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Identity & Access Management Program Leader


White Plains, NY, US


This position is posted for White Plains and will also consider applicants out of Niagara and Clark Energy Center.


The Identity and Access Management Program (IAM) Lead, in conjunction with the chief information security officer (CISO) and other Information Technology functions, is responsible for the planning, building, delivery and support of the IAM program. This IAM Leader will provide direction and guidance to the development, specifications and communications of the IAM application and architecture, as well as provide in-depth technical consultation to the business units and IT management and assist in developing plans and direction for the integration of information security requirements.


Security related certifications, including CISSP are preferred.


  • Facilitates the use of technology-based tools or methodologies to review, design and/or implement products and services to provide a strong IAM program that balances access with compliance and confidentiality
  • Identifies and evaluates complex business and technology risks, internal controls that mitigate risks, and related opportunities for internal control improvement
  • Identifies the broader impact of current decisions related to user access, data access and information security
  • Aligns IAM processes across the organization, and develops and documents standards for organizational use
  • Partners with the Security Architect to develop the overall IAM strategy and service portfolio including the selection of technologies to deliver IAM capabilities
  • Defines operating processes and associated reporting metrics
  • Understands business and information technology management processes and demonstrates advanced understanding of business processes, internal control risk management, IT controls and related standards
  • Fosters an understanding of the need for and application of the IAM system, and facilitates decision making with the business users
  • Builds and nurtures positive working relationships with other IT functions and business units

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Expert understanding of security standards, architecturesecurity best practices and application security best practices for both on-premises and cloud/service provider environments
  • Knowledge of cyber security policies and practices found throughout both the public and private sectors. 
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills 
  • Strong analytical problem-solving skills and practical cyber security experience
  • Identity management familiarity in one or more of the following areas: single sign-on (SSO), data management, identity federation, enterprise directory architecture and design, including directory schema, directory services, namespace and replication topology experience, resource provisioning, ITIL, and process integration. Identity and access governance including role-based access control, access request and certification, user life cycle management processes, and organizational change management.
  • Ability to provide cyber security technical guidance both within IT and NYPA’s other groups and effectively communicate project needs and requirements
  • Capable of understanding and communicating complex IT security and policy planning requirements.

Education, Experience and Certifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, cybersecurity, or a related field.
  • Experience with one or more of IAM technologies including Microsoft Active Directory, Savyint, Okta, CyberArk or similar technologies/platforms.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in technology implementation, including: 3 years in developing, implementing and architecting information systems, and 3 years technical architecture experience integrating identity management, access management and access governance software into clients’ infrastructure and applications preferred
  • Certification in one or more public cloud platforms, such as AWS, Azure Cloud or Google Cloud preferred

Physical Requirements


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