscriptions utilizing a single enterprise Azure tenant hosted in the MS Cloud. We are seeking a certified MS Azure Architect to join our North Castle, NY, team. We are looking for a true team player that can work as a lead for the single cloud tenant supporting IBM organizations and their use of services and tools. This role is critical as a number of foundational services for IBM are based on this Azure AD tenant (IBM Mail, MS O365, Intune, etc). This position is critical as a MS certified architect is essential to continue to refine and enhance the current support model.

The candidate will need to have a strong background with MS product suite, specifically Azure AD. Also required are familiarity with agile methods and tools, as well as a suite of skills that will support this overall initiative. The candidate will need to be a self-starter, able to work.

Job Duties include:

  • Oversee the administration and security of Identity and Access Management services on Azure Active Directory servicing 400,000+ end users.

  • Provide recommendations / solutions on best practices for administering a single worldwide solution. The solution should scale as the usage across IBM increases.

  • Ensure the availability of identity synchronization, federation, and MFA services. Requires proficiency in PowerShell, APIs, Modern Web Authentication (including SAML and OAUTH), and Conditional Access.

  • Ensure proper governance of the Azure AD Tenant, implement IAM security policies, provide monitoring, reporting and audit readiness

  • Ensure proper access management and control for all users and applications with privileged access to the Azure platform.

  • Technical aptitude in or hands-on familiarity with Active Directory, certificates, Microsoft Teams, Office 365, Outlook Mail and other MS tools.

  • Monitoring of performance and stability

  • Liaison between IBM and MSFT on issues of contract support

  • Assist in the creation and communication of policy, procedures and processes

  • Create/maintain technical and support documentation/desk proceduresto facilitate Azure AD support for IBM worldwide.

A day in the life at IBM

  • Throughout the day, you will collaborate with your teammates and interact with our product owners and extended team – all while being based in North Castle, New York.

  • Work in an open environment where creativity is welcome and encouraged

  • Staying relevant with respect to emerging trends in areas related to MS, Cloud technologies and Agile practices

Are you looking for a high-profile position supporting IBM’s Azure AD implementation that is the foundation for leveraging MS products and services? Are you a self-starter with a history supporting MS products across an extensive business landscape? Do you have a good understanding of Agile Methods and Practices? Are you inquisitive and able to work independently?

Above all, we are looking for applicants who will thrive in an open, flexible, collaborative environment and an opportunity to work with and on high performing teams!

Do you love to solve business problems with systems and integrations? Do you want every day to be a bit different and allow you to work with individuals across the spectrum of the organization? If so, then we invite you to apply for this position

Required Technical and Professional Expertise

  • At least 5 years’ experience with Microsoft Azure AD and the MS product suite

  • Microsoft Azure Architect certification (experience with Active Directory, Azure Active Directory and AD Connect)

  • Experience architecting solutions leveraging Azure AD for a large enterprise

  • Demonstrated experience in Agile Methods and Tools such as Github, Jira, etc.

  • Demonstrated effective communication skills in a high-profile environment.

  • A motivated self-starter who leads by example

  • Technical aptitude in or hands-on familiarity with Active Directory, DNS, certificates, Microsoft Teams, Office 365

  • Azure Service Offerings awareness

  • Familiarity with MS premiere services (contract specific translated to Azure AD)

Preferred Technical and Professional Expertise


About Business Unit

The Office of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) owns IBM’s IT strategy and provides the tools, workstations, devices, and infrastructure that IBMers use to do their jobs every day. Put simply, our mission is to create a productive environment for IBM's 365,000 worldwide employees. Join us as we lead with with design to drive simplicity and ease of use, engineering the systems that run the business, and innovating to transform the business.

Your Life @ IBM

What matters to you when you’re looking for your next career challenge?

Maybe you want to get involved in work that really changes the world? What about somewhere with incredible and diverse career and development opportunities – where you can truly discover your passion? Are you looking for a culture of openness, collaboration and trust – where everyone has a voice? What about all of these? If so, then IBM could be your next career challenge. Join us, not to do something better, but to attempt things you never thought possible.

Impact. Inclusion. Infinite Experiences. Do your best work ever.

About IBM

IBM’s greatest invention is the IBMer. We believe that progress is made through progressive thinking, progressive leadership, progressive policy and progressive action. IBMers believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. Restlessly reinventing since 1911, we are the largest technology and consulting employer in the world, with more than 380,000 IBMers serving clients in 170 countries.

Location Statement

IBM will not be providing visa sponsorship for this position now or in the future. Therefore, in order to be considered for this position, you must have the ability to work without a need for current or future visa sponsorship.

Being You @ IBM

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. IBM is also committed to compliance with all fair employment practices regarding citizenship and immigration status.