Identity & Access Management (IAM) Director

Date:  Jun 12, 2024

Omaha, NE, US, 68000

Reference Number:  1490 
Department: Technology 

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The IAM Director position is an advanced role requiring leadership and team management skills, along with technical expertise. The IAM manager leads a team of individuals in architecture, engineering, and administration tasked with ensuring IAM services are applied to corporate-managed assets as well as vendors and other third-party entities. The role requires ensuring that a large, multi-faceted IAM program including, Identity Management (IDM), single sign-on (SSO) and federated authentication, directory services and technical integrations, are provided to support business goals, including high availability.

The ideal candidate has technical experience supporting IAM technologies, along with leadership skills to coach and mentor less experienced colleagues. The IAM manager is expected to manage the team and execute the security strategy as directed by senior management. Consequently, the IAM manager must identify and effectively communicate an actionable workload for team members that adheres to business initiatives – balancing business risk and IAM security best practices. The IAM manager is a subject matter expert and is expected to deliver on line-of-business expectations.  



•    Manage a team of IAM professionals tasked with technical deployment and support of identity and access controls ensuring systems availability 24x7x365. 
•    Direct employees to implement IAM solutions that align with access policies and processes. 
•    Ensure employees maintain up-to-date configuration documentation for systems and processes. Rigorously maintain security systems and administer security configurations that reduce risk to enterprise systems and accounts. 
•    Establish solutions across SSO, directory, certificate, multi-factor authentication (MFA), privileged accounts, automation, and behavior analytic systems. 
•    In tandem with business units, support and report on business metrics associated with IAM initiatives.  
•    Construct and carry out a strategic vision for rigorous and scalable IDAM controls with key performance indicators in conjunction with security leadership.  
•    Work in tandem with security leadership for annual strategic technology and budgetary directives. 
•    Attend change and project management meetings and engage with other participants. 
•    Perform other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications - Required

•    Bachelor's degree in computer science, information assurance, MIS or related field, or equivalent industry experience. 
•    Experience in successful implementation and delivery of solutions to complex problems as an individual contributor and as a manager.  
•    Solid technical and analytical skills
•    Extensive knowledge of SSO, MFA, Active Directory (AD) and/or LDAP, public key infrastructure (PKI), privileged accounts and integration application program interface (API) capabilities.  
•    Experience administering IAM systems, access controls, security, and risk management. 
•    Track record of acting with integrity, taking pride in work, seeking to excel, being curious and adaptable, and communicating effectively. 

Qualifications - Preferred

•    3 or more years of experience leading a Technology team 
•    Experience with multiple computing technologies, including software, infrastructure and platform-as-a-service, as well as public, private, and hybrid environments. 
•    Working knowledge of Windows, Linux, Unix and industry-leading IAM solutions. 
•    Self-motivated, directed and well-organized, with the vision to position controls in anticipation of threats.  
•    Highly trustworthy; leads by example. 
•    Experience in IAM solutions both on-premises and in the cloud. 

Physical and Mental Job Requirements


What we offer:

  • A strengths-based, engagement-focused, and performance-oriented culture
  • A flexible, casual and hybrid work environment that allows you to work on-site and from home. (as the job allows)
  • Ongoing learning, development, and Educational Assistance (including little to no out-of-pocket cost for online and in-person courses at the University of Nebraska at Omaha)
  • 401(k) with 100% match up to 6%, plus additional automatic 3% (contribute 6% and UP will contribute 9% [6% + 3%])
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 40% match up to 5% (contribute 5% and UP will contribute 2%)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Health Savings Account (with company contribution) Dependent Care Savings Account and Transportation Spending Account
  • On-site cafeteria (with employee discount), fitness center (free to employees), federal credit union, all in Union Pacific Center headquarters building in Omaha, Nebraska
  • Wellness and Employee Assistance Programs
  • Adoption/Surrogacy Assistance, paid Maternity and Parental Leave along with nearby state-of-the-art child development center
  • Competitive compensation including eligibility for annual merit, bonus, and equity programs dependent on job level and personal and company performance

Inclusion Statement

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