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Company: Harvard University
Job Title: University Identity and Access Management Architect
Job Category: Info Technology  [ View All Info Technology Jobs ]
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Harvard University

12-Apr-2023
University Identity and Access Management Architect
Harvard University Information Technology
62094BR



Position Description

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of IT professionals committed to delivering service and technological solutions in support of teaching, learning, research and administration. Our mission is to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines-and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!

We are unable to provide work authorization and/or visa sponsorship.

Job Summary:

Are you excited by the idea of taking on a key role in a world-class organization at the intersection of higher education and technology? Are you drawn to the energy and sense of community offered by a university environment? Are you intrigued by the idea of leading the development of a world class federated IAM architecture and practice? If so, consider joining our team!

The University Identity and Access Management (IAM) Architect (UIAMA) serves as a thought leader for IAM at Harvard, driving the evolution of a state-of-the-art security architecture for the University that is user friendly, cost-effective, and strategically aligned.

The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both broad and deep experience with and knowledge of IAM architectures, products and services in on-prem, cloud, hybrid- and multi-cloud as well as SaaS and PaaS environments. This candidate should be able to evaluate and decompose legacy architectures as well as craft new world-class architecture from scratch.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
        Be a thought leader and contribute to the University-wide IAM strategy
        Lead the design, implementation, and maintenance of IAM solutions to support the university's security requirements and business processes
        Seek opportunities to research, design, and advocate new IAM technologies, architectures, and security products to support security requirements
        Drive planning of identity management roadmaps and technology enhancements, partnering with IT departments across the University to understand emerging needs and facilitating the creation of best practices and standards across the organization
        Lead building of technical proofs of concept to create new capabilities to address roadmap items created by HUIT, Schools and units
        Drive initiatives to transform IAM provisioning and lifecycle management leveraging self-service and automation capabilities to enable a frictionless user experience
        Collaborate with service owners and stakeholders to create and maintain policies and standards related to identity procedures and infrastructure
        Consult with, advise, train and develop members of the IAM application development team
        Assist technology partners with the design of IAM strategies, architectures and integrations
        Serve as the final escalation point for IAM tools and technologies
        Additional responsibilities as assigned


Basic Qualifications

        Minimum of seven years' post-secondary education or relevant work experience


Additional Qualifications and Skills

:"The following Additional Qualifications are strongly preferred. If you meet some, but not all, you are still encouraged to apply; we value employees with a willingness to learn.

The seven years' required experience listed above must include:
        Hands-on experience in lead architecture role for multi-cloud / hybrid-cloud IAM architecture spanning multiple organizations
        Demonstrated IAM architecture design experience
        Experience managing architecture in a cloud environment (AWS, Azure and/or Google Cloud Platform) with experience building and releasing infrastructure-as-code (IAC)
        Experience with SAML and/or CAS authentication protocols
Other Preferred Qualifications:
        Demonstrated experience in IAM thought leadership role in a multi-stakeholder / multi-organization setting
        Experience with Shibboleth IdP, Apereo CAS Server, Internet2 Grouper, IGA tools (e.g., Sailpoint IIQ), IDaaS (e.g., Azure AD, Okta)
        Collaborative leadership style with ability to convert strategic goals into actionable objectives
        Strong consulting skills and adept at working across multiple departments to break down barriers to collaboration and partnership
        Demonstrated experience in organizing and articulating relationships between multiple complex IT systems
        Demonstrated skill in fostering strong, collaborative relationships throughout all levels of an organization
        Experience coaching and mentoring software developers
        Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills

Certificates and Licenses

        Completion of Harvard IT Academy specified foundational courses (or external equivalent) preferred

Working Conditions
HUIT actively supports hybrid work where business needs allow. All remote work must be performed in a state in which Harvard is registered to do business (CA, CT, GA, IL, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VA, VT, and WA).

Travel to campus may be necessary based on business needs and the nature of work. Examples include bi-annual or quarterly Town Halls, critical business meetings or other work events. There will be times when being on campus is expected and advance notice will be provided. This position has been designated as a primarily remote position with responsibility to travel to campus 1-2 days per month. Additional detail will be discussed during the interview process.

The health of our workforce is a priority for Harvard University. With that in mind, we strongly encourage all employees to be up-to-date on CDC-recommended vaccines.
Additional Information
Candidate Q&A - Please include your responses to the following when applying or email them to huit_recruitment@harvard.edu with the Subject Line: University Identity and Access Management Architect Q&A

1. The UIAMA must be able to evaluate and decompose legacy architectures as well as craft new world-class architecture from scratch. Please share an example of a time you had to decompose legacy architecture and implement replacement technologies.

a. What process did you use to understand the legacy architecture?
b. What options did you consider for the replacement architecture? How did you research options and develop recommendations for a replacement?
c. How did you structure implementation to minimize customer impact?
d. How did you engage stakeholders in the planning and implementation process?

2. The UIAMA must have excellent presentation skills with the ability to effectively present technical topics to large groups with potentially varied levels of technical sophistication. Please share an example of a time when you had to present a technical topic to a non-technical group. What was the topic? What was the group? How did you prepare? How was the presentation received?

3. Harvard's IAM program incorporates open-source and commercial products deployed in the AWS cloud. Please describe your experience with:

a. Management of architecture in a cloud environment (AWS, Google Cloud, Azure) including experience building and releasing infrastructure-as-code (IAC)

b. Shibboleth IdP

c. Apereo CAS Server

d. Internet2 Grouper

e. IGA tools (e.g., SailPoint IIQ)

f. IDaaS (e.g., Azure AD, Okta)

Please note:

        Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background screening.
        This position has a 180-day orientation and review period.


More about HUIT:
Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is responsible for the strategy, planning, and delivery of information technology across the University. Our mission is to assure Harvard's leadership in IT. We strive to make it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn and work through the effective use of information technology. HUIT's core values are User Focused, Collaborative, Innovative and Open.

IT Academy (designed for IT Staff):
HUIT's IT Academy aims to enable each IT staff person to grow professionally and become a trusted partner to her or his team. The IT Academy is built on the belief that every IT staff member across the University (including technology employees at each school and campus) can grow in her or his area of expertise as well as building strong people and project management skills. Learn more here: https://itacademy.harvard.edu/

Accessibility:
Harvard University IT plays an important role in supporting Harvard's commitment by seeking to create, procure and deploy technologies that are accessible to all, including and especially those who live with disability. Harvard welcomes individuals with disabilities to apply for positions and participate in its programs and activities. If you would like to request accommodations or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact our University Disability Resources Department.

Benefits
We invite you to visit Harvard's Total Rewards website to learn more about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:

        Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year, 12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
        Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start date.
        Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
        Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
        Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
        Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90% reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses taken at other accredited institutions.
        Professional Development: Programs and classes at little or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace Development and LinkedIn Learning.
        Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking, half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit passes, biking benefits, and more.
        Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure activities throughout metro-Boston.


Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

Job Function
Information Technology

Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Department
Technology Partner Services

Time Status
Full-time

Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Pre-Employment Screening
Criminal, Identity

Department Office Location
USA - MA - Cambridge

Work Format
Remote

Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities, life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.

EEO Statement
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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